Dealing with multiple children on a day-to-day basis is always a huge challenge. One way to be able to better manage the children is by using your own color coding system. What is really nice about this type of color coding system is that you can avoid some fighting and some confusion during the course of the day. Remember that you can tailor your color coding system to your family’s needs.
To get started with your color coding system you will need to assign each child their own color. This can change as the children get older and decide which color they like the most. You will want to start by creating a color code chart. On the chart you should put each child’s name on the chart with their particular color next to it. This will help when someone else is babysitting the kids, and to keep you organized. You can also make sure that each bottle or cup is the color that is assigned to each child. For example if one of your daughters colors is purple you will want to make sure that their cup, bowl, forks, pacifiers, and even their bibs are the same color. This will help to ensure that each child has their own items and there will be no need to fight over anything. It is also a good way to teach your child how to learn their colors. As they get older they will be able to identify which color is theirs and which colors belongs to their brothers and sisters.
I have also found it to be helpful to put stickers that match each child’s color on their particular chair in he kitchen. This will help them to know exactly where they are supposed to sit at each meal. As they reach the toddler years you will be very happy you have done this. It will avoid having children fighting over who sits in what seat.
Even laundry bins can be color coded. If you have a separate laundry room it may be a good idea to have different color bins. This way each child can learn to place their clothing into the proper bin. Remember that with multiple children it is important to make sure that everyone has something that belong to them. They each need some things that they can call their own. It also helps each child to feel special in a large family. When someone else is caring for the children you will want to make sure that you teach them the color coding system. The purpose of the color coding system is to help parents who have multiple children to better manage their day. This is especially essential for families who have children of two or more that are twins. The color coding system will not take too long to organize, and get started in the family. It will take some time for the family to get used to the new system but the sooner that you start the easier you will find it to manage.