Bread in Baby Sign Language looks like you are cutting slices from a loaf of bread. Bread is signed with your non-dominant hand open and palm facing your body to make the imaginary loaf of bread. Your dominant hand makes a series of vertical cutting motions in front of the bread, as if it were a knife.
Bread is a good early sign for babies that enjoy eating bread. Being able to communicate when they are hungry and having a craving is highly motivating for them to learn the sign and start using it. You can give your baby their bread in lots of small pieces, to give you more opportunities to make the sign as you hand your baby each piece.
Teaching the sign for bread is part of expanding your baby’s vocabulary and allowing them to feel like they can convey preferences in food. Teach it by offering the option for bread and giving your baby little morsels while you model the sign.