mixed race children

Katie - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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i have a mixed race boy 7 months old but he still looks very white, how long did it take for ur child to get there colour?

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Ashley - posted on 06/30/2011

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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

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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. ..

Christine - posted on 07/21/2011

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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.

Jane - posted on 06/30/2011

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Both of my kids are mixed race, black and white. One is green-eyed with pale skin and blond curly hair. The other has brown eyes, caramel skin, and dark brown nappy hair. Isn't genetics marvelous?

Daniela - posted on 02/09/2010

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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???

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Lora - posted on 04/06/2014

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I have 3. 2 boys and 1 girl. Me white-Dad light skinned with 3 biracial grandparents. My first is now 13 almost 14. He was born blonde, blue eyed, fair skinned and his hair was even a slight reddish tint. The comments came back around eventually that my sister in law questioned if he was really her nephew to my husband. My cousin actually thought the same thing. How could the baby be part black?? Well, he is. He is still about as white as me. He just has a very light gold glow. His curls are still golden blonde. All 3 have 2 layers of color in their eyes-blue and green. The middle child and 3rd have brown curls and slightly darker skin, however very fair.

There is no guarantee your baby will get darker. You never know what genes will match up. My husbands cousin's mixed children have 3 totally different skin tones and hair color. One looks Indian with straight black hair, one blonde, one brown.

Codi Bernice - posted on 03/29/2014

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Both my kids looked mostly white when they were born... by around age 3 or so they gradually looked more African-American in skin tone and features.

Brianna - posted on 03/21/2014

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I have a 7 month old son. I am white and his father is Hispanic....my son is white as me. But I know that is him father. We were in a monogamous relationship and I wasnt even with some else but 9months before I even found out I was a month pregnant. And of course that was before I met my husband. I'm so confused. He looks like daddy. But he's white.lol. Icant explain his color... it might I say"lack if color" butbim so tired of hearing people tell my husband that the baby is too light to be his son. And it hurts my husband. He knows that's his so but if course it makes him feel bad because of everyone's comments. I want to do a DNA so he can take it with him everywhere for proof! But my question is that if my sons white but has extremely Brown testicles..is that a sign of mixed race? I have a four year old with my ex and his testicles are much whiter and his fatheris american. 

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i am white and my boyfriend is half black. our baby pretty much looks white, his legs seem a little darker than the rest of his body, he doesnt have any hair yet but from what little he has it looks blondish and he has brown eyes

Samantha - posted on 02/15/2010

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My sons dad is very dark and my son came out white and is now Carmel with blue eyes. It took about a year and a half for him to gain his color.

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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

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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

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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!!

Katie - posted on 02/13/2010

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this is very true, i have had alot f people telling me he will get darker as he gets older and i was just wondering, his coour does not bother me one bit. thanks for your support.

Katie - posted on 02/13/2010

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i dont have a problem, i thought things like these site were ment to help people not judge them when asking a question. i am very proud of my child and wouldnt change him for a thing, it was just a simple question.

Katie - posted on 02/13/2010

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yes i do love him no matter what i was judt unsure as he is my first and i agree this is the only place i could find aners,thanks

Christa - posted on 02/12/2010

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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!

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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

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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.

Robin - posted on 02/10/2010

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I am very pale white, my boyfriend is dark. Our 1 yr old son is just a little bit darker white than i am. U couldn't even tell he is even mixed!

Beth - posted on 02/10/2010

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Ok my sons dad is black and im white when he was born he had color but after his frist summer he got darker and now he is 15 but if people didnt know he was mixed they would think hes full black.

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2010

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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.

Summa - posted on 02/08/2010

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just because ur baby is half black isnt guaranteed they r going to be really dark, there colour will be what it will be and at his age prob already has his colour but im sure no matter what he is beautiful :)

Brandi - posted on 02/08/2010

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He is pretty much where he is going to be. Now i do have a 16 yr old who has gotten darker over the yrs. As she hit puberty during the summer she would get dark but would stop lighting up in the winter.

Natalie - posted on 02/08/2010

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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

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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

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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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