|First outfit we bought for the twins. Note the coordination.|
How naive was I?
Once I grew used to the idea of twins, I said, "Okay, I'll dress them the same occasionally, but most of the time I'll dress them in coordinating outfits." I assigned Thing 1 the color green and Thing 2 the color blue while they were still belly babies. I still use those colors to keep things like sippy cups straight, and when they wear coordinating outfits, whichever shirt has the most blue is Thing 2's and whichever shirt has the most green is Thing 1's.
|baby shower clothes!|
Then the twins were born. And I started buying clothes for them. And I discovered that while it's easy to buy two of the same item, it's really hard to find two items that coordinate. So I ended up buying a lot of the same clothes despite my lofty declarations months earlier. And you know what? I'm okay with that.
|more baby shower clothes|
When buying clothes, I still try to buy them coordinating outfits, but that's more so I'll have a greater variety of outfits to pick from if I ever have a singleton boy down the road. If it's taking too much time or proving too hard to find coordinating shirts, then I buy two of the same. Thing 1 and Thing 2 also get lots of clothes from both sets of grandparents. Sometimes they buy the same, sometimes the buy different. And I really don't care either way. We're just grateful for the clothes.
|Going home from the hospital outfits. Coordinating.|
My weird quirk is I want them dressed all the same or all different. If they wear coordinating clothes, then their shirts, jackets, and pants all have to be different. If they're dressed the same, then every item of clothing has to be the same. I'm weird like that.
So dress them the same or dress them different? I don't think it really matters. Do whatever is easiest and most comfortable for you as the parent. Personally, I'm not going to worry about it one way or another until my twins are old enough to want to dress differently. Once that happens, they can make their own choices about clothes. Until then, I'll keep dressing them the same most of the time.
Any of you twin moms out there want to weigh in on the matter? Do you dress your twins similar, different, or a combination of both like me?
TWIN MOM TIP: Don't stress out about the similar-or-different aspect. Your twins don't really care one way or the other when they're little.