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Question: how much sharing should twins do?


 pandamom - Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:22 pm

I have three-month-old twins. Until now we've been very careful about separating their bottles, pacifiers, etc. Today our new babysitter mentioned that one twin finished the other twin's bottle. Should I make a big deal about this? Do I need to keep separating their bottles all of the time, even when they are both well? When they start eating cereal, should I then prepare separate bowls and use separate spoons for their feedings? How worried should I be about germs?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue May 05, 2009 7:18 pm

User avatar Hello,
Within a household, typically the germs are shared and immunity is common to those familiar bacteria. You should not need to worry too much about this if they are healthy. They probably play closely together and will share toys that go into the mouth, etc. This is normal among siblings and rarely causes a problem.

Best wishes.

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