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Mildred - posted on 09/07/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Pls I need a good cream for my light skinned twins. They are getting dark and I am not OK with it. Pls I need good cream and soap prescription. Thanks

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Sarah - posted on 09/08/2016

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I will say this: Many years I worked as an L&D nurse and forgive my use of terms, I mean no offense. I would have a young black couple, having their first baby and that baby would come out fair skinned and even with blue eyes! This is normal. I have comforted many a strong black man, that his son/or daughter will get darker, the eyes will darken as well over the next few months. Reassure him that this is his child, it just take s a little time. I am surprised your pediatrician did not tell you that your babies' skin will darken over the next 6-12 months! There is nothing to be done about it, except rejoice that they are healthy and beautiful

I guess my question is: Why are you not OK with your children having dark skin?

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Dove - posted on 09/07/2016

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They will be whatever color they are supposed to be and trying to change that is really messed up. If they are getting tan because of the sun... you can limit their sun exposure and use sunscreen that is appropriate for them. Otherwise... leave their skin alone.

Sarah - posted on 09/07/2016

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You cannot control the melanin production in your babies. Not with cream, soap or anything else. The are going to be as dark as God planned for them to be. If you are simply referring to sunscreen, there are many good products out there for young children. However, if you are referring to their God given skin color, you better get ok with it because you cannot change it and they are going to notice your resentment. What is the ethnicity of the babies?

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