My DS3 is almost 5 months old and I have noticed he tends to use his right arm much more than his left. He can use his left arm but it seems he does prefer his right and he seems to kind of reach and grab with his right, but with his left he kind of puts it out there and bats most of the time when he does use it. He does open his left hand, he just doesn't seem to use it yet as much as his right hand. He also chews mainly on his right hand, but will occasionally get his left up there to chew.
He was a 34-week preemie with brief CPAP needed for breathing difficulty and about a week to 10 days of jaundice, a week of digestive difficulty/TPN due to his digestive system not functioning properly but then was a "feeder and grower" spending three weeks total in the NICU.
Would this be of concern at this point? He does seem developmentally on target otherwise - smiles, bears some weight on his feet, etc. He does have some reflux but overall is a happy little guy.
I have seen that early "handedness" can be an early indication of CP. I do tend to overanalyze a bit since my older two are autistic and I tend to be a bit over-paranoid with any "symptoms" of anything - I figured I'd ask here before I ask our ped at his next appointment. I'd love to be told I'm paranoid and to just relax ...
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