Ok, so you all know I'm a little cuckoo! I like doing things even if they are not quite mainstream. Like extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, and my next adventure will be sign language. I've heard and read different ideas on how it affects children's development. But I like the idea that Boo could let me know what he wants before the time where he learns to talk. Talking is hard and takes a long time to learn. Maybe signing will be easier for him. And it will be fun. I ordered a few things to help us learn the basics and for some techniques. I'm just wondering why I didn't think of this sooner. I taught myself mom, dad, more, again, milk, and eat from www.lifeprint.com to get started. I will just try to use these while feeding Boo and playing with Boo until I get the books and DVD. I know it will take a while before he starts signing back to us, so I hope I can remember to keep doing it. Boo says "mama" and "dada" and that's about it. He tried to imitate words sometimes. Like if we say "kitty", he says "tuh". He does not try to wave or shake his head yet. So I don't know that he is actually ready to sign, but if we do it, eventually he should do it.
Any thoughts? You tried it?