40 Ideas Parents Have Used To Tell Their Twins Apart

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“Congratulations, you’re having twins.” They’re words that may not only fill parents-to-be with happiness and surprise but also perhaps with a little trepidation. After all, lookalike babies can be difficult to tell apart – especially when they’re newborns. Fortunately, countless parents have already gone through the same struggle, and they came up with these 40 ingenious ways in which to tell their offspring apart.

40. Footprints

It’s a misconception that identical twin babies share the same fingerprints. You see, although the prints from one child will closely resemble those of the other, there are slight differences thanks to the fetuses’ gestation in different parts of the womb. In a pinch, parents of lookalike twins can also use footprints to differentiate their babies, with the various lines and swirls helping determine who’s who.

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