posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 03:59 PM
When he's about four months old start teaching him simple sign language!!!!!
I've watched my grandson learn and recently my friends taught it to their son.
Because the main reason babies cry is frustration! They want something but the parents just dont know what!
My grandson was fed by mum (not bottle) and whenever she was about to feed him she'd show him her hand and open and close her fingers (like
repeatedly making a fist), it took about a week for him to start using that sign.
Every couple of hours she'd give him a sip of water from a cup, but just before giving him the water she'd raise her hand above her head, again it
took about a week for him to learn that too.
When he switched to solid food she taught him to lift his hand up and down to his mouth so that he could ask for food.
What really became apparent was how often he wanted just plain water! He'd have a couple of spoonfulls of solid food and then sign for some water.
He hardly ever cried, and thoughrouly enjoyed his mealtimes, because he was able to tell mum he needed water, or wanted more food!
At the stage where he was switching to solid food, he'd ask for it, but during the evenings he'd sign for mums food!
A baby without signs does not have these choices!!!
Just make up very simple signs that a baby can copy, be aware that at first they dont realise that you need to be watching, so you may miss his first
Signing also sets them up for talking at an earlier age because they are more aware of communication and its benefits.
Enjoy the kid while you can because before you know it he'll have kids of his own!