Twin Tip #1 – Colour coding

When you have newborn twins, as a first time mom it is normal to be a bit crazy with sterilising everything and trying to prevent dummies and bottles from getting mixed up. The bottles are the important one as it becomes the most important thing in your world to know who drank how much, and who pooped how many times today.

How we did it was we assigned a colour range to each baby. Monkey got all the red, orange and yellow stuff. Lion Cub’s things were blue, green and purple. This worked out fantastically as you could tell who’s dummy was who’s at a glance.

When we started giving the boys bottles they refused to drink from Nuk bottles (which are fabulous for colour coding as they come in every colour of the rainbow) and would only drink from Tommee Tippee bottles which, sadly, only come in clear, pink and blue. The coloured TT bottles are pricey and only come two in a box. We bought the plain clear bottles and then I tied a piece of ribbon around the middle of each. Blue for LC and orange for M.

This colour coding was great for in the beginning when we were too tired and frazzled to even think about simple things.

I remember changing one boy and then staring at his brother and trying to remember if I had changed him yet. Or even better yet, having a baby half naked on the changing mat and not being able to remember if I had changed his nappy yet or not.

Anything you can do to avoid having to think or remember anything is a win.


2 thoughts on “Twin Tip #1 – Colour coding

  1. The way you write leaves some interesting mental images… I’m hoping that with the sleep training you’re feeling much more rested and less frazzled. Hugs

    • It never ends, we sleep trained, they slept well for a week and now they are sleeping badly again beecause they are starting to crawl.

      I have resigned myself to crap sleep for a very long time.

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