Baby Sign Language: Bread

Many babies love to chew on slices of bread. Teach your baby the sign for the word bread in baby sign language with the following description and video.


Hold the hand in front of the chest with the palm facing the body. Use the other hand to slice back of the first hand at the wrist in the motion of slicing a loaf of bread.



Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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