Lefty baby - "Handedness" not apparent until after age two?
When my first daughter was about six months old she seemed to be grabbing for things with her left hand. In true first-time-mom fashion I let out a yelp. Left handed? Was my baby left-handed? Tragedy! Lefties are more accident prone! The world was made for righteys! She'd have to use the weird scissors in art class and look awkward opening doors. For shame, right?
The pediatrician chilled me out pretty quickly saying hand preference can't be determined until after the age of two. Whew, that was a close one. Imagine my baby learning to drive with a slight annoyance when starting the ignition. Oh well, maybe she was right-handed after all and besides, some cars nowadays drive themselves
. I imagine cars of the future will fly away on mind power alone.
And so I was comforted. Until today when I packed my brood up for craft time at the library and lookie what I saw . . .
Apparently kids can still switch back and forth until the age of six, so time will tell if we need to pad her with bubble wrap on the way out the door to kindergarten.