When a family member or loved one is pregnant with multiples, the logistics of the situation can quickly become overwhelming. The mother may receive multiples of many items, with no way to differentiate what belongs to whom. This can lead to cross-contamination between the children if one of them is sick, as well as size confusion. Here are some ideas for the new mom of multiples to help keep items separated by child.
Engraved Key Tags
Key tags are great for marking individual diaper bags, storage bins of clothing and other child-specific gear. These can be especially useful if the kids are not all of the same gender or have an appreciable size difference.
Monogrammed Baby Books
When more than one child results from the same pregnancy, the temptation to create a single baby book can be overwhelming. However, the children deserve to have their own individual books to keep as adults. Sites such as GirlyTwirly.com have three-ring options, and hobby and baby stores also offer plenty of options for creating one-of-a-kind baby books.
Non-Toxic Permanent Markers
The new mom will want to label her thermometers, pacifiers, and medications with the baby’s initials to avoid confusion. This can save her a lot of frustration with passing on of colds and viruses. Having a few markers around is essential.
Moms of multiples face unique challenges. While every new mom needs piles of burp cloths, diapers and onesies, these particular items will help her keep things separated by which baby they belong to. This will cut down on frustration and cross-contamination between the children.