Video: Out in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Out begins by making you non-dominant hand into a cup. Then start with your dominant hand, fingers touching and inside the cup. Make the sign by moving your dominant hand fingers from the starting position outside the cup.

You can make more specific signs for out, depending on what you are taking something out of. For example taking something out of a drawer, is signed by making a motion as if you were opening a drawer then taking your dominant hand and bring it out of the imaginary drawer.

The sign for out, is the opposite as the sign of in.

Out in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Out in Baby Sign Language

Usage: In and out are best taught together, as the opposites illustrate each other. You can demonstrate, by taking a favorite stuffed toy and placing them in and out of a box.

Out Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs: Outside, In, Inside

3 Responses to “Out”

  1. lila

    I wonder whether this is the right sign to say “out of the highchair “, “out of the crib ” etc.
    Thank you in advance.

    ADMIN – Hi Lila,

    Yes you may use this sign to let baby know you are pulling him or her out of the chair or crib.

  2. Nichole

    What would I use if I want to say “out” as in “get out”? Like when I shoo my children out of the bathroom so I can go potty. (My goodness, You can tell I have children!)

    Admin: Hi Nichole,
    You may want to use the sign for leave. It is very easy. Both hands stretched with palms down pointing to the front and parallel to each other move from the far right elbow-hi to the far left shoulder high and close into a soft fist at the end of the sign at the far left.

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