5 First Year Challenges with Multiples

Challenge No. 4: Keeping Track of Who's Who

You're laughing now, but you'll see when your babies are born: Even when twins are fraternal it can be hard to tell them apart. Boyle, along with many others, is a proponent of assigning each baby a color and coding everything from clothing to cribs to bottles. She says, "I didn't realize how important our color-coding system was until I left my triplets with three volunteers so I could go to my postpartum checkup. I'd forgotten to tell them about the color system, and without it they accidentally fed one baby twice!" Color-coding has its perks, too: It's not uncommon for multiples to know their colors earlier than singletons.

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