Science and Technology : Why the delay in melanin appearing

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  1. Dreya

    Dreya Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    now i not not all but some black babies when theys born look kinda pale - photos of me as a lil baby i look like way way lighter than i do now - people ive asked about this before say when it happens its just the melanin kickin in late....

    so my question is - if meleanin protects us from the sun - and if babies are more prone to probs from too much sun then why this delay - does anyone know of a sound scientific reason why it takes melanin a while to kick in in some people????
     
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    I thought babies were just pale because they are crammed in a womb for nine months.

    My brother is very dark, and he was a pale baby. I think I was born darker than he was, actually. But that's besides the point.

    I mean, babies also have really soft, I mean soft hair, and then it gets coarse. I think it's just part of being a new born; like having squishy poop.

    That's my scientific take on it. (Not really)
     
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