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To do the sign for more, flatten out your hands then bring your thumbs and fingers together, to make flat 'O' hands in ASL. Then, bring your hands together and pull them apart repeatedly.

Your baby will often simplify more, gleefully clapping their fists together. As they get older and more proficient, you may want to encourage the more correct form of flattening out their hands and creating the flat 'O' shape, as a fun way to help them develop fine motor skills.

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More is one of the most popular signs with babies because it gives them a lot more control over their life. We start using more when eating or drinking to communicate when they have not quite had enough of something. So when I am giving our baby her bottle and she stops half way, I will ask her, "Do you want more?" while at the same time doing the more sign. Then give her back the bottle.

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More is best taught during meal times. Give your baby small portions, then make the more sign before you give them another portion.

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6 Responses to “More”

  1. Marco

    A practical question: When asking my 6 months old daughter whether she wants more, I’m usually holding something with one hand (a spoon or a bottle). This sign really needs both hands though, unlike for example the sign for milk. Do you just put down whatever you’re holding even if that makes it harder to understand what you’re talking about?

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    • Baby Sign Language Administrator

      Hi Marco, Sure: just put the object down momentarily but make the “more” sign near it, and you can point to the object, too.

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  2. Geralyn Truby

    Teaching sign language is such a great idea! I’m definitely going to start doing this with my little one!

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  3. Elsa

    Would like to teach my lil bby that’s 9 months old sign language can u plz help although my budget is a bit low

    ADMIN – Hi Elsa,

    Please feel free to use our free resources.

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  4. rodney

    My daughter’s first sign was ‘more’. I’m waiting for her to use it in situations other than food. This website is a great resource. Love it!

    Reply

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