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Your Baby's Eye Color

Q. Will my baby's blue eyes stay that way?

A. It's hard to say. Baby blues often get darker, and sometimes even change to green, hazel, or brown. (In fact, dark-brown eyes are the only ones guaranteed not to change.)

Nor do your eyes always predict your child's. "The genetics of eye color are complicated," says Laura Jana, M.D., coauthor of Heading Home With Your Newborn. Even if you and your husband are blue-eyed, your child might get her Grandma Matilda's green peepers. Either way, you'll know soon enough: By 6 months, the pigment that colors the iris is completely deposited in most babies.

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