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At what age did they commit to left or right?

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Bails2014 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:15:23

I know what children are meant to be very ambidextrous whilst they are young, child is 21 months now and shows a HUGE bias towards the left hand. He has done since he was fairly small.

At what age did your child commit to a hand?

Also, is it odd that I feel sad that if he is a lefty he will be forever inconvenienced by the majority of pairs of scissors?

Bails2014 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:17:50

*I know THAT children. Not what children!

2nds Fri 22-Jul-16 08:19:15

I clicked on this thinking it was about children with political views...

Bails2014 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:22:23

I'd have even less idea where left wing ideas in a toddler came from! :D

Ilovenannyplum Fri 22-Jul-16 08:23:34

My DS is 23 months and does 90% of things with his left hand.
He's definitely more coordinated using left instead of right.

So to sum it up, I have no idea but I would be interested to know too!

wobblywonderwoman Fri 22-Jul-16 08:25:07

Mime has used his left for playing with toys and self feeding since he the day he started doing those things.

Bottomchops Fri 22-Jul-16 08:28:18

Always always always left. From 4.5 ish went right! We would never have thought it. Still waiting and watching and not convinced ...

Bottomchops Fri 22-Jul-16 08:29:21

But he does have left wing political views! grin

Paulat2112 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:30:12

When mine all started nursery at 3, I was more than confident to say if they were left our right handed. So I'm guessing I knew well before then.

I wouldn't worry about the scissors thing. All schools and nurseries will have left handed ones and then as an adult I only use right handed ones. You learn to adapt

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Fri 22-Jul-16 08:32:46

Dad is 2.8 and I would confidently say she's right handed as she does everything with her right hand. Always has. I don't know when they actually commit though.

hazeimcgee Sun 24-Jul-16 23:33:22

I'm a lefty and i hated left handed scissors growing up. I just learnt how to use normal ones. I do turn my page sideways to write which weirded out the teachers but kids are good at adapting and will find a way of making it all work

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 25-Jul-16 01:03:05

DS showed clear preference for left from early age, but is now (age 4) more ambidextrous. DD (17 months) currently showing clear preference for right. Who knows? Don't worry about the scissors - left-handers have much greater chance of being top players in cricket, tennis, etc!

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