Telling Identical Twins Apart...

by Renee

I'm 6 mos pregnant with identical twin boys, and a couple people have recently asked me how I'm going to tell them apart. Not once during my entire pregnancy has that thought occurred to me.

My thinking on it has always been that as their parent I will easily be able to tell who is who. The catch is I'm going back to work after my maternity leave, and my mom will be watching them most the time. So, I need to come up with some easy way to tell them apart for her sake and others.

Does anyone have any good ideas?

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Oct 02, 2016
by: Norwegian momo twin

In the beginning it could be a good idea to just make some bracelets or something to tell them apart, but after a while you'll start seeing differences without even noticing what they are. At least that's how it was with my parents telling me and my twin apart, but anyway, it will come with time

Jan 05, 2016
by: Rachel

I'm expecting identical twin girls after three boys and we have agreed with the boys to put name tags on the twins to easily identify them. thank you for the other ways of telling them apart.
we are excited and looking forward to the girls :)

May 19, 2013
mark it!
by: MK from PA

My boys are due in August. As a joke, I tell people that I'll write the babies' initials on the heel of their left feet with a sharpie marker.

Apr 30, 2013
Most outfits come in enough variations...
by: Anonymous

My friend has twins, Shawn and Andrew. She dresses Shawn in stripes and Andrew in solid colors. It helped a LOT since they are identical!

Jul 24, 2012
nail polish and braclets
by: Anonymous

i to used nailpolish but my husban didnt like the idea on his boys. lol so i made ankle braclets with their names on them. we could tell them apart but we kept them on for the benefit of others. they also have their own color of cups and pacifiers. i would dress them in specific colors at first which my husband still does out of habit. which is fun when i dress them randomly and he gets confused.

Jul 13, 2012
Nailpolish and soother
by: Steph

I am a 26 year old identical twin. My mother did the same thing with us when we were born, she painted one of our toes so she always knew who was who. She also always had one of us have a pink soother and the other a white, this really helped for pictures so we are able to identify ourselves. Even if we didn't have the soother in our mouth it was usually placed beside us to identify us.

Mar 10, 2012
ears pierced
by: ears pierced

I peirced only one's twin's ears

Jan 03, 2012
Identifying Identical Twins
by: Andi Drew

I have 9 month old identical twin boys and let me tell you that at first the thought of not being able to tell my boys apart was completely terrifying (especially after the Dr. told me the hospital id bracelets fall off all the time). As soon as Nathan (Baby A) was delivered I had the nurse paint the big toe nail on his right foot with blue nail polish. I had to convince my husband that it was ok even for a boy since I bought blue... So Nathan had a blue tow and Oliver had no nail polish it became an easy way to do a quick identity check and came in very handy over those first few days. Once you have had time to settle into a routine and the stress of becoming parents fades you will start to notice all the subtle differences between them (and trust me there will be plenty) and soon enough you will have no problems at all telling them apart. After the first couple of days we no longer needed the nail polish at all except for the benefit of the grandma's who requested it be kept on there just a little longer...

Jan 02, 2012
by: Anonymous

make their wardrobe all two colors like green is always one and blue is always the other, or you can paint one toe nail on ONLY ONE of the babies, if you make it a masculine color it isn't a big deal and you will always know which is which.

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