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When will I know if my baby is right or left-handed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Be patient

Although some researchers suggest an infant may use one hand more than another as early as 6m, most describe true hand dominance as emerging between 2 & 4 yrs.
I worry when a child uses one hand more often before a year as it can be an emerging sign of a motor impairment as seen in cerebral palsy.

In brief: Be patient

Although some researchers suggest an infant may use one hand more than another as early as 6m, most describe true hand dominance as emerging between 2 & 4 yrs.
I worry when a child uses one hand more often before a year as it can be an emerging sign of a motor impairment as seen in cerebral palsy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics

In brief: Toddler

Most babies will begin to show a hand preference in their toddler years, but most children will not definitively show that strong preference until they begin to write well independently.

In brief: Toddler

Most babies will begin to show a hand preference in their toddler years, but most children will not definitively show that strong preference until they begin to write well independently.
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Dr. Adam Naddelman
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