Check out Some Interesting facts about twins



If you are expecting twins or are already parents to twins, then your Joy is undoubtedly double than that of others. Although being parents to twins is much more demanding and would require a more considerable amount of effort on your part to raise two children of the same age at the same time. Though twin births are very common nowadays, many parents would like to know the fascinating facts about the twins. So, to help you out Montessori San Dimas, CA team is sharing here a list of interesting facts about twins.

Telling twins apart:
One of the most surprising facts about identical twins is that there are ways of telling them apart. There belly buttons! Navels are scars from the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth, so they are not caused by genetics and are easily distinguishable. They can also be identified through their fingerprints. They may share the same DNA but due to the exposure to different areas of the womb during their development, they will have ridges and whorls at their fingertips.

Twins can be conceived by two different fathers:
You may find it most astonishing and weird, but it is true. This rare phenomenon may occur when a woman releases two eggs in a month as opposed to one and those eggs get fertilized by sperms from different men.

The twin gene is not a myth:
You must have heard of some families with multiple sets of twins over the generations. The reason for this as shared by Montessori San Dimas, CA experts are believed to be something called hyper ovulation. In this case, women release more than one egg each month and it is assumed that the gene causing this kind of hyper ovulation is inherited and thus the offspring of twins are more likely to have twins. Mostly this type of twins is non-identical as they are born from different eggs.

They communicate with each other:
If you have seen twins seemingly converging among themselves and think it is the babbling common among infants, you are far from the truth. Twins have their language known as cryptophasia that only they can understand but this language tends to disappear as they grow older and learn other languages.

Increased lifespan for twins and their mothers:
It is said that twins have a longer lifespan then others as the support they provide to each other in all aspects help in their longevity. It is also a truth that mothers of twins are stronger and healthy and are likely to live longer than others.

Twins can have different characteristics:
In Montessori San Dimas, CA, teachers have seen twins with strikingly different characteristics like different skin colors. Mixed race couples can produce this type of twins called mixed twins and this occurrence is not very common.

Some other facts at a glance:
  • Due to some medical complications, twins may have different birthdays.
  • The twins tend to be left-handed
  • Twin births depend on certain genetic factors but consuming a significant amount of dairy products regularly may also increase the possibility of having twins.
  • Taller women are also likely to have twins.