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    Baby Sign Language: Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama

    Baby Sign Language: Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama

    Mama is often one of the first words that a baby will learn to speak. Until your baby can stalk, however, you can teach your baby the sign for the words mother, mom, mommy, and mama in baby sign language with the following description and video. The sign is identical in American Sign Language for all four English words. Use your dominant hand to form the signs.

    Baby sign language, baby sign, or baby signing is used by hearing parents with pre-verbal hearing children to improve communication. My baby signs are based on ASL (American Sign Language) signs. Baby signing is distinct from sign language.

    Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama

    Form an L with the hand with all four fingers together. Tap the thumb against the chin.


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

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