(Closed) Piercing a baby's ears.. child abuse?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I don’t think it’s child abuse, but I’d never do that to my child. I just don’t see the point. Is it to make them look “cuter”? 

I had it done as a child and I don’t wear earrings because I hate how they feel on my ears. Even studs. All that fighting and crying and the moment I was allowed to decide what I wanted to do with my ears, I  stopped wearing them altogether. What a waste.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Sounds cruel, I won’t be piercing my daughter’s ears unless she requests it. This is a pet peeve of mine… babies don’t need earrings FFS

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had mine done as a baby… don’t think it’s abuse at all. If it were establishments wouldn’t do it. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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bridetobe2018 :  you’re being way too lenient with throwing about the words “child abuse”. Try working in law and having to deal with victims of actual child abuse and then we can talk. Insulting.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

While I wouldn’t pierce my own child’s ears that young, I don’t think it is child abuse to do so. I will leave the decision up to my own child and will take her to a reputable piercer who uses hollow needles as opposed to a piercing gun that relies on blunt force trama to get the stud through. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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bridetobe2018 :  It seems cruel to do it at such a young age. At least at four or five they can understand “you’re going to feel a pinch but then you’ll have pretty earrings.” 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Give me a break this is not child abuse. I had my ears pierced when I was a baby and I have the most loving parents in the world. I’m actually quite glad they did that because I would not want to have them pierced later in life…I don’t even remember getting it done and I’m sure that 2 year old won’t even remember the pain in about a day or so. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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bridetobe2018 :  For something to be considered abuse, it should cause significant harm, and I don’t think that a one-time ear piercing falls into that category.

What about the pain inflicted by blood draws or vaccines? (I’m not an anti-vaxxer and I don’t want to open up that debate, I’m merely talking about pain here.)

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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bridetobe2018 :  sorry but your logic is stupid. A toddler will cry over a toy being taken away or giving her a bottle when she actually wants cookies. And yes she will cry over getting her ears pierced. This is ridiculous that you think this is child abuse. So I suppose a lot of us on here have abusive parents too because we had our ears pierced as a baby???

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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bridetobe2018 :  I feel sorry for you. I bet you think someone should go to jail for giving their child a light spank on the tush for misbehavinging don’t you? 

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Well, if you think it’s child abuse why did you stand by and not say anything if it upset you so much? 

 

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