Will my daughters skin color chang as she gets older?

Nicole - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 66 moms have responded )

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My daughter is half black half white. She is two months old and has my olive skin color. Will her skin stay this color or will she get darker as she gets older?

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Jillian - posted on 09/11/2012

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I'm white and my husband is black, when our son was born, he looked white, he is 5 months old now and he is alot darker then when he was born.

Camille - posted on 07/27/2013

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My two month old body is the same color as the tip of his ears. Does this means that's the color he's going to be?

Felicia - posted on 02/19/2010

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i have a mixed child also. she too was very fair complected as an infant. the older she gets the more she is outside and in the sun. yes her complection will change. my daugher is lighter in the winter and darker in the summer. i use lots of sunscreen!!

Shekinah - posted on 11/07/2013

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Hard to say. My daughter was very light skinned when she first came and up until about 3. Around 4/5, when she started school, she started getting darker but still had a yellow undertone. Then last April (shes 6 now) we went to FL and whe she came back sh was orange and now she is a sugar brown and has "freckles" (little dots of lighter skin) on her nose. Its really weird and im dark skinned so idk what it is. My point you cant really go off anything to see how they will look later because my daughter was almost white, then yellow, now brown. I think it just depends on how much they play outside. Not sur eif shell go back to her other colors or not.

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Divya - posted on 09/01/2014

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When my daughter was born she was white complexion n when she grows up her white complexion got reduce.so in which color she s Goin to be. I just want to know can anybody help me.

Bobbie - posted on 04/10/2010

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I am not the best person to ask. My 5 children are half white and half African American. I was told their skin tone will be set by 2 years old. Also, look at the color of her ears. My husband always said our children would be the color of their ears. My oldest 2 are the darkest but my children are olive to fair toned. They are mistaken for hispanic more than black. hope that helps.

Kelly - posted on 04/10/2010

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I believe that it could change slightly either way but not enough for anyone except you would notice it.

Patricia - posted on 04/09/2010

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Does it really matter as long as u love her anyway she is I dont think skin color should be an issue unless u are hoping she be dark but my girl is half black & half Mex but she is light skinned like me but to me I would love her no matter what her skin color would of been or what people would think of it.

Nicole - posted on 04/09/2010

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I am half black and half white, when I was a little baby I had really light skin, but around 3 or 4 months I got really dark, but then I went back to medium dark. My kids who are 3/4 black and a 1/4 white did the same thing, my 4 year old is about the darkness as me and my 10 month old is a little lighter than me.

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My children are almost 2 and almost 4 and neither of them have changed color, with the exception of getting darker when they get extra sunlight in the summer. (They're both 1/2 black 1/2 white.) My son is relatively fair, like me, but has a little more yellow in his skin tone. My daughter is darker and has more pink in her tone. Even though they get a little darker in the summer it's still not a drastic change.

Lorri - posted on 04/09/2010

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She will get darker if she is an active outdoors child. During summertime my two boys get darker and not all of that color disipates so now they are a sugar brown color. Hope this helps. But no matter what the color, I love them bunches.

Kim - posted on 04/09/2010

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my son was born very light skinned, then got a little darker as the months past, by the time he was about a year he was as dark as he is now. It's hard to say if she will get darker or not, but if she does I wouldn't say it will be a lot.

Cory - posted on 04/08/2010

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hi nicole all really just depends and a few different factors. your daughter could become lighter or darker; when my daughter was born she looked like a china doll, a few months later she was almost as dark as me. now she seems to be settling somewhere in the middle so just see what happens.

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My son is the same. When he was born he was whiter then me. (a lot of eyebrows raised) but when he was about 4-6 months old he started to get color and his hair started to curl. Now our son is right in the middle of my color and my husbands.

Tamra - posted on 04/08/2010

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Hi, my answer is based on myself ... I'm mixed ( and so are my 3 children). There will definitely be variations of colour over the years with seasons and growth. It's hard to even say what the starting colour is after a while, but no matter what colour she will probably never reach either of the complexions of black or white. My best advice is not to "worry" about the final colour but enjoy the "rainbow" and the beautiful child she is!

Tammy - posted on 04/07/2010

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I agree with Felicia. I have a half Black/White daughter who is 3 and their looking at their skin right above the cuticle (it looks dirty) will be how dark they get and yes I agree with everyone else they get darker in the summer and lighter in the winter.

Felicia - posted on 04/06/2010

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My daughter is Latina and Black. When she was born she was very fair and darkened as she got older. She like myself (I'm african american) varies with the seasons. In the winter she and I lighten up (she more than me) and in the summer she gets darker. She does maintain a deep olive tone, but it does vary. Your daughter will probably do the same. She will have an olive tone and darken when she is in the sun a lot and lighten in the winter. Only time will tell.

Stacey - posted on 04/06/2010

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MY CHILDREN ARE HALF BLACK AND HALF WHITE. MY DAUGHTER LOOKS LIKE SHE IS SPANISH SHE HAS THAT COMPLEXION WITH DARK BROWN CURLY HAIR AND MY SON IS MUCH LIGHTER THAN SHE IS AND HE HAS BROWNISH BLONDE HAIR HE IS MORE CLOSER TO LOOKING WHITE THAN HIS SISTER. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT SKIN COLOR SHE IS SHE WILL ALWAYS BE BEAUTIFUL.

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son is half and half and 23 months, with lightly tanned (oh natural not by the sun) with blue eyes and blonde curly hair. When my husband is not with me, I have had a couple of ignorant people tell me I should put sun screen on him (which I do everytime we go out and so does my husband because the sun is not good for anyone for any long amount of time). when my son was born he had jet black hair that gradually faded. My hair is blond and my eyes are green. They will be what they will be and we will love them no matter what,

Brittni - posted on 04/06/2010

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My daughter's skin tone didn't change at all. She's been olive skin toned since she was born. Everyone said her color would come, but it didn't. My aunt, who's a nurse, said normally you can tell the color they'll be by the color of the ears, genetalia, and the color of the finger right above the finger nail. My daughter's is the same color so i never got to see if that theory was true but maybe you can

LaToya - posted on 04/06/2010

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I don't even ask questions like that because it doesn't matter to me what color my children are, they are beautiful! Someone told me to take my kids out in the sun so that they can get darker. What?! I said that the fact is that their skin color has already been determined. They will only become tanned, which is not good to do to your kids on purpose imo. Whatever color her skin, accept it. (I'm not being hostile... just telling it).

Lori - posted on 04/06/2010

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both of my kids are black and white, both started out very pale and olive in complection and now are a gorgeous carmel tan. i work very hard to protect there skin from the sun. good sun screen and hats to protect there faces ears and necks. during the summer they both can get very dark. they look like they went on vacation very brown with golden undertones. i say sunscreen, hats and shade if you want her to stay light. good luck, HUGS.

Amy - posted on 04/05/2010

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I have 2 biracial boys and a baby on the way. My oldest is much darker than our youngest. We always joke that our youngest is our white baby. However, he still has a tint that makes him darker than any white baby. My ped told us with our first that they do not get their true color until their first summer in the sun. That is when their pigments have a chance to grow and come to their natural color... this is true for all babies!!!! Both of my boys get dark in the summer... I am so jealous and I tan easily, just not as much as them : )

Tracy - posted on 04/05/2010

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You just never know! My cousin is half white and half black.....she is white as white can be with red curly hair. To be honest if her facial features didn't look like her dad's then you would never know she was half black.

Lois - posted on 04/04/2010

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My child is half black and half white. She is pretty light, with dark eyes and straight black hair with only a slight wave. She has white playmates who are darker! I thought she would get darker but she is four and as light as ever. Her father is of Hungarian and Irish descent.

Leona - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son is 7 months and was very tanned at birth and had a typical olive, mixed raced colour with blue eyes, which turned green and are now brown. He has got lighter and lighter as time goes on.

Nina - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hi, I have two daughters, my husband is white (Eastern-European) and I'm half Choctaw Indian and the rest of my ethnic make up is black, and white (English). Our eldest daughter is very fair, just as light as most of her summer tanned white friends...our younger daughter has an olive complexion.



My sister says to look at their ears...the color of the tips of the ears usually will give an indication. It may take a year or two before you'll know more of what complexion...at least that's how it was for me.



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By the way, our daughters are 12 and 8 years old. :)

Roberta - posted on 04/03/2010

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I have two girls. One 6 and one nearly 5. Both were really light at birth they have the same mother and father. I'm a really pale white woman and my husband is the color of a hershey chocolate bar. My older daughter is now a light carmel color and the little one is still really light, more of an olive complection. One thing is how much they are in the sun. If you use sun screen and how strong the suncreen is. But being biracial she could have any coloring. And again it won't be dark right off. But in the summer both my girls get darker. One just just gets much darker and the other just gets a little bit of color.

Ellen - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hi Nicole,
My son is also half black half white. When he was born he had olive skin, almost brwn, now he is 4 months old and is a lot whiter! (He has eczema so we think the ointments are making his skin lighten) BUT, I have had several people tell me that he will end up being the same skin color as the ends of his fingers just between his last knuckle and the nail, or the tops of his ears.

Monika - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son is 3 & was very, very light with very straight hair when he was born & now his color has come in & his hair is exactly like my husband's with perfect textured tight round curls when it's grown longer. My son is much lighter in the Winter & Spring, but he tans easily in the summer, when his skin looks more like mine. I always load him up w/ sunscreen. I am Black w/ some Creek Indian, Irish & English on my mom's side & my son's father is 1/2 Polish & 1/2 Irish. My husband gets more freckled & red in the Summer vs really tanning, so I'm glad my side is balancing that out for my son.

Heather - posted on 04/01/2010

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my daughter is 9 months old and half white/half black. she has super pale skin just like me with brown hair (blonde highlights) and blue/green eyes. Her hair is super curly and kinda coarse though. I really dont think she'll get any darker than she is, but i'm getting used to the thought of that. Good luck, hope everyone helped.

Roslyn - posted on 03/29/2010

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NICOLE IF YOUR CHILDS' EARS ARE DARKER THEIR SKIN TONE USUALLY WILL BECOME THE COLOR OF THEIR EARS.YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THEIR SKIN TURNS DARKER QUICKER IN THE SUN AND LITTLE NOSES BURN QUICKLEY SO KEEP SUNSCREEN HANDY AT LEAST SPF 30......

Shaconnie - posted on 03/25/2010

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My I ask, Why does it matter if your child's skin is going to darken? We really need to quit being so superficial about our "bi-racial" children. I think it's more important that they are getting enough nutrition or meeting their developmental milestones.

Amy - posted on 03/25/2010

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There is a chance that she will get darker. Im really pale. Im irish and german and when buying foundation its hard to find any that is light enough for me to wear. With that said my youngest son was as white as me when he was born. As he got older he didnt get much color and even at one point in pre preschool his teacher thought his dad was white. Until she asked why he was always calling my boyfriend dad. I explain that my boyfriend is his dad and she was amazed because his dad is really dark. He is now 11 and even though he is isnt "dark" or even "tan" he does have color. He gets more color in the spring and summer when he spends alot of time outside. During the winter you can tell he is mixed he is just really light and has freckles.

Amalea - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son is half mexican half white, and when he was born, he was very dark. Now he is 7, and he has a light tan skin, but he darkens some in the summertime. Ive noticed this year hes getting a couple light freckles on his face (Im covered in freckles) Every baby is different, youll get an idea of thier lifetime skin tone when theyre aroudn 2.

Rebecca - posted on 03/20/2010

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My daughter is half black and half mexican. She is 3 months and has not changed color. Her dad is pretty dark and i am very light. So i guess only time will tell!!

Janae - posted on 02/28/2010

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Maybe. My youngest daughter is black & mexican, cuban. So maybe. My baby was white now she's olive. Give it time.

ADRIENNE - posted on 02/27/2010

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My daughter is half black and half white. She is seven years old now but she's about the same complexion as your daughter. In the winter time she is very fair skined and has medium brown hair. In the summer time she gets a little darker (not much) and her hair color changes to almost blonde. Either way most people don't think that she is my child and will still ask me if she my child even after they hear her call me mommy.

Emma - posted on 02/27/2010

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I got a son of nearly 2 yrs and he's half Bangladeshi and half white british and he's dark, but our 11 month old son is nearly white u can never tell who there going to be like my doc said when i asked him he just said because there mixed race one can be dark one can be white there's no way of knowing

Jenna - posted on 02/26/2010

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i asked my doctor this question he said ones there a year thats pretty much there color just use alot of sun block to keep that color

April - posted on 02/24/2010

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Each child is different, I will tell you that when they are exposed to sun, even with LOTS of sunblock, they suck up the rays of the sun and they keep most of that dark color that they get.

Leana - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is 1/4 irish, 1/4 puerto rican and 1/2 black. He looks more hispanic than anything else. He actually got alitte lighter since he was born and he is 2 1/2 now.

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YES YES YES IT WILL MY DAUGHTER WAS WHITE WHITE WHITE LIKE ME. WHEN SHE TURNED 1 SHE STARTED GETTING DARKER. I LOVE MY DAUGHTERS SKIN ITS SO PRETTY.

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I'd constantly ask the ame thing. My son is as white as white can get. I was a pale baby and he turned out the same way. I don't think he will darken too much. Maybe just a little. What I'm really hoping for is that his hair will curl. It hasn't done that yet either. There is quite a bit of white on his daddys side too though so maybe thats why he is so light. Who knows. He's a handsome lil man either way.

April - posted on 02/22/2010

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i've wondered about this as well. my little one was almost as pale as me when she was born, with blue eyes and brown hair (hints of blond if you look close).. she is 5 months now, she HAS gotten a little darker, but not very much. Such a beautiful shade. I think its almost a long term 'surprise' to be anticipated.. by 'it' i mean what your child will eventually look like.

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am white, my sons sperm donor is black. My son was born 10 weeks early , now he is 5 months (Corrected age is 3 months) My son is not dark at all. You can tell he is mixed by looking at him. He was much darker when he was first born, then he lost color and now he has got some color back but not a whole lot.

Liz - posted on 02/22/2010

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hi, my daughter is 5, when she was born for 2 weeks she was snow white, with time she became browner and browner, even the public health nurse out of ignoramce thought Canada was jaundiced! she wasnt of course she was just gaining pigment in her skin, shes 5 now with a crazy afro, and brown skin like beyonces, have a look at my profile photos and you'll be able to c her grow over the years :D

Angie - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son didnt have any tan coloring until he was almost a year old.. now he has the most gorgeous skin color ever... but he had white skin, and soft straight hair... LOL.. then everyone could tell.. he got the skin color, and the black curly hair.... LOL.. but all children are not the same.. your child might or might not change skin colors.

Dana Kelli - posted on 02/21/2010

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Yes, more than likely your daughter will get darker as she ages. My two oldest are 19 and 17, my baby is 3. They have all got darker, but only a shade or two darker from birth. No worries...I'm sure your baby is absolutely beautiful and she will be a very beautiful woman. Get your shot gun ready...you're going to need it to keep the boys away from your door.

Natalie - posted on 02/21/2010

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My Oldest children are Caucasian and Puerto Rican. My son has always had my complexion and My daughter was darker than I expected when she was born. She has lightened up since then. She had that perfect tan look for years... Now she gets that tan in the summer. Her eyes changed too.

Rain - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter is mixed, Native American, Hungarian, French and Carribbean. She was actually alot darker when she was born and lightened up and she got older. She looked straight Indian when she was born! She tans easily but doesn't get too dark. Also, her hair went from being straight and fine to being curly and fine. It's very soft and gets straighter as it gets longer. Most of her changes were by the timme she was 3 and not much since....

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