Thursday, November 19, 2009

baby ambidexterity

Our little Theodore is still completely ambidextrous. A couple days ago he ate his entire bowl of oatmeal using only his left hand. Then afterward, helped me wipe up the floor using his right hand. That's his normal, everyday, back and forth.

After doing a little reading, I learned most children don't show consistent preference toward one hand until they are 2 or 3 years old. Isn't that fascinating? Hand dominance is greatly influenced by genetics, so Teddy will likely end up a righty....but, I kind of hope he's a south paw. You know, a significant number of Presidents are left handed.....

mid week hugs and oatmeal kisses to our sparklies.


  1. that would be cool if he stayed ambidextrous. Kyle uses his left and right hands for different things so our little one has a chance to be ambidextrous too!

  2. I've got a Sammy Southpaw. I always thought it was a little odd since we didn't have any lefties in our family. Then Doug's sister discovered that Sam was left handed and that's how I found out their Mom was too! So he gets to take after his Angel Grandma :)