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baby sign language. can I use baba instead of milk? KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
5th Aug '13

I am started to teach my 6 month old the sign for milk. Can I use the word "baba" instead of "milk" when teaching him? I have started by usinf the word "baba" but I heard you are suppose to use the word "milk" if I change now will it confuse him?

Gold 2 kids; Kakariko Village, Hyrule, HF, Togo 42744 posts
status 5th Aug '13

I doubt it will confuse him. I made the mistake of saying "boobie" instead of milk at first, and now when I say "milk" she signs it.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46579 posts
status 5th Aug '13

I wouldn't.



Teach him the proper word for it.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
5th Aug '13

What is baba in asl? I've never heard of this sign. And kids are always learning especially at that age so it won't confuse them.

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 22224 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" What is baba in asl? I've never heard of this sign. And kids are always learning especially at that age so it won't confuse them."


I think she means she says "baba" instead of "milk" as she is signing milk

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
5th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne ☺:</b>" I think she means she says "baba" instead of "milk" as she is signing milk"</blockquote>




Ohhhh. Logic left me 2 hours ago. Thanks. Lol.

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 22224 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne ☺:</b>" I think she means she says "baba" ... [snip!] ... she says "baba" instead of "milk" as she is signing milk"</blockquote> Ohhhh. Logic left me 2 hours ago. Thanks. Lol."


It's late. We have kids. We're allowed to have a few minutes to turn our brain off!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Aug '13

We used sign but I followed what my baby's naturally did rather than some predetermined set of signs. I found it way easier.



I don't think ti really matters what you do & few if any children are going to go on & actually remember or use ASL as a result of baby signs anyway - so who cares? Now if you pan to continue to use sign & teach them full blown ASL later, then of course start off with the set signs, otherwise, don't sweat ANY of it, it matters not one bit to anyone other than you & your child.

KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
6th Aug '13

Thanks everyone!