Makaton Monday ~ Baby

Baby… This sign is Bruiser’s favorite sign to use just recently. When we get a cuddle off him he snuggles into us signing ‘Mummy’s baby’ or ‘Daddy’s baby.

Bruiser has been using this sign a while now though. He loves playing with his brother with their baby doll. (yes my boys have a doll… and a pram… a pinkish purple one at that!!)

They take care of him and dress him. Bruiser particularly likes changing his stinky nappy! It’s usually Wriggler that leads the play and Bruiser goes along with it. But just recently he has started to show a bit of imagination. He takes him on walks around the house, they go for a drive in his car and he puts him down to sleep. Bruiser calls him his baby 😀

(I need to point out at this point that this is the sign for ‘Baby’ as in a real baby. Not ‘Doll’. The sign for doll is different. Bruiser uses ‘Baby’ as he refers to the doll as a baby and pretends that it’s a real baby. When he asks for a doll, he will sign ‘Doll’)





Bruiser signing and saying ‘Babee’


Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact the Makaton Charity directly.



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