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Why do baby's eyes start out blue and then change color?

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Babies born with blue eyes and why they change is due to the amount of melanin they're born with and how that melanin increases after birth.
Melanin is a pigment, the more you have of it in your eyes, hair and skin, the darker they are. A small deposit of melanin in the irises — the muscular rings around the pupils — makes them appear blue, while a medium amount makes them green or hazel, and a lot of it makes the irises brown. Babies aren't born with all the melanin they are destined to have, eye color isn't set in stone until age 2.

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