Both parents must be carriers of the mutated MC1R gene to be able to produce redhead offspring, of which there is … Now at 9 he has dark brown hair. No such thing as strawberry blonde. Also, my boyfriend's little cousin was born with dark brown hair, and as the months go by, his hair is changing to a ginger colour too. Me and dh are dark and we have a redhead its getting darker now, and he has dark blue eyes. It's very striking. Her eyebrows are the same shade, as is her eyelashes. My husband was born with red hair, and it's still red to this day. No idea where from. Time will tell. DD's hair was dark when she was born, then red, now blonde. My new baby 3.5mths is also the same in colour. when connor was born he had reddy brown hair and i think it is slowly turning blonde like his big brothers and i hope it does. Did your babies hair colour change? And plenty of people without red jaar are bullied.I think you are letting your own prejudices get in the way here. Is it possible for our child's hair to go ginger? Most people I know with strawberry blonde/ginger hair, it normally gets darker. Red spot on baby's testicles: Baby hair clips/accessories: When did your baby's hair fall out? A couple of things. Indian woman demands DNA test after she was shunned as she was born with ginger hair and freckles. Yes my son was born with black hair and it went mousey brown by the time he was about 1. both my children had ginger eyebrows. In one day he can look chestnut brown, strawberry blonde or really ginger so who knows! My DD is quite vulnerable really in other ways and can be quite 'geeky'. He also had eyes that looked deep blue and turned out to be a really dark chocolate brown xx I wish my daughters was ginge too! Around the age of 1 the strawberry faded to just blonde, and around 4 it began to slowly darken. My DS1 was born with strawberry blonde hair. Just give her a big set of amour made of confidence and love. Now at 9 he has dark brown hair. I have ginger hair, no where near as bright as ds1's but its still ginger. My son was born jet black, none of it fell out, but he's now got this mop of carrot hair he's a proper little ginge! It stayed red until he was about 4 when it turned brownish. [Grin] No, just curious and impatient to see what it will turn out like! Red hair is a beautiful genetic mutation. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160909/cff495f3072a4ab90440795baeed95b1.jpg She'll be fine, red hair or not. It may darken slowly during early childhood, or it may change more abruptly during adolescence due to hormonal changes. Sent from my SM-G900F using Netmums mobile app, My little girl is 12 weeks also, and had really dark hair like mine when born. My only concern is that his good looks overshadow his siblings. My DSs were born carrot tops and have stayed that way. My step daughter has bright red hair so it wasnt a complete shock but I didn't realise my family had the gene either so wasn't expecting it really. Answer: It is very possible that your baby's hair will show a reddish tinge as her true hair begins to grow in. My beautiful baby girl was born with red/'ginger' or strawberry blonde hair. Ginger can help you get that lustrous hair you desire or may even be the key to getting rid of dandruff or preventing hair loss. I got teased but about many things, not just my hair colour. she was virtually albino for ages, but now is a mousy dull brownish color.Red hair is lovely, I don't know any here (KL), but at her last school there was one boy with properly firry red hair. Please note, Netmums has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting. A MIXED-race mum claims strangers ask her if her son was ‘swapped at birth’ after he was born with red hair and blue eyes. My daughters was black and is now a sort of mousey colour http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160908/dcbc786ad5bde321db3ff82e1f9cff76.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160908/8ed95206ef0aef076b2e7ab51f4fa95e.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160908/ac768be3b776612cddda0075056b534d.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160908/c9caf421b12dd94fc5da49206684e3a4.jpg deal with it if it happens. Actually, the real answer is that babies can be born with any hair color, and it can change or stay the same. Being asked if you have ginger pubes and a fiery temper is a common hazard for people with ginger hair. She's only ever had compliments though. DS2 is pleased he won't have to dye his hair on Friday (wacky red hairstyles for Comic Relief). Our child was born with brown hair, but at 4 months it’s starting to have a red tinge. Either way is fine as he is adorable but I'm interested on if it will stay or not. Just waiting to see what his sisters hair will do x. Aww Faith your little girl is gorgeous! After he hit around 18-24 months it gradually got darker again until it went a a light dusty brown kind of colour. It all depends on whether Meghan Markle is a "secret ginger" or not. a little bit yup, just lighter :) from birth to 22 months, My boy was really dark haired when he was born, by the time he was 1 he was completely blonde and still is at 2. Some worry about too much hair, while others worry about not enough. Not a British thing. I have a white coworker who has a black husband. I am strawberry bonde naturally but darker as I got older/my husband is auburn - my son has the most amazing and beautiful red/golden hair - I am beyond in love with it - it completely suit's his mischievous nature. AIBU reducing Grandparents' care 1x day a week whilst I'm on mat leave? This is the place to ask questions about your baby. I don't think it is as rare to have red hair nowadays. I was born ginger and am now a genuine natural blond. If one parent doesn’t carry the ginger gene, then your child will definitely not be ginger – both parents must carry it, whether they are redheads themselves or not. She was born with reddish blond hair that has darkened to more light brown as it's grown in. My son was born with dark blonde hair, exactly the same colour as his dad, at a few weeks old it had a reddy tinge to it(I'm a red head) now he's a sandy blonde at 3 years old! In some lights it looks really fair and in others light brown but today it started looking quite red. Also, my boyfriend's little cousin was born with dark brown hair, and as the months go by, his hair is changing to a ginger colour too. As soon as you set foot on the playground, as a redhead, you stand out as different and become the focus for what some… A baby born with dark hair may change to having light brown on blonde hair during the first six months. Hi ladies just wondering people's opinions! I heard it over and over again when I was pregnant with my daughter. Shape the hair. Baby getting red cheeks on and off: One red cheek-teething or slapped cheek? This is page 1 of 3 (This thread has 66 messages.). Neither me or my DP have red hair, but my Dad does - it often skips a generation if you don't have 2 parents with red hair themselves. My dd has a friend at school who started off in reception with bright ginger hair. Hair is a common area of concern for new parents, says Toronto paediatrician Beverly Kupfert. Yes I said to my husband that kids will find something sign anyone to pick on. Red spot on baby's testicles: Baby hair clips/accessories: When did your baby's hair fall out? DS 1 was born with black hair, then it went blonde. Whether you’re a natural redhead or a non-ginger, the big question you’ll likely ask yourself at some point is, “Will I have a ginger baby?” Nothing is cuter than a red-haired child (in our opinion, anyway), so knowing the probability of winning the genetic lottery and parenting ginger offspring is a hot topic. The hair on your head will appear white when all of the hair follicles lose their color completely. Albinism Babies born with … I was so surprised to see my baby photos with a mop of black hair, as it is so light now! Her hair is stunning and always being commented on.Obviously there will be some idiots who engage mouth before brain, but I agree with PP. Recessive genes are unpredictable. Start thinking and talking more positively about it from this moment on. DD (7) has ginger hair. i know exactly how you feel. Ginger’s Role In Traditional Medicine For Hair Ginger has widespread use in alternative and traditional medicine due to its circulatory, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Even then, babies and toddlers with blonde or red hair often develop brown hair as they age. She isn't teased, most people just think she is gorgeous.I think it might be easier for girls.If you are worried about it, you will give her a complex. ‘Carrot top’, ‘ginger minger’, ‘ginger nut’, ‘ging-er’, ‘ginge’ – those lucky enough to be graced with red hair will know these bonus namesakes all too well. Stuck their DD in martial arts. My husband was born with very dark hair which turned platinum blonde when he was about 18m then turned brown as he got older. Very pretty. My father had red hair until he was in his mid-thirties and then it turned dark brown! its stupid how hair colour can affect your school life. Without getting too personal OP, it might be a nice thing for DD to have in common with your DSD? People kept telling me it will fall out and grow back another color or darken/lighten with age but so far no change. To think that high levels of children being sent to school are the beginnings of lockdown resistance from the working age population. Red hair retains its natural pigment longer than other shades, though, meaning gingers don’t need to worry as much about going grey. Are you male or female? My daughters was black and is now a sort of mousey colour. Does the baby have red hair? It's not a handicap, honest. It's beautiful and glorious! Both my babies were born with really dark hair and are now both really really blonde. DD was paler at birth, but has gone much darker than her brother and now looks 100% Arab, with extremely curly, almost afro hair. but ginger runs in both sides of our families. My DD also has red/ginger hair - whatever you want to call it. Either way is fine as he is adorable but I'm interested on if it will stay or not, 263523 263524 Both parents must possess the recessive gene in order to have a redheaded baby, and those who do have a one-in-four chance of it happening. It's a thing of beauty. Our little girl was born with very dark hair and is getting lighter  (she's now 8wks). My DS1 has blond hair blue eyes, but his hair is a lot darker than when he was born and a baby. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby. I noticed recently as time has progressed it's becoming more of a lighter brown like her dad's :) Am I worried? She never lost any hair. The friend is now 8 and her hair has mellowed into the most stunning dark auburn - it's truly wonderful. If it's going to be prone to frizz there are products to ease that. Arm her with confidence. He also had eyes that looked deep blue and turned out to be a really dark chocolate brown xx. he is very good looking, but he hates it and gets teased. But their chances of having a ginger baby are either 50% or 0%. Sent from my iPhone using Netmums, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160908/dcbc786ad5bde321db3​ff82e1f9cff76.jpg, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160908/8ed95206ef0aef076b2​e7ab51f4fa95e.jpg, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160908/ac768be3b776612cddd​a0075056b534d.jpg, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160908/c9caf421b12dd94fc5d​a49206684e3a4.jpg, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160909/d0e12c9ba1381f3d698​b76f1878ab0cd.jpg, http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.co​m/20160909/cff495f3072a4ab9044​0795baeed95b1.jpg. As someone of East Asian decent who was born redhead, I can confirm that this was my case. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. There is a very wide variation of what’s normal.” He is now 12weeks, do you think he will stay this colour or is it possible for it to change still? All mine were born with thick brown hair. “Just because a baby is still bald at 18 months or beyond does not mean she won’t have beautiful hair thereafter. The chances are slim for most people. The most beautiful person I know has light ginger hair. He is very sensitive over it.My niece also has red hair, pale ginger, it has gone slightly darker and redder as she has got older. And to be bullied for it? In fact, it's more that people always, since he was a baby, have commented on his fabulous hair recently, and he is 6, a boy in his class said ds hair is the most amazing colour ESP when the light is on it. My boy was really dark haired when he was born, by the time he was 1 he was completely blonde and still is at 2. Kimberley was born with a mop of strawberry blonde (ok red!) Owlet Red Alarm for high heart rate - do I need to panic? Top fell out at around 3weeks old & it's coming back through red/ginger. It's long with her, with a fine texture and a gentle curl. Here are the chances of another redhead. My sister was born fair and is now light ginger. Ginger is not insulting. If it's going to be really thick and thatchy, get a good cut etc etc. I hope it stays that way, it looks gorgeous [emoji170] but I expect it will get dark again like his dad as brown is the more dominant colour, and his dad had light hair as a child too. No one bullies her and she certainly doesn't go short of dates. Typically, children with dark hair will keep their dark hair into adulthood. I was born with loads of black hair, which gradually turned to blonde. I'm curious to see what her hair will end up like though because I was born with super dark brown hair that turned light brown and my husband was born with bleach blond hair that turned dark brown around 2nd grade. Sent from my SM-G930F using Netmums mobile app, My son was born with dark brown hair like his dad, and he's 5.5 months old now and it's a light brown/blonde exactly like mine. Don't try to avoid the things that focus bullies. This just means that your baby’s hair may change shades a few times after birth before settling on a more permanent color. Is this concern about ginger teasing a very British thing? And it's ginger, not red. My hubby was very blonde, almost platinum from birth until school aged and his hair started to get darker. Thick wavy masses of reddish hair. So my advice would be to grow it to a style that suits her and suits the texture of her hair. It's pale ginger that is all (my friend with a pale ginger told me so it must be true)I don't have red hair, nor does my DD. My daughers looks like it will be slightly dark and although have red in it not quite as amazing! i have ginger hair I HATTTTEEEE IT. I was so surprised to see my baby photos with a mop of black hair, as it is so light now! Did anyone's baby's hair colour change from red to blonde or brown? Even black belt DH is a bit scared of her. Even then, babies and toddlers with blonde or red hair often develop brown hair as they age. His was bright ginger as a child but has grown darker over the years and is a chestnut brown now. If you have a specific question about your baby's health, post in our, My son was born with very light hair with reddish tinge. I noticed recently as time has progressed it's becoming more of a lighter brown like her dad's. Then slowly fell out and went blonde i think after the first hair falls out whatever comes through next will be the colour they have. Be positive and tell her how beautiful it is and how lucky she is to be a bit different. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. TBH when ds1 was a baby he got so much more attention because of his fiery hair colour, most people love a ginger baby! He was terribly popular with the girls and didn't suffer name calling.Enjoy your DD. oh god! but ginger runs in both sides of our families. Owlet Red Alarm for high heart rate - do I need to panic? My daughter was born with lots of black hair, it turned blonde after a little while My grandfathers hair color (a gorgeous deep red/light brown) stayed with him all his life (he hated it and dyed it frequently). Harry is one of the most famous redheads in the world — “a ginger” in British lingo. Your job is to give her the love and confidence to guide her through dealing with this. Just waiting to see what his sisters hair will do x DS1 came home very pleased with himself yesterday - the history teacher has told him he must have some (fierce) Celtic blood in him. From breastfeeding to weaning, sleep issues to nappies – no question is too small! She is a very lucky girl! I've got red hair and apart from the odd catcall of 'Duracell!!!' My ds2 - 1 yo. It's still a bit red in the sunlight, but it's mostly brown. I was born with loads of black hair, which gradually turned to blonde. DS was born really quite dark with jet black hair, but paled up and is now a pale olive colour, with dark brown eyes and course but straight mouse brown hair. Hubby is dark Italian with dark eyes/hair/ olive skin I'm fair complected with hazel eyes med/brown hair dd#2 was born with red hair the color of a new copper penny and copper- green eyes. I'm sure she will end up brunette but I'm interested to see if she'll go blonde first like her dad! It is indescribably distinctive and wonderful.He has never been teased and he loves his hair. My hair is blonde and dads hair is dark brown and 15mth old ahd ginger tinge inhair at early age and still had ginger tinge. Both my grandfather and mother were born with red hair. My delightful Ds1 who is 10 has the most beautiful bright orange hair. However, in Ireland and Scotland, about 20% of the population are redheads. Sent from my iPhone using Netmums, Yes my son was born with black hair and it went mousey brown by the time he was about 1. Of course. She's 6 1/2 and still has red hair. Most gingers will either have brown, hazel, or green eyes. One of my twins was born with ginger hair. So in a few years time your daughter might have brown hair. You could do what the parents of a friend of my DH's did. Sent from my E5603 using Netmums mobile app. Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in the world. She never lost any hair. Prince Harry has bright ginger hair, so there may be another redhead royal baby born in spring. Baby getting red cheeks on and off: One red cheek-teething or slapped cheek? Hair, spots, fat, big ears, liking books, who knows. I'm sure she will end up brunette but I'm interested to see if she'll go blonde first like her dad! Meant to add - sons hair has not changed in his first year, and we really hope it stays. Ds says " it's just hair" my dd is not a red head. Would you like to be a member of our research panel? My nephew had red hair when he was younger and now aged 9 he is almost as dark as me (which is very!). Thanks. It's pure orange. I hope it stays that way, it looks gorgeous but I expect it will get dark again like his dad as brown is the more dominant colour, and his dad had light hair as a child too. So, you never know.Second thing... she will have a hard time from someone for something. I was born with red hair, and then it turned blond when I was about 2, go figure. My husband and I are quite dark but I understand the red gene must be in our genes somewhere. First off, red hair is a very recesive gene. my ds has very bright red hair and I love it. I will say that is possible to have a black baby with red hair. My daughter was born with lots of black hair,  it turned blonde after a little while, My little girl is 12 weeks also, and had really dark hair like mine when born. Did your babies hair colour change? My husband's hair is black and his mother has red hair. Now, I love my hair and have done for years.Honestly, be proud, ginger is something to celebrate not commiserate! Sent from my iPhone using Netmums, My son was born jet black, none of it fell out, but he's now got this mop of carrot hair he's a proper little ginge! I wish my daughters was ginge too! You don't want her to start seeing her hair as a negative thing. Who has the ginger gene? I have strawberry blonde/light red hair and my DF is red. My Scottish family think red hair is great, it's a badge of pride. Their daughter is very pale with hazel eyes and straight red hair. I just feel so worried and upset that she may be open to bullies. My son was born with ginger hair and me and my partner both have dark brown hair and brown eyes are we're totally shocked when he came out ginger with blue eyes, in fact my partners first words when he was born was "oh my god he'd ginger" lol! Will strawberry blonde/'ginger' hair stay?- upset! I've wondered if it has some roots in the Celtic divisions/history in the UK...My DD would fit in a treat in Scotland, she has a fine Scottish surname too thanks to my DP's family. I think ginger-bashing is quite a British thing, one of the last bastions of 'acceptable' prejudice! And enjoy your gorgeous daughter! Is his eye brows ginger as this is one way as to tell if he will keep this colour hair. Red, sore & smelly neck!!!! You'll be surprised what our children pick up from us, no matter how young. both my children had ginger eyebrows. Maybe an English thing. I'm curious to see what her hair will end up like though because I was born with super dark brown hair that turned light brown and my husband was born with bleach blond hair that turned dark brown around 2nd grade. Is his eye brows ginger as this is one way as to tell if he will keep this colour hair. - has flaming golden red hair. Don't let your hang ups or prejudices cloud her mind. I have red hair. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160909/d0e12c9ba1381f3d698b76f1878ab0cd.jpg My new baby 3.5mths is also the same in colour. Now he's so dark its almost black. ‘Oh my God’ is literally the last thing any woman, especially one who just spent 11 hours delivering a baby, wants to hear. I know that Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is a teaching hospital, but before I could go into a full-blown panic the nurse continued, "he has RED HAIR!" Heartburn during pregnancy, goes the old wives tale, is a sure sign of a hairy baby. My 3mo DD seems to have a red tint to her hair. I hope her colouring NEVER changes. She was born with reddish blond hair that has darkened to more light brown as it's grown in. You're right about the confidence too. He is now 12weeks, do you think he will stay this colour or is it possible for it to change still? Top fell out at around 3weeks old & it's coming back through red/ginger. My step daughter was born with fiery red hair but my daughters is lighter. My son was born with very light hair with reddish tinge. Wondering if your baby could be a redhead? The only adverse comment we had was a woman who looked at me and dh, then at ds, and loudly asked if he was adopted or had a different father as he couldn't be dh's. Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views. And mine lol! Yeah, it'll probably change. Ginger hair just fades with age through an array of colors, from faded copper to rosy blonde to silvery white. Just 1-2% of all humans have red or orange hair. My DS1 has blond hair blue eyes, but his hair is a lot darker than when he was born and a baby. Around the age of 1 the strawberry faded to just blonde, and around 4 it began to slowly darken. Red, sore & smelly neck!!!! Pooja Ganatra has been shunned and bullied because of her unusual ginger hair … When did your babies sleep through the night. Her hair is GORGEOUS. We explore […] Does anyone else have a red head and how does it make you feel? It may darken slowly during early childhood, or it may change more abruptly during adolescence due to hormonal changes. And mine lol! When did your babies eyes change colour?? And make sure you shape her. There are much worse things that could have happened. He is now 12weeks, do you think he will stay this colour or is it possible for it to change still? Our little girl was born with very dark hair and is getting lighter (she's now 8wks). That's impossible. My hubby was very blonde, almost platinum from birth until school aged and his hair started to get darker. from a couple of the dafter boys at school, which I didn't even mind really, I've had such a lovely time being red Honestly, by the time she hits sixteen she'll be inundated with compliments about her Pre-Raphaelite locks.Make her feel beautiful and give her confidence in who she is. At what age did your babies trapped wind problems stop. So we celebrate this and make her aware that people can often pick on things that make us different. I'm the only one out of three genderations to have red hair (my parents, both sides, my generation, and my nephew/cousin's kids) and the gene is very strong in my family (all half irish) so the red hair could be from quite a few generations back, and have been hiding under a more doninate gene, like black or brown. My husband was born with very dark hair which turned platinum blonde when he was about 18m then turned brown as he got older. 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