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right/left handed

My son is almost three and still uses both hands for coloring/eating/etc. When will he "pick" which hand he's going to use?

When did your child/ren settle on which hand they used?

(haha, we're not concerned, just interested) :)

 
bandgeek521

Asked by bandgeek521 at 1:24 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • True hand dominance isn't established until around 5, until then, it's considered a hand preference. That said, I'm right handed all the way...in everything. DH is left handed for writing, but bats, catches, shoots hoops, and throws a football right handed. I love your qualifier of you're interested, not concerned. lol That means you won't have a plethora of ppl telling you to have him evaluated by your dr immediately...well, we hope. LOL
    JawgaMom1

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 3:48 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • All 3 of my girls are ambidextrous (all 3 of my boys are right-handed) It's possible that he really won't choose, and will remain using both hands pretty equally.
    yoliplus6

    Answer by yoliplus6 at 1:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • probably by the time he is 5 or starting school he will have it all worked out.
    I am a lefty and 5 of my kids are right handed. Still waiting on 2 to decide. :)
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • When they are ready. My boys are both ...
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • my youngest ds was left handed from the time he began feeding himself... about 15 mo.
    and my oldest ds was right handed about the same time
    Allisonmoymoy

    Answer by Allisonmoymoy at 1:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • i use both.... but for writing i use my right hand cause most of my teachers were right handed when i was being taught to write when i was in 1st and 2nd grade
    pinkdena

    Answer by pinkdena at 1:28 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • My kids have been right handed from babyhood. My sister is a lefty, the only one I know. I've heard that it's not genetic, but related to the factors in the intrauterine developmental environment. But who knows? Maybe it's both. Whatever the cause, left-hander brains have some structural differences.
    msaraann

    Answer by msaraann at 1:47 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Both my husband and I are left handed. However, I only write with my left hand and everything else I do scissors, bat, throw etc are right handed. My son wrote with both hands up until preschool, which he now uses his right hand.
    mypoohbear

    Answer by mypoohbear at 4:45 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Haha, we have a feeling he'll end up being left handed (we're both righties, with lefties in both of our families), but its so interesting to watch him go back and forth :)
    bandgeek521

    Comment by bandgeek521 (original poster) at 1:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • My son is also almost 3 and he uses both hands for alot of things
    noahsmommy12908

    Answer by noahsmommy12908 at 9:34 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

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