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Is this a left handed thing or a sight problem?

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makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 10:38:36

Just noticed when I was feeding dd - if i spoon feed her from my right she just opens her mouth and in the spoon goes. If I put the spoon in my other hand and come in from my left - she tries to take the spoon off me and feed herself. It's really weird. I only noticed it because I was trying to take a picture of her while feeding her so had the camera in the hand the spoon would usually go.

Does this mean she's left handed? - or could she have problems with the sight in one eye so she can't see the spoon (but then she doesn't grab it afterwards either)? She favours her left thumb if that's significant? And should I now feed her from my left (bit tricky for me as I'm useless with my left hand) ?

cjones2979 Tue 07-Jul-09 10:44:30

My DS1 is left handed & it was apparent from a young age.

Try different things with your DD, like holding a toy in front of her & see which hand she uses to take it from you.

You don't say how old she is, but if she is old enough for any finger food, try putting some in front of her & check out which hand she uses most of the time.

I definitely wouldn't worry about it being a sight problem.


OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 07-Jul-09 10:45:21

Perhaps she can sense that you are inept with your left hand and thinks she can do a better job grin

thumbwitch Tue 07-Jul-09 10:46:14

I agree, sounds more like a "handed" thing than a sight thing - cjones has made some good suggestions.

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 10:46:32

Thanks cjones - I'll try with the toys. I've had an inkling she was left handed for a while. I was wondering when she was going to show signs of wanted to feed herself (she's 7mo) - I just didn't realise I was feeding her from the wrong side!

Knickers0nMaHead Tue 07-Jul-09 10:48:15

I wouldnt worry about a sight problem. Both dcs did this and dd is obviously left handed now. Both dp and i are lefties too.

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 11:47:31

OYBBK - I wouldn't put it past her!

Thanks everyone - am now going to try the leftie approach for lunch. I think it might be a messy one...

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 11:48:22

'passed' sad

thumbwitch Tue 07-Jul-09 14:40:47

no. you were right the first time! past, not passed.

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 19:42:35

oh crap you're right. It's been a very very long two days blush

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