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how long does it take for a baby's eye color to come in?

my sister just had her baby. he has black eyes. he's half hispanic. so everyone thinks his eyes will be black. my step mom said it takes a week for their eye color to come in. my son's eyes have been blue since he's born. he's almost ten and a half months old.


Asked by xavierlogan09 at 7:12 PM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • About 6-12 months. The color they are at one year is the color they will stay. :o)

    My younger son had the most gorgeous dark blue eyes until he was 10 months, and almost overnight they turned dark chocolate brown. Still very pretty--like deer eyes!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:13 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • took my friends baby 2 weeks!

    Answer by pinkdena at 7:12 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Some babies change eye color. My oldest son's eyes were blue when he was born, but they eventually turned brown. It took almost a month. My youngest had very dark eyes when he was born. They stayed dark.
    I have heard that a babies eye color can take up to 6 months to determine what color they will end up to be.

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:14 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • From 6 to 12 months.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 7:14 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I've always heard up to a year.

    Answer by QandA at 7:15 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I was so excited because my daughters eyes were blue like mine UNTIL she turned two. They turned hazel after that but I thought for sure they would be blue because everybody said by the time they are a year old but not for my daughter.

    Answer by SweetOrangeMama at 7:20 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • My son's eyes were dark blue at birth like mine and they got lighter and lighter and finally quit at about 12 months old. Our doc said about 12 months is when the color is set. Our daughter went from dark blue to hazel around 7 months old and is still there. BTW my kids are now 5 and 3 years old and have beautiful blue and hazel eyes.

    Answer by aeneva at 7:21 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Both of my older sons eyes were blue until they turned two. They are both hazel now.

    Answer by missanc at 7:40 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • My daughter is 12 months and her eyes have been brown with a dark grey around the very edge since the day she was born. I've never been a big fan of brown eyes, but I think her eyes are beautiful. Haha. Everyone always comments on her big pretty eyes.

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:14 PM on Sep. 5, 2010