My son is 9 months old and whenever he eats, he picks up his food with his left hand. Also, whenever I give him a cracker and put it in his right hand, he switches it. Is he too young to determine which hand he'll use?Answer Question
Answer by kboney29 at 11:12 AM on Mar. 12, 2009
He's probably still too young. Having said that, I have 1 left handed child & 1 right handed. There was a HUGE difference when they were young toddlers. My daughter who is 2.5 y/o, has been holding her crayons in her right hand & ONLY her right hand, since she was about a year old. She eats right handed, pretty much does everything right handed, except suck her thumb. She sucks her left thumb. When my 8 y/o son was a toddler, he didn't have a preference for either hand. Whatever hand was closest to the crayon, was the hand he colored with. He did that until he was about 3.5. Austin seemed to use both about the same. We did start to notice tho, he'd pick up balls to throw, with his left hand & other things, you could tell it was his dominant hand. cont....
Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:25 AM on Mar. 12, 2009
continued... when he was 3.5, since we could tell that left was more dominant than right. He started using it more than his right hand. That's what he stick with, if you ask him about it now. He can still write right handed, and can't tell any difference between the hand-writings. But he says the pencil is more comfortable in his left hand. My husbands grandfather was ambidextrous, my husband and myself are both left handed. My mom has told me many times that y brothers were easy to tell that they were right handed...me not so much. Wait it out...it won't be too long and you'll know for sure.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:34 AM on Mar. 12, 2009
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