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Poll - Are your multiples left-handed or right-handed?

Poll Results: Are your multiples left-handed or right-handed?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% (5)
    Left-handed
  • 44% (15)
    Right-handed
  • 41% (14)
    Other
34 Total Votes  
post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
First time trying a poll so forgive me if it doesn't work .

My dh was reading an article that said twins (and I'm assuming other multiples would be included) are more likely to be left-handed as opposed to singleton babies. The theory related left-handedness to "stress" in the womb. Just curious if this seems true with those who visit this forum. My two are 13 months so we're not sure yet but now that I think about it baby ds seems to use his left hand when trying to spoon feed himself - hmmmmmmm.....will be interesting to see what happens.
post #2 of 26
My Id twins are nearly 3.5 so we aren't 100% sure yet but one twins favors her right hand and the other favors her left hand (the both still switch hands occasion but mostly this is how they stay) I heard on "In the Womb w/ Multiples" on Nat Geo that left handed people are thought to be a result from a vanishing twin?? Interesting...Also mirror image twins are opposite hands (one uses right, the other left) My girls are not mirror image twins and yet they seem to be opposite. I'm interested to see what others post.

ETA: twin a is right handed and twin b is left handed.
post #3 of 26
Jude is a lefty and Ava is a righty. All 3 of us girls are right handed and all 3 boys in the house are left handed.
post #4 of 26
Mine are still a little too young to tell for sure, but one seems to favor the right and one the left (although they both use the right hand for mousing on the computer!)
post #5 of 26
Mine are both right. All four of our kids, and dh and me, are righties.
post #6 of 26
D is right handed and R seems to be left handed. Both DH and I are left handed (he is the only one in his family and I have one aunt who is a lefty). So it will be interesting to see how it develops.

I read that being handed is acutally about how you are positined in the womb and which hand you had more access to.
post #7 of 26
Fiona seems to prefer her left hand, though she is very ambidextrous. Phoebe is mostly right handed. I didn't know how to answer your poll since it's different for my girls.

Phoebe was baby A.
post #8 of 26
My twins are almost 3 and so far, Ronin (baby A) is right handed and Ryker (baby B) is left handed.
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hmmmm...interesting - lots of one of each. I realize now my poll options are not great. So much for posting first thing in the morning .
post #10 of 26
We don't know yet, they are only 14 months. I have six and so far one seems to be left handed. I attribute that to his non-stop thumb sucking which he does with his right hand. It's like he's trained his left hand to do all the work.
post #11 of 26
Another one of each here. Boy is left, girl is right.
post #12 of 26
My girls are only two but they are decidedly righties. They never use their left for anything. They are mz but not mirrors.
post #13 of 26
My DZ twins are both right-handed. BUT, my wife is also a DZ twin, and she is right-handed while her twin sister is left-handed.

I always thought that the "left-handedness occurs more frequently in multiples" statistic was due to MZ mirror-image twins. But it seems there are plenty of DZ twins here who are one of each. Interesting.

Lex
post #14 of 26
It's early to tell but my son (3 years) does appear to be left handed. DD seems to be right handed.
post #15 of 26
I read somewhere that having a C-section increases the incidence of left-handedness. Multiples are more likely to have been born via C-section, too. Mine were.
post #16 of 26
Oh, and Lexbeach congrats on the birth of your newest little one! :
post #17 of 26
Cabhan is left and Aile is right.

There seem to be A LOT of left/right twins.
post #18 of 26
DD1 switches. She colors and plays with her right, eats and traces sandpaper letters with her left.
DD2 is a righty
DD3 is a lefty
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by f&p'smama View Post
Oh, and Lexbeach congrats on the birth of your newest little one! :
and you too on your new siggy news f&p'smama : - what a lovely surprise
post #20 of 26
It looks like I may have one leftie and two righties, but it's too early to tell - and the potential leftie switches hands a lot.

I have seen some suggestions that multiple ultrasounds increase the likelihood of left-handedness - just another thing that might disproportionately affect multiples.
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