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My ''Signing Smart'' book is missing the two signs I need most! We're potty training
and I need poo poo and pee pee sign language signs and/or one sign to signify the
need to go potty. Thanks, Amy
Make them up!!! You can go back and correct them later. I dont
know, why not?
Make the letter ''T'' (thumb tucked between index and middle
finger, with the tip of the thumb showing)and shake the hand a
bit to signify ''potty'' (Toilet)
Forgive me if your child is delayed in speech for some reason. But, I think if your child
is not yet speaking, it's too early to potty train.
Check out the American Sign Language Browser:
They have the signs you want, under ''bowel movement'' ''urine''
''pee'' and ''toilet''.
To the person who responded to this post saying that if your
child isn't speaking it is too early to potty train, I beg to
differ. While in this country we tend to wait until 3 years of
age, in many other countries around the world potty training
begins much earlier. I began potty training my baby at 6
months and now at 9 months all of the poops are on the potty
and many of the pees too. It is a matter of being at home
(which many parents cannot do for one reason or another) and
paying close attention to your baby's signals that he/she needs
to poop. I have a regular time several times a day for sitting
on the little potty and I play with my baby with toys and after
a few minutes there is a poop and sometimes a pee. Now my baby
even pushes to get off the potty when finished. Obviously some
babies will be easier to do this with than others and I am not
placing judgement in regards to whether it is the right thing
to do or not, just another option.
Happy not to be changing poopy diapers
After spending the weekend with my sister-in-law who signs, I
learned the sign for bathroom is the letter t (for toilet), and
you shake your hand slightly.
To the person who responded that it is too early to teach the signs for poo and pee
if your kid cant talk. No its not. signing for these things doesnt mean you are toilet
training - its not too early to teach them what these things are so they can be
I learned the following for toilet -
open hand turns into a fist with the thumb stuck through the first 2 fingers - like
you are makign a t. happy signing!
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