Video: Hurt in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign hurt, take your two hands and make each into a fist with your index finger extended. Point the index fingers of each hand at one another and twist the two hands back and forth. Now if only there was a sign for hurt that adults could use with one another.

The sign is placed at the location of the hurt.

Hurt in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Hurt in Baby Sign Language

Usage: When a child visibly hurts themselves make the sign over the location of the hurt. You can also do hurt with picture books where a character has perhaps a bandaged paw. Hurt is a tremendously useful sign. Funny enough, when a child is hurt, just being able to communicate to you that they are hurt and to have you understand that is worth as much as any medicine.

Hurt Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Hospital, Doctor, Nurse.

One Response to “Hurt”

  1. Maura

    Hi! I have found several different signs for “scar.” Would you recommend dragging the pointer finger down to indicate a scar? Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Maura,

    Yes, that would be my choice.


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