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To think I'm not being U to paint baby's toenail?

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Tape7210 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:25:29

Yes, toenail! I have twin identical DDs. I am struggling. It's okay if they're dressed, as I do different colours, but when they are in just a nappy, etc. It's too hard! It isn't so bad, is it?

NickNacks Fri 26-Aug-16 21:26:22

What if you've already got it wrong? shock

ayeokthen Fri 26-Aug-16 21:27:17

My cousin did this with her completely identical twins. To be honest I wish she still would, it's impossible to tell them apart!!!

DerekSprechenZeDick Fri 26-Aug-16 21:27:18

What if you've painted the wrong one?! And forever they will be called the wrong name?!

Tape7210 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:27:54

shockshock don't say that!!

blueturtle6 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:28:11

Yanbu, so long as non toxic etc, must be hard enough having twins without worry of which one is which.

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:28:13

A lady at playgroup kept her twins hospital ID tags on for weeks for the same reason!
I'd say a tiny blob should be ok?

Tape7210 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:28:42

Always, it's like this

mygorgeousmilo Fri 26-Aug-16 21:28:49

LOL-ing right now 😂

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 26-Aug-16 21:29:21

If they are forever called the wrong name then it will be the right name.

Poor OP.
Just write down which one has the painted toenail.

Breeders do it with puppies.

Danglyweed Fri 26-Aug-16 21:29:46

NBU I have b/g dt's so im safe but we have a large twin club here, millions of identicals, all have a wee nail polished etc.

Quietlygoingmad67 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:30:18

NICK - that has made me laugh so much.

Please paint that toenail grin

sunshineandmarbles Fri 26-Aug-16 21:30:24

Nick - I'm laughing so much!

OP, no YANBU, I've heard of many parents doing this! What a cute little baby foot, I just want to nibble it!

DerekSprechenZeDick Fri 26-Aug-16 21:30:34

Can you write a one and a two on them somewhere?

Arfarfanarf Fri 26-Aug-16 21:32:55

Sounds sensible to me.
Better than tattooing them! I read about triplets years ago whose parents tattooed little dots on them to tell them apart!

daisywhoopsie Fri 26-Aug-16 21:34:21

I heard about that, Arfar. I thought it was a joke!

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:34:55

Totally fine! It's not like you are painting them all over in toxic paint!
(And those tiny baby toes are soooo cute!)

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 26-Aug-16 21:35:01

sharpie their names on their bottoms?

NickNacks Fri 26-Aug-16 21:37:19

May we have a pic? I love twins!

FuzzyOwl Fri 26-Aug-16 21:37:39

I really hope tattooing little dots was a joke!

Nail varnish on a toe is absolutely fine to do. They are probably months away from chewing their feet and digesting the nail varnish and hopefully by that stage a distinguishing freckle or similar will have appeared.

minatiae Fri 26-Aug-16 21:39:33

I think the nail polish is fine.

Does it matter if you've mixed them up already? They're not old enough to know their names so I don't see what difference it makes.

quickquicknamechange Fri 26-Aug-16 21:40:36

This always fascinated me. There must be loads of twins who get mixed up and forever think they are the eldest when really they are number 2 or vice versa!

I'd do the nail polish! Or trim one of their hair if they have any

Tape7210 Fri 26-Aug-16 21:40:55

Like actually of them? Not just their feet? grin if so, do you know if you can PM a pic? I'm on my phone (the app) and a bit too lazy to log on to the PC if I can't actually send it! As not sure how I feel about it being on a public forum sad

Min, I think it does matter, as for medical reasons, etc. I wouldn't like them to not actually be the twin they are. IYSWIM?

quickquicknamechange Fri 26-Aug-16 21:41:20

Of course it matters!!!

You'd forever think you were the wrong person? confused

Hulababy Fri 26-Aug-16 21:41:40

Lots of people with identical twins/triplets etc do this from what I can gather. How else can you tell? I bet it takes a while for even parents to figure it out, just subtle differences.

I taught identical twins last year - have done before but these two were the most identical I have ever come across. The subtle differences were really hard to notice without staring for a while. Many of the children who had been with them for three years could tell. I assume parents could!

But the boys themselves couldn't always identify themselves in photographs for example. And they answered for one another and everything.

Anything that helps you distinguish them for now has got to be a good thing.

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