Bite in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Bite in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign bite you start with your dominant hand will represent a mouth biting and will bite your non dominant hand at chest height with non dominant hand in a flat palm downward position.

The sign looks like one hand bites the other hand bite.

Usage: You can use bite to teach your child to eat by taking bites or to correct biting behavior common in toddlers. You can also teach the words food, and apple at the same time as bite to help you child learn what the words mean.

You could say something like, “bite your apple & Don’t bite your friend friend.”

Bite is a an action that takes place on a daily basis and can be learned contextually in association to food items such as pasta, hot dog, as in “a bite of pasta.

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Flash Card: Click the link to view the Bite Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs: Pasta, Banana, chocolate, Sandwich, Woman

3 Responses to “Bite”

  1. Missy mckee

    Also it’s common to make up your own sign for a name in the ASL community. So you could finger sign the entire name or create a short hand.


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