Post # 1
I got my ears pierced when I was 3 months old and have never had problems, but my SIL tried to pierce my niece’s ears at 4 years old and she kept getting them infected. Do you plan to pierce your DD’s ears? If so, what age? If not, why not?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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I would also wait until they are older & ask for them! I don’t like earrings on little babies at all.
Post # 13
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
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 # 15
We’re going to get my DD’s done when she is 3 months old. If she doesn’t like them when she’s older she can just let them close up.
I don’t plan on making her wear earrings every day of her life. I only wore earrings three days a year (Easter, Christmas, and my birthday) until I hit puberty. Then I wore them everyday (for the boys, eyeroll!) I agree that some baby jewelry is silly (necklaces just seem like nooses to me) but with earrings, they are so much easier to clean and maintain when they are babies. Once they’re toddlers they’ll be touching them all the time and catching them on silly things like barbie hair.
Post # 16
Sapphire, I want to get my daughter’s earc pierced about the same time. I think it’s cute.