Video: Nightmare in Baby Sign Language

Signing: The sign for nightmare combines the signs for dream and scary. Start by signing dream, performing the D-sign by the side of your head. Then sign scary, by bringing you hands to the side of your body and shaking as if you were shivering with fear.

Nightmare in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Nightmare in Baby Sign Language

Usage: When your infant starts getting to the age where they start having nightmares, the sign is starts getting dreams and nightmares, this sign is a helpful way to help them communicate the issue with you. When they wake up from a bad dream, you can make the nightmare sign, to show you understand what happened and you are there to help.

“You had a nightmare.”

Nightmare Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Night, Dark, Bed.

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