Ask Gastromommy: Signs of Being Done

I am often asked: how do I know when my baby (or toddler) is done with his meal? This is an entirely valid question, as they can't tell us with words - at least not until they are older! 

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Sign Language for Meals

We've been using sign language for meals since early on in our BLW journey. We really started to see the benefits around 14-15 months when Theo signed for "more" and "all done." Some babies are faster with language and may sign much earlier, like Theo's girlfriend Ellie who is super verbal. I recommend starting sign language early on, as it aids in communication and may prevent some frustration for both you and your child. Popular signs include "more," "all done," "eat," "milk," "please" and "thank you."

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