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what age did you notice your childs left/right handedness?

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Asked by hibbingmom at 4:17 PM on Jan. 14, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • I noticed when he was drawing, he draws only with his right hand, sometimes he tries the left and then switches, he's 14mos

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:18 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • my child favors right when drawing, but still trys left 40% of time
    did puzzles at library, 100% with left hand
    she is three and a half
    has autism, so her brain is wired differently

    Answer by fiatpax at 4:24 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • He didn't figure it out until he was in 1st grade. He used both hands until then. We never knew which hand he would use.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:16 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • DS was a lefty until he went to school, at which time he swtiched to being right handed and has been ever since.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 7:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • My older 2 kids were righties by about 3.
    My youngest was a lefty from about 15 months. Still is and always will be (about to turn 6.)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • I noticed my daughter favored her left hand pretty early on, around a year or so. She's almost two and still uses her left to feed herself, pick things up, when she "colors," etc. Her dad and I are both left-handed so it worked out nicely. LOL.

    Answer by Bubbles318 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • My DD is mostly right handed now, but uses both when the moment suits her.

    Answer by mrskrisher at 8:13 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • My son uses both hands. He mainly uses his right hand but he has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, so if his r hand gets tired he uses his left.

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 1:30 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • When he was about 6 months he started sucking his left thumb. He's almost 3 now and he will usually use his left hand to eat or draw, but if I I put the fork/crayon in hisright hand he'll use that one too. He's been pretty consistant since 9 months useing his left.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 11:30 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Dd is 1 and she prefers right.

    Answer by sodapple at 12:00 AM on May. 6, 2011

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