BATH in sign language

This word entry contains the ASL sign for "bath" and a video of the baby signing "bath".

Bath with the ASL written word

Ah, a hot bath is such soothing that submerges you in warm water like an embrace in a comforting hug that transports you back into your mother's womb.

ASL sign for BATH

How to sign "BATH", "BATHE" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: A washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two upright "10" hands (like the "thumb-up" handshape), both palms in contact with sides of upper torso, slides down and up a few times.

Baby signing BATH

Bath is one of the most commonly used words with babies. What can a baby be without a bath?

Unlike most other ASL words which are not always easy to produce, the ASL word "bath" is easy to produce, because of the word's phonological parameters -- the parts of the ASL word.

Note that "baby sign language" is cultural appropriation and it's inappropriate to call that. Because it's an easy word whether it's in ASL, English, or any language, it doesn't mean it's "baby language".

The ASL-speaking baby Juli was such eager for a bath. She just suddenly asked for a bath, without me even telling "bath time", in the middle of dinner. :D Fast forward, it's a different story with my preteen, ha.


Related signs: A BATHTUB is more than just for WASHING, it's a place of relaxation, SOAKING yourself in a nice hot bath, aah. Well, for kiddies, there's nothing like taking a bath in the tub without a yellow duck and some bubbles! Try to DIP the duck deeply in the WATER. Of course, if baths aren't really your thing, then a SHOWER will do. Don't you hate it when you get out of a bath or shower only to find there is no TOWEL or it's far there to get in the chilly BATHROOM?

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL writing for BATH

~~ Feeling lucky? ¯\(°_o)/¯ Random word ~~