My bi-racial (white/black) daughter's skin and hair

Alexa - posted on 07/29/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6 months old and has a olive color skin tone and brown straight hair. Will this change? Her father is Chocolate color and I am pale.. Everyone says she looks like an italian baby! I was just wondering if this changes at a certain age or is this how she will be?? Either way I love her just the same:)

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Alledra - posted on 08/09/2010

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Well my son will be one tommorrow. He started out very pale until about three months. Then he was as dark as me. Now since the summer he's lighter but with a reddish tan. He had straight hair until seven months then it curled. he's getting a cut tommorrow so it will be straight again until it grows out. So genes are at play here and nothing else. No one can put a date on what your child will be. My cousins get lighter as they got older and their hair became coarser. And my friend's son got darker(he looks black) and his hair is straight with blue eyes.

Andrea - posted on 08/04/2010

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My daughter is 5 - her father is a Spaniard and I am American black.. She was quite white when she was born and over the days, she got darker. She's got a good balance of the two colors so..and lovely curly hair. Many people think she's Mexican when they see her - just depends on both parents genes..

Cheryl - posted on 08/02/2010

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I know I late in getting to reply. Just want to say #1 you have a beautiful baby girl.
I'm a 55 yr old grandmother and have two biracial children that are grown now. My daughter is 35 and my son is 27 now. My sister-in-law once said to me little girls take after their fathers and boys take after their mothers. I have to agree. When my daughter was born she looked like a little baby from India. Straight black hair, pinkish skin which turned light coffee color. Now there is no mistake she is black hair and all. My son is very light skined with dark curly hair which got thicker as he got older and with each hair cut.

But, no matter how they turn out in looks we love them for who they are not what they look like right?
Enjoy your baby and marvel at the changes you will see as she grows.

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Tara - posted on 08/12/2010

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Well I am new to the circle so sorry for the late reply. I have 4 bi-racial children 2 boys by one dad and 2 girls by the other dad. The boys dad is light skined with green eyes (both parents are dark skinned) our oldest son is darker than he is and has dark brown eyes and the typical black mans hair, or second son is only 2 shades darker than me with green eyes, with brown wavy hair thats my texture. My 2 girls father is real dark skinned, and the older daughter is caramel complected with really curly hair thats both textures, and the little one is mocha complected with wavy hair thats more my texture, so like a few women have said you cant put a time on when or if they will get darker it all has to do with the bloodline.

Amy - posted on 08/05/2010

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I am very pale myself and my Fiance is dark skinned. Maddie my baby came out very pale like her momma. She stayed that till just recently when we went to the beach for a week and she is now very tan but not dark. Her hair was straight until around 8m and now it is becoming curly. She also has bright blue eyes that suprise alot of people. Some people woulnt even know she was mixed.

Tammy - posted on 08/03/2010

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My children were born with straight as a board, heavy hair, no wave to it whatso ever. it didn't start turning curly till they were about 1 1/2 mo. old then by 2 1/2 they had full blown afros with large curls

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I think it's a bit early to tell what your child will turn out to look like! My son is 13months and significantly darker than when he was born, but he's a nice medium caramel, dark brown eyes and hair. His hair was straight straight until he turned about 10 months, then it started to curl. Now it's curly, but after he's had a hat on it's pretty straight lol. My own hair was bone straight until I was about 4, then it was like I stuck my finger in a plug or something! It's very curly and I've had people confused about my background when my hairs down (it's very curly and full, brown in colour) but I'm pale with freckles, yet I tan.. weird right. So who knows! Things change. I'd just wait it out and enjoy the changes as they come!

Cheryl - posted on 08/03/2010

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Keep in mind your child is not only a mix of you and your husband, but of your entire gene pool. Some genes are more recessive than others.

Angela - posted on 08/03/2010

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I noticed with both my children a dark line coming down from their forehead and it eventually went down their whole body. by around 9 months they were at the potential color. Sometimes the genes of one parent takes over more than the other. Hair doesn't usualy go from straight to curly so I personally don't think that will change. It is usualy the opposite.

Tammy - posted on 08/02/2010

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This is kind of private and a delicate situation but the head nurse at the hospital told me how you can tell if they will be dark or not is if the inside of her private area is light pink she will be pale, if it is dark she will turn a darker color. she told me when they were two days old that they would be olive and have softer hair, she showed me how she could tell and they are a beautiful olive complextion with softer ringlets. One twin is a little darker and courser.When they were born they looked asian from hair, eyes and skin color, my husband raised his eyebrows at me!! We still laugh about that

Joie - posted on 07/31/2010

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Yeah when my son was born he was whiter than me and now as you can see he is a mocha brown!!!They will get darker as they grow up I wouldn't worry; bi racial children are gorgeous no matter what!!!

Brianne - posted on 07/31/2010

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I'm black and white and have those same features(: well, my hair is super curly naturally, but it straightens perfectly smooth and straight too. I've always wondered why I looked different from the other "mixed" girls but I realize that I love being different(:

Starr - posted on 07/31/2010

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My daughter had straight as a board black hair and pale skin. She looked Asian! But around 6months she got coarse curly hair that is more of a dark brown/black. Her skin darkened more at 8 months. Its almost like she got a tan and never lost it! My son is 8 months his hair curled around 2 months and he is still a lot lighter than his sister. Laugh if you want but I hear they get lighter the more youhave! We will see. But I can almost garuntee you thew curls will come.

Jenny - posted on 07/31/2010

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My bd is half black half white&native american. He was born tan complected he looked latino. But now he's black looking to me maybe not fully but he surely isn't latino. Babies tend to look lighter than what they grow up to be. I'm of spanish portuguese and possibly native american descent and both my parents were born with lighter hair and blue eyes people are just different as babies. It's just a stage in life really.

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All of my 3 teens came out with white skin and blue eyes,my oldest daughter had dark blond straight hair,my youngest daughter had red straight hair,and my son had black straight hair.Well,my girls hair turned curly when they hit 1 years old,and my son's hair stayed straight until he hit puberty,then he developed loose curls.Another thing,the girls had looser curls almost straight until they hit puberty and their hair got more curlier.They both still have white skin,my son has a slight tan complexion.I have one in college and two in high school.Everyone thinks my son is Asian,and my daughter are white.Just give it a while and see what happens.I'm mixed myself,so I think it played a role in how they developed their physical features and skin tones.

Tuenesha - posted on 07/30/2010

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Im wondering the same thing! I am the one who is chocolate, lol and the father is from Germany. Damien came out shockingly white, lol and he is still super light to this day(he is 6 weeks now) I am black/american indian so I have fine hair as it is, but Damien has beautiful straight very fine hair and honestly im praying it stays that way lol. My boyfriend always says if he hadnt seen Damien come out himself he never would have believed he was ours, lol. He didnt look mixed at all

Heather - posted on 07/29/2010

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Its hard to tell because every child is different. My 2 children were pale when born and are significantly darker complected now. My daughter ( my youngest) is still lighter than my son, but neither are pale anymore. My son doesnt even looked biracial, he is a caramel color. I know some people have kids that are always pale, looking like other races. like I said, it is hard to tell, just have to wait and see what happens.

Alexa - posted on 07/29/2010

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Thanx for all the commets....I guess I will have to wait and see all ya'll's children are beautiful!!

Tara - posted on 07/29/2010

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I've gone throught the same thing. My daughter's father is Carribean and I'm white and Inuit. My daughyter is pale and has straight hair. She's 16 months now and still doesn't have a curl. Some people tell me it can take a couple years and even into puberty. Your daughter is beautiful and I'm sure you'll see some change with time. Enjoy it it goes so fast.

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I'm still waiting. My son is half white and half jamaican and his hair was straight until about 7 months and has since gone curly but is still red and like white people hair. he has gotten darker but he is still prett ylight so i'm not sure about the skin changing.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 07/29/2010

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There are so many sayings and advice on if child will be or not be dark…I have heard there color comes In at 3months or even up to a year, but I think only time will tell. My son is Black and Korean and (im black and his father is Korean) everyone said he would darken up….well he’s 4months and still only a shade darker then his father. I believe he will stay light, but tan very well in the summer..lol and just like you I luv him all the same ;-)

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