skin tone

Sarah - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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My son is bi-racial. His daddy his brown skinned nd Im white,pretty pale too. My son is not even 4 months old and he's not very dark. He is darker than me though. But alot of white people tell me he's so light skinned but most of my friends which are black tell me it's not bout complexion of the parents and that his color hasnt completely changed yet. So when does a baby really have its full color?

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Charley - posted on 07/15/2010

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so this question goes back to thinking were racsim why does it matter if ur child is light medium dark who cares what if the baby came out and was white then wat

Marlena - posted on 07/14/2010

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it depends, my son was very light for a long time, id say til he was 2 1/2 or 3 but when my daughter was born in january she was the same complexion as he is now. so you pretty much just have to wait and see

Evelyn - posted on 07/13/2010

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His complexion well change alot. So don't be worried about it. Once hes active to going out side he will became darker then in the winter lighter. The complexion he is now is just that. Its not going to change until he's able to be outside in the sun for a tanning. I'm bi-racial my self so I have a pretty good idea.lol Hope this info helps.

Paige - posted on 07/12/2010

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You are pretty pale so he may be what he is going to be. I have 2 kids by my ex-husband. He was fairly light skinned and I am white. My son ended up darker than my ex and my daughter is very light. For example, she is going to the 9th grade this coming year and one of her friends just found out last year that she was half black. He had no idea and they have been in class together since kindergarten. Every child is going to be different but they are all beautiful!

Kelly - posted on 07/08/2010

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it should not matter as long as he is healthy, and well cared for if other people don't like it that's their problem, my boys are happy that they have a white mother and a black father , they know where they stand in this life and they know that they are well cared for and loved

Melanie - posted on 07/08/2010

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Does it really matter how dark or light he is going to be? As long as he is healthy that would be enough isn't it?

Elyse - posted on 07/06/2010

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Glad I'm not the only one getting grief! My daughter is really light too, and gradually getting darker. I am white, and very fair skinned, and her father is mixed (but so light people think he's hispanic)... and we have so many haters saying negative things about OUR daughter. How dark do they want her to be... I'd say if she came out any darker then people would question it too. I'm in a lose lose situation, but my nephew is 1/2 black 1/2 white and he didnt get to his darkest until he was almost 4... and the sun has made him much darker too. All of my firends with bi-racial babies have told me to wait at least 2 if not 3 years to see how dark she will be!

And girl you should just tell people to mind their business and take care of thier own... listen to your friends and be proud the two of you made a perfect son! Black, White, Blue, Green, Purple... shouldn't matter! :-]

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I am mixed with white(English),black and Native American.I married an Italian.My oldest daughter who is in college;her father is Spanish,her skin is white(she was born with dark blond hair and blue eyes,they are now hazel),my youngest daughter by my husband looks completely white with hazel eyes(she was born with red hair and blue eyes),and my son has a yellowish tint to his skin,but in the winter he is fairskinned with black hair(he also had blue eyes when he was born and they are light brown now).I never had anyone come up and ask me were they my kids,I guess because I gave them the look like I dare you,LOL :).But,we're living in Texas in a small country-like city for 3 years now; and the people stare at me as well when I'm by myself.I have really long curly hair,so I wear it in a hip length braid and they are trying to figure out how I got this hair since I'm a caramel complexion.People are just ignorant and don't know genetics.My kids are all teens,so they kept the same skin tones since they were babies.

Vivian - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son is mixed black n white... he looks white! There was this lady who had twins that looked just alike but one was white and one was brown... mom was white dad was black... so ur child may get dark or may not! IDK!!

Kelly - posted on 07/02/2010

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as he gets older he will get a little darker as he grows, my oldest son is darker, and my other son is light and he is 11yrs old, don't worry he will be normal and everyone will love him as he is .

Lysette - posted on 07/02/2010

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Does it really matter what skin tone he will have...? We mothers of mixed children are so offended about racism etc. but many of us are so fixated on color and hairtype its rediculous... I have seen so many questions about these topics... I wonder if we are any different from the people who judge us for having mixed babies... If skin and hair matters that much have a baby with someone of your own race so you will have a better idea of how the baby comes out...

Maybe I am overreacting... Just can't stand all the people coming up to my son and commenting on how white he is and then checking ears and fingers to see how dark he will get...

Venessa - posted on 07/01/2010

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I don't know how true it is ... but my grandmother told me with girls look at the aeriole (spelling??) coloring, and on little boys, their testicles color is more reliable.... is it true, I don't know....

Angie - posted on 07/01/2010

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Sarah,

My oldest son is also bi-racial and he was born looking like a little white baby! He started getting darker at a year old.

Charlena - posted on 06/30/2010

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my daughter was white with blue eyes when she was an infant , im black and her father is mexican , my daughter is still white with blue/ green eyes and shes three now . her color hasnt changed nor her eyes so he probably already has his full color lol

Deborah - posted on 06/30/2010

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He may never get real dark, i'm white and my husband is african but light skinned, so our son is a mix of the two shades. He usually looks like he is hispanic. My son is 3 1/2 and has always looked like this.

Gretchen - posted on 06/30/2010

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my son is the same way, he even has straight hair. everyone keeps saying just to wait in a year he will look completely different.

Annette - posted on 06/30/2010

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My son didn't change until he was 5 and now he's darker than me. My daughter is 8 and barely gets to a "toast" color in the summer. It varies. In the meantime, apply sunscreen. Both of my kids have burned before, so it doesn't matter how dark they get.

Tyera - posted on 06/25/2010

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my children are half white and black and i know now u never really know what to expect!!! I remember when my oldest now 9 was born and she was already super dark at day 5, and to this day i get asked where i adpoted from as she looks full... My son on the other hand was white as white could be. Grey eyes, light straight brown hair, but by the time he hit 8 months his hair changed to tight curls and a caramel skin tone came out after his 1st summer, and never faded..but he's still light and you can only tell when you see his hair that he's mixed and the light eyes changed to honey color. My newest 3 week girl is darker than my oldest already..... and im in the opposite boat then u, wondering if the newest will lighten up.... but he should still darken a bit, as they grow i noticed even my oldests color still changed a bit...

Renee - posted on 06/25/2010

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My Mya is 2 1/2 she's light and has been the same color since about 6-9 months.A ped who was black when she was in the hospital at 10 days looked for melanin spots and told me she has none she probably won't get much darker at all.

Ginger - posted on 06/23/2010

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A nurse told me to check the genitals and tips of ears, Although I am fair skinned all my kids are mixed. My girls got their color around 2 or 3. My son is very fair like me His fathers family calls him "clear" Looks just like his father but white like me. Use sunscreen! Cuz they really burn easily til the pigment kicks in.

Nicole - posted on 06/23/2010

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one factor alot of ppl don't take into account is how much time your child will spend in the sun when he's older. I'm pale white and my husband is a nice chocolate color, our son is a deep tan. But the only reason he's as dark as he is is because we go to the beach and swim in outdoor pools often. His butt is almost as pale as me. lol. So, while their skin color more then likely will darken somewhat it really depends on how often they are in the sun as they age.

Heather - posted on 06/22/2010

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my daughter is 1 and she is as white as me..her dad is black (super dark) she just took after me i guess. i didn't know it could be up to 3 or 4 years old before they change as Rachael said above. I figured by now if she hadn't changed she wasn't going to..i guess i'll keep waiting as well

Ashley - posted on 06/22/2010

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i heard the same thing but i have twins and my babies father is black and i am spanish and i am very light skin so my son is really light like me and my daughter is dark not as dark as her father but dark and ppl r alway so amazed dat they r twins cuz their skin tones r so different.

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my son is also really light and many people have told me that they couldn't even tell he was mixed because of his skin combined with his hair. i've been told to look at the nail beds and behind the ears for final color, and that it won't come in fully until 3 to 4 years of age

Serene - posted on 06/21/2010

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I have a 2 year old son that is darker then me and i just had his sister 2 weeks ago and i was told that she is going to be pale. Their dad is black and I am white, pale.. So it all depends but, look at the tips of the ears and that will tell you what color your childs skin tone will be.

Manige - posted on 06/21/2010

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The wives tale is look at the tops of his ears and his cuticles to tell his final and darkest color. My daughter was very fair in the beginning, now she is just a few shades lighter than me. Give it 2 or 3 years. He is still so young you can't really tell what his hair or skin will be like yet.

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