I fell like a jerk-face. I've had this guest post in my box forever waiting to be posted. And we all know how mommy life gets super busy and I have the worst memory ever and (insert every excuse I can think of here).
Misty Weaver, the Chief Editor of Baby Sign Language.com was so nice to write a guest post for me on teaching your baby sign langage; when to start, how to start, why you'd want to teach them and some simple signs you can get started with. Baby Sign Language.com is a great resource for teaching your baby and also learning some signs yourself.
I'm a major fan of teaching babies sign language. My mom taught my little brothers and sister some baby sign language when they were little and it was so helpful in many situations. Lots of times babies know how to communicate what they want, they just can't say the words yet. We started with simple signs like "more" and "milk" with the triplets. These were the first two signs I started working on with the dudes. They just kind of look at me right now but eventually they'll get it.
Here's Misty's article on all the basics!