My baby is 4 months old. At birth, she had a fair colour but within 2 months her colour is now dark. Why has my baby’s skin color changed so much and is there anything I can do to make her more fair again?Baby Helpline:
Development Of Babies’ Skin Color
What a beautiful baby girl you have! Congratulations!
Regarding her skin color, it is completely normal that she has become darker with age. Most babies are relatively fair, even pink when newborn, but depending on race and genes, the baby’s skin then changes during the first year to its real color. So there is no need to worry at all!
I would guess, since you are from India, that you are affected by the ideals that fair is in some way better than dark. The best you can do, is to try to ignore these old traditions that say absolutely nothing about the qualities of your daughter. Our children need us to love them just the way they are; not wishing for them to be something else.
Also, there isn’t much you can do about it. I know there are old recommendations to massage babies with milk or powder for example to make the skin fair, but that doesn’t help at all; these recommendations are all pure myths. Keeping your daughter out of the direct sunlight is good of course, not the least for protecting her from being burnt.
So, please don’t worry, your daughter is normal and in my view an incredibly cute baby! Enjoy your time with her!
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