Baby loves to grab at things, but any hand preference she may demonstrate is no indication of whether she's a righty or a lefty — you won't know which hand she favors until she's at least two or three years old. There's nothing you can do to affect which hand she chooses, though — hand preference is genetically determined, and trying to encourage her to use one hand more than the other can hinder her development of dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and handwriting.
[tip] If baby doesn't seem to like the regular bathtub, try placing her old baby tub in your full-size tub to ease the transition.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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