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Asymmetrical development??

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Is it normal for babies to have one really dominant side? Since she started crawling, my 7mo has favored her right side. She crawls with her left leg tucked in, and moves forward by pushing off with right leg extended. She's just recently started clapping, and I've noticed that she keeps her left hand still, and claps by moving her right hand only. Kinda weird - just wondered if others have had similar experiences.

post #2 of 5

No, this is definitely not normal. I would take her to her primary care provider and express your concerns. Development should be symmetrical at this age. How is she doing?

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your response. She seems to have evened out a bit, but I will bring it up at her next visit.

post #4 of 5
i was under the impression that they can develop a little asymetrically, at first. as long as it's evening out, i'd say there's probably no reason to worry. but i'm sure your pedi will reassure you of that! smile.gif
post #5 of 5

no this is not particularly normal, but it also may be nothing at all.

 

early side preference or asymmetry should always be pointed out to a child's medical care provider, it can be nothing but always should get looked at.

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