(Closed) Piercing baby's ears?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think it’s largely cultural. Some people consider it cruel. Others consider it a normal fact of infanthood. It’s especially common in many parts of South America.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh boy this is a hot topic once it starts you may want to delete.. I can’t say since I have a little boy…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My grandma raised me and allowed me the choice of getting them pierced or not.  It wasn’t traumatic for me because I was in the 2nd grade and WANTED it done… it was however traumatic when I went to the Dr. and they gave me a shot… which my gram always made jokes about because I didn’t flinch when I got my ears pierced lol.  Personally, I probably wouldn’t take my baby to get her ears pierced, but I think that its interesting that the pediatrician did your daughters.  I’ve never heard of this before.  Much safer than the mall I guess.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Sassygrn:  Yeah im not makign comments to the ethical or moral issues that Im sure people are going to jump all over here.  Just stating that I probably wouldnt, and how I got mine pierced.  (I saw the debate coming from a mile away here and want no parts of it)

 

@mrsSonthebeach:  It is very cultural. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well I don’t really consider it cruel or anything.  I just think someone should have a say in what is done to their body.  So if it was me I’d wait until they asked for them (even if they were younger).

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is a hot debate, watch out!  I personally wouldnt let my daughters do it until they are old enough to ask and care for them. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some people are really not going to like my answer here, but you asked and it is a topic I feel strongly about…

 

 agree with that bee – I think that putting your child through unnecessary pain purely for asthetic reasons like thinking it’s cute is awful. It’s super popular in my area and tons of people do it, but I just can’t wrap my head around it, you’re the parent – why are you putting unnecessary holes in their body that they never asked for because you think it’s cute? Part of your job as a parent is to protect them, not purposely cause harm! It’s great your daughter didn’t seem pained by it, but I’ve watched many people physically hold down their screaming baby while this is done, and it makes me sick. Just because they can’t remember it when they’re older doesn’t make it any more okay than the experience you had when you were five. I didn’t have pierced ears until I was old enough to ask for them and keep them clean myself, and intend to do it the same way with my children. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@nl:  I had mine done by a pediatrician when I was an infant and my daughter’s pediatrician offered to do hers. Her rule is that the baby has to be under 9months old or has to be old enough to ask for it herself and to sit still.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

I have a problem with making any unnecessary changes to another person’s body without their approval, so I would not do it.  Moreover, I have a problem with the gender normativity of just assuming that every little girl will want her ears pierced eventually.  Finally, I think infants have enough ways to injure themselves without adding pointy metal bits to the mix.

I also think little baby earlobes are super soft and sweet, and they’re not so nice with metal in them.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  Thats really interesting.  I never knew they even did that.  Good to know.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

@Ninteenthchance:  Can’t answer for kes, but we didn’t circumcise either.

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