03/10/2013 at 10:56
Which are you and have your LO's followed suit? We're both righties but it's looking increasingly like E will be a leftie as he reaches and points for everything with his left hand and uses a spoon with his left.
I always wanted to be left-handed when I was younger, all the coolest people were!
03/10/2013 at 11:40
My son is a rightie but uses his cutlery 'the wrong way'.
I love watching lefties writing notes in meetings, it confuses my tiny mind.
03/10/2013 at 11:50
I'm a leftie and H is a rightie! but W is only 4 months old, so i don't think we can tell what he's going to be. My mum was a leftie and my father was a rightie. my mum had 5 kids and i was the only leftie.
BIL and SIL are both righties and of their 3 children, the eldest 2 are lefties.
03/10/2013 at 12:03
I'm a leftie and am wondering whether my baby will be too. My grandad and 1st cousin are as well so I wonder whether its in the family? Apparently its decided in the womb so what will be will be.
I write with left but use scissors with my right and mouse because thats all that was available for me!!
My husband is a rightie but uses his cutlery the wrong way round too - strange!
03/10/2013 at 12:12
There are no lefties in my family that I know of, so E would be the first. My brother's current girlfriend is and she always uses it as an excuse not to do things. Setting up for my 30th she cried off making sandwiches as she's a "cack hander" and it's a running joke now! My brother is missing three fingers on his right hand due to amniotic banding in the womb and the specialists said he'd be left-handed to compensate but he isn't. He defied everything they said, which is typical of him!
03/10/2013 at 20:00
H and I are both righties. A is a rightie and L is a leftie.
My dad is a leftie and H's sister is as well so we obviously both carried the resessive gene. I find it really interesting.
03/10/2013 at 20:01
Estrillita - my dad didn't peel potatoes or iron for years, using the excuse we didn't have left handed peeler or iron!!
03/10/2013 at 20:03
Im right H is left. i though aaron was left but he uses right mostly but can write with both. Phoebe is right
03/10/2013 at 20:28
H and I are both right, A and J are too. My dad was a leftie but when he was at school it wasn't allowed so he was made to change to his right so genetically he's still a leftie I suppose :-)
03/10/2013 at 20:31
My younger brother is right handed, but when he was little used to colour in with one hand until it got tired and then he'd swap to his other hand.
03/10/2013 at 20:33
H's brother is L too. their parents both right.
03/10/2013 at 20:48
We are both righties. N draws with his right hand but holds a spoon and his toothbrush with his left hand so I haven't worked it out yet!
03/10/2013 at 22:40
Me - left handed
H - right handed
L my eldest - left handed
E my youngest - right handed
04/10/2013 at 07:26
I was thinking L might be a leftie last night x
04/10/2013 at 08:30
I'm a leftie but use my right a lot too, Isaac seems to use his right more but I thought it's not determined until around 2-3yrs? Not sure where I read that.
04/10/2013 at 08:35
We're all righties in our family.
J would use his left a lot, so I would always give him things in his right hand, to encourage him to use it more.
04/10/2013 at 08:58
My mum is left and my dad right
I am one of four children- 3 lefties and 1 right.
My sister is right handed, her H left handed.
They have four children. 3 are lefties and 1 right.
So for some reason left handedness seems dominant in our family!
I'm a leftie and H right. So far W seems right handed but like soneone else said I also read somewhere its not definite until they're about 3 years old. Until then they will go through periods of several months of favouring one hand but then switch to the other..
04/10/2013 at 10:46
I'm a R, H is a L, SD is L and our L is looking to be a L. I'm the only righty, although i use my fork and knife the "wrong" way round.
04/10/2013 at 13:00
I am a left (as is my Dad) and H is a right. Our daughter is right handed. Her cousin (my brother's older son) is left handed even though both parents are right handed. It was quite clear from a very early age (when he was under a year old ) that he would be left handed as he favoured this hand for everything that he did.
Surely with an iron you just stand the other side of the ironing board and face it the other way round? I do a lot of things right handed because its easier, but my H says I can't cut the bread straight to save my life.
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