SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT TWINS
Are twins double the trouble? Maybe, but we think that the connection they establish with each other is beautiful. How much do you think you know about twins? Keep on reading to find out.
How can you tell identical twins apart?
As you already know, there are two types of twins – fraternal and identical – and you might have some trouble telling the latter apart. So how do you do that? Well, assuming you can’t take their fingerprints, the other way is by looking at their belly buttons. Since navels are scars from the detachment of the umbilical cord, they have nothing to do with genetics – and they’re different!
Do twins communicate differently?
Possibly. It may sound like kids babbling to each other, but it may be something called cryptophasia – a language twins develop between themselves. Since they often use identical vocabulary, research has estimated that up to 40 per cent of twins develop their own language!
When do they first establish a connection?
No mother of twins would be surprised if we told her that twins start communicating all the way back in the womb. Very often their meaningful connection can be established from the 14th week of pregnancy on, so there is no surprise that they are inseparable much, much later in life. Cute, right?
Who is more likely to have twins?
Generally, if there are previous twins in the family, the chances are bigger. But there’s more! Older moms are also more likely to carry twins. A study done in 2006 found out that taller women are mothers of twins more often. The authors found that mothers of multiples tended to be three centimeters taller than mothers of singles (LIJ Health System, 2006). Who would’ve thought?
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