Babies love having a backpack or bag to carry a few of their favorite treasures in. Giving your baby a backpack to carry when you take them out often makes them feel more comfortable, because they feel like they have a job to do. You can incorporate the backpack sign when getting ready for an outing by asking them to bring their backpack. During the trip, you can ask your baby to help you by getting something from their backpack, or to put some little souvenir you picked up into their backpack for safe storage.
We usually teach the sign for backpack in association with our diaper bag or when taking our toddlers on trips. Encourage independence and responsibility by giving your little one their very own backpack.
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