The wet sign is made by reaching up with your hands, bringing your fingers and thumbs together while pulling both hands down, palms facing you.
We use the wet sign for our baby to tell us when she has wet her diaper and needs the diaper changed.
We use wet in association with a wet diaper, or as a sensory feedback experience when playing with water.
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I’m starting to teach my baby sign language at a very early age (she’s 11 weeks) she absolutely hates having an unclean diaper, so we are teaching this as one of the first 5 primary signs. My question is, with babies limited motor skills which will be easier for her to learn… “diaper” or “wet”?
ADMIN – Hi Brandi,
I would go with diaper, it is very simple, just pinching together the fingers and thumb, and is a very natural movement. Wet is a little more complex, because it involves moving the arm and fingers, and is a less natural movement.