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Eye Color Change

I know they say it can take upto a year for a childs eyes to change color. I was just wondering when your childs changed. I cannot hardly wait to see what color they are going to be. Thank you for the input.
J.

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My son's eyes never changed. The pediatrician was amazed at how blue they are and at around 6 months said it was highly unlikely they would change because they are so blue.

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My two girls kept their blue eyes the whole time and never did change. So, you may already know what color they will be!

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My first daughter's eyes didn't change color until she was 2!
Thought they were going to blue like mine, but then they up and changed to green like my husband's.

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congragulations. my son is 3 1/2 now and his eyes change color every day depending on what color shirt he has on. we get brown, green, blue, gray and every color in between. i love it.

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My daughter's eyes were blue til she was 6, then changed to green.

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My first daughter's eyes didn't change color until she was 2!
Thought they were going to blue like mine, but then they up and changed to green like my husband's.

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Both of my sons still have the eye color they were born with, one blue (he's 15 mo) and one brown (he's 5), but my doctor said his daughter's eyes didn't change until she was nine months. I think most of them change by 6 months if they are going to at all. Few take longer.

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My son's eyes were blue (as were our whole families) until age 4 1/2-5 and now they have turned to green.

I thought they were going to stay blue for sure. I love the green on him though, go figure he's the only blonde and he has the green eyes!

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my first son was born with bright green eyes but by the time he was a few months they were brown but he was around two before they became the milky brown they are to day... my baby was born with black brown eyes in which they still are today... not sure if this helps much, i am sure it may be up to chance

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Hi J.,
My girls' eye color has never really changed. But to be the lighter color they are, it was when they were 3months. I believe. All my girls have eyes like I do, they change colors with the mood we're in. Like light blue, to green to hazel, to grey to dark green to dark blue, than to ice blue. :) Some say its impossible, but its the truth! My sisters kids all were born with blue eyes except her first, her eyes were so dark brown with a hint of red, when she turned a year old her eye color went to a blue and by age 3 turned to the light reddish brown color! Very beautiful. All the other kids' eyes turned brown by age one! :) My dad said that when he was little his eyes were green blue, by the time my dad was in his 40's his eyes were a reddish dark brown color! By the time he was in his 60's his eyes turned just a darker brown! I love peoples eyes...they are the most beautiful thing on a person and its known to be windows to the soul!! Congrats on the baby girl!!

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If your child has blue, hazel or green eyes, they could change color in about the first year. If she's older than 1, they will probably stay the same color. If you have a child with brown eyes, they will stay brown.

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My oldest son (4) his turned from blue to green when he was about 2 1/2 I have no idea why it happened then? My youngest 2 1/2 his are still blue and I hope they stay that way I love the color. I thought that after a year that was their color but I guess not. ~ J.

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I think every child is different. My son was born with very dark blue eyes. We always thought they would change to brown like my husband's eyes because brown is a dominant gene, and blue (like mine) is a recessive gene. However, he surprised us both, and now at almost 2 years old his eyes look green or hazel. I wonder if they'll change even more?!

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Both my babies had beautiful blue eyes from day one so I don't think there is a set time when their true eye color will come out.

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My son's eyes never changed. The pediatrician was amazed at how blue they are and at around 6 months said it was highly unlikely they would change because they are so blue.

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My kids all had their permanant eye color at around 1 year old.

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My son's beautiful blue eyes changed to green at age 4. I was shocked, they seemed to change over the period of a week. I always thought they would change by 1 or 2 years old, amazing how the human body changes. :)

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I think most will change by they time they are 1. But, from reading the responses I guess that's not true! :D Our baby bood said a year, so that's where I got my information.

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My two girls kept their blue eyes the whole time and never did change. So, you may already know what color they will be!

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My son had dark blue eyes forever (mine are light green, his dad's are hazel). I knew with no blue gene, they couldnt stay that way, however they did until he was about 6 years old. No joke! I should tell you that mine did the exact same thing. My mom's are brown and dad's are green, so they wondered how this daughter of theirs could be blue-eyed. Guess what? I was SEVEN when mine changed.

My son is now 9 and has hazel eyes (more green than brown, though).
My husband has sky-blue eyes, and so far our girls have medium blue eyes. I'm assuming since they're not as light as his are, that both of my girls will end up with green eyes like me...but probably not til they're around 6 or 7, as the pattern goes in this family! LOL!

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My little girl's eyes stayed blue. But blue eyes run in the family on both sides so I figured that since she didn't come out with darker eyes that they wouldn't change.

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My son had medium blue eyes like his dad's til he was 15 months old. They changed to an amber hazel. I couldn't believe it because we'd made the infamous 'year' mark. I was really surprised. My eyes are a green/brown hazel.

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My sons eyes were blue until he was 4, then they turned green. So it can take longer than expected to really know what the eye color will be. My daughter is 4 now, and hers are still blue, so we'll see :)

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I have 3 children & only one of them still has baby blue eyes. My 2 youngest kids eyes turned brown when they were around the same age. My son was almost 1 & my daughter was 10 months. They all have beautiful eyes. On another note, my youngest daughter, Emma has a shunt for hydrocephalus too. She was 9 weeks old when she got it. So we have that in common.

R.' Ehle
Indiana

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Don't expect a change. I read all that stuff too and then my three children were born with dark blue eyes and still have dark blue eyes. They are aged 7, 5, and 3. One thing with your children is that you can expect the unexpected, like when one of my sons got his first tooth at two months old! Have fun with your baby. Motherhood is wonderful.

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most pediatricians tell you that a baby won't get their permanent eye color until they are 2yrs old. i am 31 & my eye color still changes between brown,green, & yellow. my son's started turning brown when he was 4mo. & stayed brown, he's 6yrs. old now. my daughter is 8 1/2 mo. old & her eyes are still changing between blue, gray, & a sandy yellow color.i think it just depends on the genes. congradulations on your new baby & i'll be praying hard that God touches her and takes away all/any illnesses she has. Good luck & God be with you & yours.

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Both my sons eyes were and still are the blue. My eyes were actually dark blue until around the age of 10 and for some reason they turned green?

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usually you will know what colcor they will be by 4-6 months after that if they change at all it will be minimal (dark blue to lighter blue) nothing drastic like blue to brown..hope this helps

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My kids eye color changed anywhere from 1-2 yrs. of age. The eye color usually changes in that period of time although some babies eye color never change. It is all time but it goes by fast.
D.

I am 31 and have been married for almost 12 yrs. My husband and I have 3 boys ages 10,7, and 4.

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My son was born with blue eyes and they stayed blue. He is 6 now and they have lightened a little. My daughter's eye color was hard to tell when she was born. Some people thought her eyes were going to be a darker blue. Since her eye color was so dark, I always thought they looked brown from the time she was born. Sure enough between 4-6 months old her eyes changed to brown. She is now 2 1/2 and her eyes have stayed dark brown.

When I was little I had bluish-green eyes until I was about 2 or so and then they took on more of a green color and have stayed that way.

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when I was a kids my eyes were bright blue, around 6 or 7 they turned green. so i think it could happen at any time

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My daughter was born with amazing dark brown eyes and they have never changed.

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