Aunt Shares Genius Way To Tell Her Identical Triplet Nephews Apart Viral On Tiktok
When Amy Jo Hasselquist found out her brother and his wife would be soon growing their family, she had no idea the family would get bigger by three, not one.
Her sister-in-law, Crystal, was expecting triplets, which meant that the family would soon have six members since the couple already had an older son. When the boys were born, they stayed in the NICU for three months after they were born at 29 weeks. At some point started wondering how she would be able to tell them apart. Their name are Meet Henrik, James, and Thomas Hasselquist, the identical triplet. As the proud aunt explained, everything has been color-coded since the triplets were taken home. From bottles to cribs, clothes, blankets, everything.
Amy usually shares videos of her nephews on TikTok, recently uploaded a video in which she showed TikTok users how they tell the babies apart.
“I started TikTok, She shared a video how would be able to tell them apart her identical triplets ” she explained.
The video soon went viral, today having more than 16 million views, and users loved it.
In the video set to the soundtrack of “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from “Annie,” Hasselquist lifts the boys’ feet to reveal that each of their big toes have been painted a specific color – green for James, blue for Henrik, and red for Thomas.
“When (Crystal) spent those three months in the NICU with the babies, she talked to the nurses a lot and they shared a lot of the different ways other multiple moms have color-coded their children to make sure they know who is who,So there were a few different options they shared with her and she landed on just painting one big toe. They also typically dress them in their colors as well.” Hasselquist said
Now that they’re over a year old, Hasselquist said the triplets’ personalities are starting to develop. She describes the oldest triplet, Henrik, as “the leader” and a “goofball,” while James is a “sweetheart” who’s “always smiling.”
As for Thomas, Hasselquist calls him “the thinker.” “He is kind of skeptical of people, will look at you and wonder what you’re up to,” she said, adding that he also loves to flip through books.
According to Hasselquist, all three of them love to play with each other and their older brother, 3-year-old Peter, who she said can always tell his siblings apart. He was probably the first one to be able to know who was who without ever having to second guess.