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“I can’t tell my kids apart – I have to paint them with nail polish to make it work.”

A mum has gone viral online after admitting she often can’t tell her twins apart – even though they’re not identical – and has to use nail polish to figure out who’s who

Twins in their cots
The twins are fraternal (stock photo)

When it comes to twins, many people are familiar with the struggle of telling identical children apart, but others will be able to spot the differences between the two right away.

However, one thing mummy has claimed that she has a hard time telling her fraternal twins apart, even though the babies aren’t identical.

In a viral video on tick tock, The parents named Lacei Ramirez Amodei shared a look at their gorgeous babies Cataleya and Diantha.

However, this was viewed in a clip a million times The mother from the USA tells how she had to use a special system to tell the little ones apart.







Many other parents admitted they had trouble telling their twins apart (stock photo)
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Post under the username @laceiramirez, She explains that she started putting nail polish on her tiny toenails to help her figure out which ones infant is what.

The mother held up one of her children’s feet and showed how she had applied a small black spot to the toe with nail polish.

Lacei captioned the post, writing: “I thought brotherly Twins should not look identical.

“We ordered ID anklets, but until then we’re going to rely on painted toenails.”

In a follow-up video, the mother revealed that the ID bracelets she ordered from Etsy had arrived.

They were made of a pastel-colored foam and had each baby’s name on them.

Hundreds of people responded to the original post that they couldn’t tell the twins apart, and many reassured Lacei that she was not alone and that they had had similar experiences.

One person said, “I’m a twin and my mom fed me twice because she couldn’t tell us apart.”

Another wrote: “I left the hospital ID on their feet until I saw one of them has a birthmark on his hand.”

A third wrote: “I used hair ties on each foot. One pink and one purple. Now, at 14, they still use the pink and purple color-coded system.”

Another commented: “That’s a good idea lol. I don’t know how to tell them apart, maybe until they’re older.”

While another user added, “I would if I had twins.”

“My brother just had fraternal twins and they look identical,” agreed a sixth.

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