As a psychiatric professional, I know that getting a jump start at communication and need fulfillment with your baby is maximizing the security you can make your baby feel. Believe it or not, one of the easiest ways to do this is to teach your baby sign language. Using The Sign2Me Early Learning program, your baby can learn sign language before she even learns to speak. The kit includes the SIGN with Your BABY book, a DVD training video, and a quick reference guide, all for about $35. This program, which has sold more than 2,500,000 copies, has an even more impressive Amazon user rating of 4.5 stars, which means that it working well for tons of users. Once you go through the program and teach your baby simple signs, you will be able to communicate with your baby, thus learning your baby’s needs more directly. It’s a must buy, and a great shower gift, for the new parents-to-be.
Mallory Moss is the co-founder of BabyNames.com and co-host of The Baby Names Podcast, along with her sister Jennifer Moss. Mallory has a PhD in psychiatric nursing and has written articles for The Huffington Post on names and name trends. She has one grown daughter, Veronica, who lives in Austria.