How early can you tell if a baby is left handed?

United States
June 14, 2007 8:04am CST
We have no left handed people in either of our families. I have gotten a few comments on her using her left hand and I have noticed myself that she seems to favor it. Then some days she uses her right hand. How early can you tell?
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
14 Jun 07
We never had any leftys in our family either, until my sister came along. She pretty much started right a way with hef left hand as dominant. Even when we tried to get her to favor her right hand, she just wouldn't. It was hard teaching her things like tieing her shoes, because everything was backwards to her. She is now the only left handed person in our family. I think that if she is using her left hand moreso than her right, and she prefers it-- then she may end up a lefty too!
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• United States
14 Jun 07
I guess it does just happen without someone else in the family being left handed. We will see.
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
15 Jun 07
My husband is also left handed-- and no one else in his family is either. I wonder what my son will be, probably a righty I'm guessing.
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