ok so im trying to get pregnant, again. im white, and my soon to be baby dad is mixed half white and half black. will our child still have a little bit of dark skin?


Serene - posted on 05/06/2011




I'm not trying to be rude or anything but why does it matters if your child has dark skin or not?!!! Both of my babies are dark skinned and I am white and It has never crossed my mind if my child was going to be dark. It goes by your genes, there is no way knowing until u see your little baby and the tips of there ears are ways that you can tell if they are going to be dark or not. My daughter looked white after I had her, now she is 10 months and she is darker then her brother. LOL it just depends on genes.

Peggy - posted on 03/19/2012




I mean this in no offense, but why does it matter? You should love the baby regardless. And naturally its like mixing milk or liquids, yes there is a chance your baby could have darker skin but it depends on the dominate gene which without genetic testing you won't know until the baby comes out.

User - posted on 03/11/2012




seems like you are looking for a dark skin baby, not one that you will love. Babies are not toys

Anne - posted on 08/02/2011




I agree with LaLasha. Who cares? I have a dark and a white child (one is adopted) and I love them both the same!

LaLasha - posted on 08/02/2011




who knows and who cares the baby will be yours and you will love it ether way right?


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Christel - posted on 08/04/2011




it depends on the mothers genes how dark and light your baby will be! If you are if you are really light with blue eyes your baby will be much lighter! but if you have dark hair and dark eyes an olive skin your baby will have the darker tone! same with the eye color if the mother does not carry the blue eye trait the child can not be an blue eye baby even if the dad has blue eyes! Now if you have green eyes you can have an baby with blue eyes or brown eyes or green eyes! because green is the mixed between blue and brown! You can have blue eyes with any type of hair and any color it does not have to light to have blue eyes!

Natasha - posted on 07/30/2011




My husband and I have 3 children. I am mixed, black/white and my husband is very white, irish/polish. Our first child looks exactly like I did when I was little except she is a little lighter. Our son looks more hispanic with olive tone skin, and our youngest is white with blue eyes. I know that doesn't really help but it really is all in the genes. I must have picked up the blue eyed gene from my moms side, even though I have brown eyes. Never thought that would happen but it did.

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2011




I didn't take it that way....to me it sounds like she HOPES the child will have a little bit of a darker skin tone than her own....that's how I took it. I think if she meant it that way she probably wouldn't be trying to have a child with, much less BE with the person who she's trying to get pregnant with in the first place?

Carmina - posted on 05/06/2011




my sons father is dark skin and i am more olive/white and our son is just very olive, darker then me but no where near as dark as his father :) really no telling how your baby will turn out, every now and then you hear of two white people having a dark baby from very long ago genes. either way your child will be gorgeous a bit of colour is always beautiful :)

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It really comes down to genetics... its a lottery for your baby. Your baby daddy has both genes (white/black) and it really depends on which little swimmer reaches your egg first so you won't know for sure until the baby is born. It is not quite the same thing but I am half hispanic, half white and I have dark coloring... My husband is all white... Much to my surprise, because I thought the chances were very slim since typically dark genes (hair, eye, etc) are dominent, I gave birth to a blond, blue eyed, white as cream baby. I carry the recessive genes for blond hair and blue eyes and didn't even know it.

Amanda - posted on 05/06/2011




I think your baby might have a little bit of Dark skin...Usually babies that come out black usually ain't black right when they come out they usually turn there color I believe couple days after there born

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2011




There is actually no way to know for sure until the little one comes along. It is possible, but not definite. But if the skin color will be slightly darker you won't know right when the baby is born, either.

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