To sign bacon, start with both hands in a fist, with the middle and the index fingers of each fist extended and touching each other. In ASL, this is the sign for the letter 'U'. Begin with the extended fingers of each hand, and touch the corresponding fingers on the opposite hand. Then move the hands apart as you wave them up and down in small, undulating waves. The sign looks like you are tracing the wavy pattern on a piece of cooked bacon.
If bacon is a favorite food of your baby (or you as a parent), this sign is sure to get your baby excited. Teaching food signs with a flash card is also a great way to introduce a new food item and get your baby accustomed to it before you start to introduce it to their plate in real life. However, be sure to keep plenty of bacon on hand, because this can quickly become a popular sign!
Teaching food signs with a flash card is a great way to introduce a new food item and get your baby accustomed to the new food before you start to introduce them to their plate in real life. Then teach food signs in conjunction with the other food and drink that normally go with your baby's actual meals throughout the day, like bacon as part of their breakfast set along with eggs and toast, for instance.