Kim K under scrutiny for piercing baby North's ears. (Opinions?)

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just another case of criticizing parenting choices.

Speaking as an ER nurse, it is much better to get them done when they are young and Mom can do the cleaning that is so important to prevent infection, or leave it until they are adults. We see so many 8-16 yr olds who won’t let Mom anywhere near their piercings, but don’t do the required care themselves.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A 1 year old is going to pull at them and probably end up ripping them out. While I think anything she does is going to be judged and people are nosey nellies and will always say she is doing this or this wrong when it comes to her daughter.  

I can’t stand her or her family and do disagee with piercing ears that young. Hell my niece who is 9 can’t even keep her nice they got infected and now are closed.  I personally think should be old enough to take care of them

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t criticize that choice at all. I got my ears pierced around 2-3 months old and I (obviously) don’t remember a thing from it. In my culture it’s strange NOT to have your ears pierced at a young age. 

ETA: now if she did some sort of strange piercing for a young age, like nose or top of the ear, I would be mildly weirded out. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  akirasan.
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsPiggles:  I’m not a Kim fan or defender but this is overblown. I had my ears pierced at about 1 year old, my 8 year old niece had hers done at 6 months. If I ever have a daughter she will have her ears pierced as a baby as well. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Ugh — that is such nonsense. Her ears are pierced, that’s all. These people are acting like Kim mutilated her. 

I think piercing a baby’s ears is just fine. I actually really like it. 

To me this comes down to culture, tradition, and family choices. If you don’t like it, don’t do it, but don’t beat other people up for doing it. It’s just not necessary, and it doesn’t help anyone or anything. 

These people need to mind their own business. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June, 2014

It depends. I was 3 when we got my ears pierced the first time. My sister was 5. We both got horrible infections from a combination of the piercings and an allergic reaction to the metals. We let them close. I tried again when I was 14 with better quality metal earrings. They were fine for a few weeks but then more infection, more blood and pus. I’ve gotten them pierced a third time (my stepdad, a veterinarian, punched through my ears with a sanitized needle) and they’ve been fine for the last 6 years. 

So anyway, long story short, it depends on the child and the parents. I think a year is plenty old to pierce a child’s ears as long as the parent is smart enough to watch the pierced area for signs of infection. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine were pierced when I was less than a month old so no it’s not weird for me. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

MrsPiggles:  Talk about over reacting. I was 3 when my Mom had my ears pierced….of course, that was the 70’s. I remember her breast feeding my brother while she was driving with a cigarette in her mouth. No one called CPS about that either. Somehow my brother and I managed to survive into adulthood. 

I would imagine that if she made a statement about not wanting to pierce her kids ears for what ever reason there would be an out cry about that. You really can’t win for being a loser when you are that much of a tabloid celebrity.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

People will criticize her no matter what. Parents always criticize other parents. My ears have been pierced since I was 9 months. I’m happy because, as an adult, I’m too scared to get any piercings! All my friends pierce their daughters’ ears at young ages.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I was 2 months old. All my family and friends got their girls ears pierced under the age of 1. Choice and culture I suppose. People are harping on the Kardashians because they are famous.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I got my ears pierced in 3rd or 4th grade, but I know a lot of people who’ve had them pierced since they were babies and a few friends who never got them pierced.  I don’t see what the big deal is.  It doesn’t hurt, and if North decides she doesn’t want pierced ears when she’s older she can take them out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

julies1949:  +1000. 

 

My ears were pierced at 3 months at a hospital by a nurse, and they never got infected because my dad/gramma were there to take care of them. I’ve seen 15 year olds who don’t understand the concept of disinfecting newly pierced ears and taking care of the wounds and get infected. Heck, my 22 year old friend couldn’t get the concept and ended up having to take out her piercings and let them heal. 

 

I’m not saying that every parent should pierce their kids ears young, but it’s easier to control health of a young child than a rebellious 14 year old. I honestly don’t think anything less of them for piercing the kid’s ears. 

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