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Is it true that babies eyes often change colour from what they were at birth?


Posted by mom74959, 27th April 2015


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  • Some babies eye colour change is quite obvious after a few weeks, others there is only a slight change.


  • My sons eyes were dark grey blue when he was born and are now a light blue grey, sometimes green, haha like his fathers eyes.
    My eyes didn’t change when I was born


  • WE have brown eyes and when both my kids were born , they were close to black. It could be the genetics of all babies features are like that when they are born. When you look at all baby animals their eyes and pupils are always very dark and that is how we can tell if an offspring is a baby or an adult . Once they start growing it slowly starts changing to a lighter degree, but the main primary colour of what it should be shouldn’t change .


  • Yes i think they can go darker but mine have both stayed blue, which my husband has yet mine are brown.


  • Yes my kids all were born with blue eyes, only one of them still has blue eyes.


  • Yes, most babies are born with blue eyes. My eldest son was born with grey and they went dark brown within the first 12 weeks. My eldest daughter had blue eye at birth, they went very green and now at 4.5 are a hazel colour. My other 2 were born with dark blue eyes and they have lightened into a regular blue.


  • Most babies are born with blue eyes that change to their permanent colour at approx 12 months, unless they stay blue. Brown eyes are usually born brown eyes and stay as brown eyes


  • My daughter was born with dark blue eyes which went slightly grey/ green and at 2 are Hazel (just like her daddy and big sister) mine are really dark brown


  • Yes, my babies eyes were navy and now they are light blue. Mine were bkue and changed to green in primary school. Optometrist said it’s melatonin and can change anytime. I notice my sister’s blue eyes look more green these days (she’s in her 40s)


  • I’ve heard that they can change anytime from birth to about 18 months.


  • It does happen, o was born with brown eyes, but they’re now blue.
    My son was born with blue eyes and they’re still blue :)


  • I’ve heard that they can change but wouldn’t say it’s common as such.


  • I wouldn’t say often but it is true. Both of my eyes were born with deep blue eyes, they have just come a little lighter blue as they got older but never changed colour


  • Yes they tend to be lighter in colour and then change as they produce more Melanin but this also depends on bubs gene’s as well.


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