(Closed) If you’re having a girl, will you get her ears pierced?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Are you going to pierce your daughter's ears?
    Yes : (63 votes)
    35 %
    No : (99 votes)
    56 %
    Not sure : (16 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    In my opinion, and I think I am probably the minority, the child should decide if they want their ears pierced. Once she comes to me and say “mommy, can I have pierced ears” then yes I will definitely allow it.

    Post # 4
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My mom didn’t get my ears pierced until I was old enough to ask. I asked at about 4 years old so she made a whole day out of it for me– it was great! I would do the same with my daughter. I don’t think its an issue of being “too young” but of delaying it until its a choice she can make (probably one of the first choices regarding her own body) and kind of instills in her that sense of control over herself and her choices. 

    Post # 5
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ll let my children (male or female) get peirced if they choose, but I won’t do it before they are able to choose for themself 🙂

    Post # 6
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally don’t like the look of pierced ears on an infant/toddler, and I agree with Corgi, that the choice should be up to the child. I don’t really see a reason for pierced ears in a young child…it’s not like they’re going to be wearing crazy dangly earrings or hoops or anything, just plain studs. I had to wait until I was 10, and I’ll probably wait til a similar age if I have a child who wants pierced ears.

    Post # 7
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    I definitely think I shouldn’t go punching holes in my daughter’s body without her permission.  We’ll let her do it when she asks.

    Post # 8
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’ll probably wait until they’re about 3 years old to see if my little girl wants it, I got my ears pierced at 6 months! I was a bald baby with big ole earrings droopin’ down!!

    Post # 9
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I always thought it was kind of weird to see little baby girls with pierced ears…. to me, it’s on the same level as those little girls you see on tv with the hair extensions and spray tans competing in beauty pagents- just too much, too soon.  Let little girls be little girls, you know?

    I had to wait until I turned 12, which was just fine by me. 

    Post # 10
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I didn’t have my ears pierced until I entered 6th grade, and I made the choice. I will definitely not be piercing my child’s ears without her consent.

    Post # 11
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Definitely when she’s a baby!  My sister and I both got ours done that way, as infants.  It’s much much easier to take care of them when they are not old enough to pick at them, get them dirty, etc.  And they’ll never remember that it hurt! (this coming from someone that’s gotten several additional piercings, and tattoos, throughout my lifetime LoL)

    Plus, it’s beyond cute IMO.

    Post # 12
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    I would also wait until they are older & ask for them!  I don’t like earrings on little babies at all.

    Post # 13
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No way for me.  I think I had to wait until I was 10 and would definitely wait until my daughter was old enough to ask for herself.  Personally, I can’t stand baby jewelry.  I don’t know why, it’s totally irrational but I really don’t like it.  I’m not a huge fan of man jewelry other than a wedding ring and a watch either.  But, oddly enough, I have no problem loving jewelry for myself 😉

    Post # 14
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I was 13 when I had mine done and wanted them done for YEARS. Dad kept saying no, i wasn’t old enough.

    As a baby? Nah. But when they’re older and want them, i don’t see the harm. But we’ll be having a talk about infection and keeping them clean.

    For me, my parents (read: my dad) decided how old I was before i was allowed to do lots of things–earrings, shorts, makeup (including gloss at 16!!!), hair cuts, TAMPONS (yes, wtf ladies), etc. It was TOO controlling and when I turned 18, i got my navel pierced, cut my hair off, and now i have a few sets of earrings. I didn’t do anything crazy or permanent, but at the same time, there are certain things that a kid can decide for themselves as part of becoming their own person. If my daughter is 8 and wants a bob, we’ll get her hair cut. Not, “no you can’t get a hair cut without my permission because you’d do something stupid” like i was told. 

    Post # 16
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Sapphire, I want to get my daughter’s earc pierced about the same time. I think it’s cute.

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