Is A Baby's Eye Color Always Blue?

by Gregory Plemmons, MD What do you want to know? Come ask the experts! A selection of answers to your questions...
by Gregory Plemmons, MD

What do you want to know? Come ask the experts! A selection of answers to your questions will be regularly posted on the site. For instant gratification, click here to see what other questions have already been answered. Something not here that you want to know? Well come on -- ask your question! The question:
When will I know what color my baby's eyes will be? Also, is it possible for two brown-eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child? - Shirley, New York City

The Pediatrician Answers:



Eye color, according to my opthamologist colleagues, has usually stabilized by around 6 months of age. However, there may continue to be subtle changes in shade up until adulthood.

And yes, it is possible for two brown-eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child. Brown is generally a dominant color, but there are several factors and genes involved, and although the odds are likely in favor of a brown-eyed child, a blue-eyed child can still be born to brown-eyed parents. That should put to rest any fears about the milkman.PregnancyAndBaby.com


recommended for you

Comments