Signing: The sign for nightmare combines the signs for dream and scary. Start by signing dream, performing the D-sign by the side of your head. Then sign scary, by bringing you hands to the side of your body and shaking as if you were shivering with fear.
Usage: When your infant starts getting to the age where they start having nightmares, the sign is starts getting dreams and nightmares, this sign is a helpful way to help them communicate the issue with you. When they wake up from a bad dream, you can make the nightmare sign, to show you understand what happened and you are there to help.
“You had a nightmare.”
Flash Card: Click the link to view the Nightmare Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.