My Baby is 16 months. He uses his Left hand most and all the times in place of right hand too. even hi shakes only is left leg. He doesn't walk independently What could be the reason ?? I had visited 7 pediatrician they said it happens gradually he will start using his both hands equally. now a neurologist has adviced MRI brain .. pls advice

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Updated on Jan 26, 2022

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Using right and left hand is very common in young children. Many a times it takes them a few years to understand which is the more dominant hand. You can allow your child to explore and use whichever hand he feels comfortable using. If he is using both hands for now, it is okay. Regarding the walking, each baby has a different milestone. While many babies walk independently by around 15 months, many take a few extra months. As long as your baby is crawling properly, holding and standing, sitting up there is not much to worry. The paediatricians are the best judge of your baby as they would have physically examined him. While as parents, it may be worrying to you, also please understand that milestones can be different for each child. You can encourage your child to walk but do not push your child to walk or show anxiety around your child as the child can quickly catch on to the anxiety. Take care

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