Video: Sleep in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign sleep, start with fingers extended and spread apart. Beginning with your hand over your face, move your fingers down to end with your hand below your chin and your fingers touching your thumb. As you make the sign, feel your face relax and your eyes get droopy to add to the sleepy effect.

Sleep in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Sleep in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Use sleep to prepare baby for going to bed or to take a nap. When baby can sign sleep for herself it will help her tell you when she wants to be put down instead of being cranky.

Sleep Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Bed, Night.

7 Responses to “Sleep”

  1. Sara

    This seems similar to the sign for sad…only instead of making a sad face, you close your eyes :-)

  2. Lamotiana

    Love it really helped me out with my baby thx for the indlformation best on loved it so much that I shared it with friends and they also love it even more then you do so thx a lot for this website loved it

  3. Sarah

    Great resource! Thank you for this website. I agree with the above comment. Please add the sign for ‘nap.’

    Thank you!

  4. mmarissa

    Can you add nap to this. I find it important to differentiate between sleep time and nap time.

  5. Roxana

    Estoy fascinada y emocionada por enseñarle a mi bebe

    (I am fascinated and excited about teaching my baby)

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