mixed race children
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Ashley - posted on 06/30/2011
my baby girl is bi-racial and is 7 months bout to be 8 months and she is lighter than me (really white) with blonde loose curly hair just like mine and blue eyes. Her dad and his family had doubts because she was so light-skinned so we had a DNA done. Sure enough, she was his and he is pretty dark. I was surprised when she ddnt turn any darker and came out with blonde hair and blue eyes. So sometimes mixed babies can just look completely white and stay that way.. Nothing to worry about
Janya - posted on 11/23/2012
I have 5 mixed race children the older 3 have afro hair brown eyes and brown skin. My 4th has brown skin blue eyes and brown curly hair not afro and my 5th is white skin with blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair! It really doesn't matter as all my kids a beautiful. I guess some genes are stronger than others. ..
Daniela - posted on 02/09/2010
My little one came out very fair like his daddy. I had to do a double take when he was born because I was sure he would look more like me! He has light brown hair and blue eyes and fair skin unlike me who is bi-racial with caramel skin, dark eyes, and dark hair. No matter though...I LOVE my little man with all my heart and wouldn't change a thing, just like I'm sure you feel ;)
As for NOT talking about things like that on here...well, where else CAN you talk about these things if not here???
Natalie - posted on 02/08/2010
Not every child gets a color. It all depends on the genes!
My daughter is 2 and looks like me... people can't tell she's biracial unless my son is with us who is a bit darker and looks like his daddy. That's when people see they're both biracial.
So, don't expect anything... every child is unique and there isn't a certain way they have to look
Christine - posted on 07/21/2011
I don't think this is an ignorant question. And, I think it's rude for those to think it is an ignorant or unnecessary question. This blog is for people to be able to ask questions to those who have dealt with similar situations. It is not for people to be condescending to one another. I am pregnant and my child will be mixed and I DO wonder what color he or she will be. It's a natural thought and I think it's okay to wonder. NO matter what, people are going to love their kids no matter what color they are but it's okay to wonder! Stop being so mean to people who are asking genuine questions that are on their mind. This makes people not want to engage in a blog when people are so condescending and rude about the questions being asked. Be respectful.
i kind of thought like you. my son is half white, half black and while i didn't expect him to be dark i thought he would be a little more in the middle. i don't care what color her is long as he is healthy, but the mixed kids in my family usually end up on the darker end so that is what i was expecting. supposedly by about 1 they have reached the color thewy will stay. he might tan easily in the sun though, but that's about it
Crystal - posted on 02/13/2010
I have two boys 4 and 5. It took them a good year to get a nice color on them. But it changes with the season even now. My boys are half black but when you see the oldest most think he's mexican because he light. My youngest is real dark but when he under 6mths he was real light. in the summer they get darker especialy the older one since he light so it just all depends.
Brandy - posted on 02/13/2010
i have 3 girls... the twins look like me(white) and my youngest look identical to her daddy(black) my youndest was born as white as iam with jet black hair and now she is darker than the twins.... they all got there daddy hair though!!
Christa - posted on 02/12/2010
my son is three months old and his dad is african american and i am english/ irish...my baby is as white if not whiter than I am and has the most striking blue eyes and very black thin straight fine hair....who knew I expected him to look nothing like me, i was very surprised...however he has his daddys facial features and is absolutly adorable...I just hope he doesnt end up sunburning as baddly as I do lol!
whoa okay, she's just asking a question! I highly doubt she cares what color he is or she wouldn't have made him. She probably heard that from other people. My son very very white looking when he was born and I heard the same thing (that they will darken as they get older) I have to admit I was surprised, when I pictured what my kid would look like a pictured a brown little baby. LOL I couldn't have cared less though and neither does my husband! If she had an issue with color I doubt she would have married her husband.
Patience - posted on 02/10/2010
I am sorry to say, but that is the most ignorate question I have ever heard of. Who cares if your baby is darker skin or litter skin. Colour should NOT be an issue.S/He is apart of YOU. If you have an issue on how light or dark they will be then you should have never had them in the first place.
Lisa - posted on 02/09/2010
just a funny question...what colour are you hoping for? some babies strike a happy medium of being the colour of both parents combined which is usually lighter than the darker parent ( tan, caramel etc) but its got to do with genetics too...if he's "still looks very white." as you've stated chances are he's not going to be much darker than he is now....all that aside he's all yours regardless of what colour he is or isn't.
My oldest son is 11 and bi-racial and I'm still waiting! lol I have 4 kids actually and 2 have dark hair and eyes and 2 are very fair with blue eyes. They all have fair skin. They do tan very nice though! I'm Irish so I can't tan at all. I notice that their skin did get a little darker as they got older but not much.
Michelle - posted on 02/08/2010
pls dont do this...pl on here will try slughter you for asking this question!
Your baby will probably stay exactly how he is, children who are mixed tend to have thier 'colour' by the age of 3 months...my friends little boy has a Black father and she is white, and thier baby is white with blue eyes, dark hair but soft and straight and hes 8 months old now. My daughter on the other hand is very tanned with black eyes (yes black not brown) her daddy is Black and Im white. He may be this 'colour' all his life and you shouldnt wish him to be 'black' or 'whatever you wish him to look like, cause hes a child and thats all that matters...you may notice if you go on holiday when hes a bit older that he tans very easily. At the end of the day your genes are stronger this time, if you have another child, your partners genes may come out stronger and your child be darker.
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