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A couple of questions`

So a couple of questions
1) Has your little one started to show a dominant hand yet?
2) are you still using baby bath/ hair products?

Day care came to me today and said they strongly suspect Ronin is a lefty, we have thought he may be on and off for awhile, but when they showed me the pictures from their observations the past few weeks he is using his left hand everytime. They also said it explains why he sometimes struggles with his spoon a bit. They seem pretty certain he is a lefty but I wonder if any of it has to do with when he dislocated his wrist because I think it was his right wrist he dislocated.

Regarding bath stuff we are using adult shampoo and conditioner now, but still on baby soap because I am still working through stuff given as gifts when Ronin was born.

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Olivia is still using both hands so can't tell yet. DS is right-handed I'm almost positive.

DS is so sensitive to products we are still using a baby non perfume bath products and probably will for years. *sigh*

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he uses both, but i have noticed him using right more. i think he is a righty like me. DH is a lefty and so is both sets of grandparents.

We use a tea tree oil shampoo because he gets excema

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The odd thing is in our immediate family I don't know of any lefties. I think maybe a couple of cousins are but their leftiness was inherited from their father's side who married in.

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Simon is definitely right handed but does use both, just favours his right for tricky things, like eating soup, drawing.

I still use baby shampoo cause I like the smell! Smile

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DD is a righty most of the time. Very rarely does she use her left.

We still use Aveeno baby wash because of her eczema as well. But it works good and cleans her up good so I don't mind.

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Aiden is showing a preference to his right hand. He uses crayons, markers, utensils, etc with his right hand but occasionally he'll use his left hand just to confuse me. Wink

We are still using baby shampoo. We've been using Burt's Bees shampoo/body wash and I have no plans to change from that. We still have another 3 unopened bottles. Ha. He doesn't have enough hair (what he has is super thin) to really need anything more. I like being able to take a wash cloth, put some of the burt's bees stuff on it, and do his hair and then his body. Super fast and easy. Kid likes baths, but does not like me cleaning him. lol

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I used to think Addy was a lefty because for a very long time she showed a STRONG preference for her left hand, but lately I think she's been using both and favoring her right so now I'm not so sure. I had actually stopped paying attention, but now I'm going to check it out again Biggrin We don't have any lefties in our family that I know of either, but sometimes it's hard to tell with older folks because parents and schools used to actively train kids out of it and force them to learn to use their right hand. So it's possible that, say, a grandparent could have been born a lefty but never presented that way as an adult.

I use my shampoo and conditioner on Addy because it's pretty gentle and fragrance free anyway, but she has her own body wash. Mainly so I can use it as bubble bath, though, because DH and I use natural bar soap.

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Evan uses both hands still. Sometimes I think he will be a righty, others, a lefty. I am a lefty, DH is a righty.

We still use baby soap and lotion because we still have quite a bit from what we were given when he was born.

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Eating with left hand. Always has done. But playing/drawing is always right hand. So I don't know Lol There are a lot of lefties in our family (all female though) so I wouldn't be surprised

And yes, we are still using baby products on him. I still use baby products on DS1 Smile I still have baby shampoo that people bought for us before DS1 was born. And I've given some away. It's like a never ending supply of baby shampoo!!

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I used to think Addy was a lefty because for a very long time she showed a STRONG preference for her left hand, but lately I think she's been using both and favoring her right so now I'm not so sure. I had actually stopped paying attention, but now I'm going to check it out again Biggrin We don't have any lefties in our family that I know of either, but sometimes it's hard to tell with older folks because parents and schools used to actively train kids out of it and force them to learn to use their right hand. So it's possible that, say, a grandparent could have been born a lefty but never presented that way as an adult.

I use my shampoo and conditioner on Addy because it's pretty gentle and fragrance free anyway, but she has her own body wash. Mainly so I can use it as bubble bath, though, because DH and I use natural bar soap.

There was a teacher in the classroom next to me when I was in grade 1 who did that. Any lefties in the class would be hauled up to the board and punished for being a lefty, that was only in about 1990.

I still have a bottle of baby shampoo but Ronin had some crazy cradle cap going on that I had never been able to clear out and sort of forgot about when he had more hair so one night I got stuck into it and then washed his hair with hubby's shampoo (just cheap stuff because he shaves his hair really short) and all the cradle cap washed out. I used it for a bit longer and the cradle cap hasn't come back so we have stuck with it.

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Seriously?! Ugh. Stupid teachers. Sad

And if it works for his cradle cap that's fantastic! That's great you found such an easy solution for it for y'all.

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I think Lainey's a rightly. A couple days ago she was watching big sister write, and she started pretending to write. She started off with the pencil in her right hand, switched to her left, then went back to her right and then continued to use it in her right hand.

My mom is a leftie. In the 1960's she was in a catholic school, and the nuns would hit her on the hand with a ruler if they caught her writing with her left.

We have to use shampoo that is no fragrance, or she breaks out. She does have some cradle cap returning right now, I'm blaming her father for giving her his scalp, and the weather for getting colder.

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HA! After writing that Simon uses mostly his right, he ate his entire meal with his left hand yesterday! Crazy kid! Biggrin

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Isabelle pretty much always uses her right hand to feed herself so I think she's right handed. We are still using baby bath products, I still have tons of stuff left from when she was born that we haven't used up yet.

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Lyla sometimes seems to show left hand dominance, but then other times she does things with her right. She eats with her left hand in the mornings when I give her a bowl of cereal, but tonight she was using her right hand to stab her noodles at dinner.

Still using baby product mostly because of Kole, but also because I've found that Lyla tends to be a bit sensitive.

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Still using baby product mostly because of Kole, but also because I've found that Lyla tends to be a bit sensitive.

Aiden was sensitive to J&J and Aveno products and I've been afraid to try other stuff on him. I've been buying his shampoo/body wash stuff pretty much since he was a month old just because everything that people gave us he was sensitive to! I had gotten one little Burt's Bees sample basket from a friend and it didn't bother him in the least bit so I've been afraid to change ever since!

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We can't do J&J either Jackie. Makes DS's eczema flare up.

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I can use pretty much whatever on Simon's skin. He's never really had any rashes either. The only time he got a big diaper rash was when I was still bfing and was on a soy protein kick. So I guess he's sensitive to soy. But any soaps or lotions he is fine with. He often steals my lotion and puts it on (he's weird and loves lotion) and never has any reactions. He's actually eaten my lotion too. Lol

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Yeah, Addy's skin sensitivities seem to be pretty much limited to food, not products.

I haven't been very good about remembering to pay attention, but every time I have she's been eating with a different hand, so I guess I'd have to say it's still unclear!

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Here is Lyla this morning with her cereal.

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Leigh, maybe she's ambidextrous.

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Maybe. That would be REALLY cool. I think it's probably too soon to tell?

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Evan likes to eat lotion to if I don't watch out. Every night after bath, we put lotion on, he'll either wipe a little off of his body and eat it or open the lid and get some. Yuck!! I make a big deal and say "gross" and he laughs and does it. Maybe I should tone it down. Blum 3

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I think Lucas is probably a righty, but I only say that b/c I'm a righty, his dad is a righty, his sister is a righty, and almost everyone else I know, except my dad who is ambidextrous. But it's hard to say b/c he uses both hands still to eat and to color/draw.

I use kids stuff for Lucas now - Suave kids body wash and Suave tear-free 2-in-1 shampoo. I pretty much just make sure that I get tear-free for him b/c he absolutely HATES for me to wash his hair and won't cooperate with me when I'm trying to rinse it out, so he gets shampoo in his eyes every time. I think I switched Lily to adult shampoo and conditioner about when she turned 3, and that's b/c it was getting so long and the 2-in-1 stuff wasn't really doing a great job of detangling. But since Lucas is a boy I don't really have to worry about that with him as much, so he will be using the Suave stuff for a long time. At least until I go through the big 4-pack I just bought at Sam's. Smile

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Simon hates if I wash his hair in the bath. If I shower with him he does awesome and doesnt even flinch when i wash and rinse his hair. I'm not entirely sure why, but I think it's because he gets used to the water coming down on his head beforehand since the shower head is going. Maybe that would work with Lucas and he wouldnt get so upset? Because it's a nightmare with Simon in the bath.

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It used to be a nightmare for us too, and then one day she just got it...the concept of tilting your head back so the water/soap doesn't get in your face. It was so weird--literally overnight it went from a horrible struggle to the easiest thing in the world! I'm not exactly sure what happened. I think DH did or said something that finally clicked.

We have one of those handheld shower heads, which works really well for that now.

However, even when it was a struggle I had to use real conditioner. Adair's fine, curly, long hair is a nightmare to comb if I don't.

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OMG, Lucas hates the shower and seriously FREAKS OUT the whole time when I have tried to take one with him. I don't know what it is, but I probably won't be trying that with him again anytime soon. He loves bath time, just hates the having his hair washed part. Hopefully he will just get it one day like Adair! I've tried so many times to have him watch his sister while she does it, and he is so not interested.

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Evan hates the shower too. Water, he loves. Being splashed, even hair washing, he loves. It's like he is scared of the shower. We will try maybe once every few months, but it is baths for us.