(Closed) Baby Girl+ Ear Piercing

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you get ear piercings for your baby girl?
    Yes : (94 votes)
    24 %
    No : (278 votes)
    71 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Doesn't matter...=D : (16 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 92
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @MissTiramissu:  I am a strong proponent of letting the child decide and here’s why:

    When I was young, I was a holy terror of a child.  My parents had trouble getting babysitters for me because I was so awful.  The first thing that made me start to modify my behavior was the incentive of getting my ears pierced.  I wanted them pierced sooo badly!  My mom made up a system that I had to get 100 points to earn getting my ears pierced.  I would get points for good behavior and lose points when I was bad.  It took me an entire year to earn 100 points!  But it worked!  My babysitters all commented that I was a completely different kid, and that was the start of my transformation.

    Now, I’m not at all implying that your kid will be like I was.  But as you said, this sounds like a decision that your child needs to make for herself.  Maybe she doesn’t want her ears pierced.  It may be perfectly normal in your DH’s family, but that’s not enough of a reason for you to pierce your baby’s ears IMO.  I don’t see the harm in waiting until the kid is older to make that decision for herself.

    Post # 93
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Nope.  I also cringe when I see it on little babies.  That is not a decision for me to make as a parent until my child comes to me and asks for it to be done.

    Post # 94
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Fiance and I both agree on waiting until the child chooses to do it. Plus is almost like a right of passage for girls, I did it when I was 8, my neice just got hers done at 6. And it makes it a special little moment into being a “bigger girl”.

    Post # 95
    9224 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my father took me to get my ears were pierced when i was 2.  i pierced a 2nd hole at 7 and a 3rd hole at 9 both with my mother.  i was only allowed to pierce my ears.

    at 30 i pierced my nose (it was in memory of my father)

    Post # 96
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    My daughter got hers pierced when she was around 2 years old.  It didn’t bother her, she didnt cry. She is 11 and still wears earings sometimes, when she feels like it. 

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