I know I’ve talked about my friend who is pregnant with twins nonstop for the past month or so, but that’s because her due date is so close! It’s in ten days! And I’m so excited for her and her husband (and myself, I can’t wait to meet them and play with their little twin toe-sies). But it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to newborn twins. How…do you tell them apart? Sure, when they’re older it’s easy- they’ll both have distinct personalities and will physically express themselves differently through clothes, hairstyles, etc. But when they’re babies…not so much. My biggest fear would be for them to get mixed up, and the wrong one being called the wrong name for the rest of her life. And I feel like it’s something all twin parents worry about. Well, my friend’s husband shared this article by Joe at Dad’s Guide To Twins on his Facebook today, and it has several great ideas on keeping them separate from the second they’re born:
-Gender/Sex- for nonidentical twins, obviously.
-Size- Even identical twins will be born with different lengths and weights.
-Hair- color, length, baldness.
-Clothing color schemes
-Paint a toenail
-Personality and mannerisms
-Hospital wristbands- keep them on as long as you need to!