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What Age Did You Know Eye/hair Color?

ok... so my DD is 3 mos, and still has her baby blue eyes. she also has a head full of hair. I am super curious to know what colors they will be! lol. I know that in white babies their eyes usually start blue, and then change color, but at what age? Her dad has blue eyes, and I have brown (Im hoping they stay blue) as for hair, when she was born it was dark brown, almost black. Now it has lightened up a bit, but is still pretty dark... in certain lights it looks like it might have some red in it... (He has brown hair, and Im a redhead... but his brother has red hair so it does run in both sides of her family) What age did your children show their "true colors"? :D (Im hoping for a redhead with blue eyes... my little brother has this combo, so there is hope! LOL)

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hee hee. it is fun to play guessing games with how she'll turn out... My uncle and I have a bet going on what colors she will have when she's 3... lol. guess I will just have to wait and see. Of course, I will love her no matter how she turns out!

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My 1st child was born with blonde hair and blue eyes and those never changed. My 2nd was born with light hair and blue eyes and her hair went from light blonde, to redish, to dirty blonde and her eyes stayed blue. She was around 3-4 months when her hair stuck to the color that it is now.

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Just wanted to share....

9 times out of 10, babies (white or white mix) are born with blue eyes and start to show signs of changing around 6 months of age. You won't really know their "true" color until they are about 1 year. (Give or take a few months) I have 3 boys and they all started out with rich, dark blue eyes and now my to older boys have light brown/hazel and blue/green hazel! (still waiting for the youngest's eyes to change) As for hair, that can go anyway and change at anytime! lol All my boys started out with really light hair and the older they get, the darker it gets. My first started out with really light blonde hair and now (age 4y) he has med. brown hair. My 2nd started with a bit darker blonde and now (age 2 1/2y) he has dark brown hair. My 3rd started out with really red hair and now (age 6m) he has light brown with red highlights! (I was sad..I wanted the red to stay) It's funny how all kids start out one way and end up another! And that they all do it differently! I guess we'll never -really- know what they'll look like till they're teens! (or maybe older! lol)

It can take awhile to change. Baby hair tends to fall out completely around 5 months, and it can grow bac and be something quite different!

My daughter had blue eyes when she was born--very blue. But both my husband and I have brown eyes. We were both able to come up with relatives that had blue eyes, so it was possible (blue eyes are recessive, not dominant as someone else posted). Her pediatrician told me if the eyes were still blue at 6 months, they weren't going to change. Well, they did change at 18 months. First, they changed to green. Around 2, her eyes were totally brown. They're still gorgeous though!

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My 1st child was born with blonde hair and blue eyes and those never changed. My 2nd was born with light hair and blue eyes and her hair went from light blonde, to redish, to dirty blonde and her eyes stayed blue. She was around 3-4 months when her hair stuck to the color that it is now.

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My son had dark brown hair and blue eyes when he was born. After his hair fell out and came back in it was blonde. It is still blonde but his dad was blonde until he was 13 or 14 years old. I have blue eyes on my side of the family and so does his dad. Some people say the eyes change by three but you never know. I would would be happy she is happy and healthy. Blue eyes are nice but most sensitive to the sun. make sure she wears sunglasses.

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ONe of my girls had blue eyes until she was just past 2, then they turned a golden brown. Her hair was jet black when she was born--she looked Mexican like her dad. People tell her there is no way she is hispanic at all.. She is pale skinned (though does not burn in the sun unless no spf) and her hairhs lightened to a dark brown with reddish and sometimes dark blond highlights. My LO had dark hair when she was born and I sometimes wonder if she will be blond she she gets older since it has really lightened.
BTW, I am blond w/blue/green eyes and my husband has black hair and dark brown eyes. You never know what you end up with.

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All 3 of my kids were born with dark brown hair and blue eyes , by 4 or 5 months their hair had changed to the colour it is now which is mousy blonde , the 2 girls still have blue eyes but my sons eyes are now green like his dad , but I do not recall when those changed (I only noticed recently they are no longer blue and he's 7 lol!!). Our kids do not have hair colour like mine or their dad , he is very dark haired almost black and I am a redhead , but my 3rd child (girl) does seem to have my fair skin.

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my son went through a period (can't remember exactly, but it was this age or later, maybe three to six months) where he lost all his hair for a little while. then his hair started growing back in, and it was curlier but still dark like when he was born. he lost that baby-fine whispiness and it came in thick and curly. his eyes were always "dark" when he was first born. people asked me what color they were (we have out of state family) and i just said "dark". they would look either super dark gray or black, or dark brown, or bluish brownish black. more blue when he was first born for sure but they stayed just very DARK. i knew he would never have blue eyes (i have blue, my husband has brown) but they are now darker than his dad's, they are almost black like his paternal grandmother who has indian in her. it could go either way, but if they are still a true blue or a gray blue, i would say there's a good chance they'll stay blue. congrats if so! lol i always wanted blue-eyed babies. but i'm pretty happy with my brown-eyed one i have to say, too :)

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i know my nieces' both showed their true hair colour and eye colour by 6 months. i can't wait to see what my son has (he's almost 3 weeks) but I'm hoping for a redhead/blue eyes like me as well :)

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I was platinum blond till I was 5. Then it turned dark brown.....and stayed that way.

My 11 month old daughter was born with red hair and it has stayed. Her eyes were blue blue but now they are grey blue. I read somewhere that by nine months eye color stays.

Hair is interesting how it changes. My first son was born very blonde and it darkened as he grew older. It actually all fell out around four months and grew back darker. His eyes are hazel.

Second child was born with dark brown hair almost black. It never fell out. His eyes are brown. Ironically, both boys now have the same color hair (brown).

Genetics are incredibly interesting.

It can take awhile to change. Baby hair tends to fall out completely around 5 months, and it can grow bac and be something quite different!

My daughter had blue eyes when she was born--very blue. But both my husband and I have brown eyes. We were both able to come up with relatives that had blue eyes, so it was possible (blue eyes are recessive, not dominant as someone else posted). Her pediatrician told me if the eyes were still blue at 6 months, they weren't going to change. Well, they did change at 18 months. First, they changed to green. Around 2, her eyes were totally brown. They're still gorgeous though!

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I doubt that you'll actually know what color your child's eyes and hair will be until they're older, say in grade school and even then you can't be sure they'll stay that color. It's been my experience that our eye and hair colors can change thru out our lives but also they don't necessarily change. Two of my brothers still have blue eyes very similar to the blue that they were born with. Neither on has much hair now. smile

I started out with very blue eyes which stayed that color for all of my childhood. Sometime in my early 20's they started to take on a greenish tinge and then sometime during the years they added a brown color. I don't have a name for their color now. They're a mixture of colors similar to my mother's. My father had clear blue eyes as did his mother.

Some would say the color of our eyes is influenced by our diet. I don't know if that is true. My eyes could've become this mixture of colors because of genetics. My mother's eyes were always more brown than blue and green. My eyes are still more blue/green but now also have brown in them.

My granddaughter and grandson were both born with definite eye color. My granddaughter's were brown soon after birth and my grandson's were blue. My grandson who is now 7 still has very clear blue eyes. My granddaughter's eyes are getting more green in them as the years go by. She's 10 now. Their mother has always had clear blue eyes and a dark complexion with curly dark hair. My granddaughter's father is black and has definite brown eyes. My grandson's father, who has a Spanish ethnic background, also has a dark complexion and very dark eyes. My grandson is fair skinned with dirty blonde hair and very clear blue eyes. His hair was close to the same color it is now when he was born but it became a light blonde during his early years, sometime during the first few months, and has reverted back to a darker color now.

This is similar to the way my brothers and my hair color changed. We were born dark blonde, had very blonde hair during the toddler years and and then hasdarkened over time into a light brown until it reversed and became gray and then white. lol

This is all to say that everyone is different and even the color of our eyes and hair can change as we mature. At the same time, some people's eye and hair colors stay close to the same. One reason for this is our genetic background. To more accurately predict eye, hair, and skin color, as well as all the other characteristics we have, one has to go back several generations and study the genetics.

Genetics is interesting. I learned about it in science class in high school but I remember very little now. One thing that struck me so strongly that I've remembered it is that a child can be born not looking like either parent. At the time "they" called this a "throw back." I've heard of 2 white parents having a black child and not knowing that there were black genes in their family background were sure the hospital had made a mistake.

If you want to know more about the potential for your child's eye and hair color Google genetics and make a chart of his ancestors. We did that for science class. I enjoyed doing it.

Since blue is a dominant gene, my guess is her eyes will stay blue. Hair on the other hand can change quite a bit as she grows, but it sounds like it will be a reddish brown. I've never known anyone that had blue eyes until they were older and then they changed to a different color, usually within 3 mos they will change to their natural color. Of course there are exceptions to every rule! I would ask her pediatrician at her next appointment and see what they think.

Hi there,

I found out from my sons pediatric opthamologist that their eyes can change color until they are 5. My firends little girl had the most beautiful blue eyes until she was 3.5 years old, when they suddenly turned hazel. So although I am hoping my son will also keep his baby blues it will be many years before we know for sure... just enjoy them while they have them :)

I've enjoyed reading all the stories! How interesting!

Well, My oldest was born with peach colored hair. It was so interesting, and the NICU nurses said they had never seen anything like it. It turned blond eventually and she developed a big chunk/streak of white in the front. She's seven now and it's still white, although the rest of her hair has a combination of dark and light blond. My second was brunette at birth, turned blond about 6-9 months later, and then strawberry blond by 18 months. My third was born and stayed brunette. All three had and have beautiful blue eyes.

My fourth was born with blue eyes and brown hair. I have blue eyes, my dad has blue eyes, but my mom has dark hazel/brown eyes and my husband has brown eyes and his dad has hazel eyes and his mom has brown eyes. By the time she was 15 months she had brown eyes (they were hazel for a little while) and her hair has stayed brown although the shade has varied.

Have fun! Take pictures and document ages because eventually you'll forget.

Just wanted to share....

9 times out of 10, babies (white or white mix) are born with blue eyes and start to show signs of changing around 6 months of age. You won't really know their "true" color until they are about 1 year. (Give or take a few months) I have 3 boys and they all started out with rich, dark blue eyes and now my to older boys have light brown/hazel and blue/green hazel! (still waiting for the youngest's eyes to change) As for hair, that can go anyway and change at anytime! lol All my boys started out with really light hair and the older they get, the darker it gets. My first started out with really light blonde hair and now (age 4y) he has med. brown hair. My 2nd started with a bit darker blonde and now (age 2 1/2y) he has dark brown hair. My 3rd started out with really red hair and now (age 6m) he has light brown with red highlights! (I was sad..I wanted the red to stay) It's funny how all kids start out one way and end up another! And that they all do it differently! I guess we'll never -really- know what they'll look like till they're teens! (or maybe older! lol)

You have lots of answers already and I don't have time to read them all so I hope I'm not repeating too much.
My husband is Italian, both parents brown eyes. He has the most beautiful blue eyes. Somewhere there was a recessive blue eyed gene on both sides of his family, mom's and dad's, to get the blue eyes.
My mom has blue-green eyes and my dad had dark brown eyes. Seven of us kids with 3 having blue-green eyes, 3 dark brown eyes, and 1 green-brown eyes. My dad's mom had gorgeous blue eyes and he passed that gene to 3 of us.
So you need to look at your side of the family to see if you might carry the recessive blue eyed gene. You have determined whether your daughter will be blue or brown eyed - its a toss of the dice.
So many kids in our families and we have found that most eyes change color by age 2. However, my older brother's eyes changed to his green-brown at age 4, and I have had 1 niece who did the same. So there can be variations in that age.
Red hair is a recessive gene so your husband has to have the red hair gene to pass that to your baby. I actually know of a family with 6 children where the father had blonde hair and the mother had dark brunette, and ALL 6 children were varying shades of red. Go figure... But both families had to have a red gene.
In the end, it won't matter what color of hair or eyes your daughter has - she is perfect in every way already. Don't you think? :-)

My guess would be you're going to have a blue eyed auburn haired beautiful little girl. My kids have brown eyes, and were born with blue as you say. They were not bright blue though, but a "muddy" shade that changed within the first weeks. If her eyes are still clear blue, they will probably stay that way. People will tell you that first hair falls out, but my youngest never did. She had the same almost black hair you mention, and a ton of it. It never fell out, but grew out brown, making her look like she had a dye job growing out with brown roots. Your little girl at least carries one of your recessive genes for red, but it should have been apparent when she was born if she had very red hair herself. She will likely end up with a pretty brown shade with lots of red in it. Striking.
Congratulations!

im in almost the same boat! except for the hair color thing lol. but i have brown eyes and my fiance has really pretty blue eyes with a dark ring around the outside. my babygirl was born with bright bright bright blue eyes and i was SO excited for her!!! then they started to get a little bit darker blue. then around 5mo they got light again but a dark ring around the outside just like daddy. she is 6 months now still with blue eyes :)

people say it usually starts to stick around 6-7 months, but dont depend on it. thats just what i was told.

i have a few friends even, whom the father has dark eyes and the mother has bright bright sky blue eyes, and the child from both of those couples also ended up having the mothers bright sky blue eyes. its so weird because brown is usually dominant.

and for hair, we both have dark hair, but my mom has blonde. my babys hair is sooo thin that we cant tell yet. sometimes it looks blonde, other times it can look brownish. so i think for hair it'll take longer to figure out the actual color. until it grows out more... but then again my fiances hair was blonde as a child then as he got older it got darker. so hair is a mystery to me!!

:)

Just saw this and thought I'd post! My husband has brown eyes and I have blue eyes. I just assumed our kids would get brown eyes since it is dominant. Both of my children were born with a rich blue color (not really that slate blue color you hear about).
Our first child is now coming up on 4 yr.s old and has bright blue eyes.
Our second child had kind of medium/rich blue eyes until about 5.5 months at which point she started getting brown specs closer to the pupil. Then those brown specs slowly got bigger until now, at age 21 months, her eyes appear totally brown. The outer rim of the iris is actually still a dark grey/blue/hazel, but you can only see it outdoors in bright light.
Anyway, it was several months from me first spotting the brown specs until her eyes had the appearance of brown eyes instead of blue.

Hair color was pretty evident in both my kids: My first had light/medium brown hair at birth, which is now blonde and my second had dark brown hair at birth which is now light brown.

I kept my bluish purple eyes until I was about two when they turned brown. My parents thought they might stay, since it took them awhile to change and my brother has blue eyes. When I was about 10 they turned hazel and I still have hazel eyes now. I also had very light blonde hair until I was about 10 and then it gradually got darker. Later it lighten back up just a little bit.

My son is 2. He was born w/ reddish blond hair and BEAUTIFUL blue eyes. His eyes stayed blue up until a few months ago. Now they are grey blue. Still pretty but no where near the blue he had when he was born. Even his peditrician was shocked to see his blue eyes go. His eyes are like mine, but i have some brown in them (very light traces), dad has hazel with brown hair. Chances are he will have dirty blond hair, like mom :) so any child can change, even later in age. just depends i guess.

My oldest daughter has dark brown eyes. We knew they would be brown within a week of her birth. Her hair was also dark brown almost black, but most of it fell out. Then when it started growing back it was dark brown.

My youngest daugther, if I remember correctly, it took about 6 months to a yaar to determine she would have green eyes.

I was born with black curly hair and brown eyes. My mom says she cried the first time she saw me and didn't believe I was her baby.
By the time I was a year old, my hair was blonde, and I still had brown eyes.
That's what I have to this day.
My sister was bald headed and fuzzy blonde when she was born but now she has brown hair.
My kids have blue eyes like everybody else. And blonde hair like mine. My daughter's is a little darker blonde, but my son is as blonde as blonde gets. My ex husband was certain his his hair would turn darker, but he's 15 and no change in sight. He's like me, even the hairs on his legs are blonde so I think that's a pretty good indication.

It's hard to predict how kids will turn out eventually...I guess that's part of the fun of it.

Take lots of pictures!

Best wishes!

my son looked like an indian baby when he was born. he has dark hair with red highlights in the sun. so do I. his eyes were very dark blue and changed to brown around 2. my youngest on the other hand was born blonde and blue and is 2 1/2 and still that way. the catch is me and both of my brothers were blonde as babies and were about 6 before our hair changed colors. we have one who has dark hair my youngest brother.

I am dark in the winter and red highlights in the summer. my older brother is light brown with red highlights in the sun. so My guess is 2 on the eyes and 6 on the hair.

Actually, blue is a recessive gene. If she has blue eyes, then they will stay that way. About the color, well, by first born had bright and I mean BRIGHT red hair when he was born. My second had dark brown. Now they look like a little matched set of strawberry blonde kids. My husband had bright blonde almost white hair until he was about seven. It's brunette now. So who the heck knows!

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