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Parents Of 15 Sets Of Twins Describe Times They Mixed Up Their Own Children

Updated June 18, 2021 714 votes 86 voters 5.2k views15 items

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There's no doubt parents of twins of the opposite gender can always look down the diaper when they want to know who's who. But what happens when you mix up a pair of identical infant twins? Apparently, this happens all the time to parents of identical twins, so don't be too hard on yourself if you've been in this situation! We gathered some of the best stories from parents, twins themselves, and family members who describe mixing twins up and how they now tell them apart, check it out!

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    From A Twin's Perspective

    From Redditor /u/canhazbeer

    Not a twin's parent, but I’m an Identical twin. The way my parents told us apart as they left our hospital bracelets on for a month or two until they got the hang of telling us apart, and after the bracelets came off we were color-coded. I was red/yellow, bro was green/blue... guess what our favorite colors ended up being.

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    What Lies Beneath

    From Redditor /u/leveillb1

    I have a set of boy/girl twins that I messed up when they were babies until I changed their diapers. I was tired.

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    Blessed With Birthmarks

    From Redditor /u/zydrateriot

    Older sister of twin brothers: One has a small "8" shaped birthmark on his forehead and the other has a "zipper" on his chest from open-heart surgery when he was 3 weeks old. It was always fun watching him, without saying a word, lift up his shirt when people asked which one he was. They're almost 21 now and people still mix them up.

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    Maybe A Mix Up?

    From Redditor /u/NachoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo0

    Mom of identical twins here. Not really one moment --yet-- but I had them by c-section and for some reason, it's always bothered me that I may have gotten them mixed up when we finally took the hospital bracelets off. They had no real differences as infants so I think about that at least 5 times a day. They're 4 now.

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