Baby Sign Language: Milk

The word milk is the first sign that my husband and I started using with our daughter. At almost six months old, she is starting to associate the sign with the meaning. Teach your baby the sign for the word milk in baby sign language with the following description and video.


Hold the hand by the side of the mouth next to the cheek. Squeeze the fingers and thumb of the hand into a fist in the motion of milking a cow.



Beyer, Monica. 2006. Baby talk: A guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

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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