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Are all babies born with blue or brown eyes?

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LouB1990 Mon 01-Apr-19 00:35:36

Do all babies eye colour change? Or are some babies born with green eyes? Just curious. Thanks

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Luaa Mon 01-Apr-19 00:38:37

I don't know if all babies are born with blue or brown eyes, but not all babies eyes change colour. Both of mine have had the exact same eye colour since they were born. There is some green in there, but brown is the main colour.

Pieceofpurplesky Mon 01-Apr-19 01:06:32

DS was born with really dark brown eyes - like chestnuts. All the midwives kept coming in to see him because it was unusual.
He still has dark eyes

Yakadee Mon 01-Apr-19 04:38:45

My son was born with blue eyes and is now 3 and they haven't changed. My daughter is 9 weeks old and was born with blue eyes I'm assuming they'll probably stay the same as she has fair hair (more fair than) like my son but who knows.

My niece and nephew were born with brown and have kept brown.

I can't say I've ever seen a baby with anything other than these colours? X

user1483387154 Mon 01-Apr-19 05:12:24

My son was born with grey eyes. About 4 months they settled to brown

nagynolonger Mon 01-Apr-19 05:28:03

All mine were born with grey eyes. Some were a dark grey which changed to brown. Others had a lighter grey colour which later became blue. It was the same with the grandchildren.

edgeofheaven Mon 01-Apr-19 05:39:44

Is this just a white people thing? Never heard of blue eyed babies in my community (BME).

Rtmhwales Mon 01-Apr-19 05:49:58

@edgeofheaven Most Caucasian babies are born blue eyed.

My niece was born with green grey eyes that have settled into proper green now at 7 months but most I see are born blue, grey or brown.

SimonJT Mon 01-Apr-19 05:54:48

BAME babies are born with brown eyes.

StBernard Mon 01-Apr-19 14:28:04

Both my Caucasian babies were born with dark brown eyes and have kept them. A lot of people commented, but I didn't know it was unusual.

whitehalleve Mon 01-Apr-19 14:47:55

Mine was born with grey eyes.

steppemum Mon 01-Apr-19 14:52:05

most caucasian babies are born with blue eyes, and then some darken to brown. It is rare for a caucasian baby to be born with brown eyes.

Having said that, 2 of mine had light blue eyes which have stayed pretty much the same colour, the third had dark, dark blue eyes, which pretty quickly (few weeks) went properly brown.

I have heard of babies eyes changing right up until they are about 12 months, so it is early days if they are only a few weeks old.

steppemum Mon 01-Apr-19 15:07:43

(obviously, some also change to green etc, as well as going brown)

DustyMaiden Mon 01-Apr-19 15:11:32

I have three D.C. they were all born with vivid blue eyes. One is now blue, one green, one brown. (D.C. not eye).

Jammiebammie Mon 01-Apr-19 15:11:53

Dd1 born with very dark brown eyes and stayed that way.

Dd2 born with blue eyes and lightened to bright blue.

Dd3 born with really dark blue eyes, lightened a bit and stayed blue for a few months then turned to a green/hazel.

Often get comments on all 3 having diff coloured eyes.

WeeDangerousSpike Mon 01-Apr-19 15:14:54

My Caucasian baby had black eyes when she was born, we couldn't see a diference between the iris and the pupil because they were so dark.

They went grey, then dark blue (like denim) then green, now they are hazel/brown ish. She's 2y5m.

Mrsfrumble Mon 01-Apr-19 15:15:58

DS’s eyes didn’t turn green until he was nearly 3 (they were blue when he was born). DD was born with grey eyes that turned brown when she was about 9 months.

WeeDangerousSpike Mon 01-Apr-19 15:21:24

4 days old

WantRapunzelLocks Mon 01-Apr-19 15:23:51

Mine was born with blue. Changed to green almost overnight at around 14 months!

Mine are also green and they change different shade of green daily. Apparently green eyes do this

nutsfornutella Mon 01-Apr-19 15:25:12

My dd was born with blue eyes but has green now. (She's 16)
My boys were born with blue and brown eyes and still have the same colour eyes.

RustyBear Mon 01-Apr-19 15:26:14

Both mine were born with very dark grey eyes, both turned to very dark brown after a few months.

Knitclubchatter Mon 01-Apr-19 15:36:34

Based on my nurses training 40 years ago, most born grey although some dark browns from birth. Never seen a blue eyed newborn although several pale grey that probably became blue eyed children.

IntoValhalla Mon 01-Apr-19 15:38:21

My DD was born with really dark eyes that almost looked black. She’s almost 4 now and they are a light brown/hazel colour.
DS was born with dark greens/blue eyes. He’s 2.5 now and they changed to more or less the same colour as DD’s, but a little more on the greenish side than brown

steppemum Mon 01-Apr-19 16:00:11

Never seen a blue eyed newborn although several pale grey that probably became blue eyed children.

sorry, but as that goes against all the textbooks and against even anecdotes on the thread, I find it a little hard to believe!

Graphista Mon 01-Apr-19 16:00:19

Dd dark brown almost black eyes at birth, a slightly lighter brown now aged 18.

But my ex who supposedly has white British ancestry has very dark colouring (dark olive skin, dark eyes, black hair) and features that I've always felt strongly suggest African heritage somewhere along the line and dd very much takes after him.

Most disconcerting for people as dd is this tall, skinny, dark, exotic beauty and there I am short, fat, redhead, freckly & pale Celt! grin

Genetics are odd!

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