When To Pierce Baby's Ears

posted 1 year ago in Babies
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Busy bee

I think once your child can say “I want earrings” is a good time to get them!  I didnt get my ears pierced until I was eleven because I was afraid but it was my choice.

 

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Blushing bee

@MrsB1015:  +1

My parents waited to let me decide and you know what, I never got them pierced. When I was little it was because I was afraid of the actual procedure, but as I got older I realized that earrings are not a necessity in life, and I was better off worrying less about one more accessory. Our lives as women are pretty complicated as it is with accessorizing.

 

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Buzzing bee

I agree with PP.  My daughter was 5 when she got her ears pierced because she voiced that she wanted them and I could explain to her that it would hurt for a minute.  A baby doesn’t understand why your hurting it for something rather vain.  Skip it till she can tell you yay or nay!

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Sugar Beekeeper

Sixteen, the age at which you can take her to a proper piercing place and have her pierced with proper, sterilized tools by someone certified to do so. They can teach her proper cleaning techniques that she can do herself.

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Bumble bee

I didn’t get mine pierced until I was 6 or 7.. my parents just waited for me to say I wanted them.

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Sugar Beekeeper

Places that will pierce an infant’s ears are untrained, not sterile, and use a blunt piece of metal that is forced through the skin, rather than removing it like a proper piercing. As a baby, you will not be able to clean her piercings properly (15 minute salt soak), and she will touch and pull on them, which can lead to infection.

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Bumble Beekeeper

When she says, “Mom, Can I get my ears pierced?”

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Bumble bee

I work in OBGYN and don’t know any doctor that would pierce a baby’s ears. Hell, mine doesn’t even want to circumcise babies.

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Newbee

My grandma got mine pierced when I was 6 months old. Don’t remember it of course and I looked too cute with earrings growing up. I’m glad I got mine at 6 months old because I would have done them later anyways. It didn’t hurt me, scar me or make me hate my grandma, lol. If you want them pierced, pierce them! Odds are, she’ll love them and thank you later.

 

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Busy bee

I know you said you have decided but maybe you should reconsider. It is a lot of pain for a little one and it isn’t necessary. Why do you feel the need to pierce her ears anyway?

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Bumble bee

I think its terrible to pierce a baby’s ears! Why do it and risk infection? If you read into it at all, you should be asking about types of earrings that are less prone for infection rather than diamonds or hot pink!

 

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