When you first learned about infant sign language, did you roll your eyes, or perk up with interest? Either response is fine. Signing can be a fun way for you two to bond and communicate, but it's no biggie if you never find the time: Not signing won't delay your child in any way.
If you'd like to try it, start between 8 months and a year, says Diane Ryan, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baby Sign Language. A few basic signs:
"Eat":Move your hand back and forth to your lips, as if putting food into your mouth.
"More": Give your child one Cheerio. After she eats it, bring the tips of all your fingers together a few times at chest level, then give her another one.
"Hurt" or "Pain": Touch the tips of your index fingers together.