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Am I going mad??? (Potentially a stealth boast)

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ellesabe Tue 25-Jun-13 22:49:23

I'm pretty sure that 7.5mo dd2 just signed "milk" at me while I was in the bath. Dh brought her in and she grinned at me, stuck her hand up in the air and did the sign.

I do the sign to her occasionally when feeding and so does dd1...

...but isn't this too young?? Coincidence??

MarthasHarbour Tue 25-Jun-13 22:51:10

Not necessarily, my friend is a speech therapist and was signing at her PFB pretty much as soon as he could recognise she-was a little bit annoying to be fair!

However her DS was doing the odd signing here and there, probably from as young as that.

definitely-a stealth boast BTW wink

DeWe Wed 26-Jun-13 09:40:39

I had a friend who did lots of signing with her dc. Child was signing three or four signs at that age, and had upwards of 50 signs by a year. Child was also an early talker, and once she was talking if she learnt a new word she would ask for the sign for it. She signed while talking up to the age of about 2yo, then it sort of fizzled out.
However when they were about 4 or 5yo they passed a couple of people signing to each other, and she just went up and joined in with the conversation. The people doing it were absolutely amazed with her.

u32ng Wed 26-Jun-13 11:29:47

What a fab little story! I'm currently doing baby signing classes with my almost 5month old & would love it if he did that to me in a couple of months time grin

MiaSparrow Fri 28-Jun-13 23:07:20

Oh I wish I could remember when exactly DD first signed milk but I'm guessing it was around 8/9 months because she was in her new cot in her new room (we moved when she was 8 months) so I don't think that's enormously out of the question. With DD it was very deliberate though: she was lying on her back and suddenly her arm shot up and she made the very clear sign. It was such a beautiful surprise. Ah...

Now it's MAMMYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! I'VE FINISHED MY MILKY, FILL IT UP, FILL IT UP, I WANT MORE, which isn't quite as cute.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 29-Jun-13 08:48:40

That is not too young OP. Some DC can definitely sign that small. How blinking cute!

kritur Sat 29-Jun-13 11:49:09

Not too young, mine was signing eat at that age.

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