(Closed) Piercing Baby’s Ears?!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Will You Get Your Baby's Ears Pierced Before They Are 1yr?
    Yes! : (39 votes)
    25 %
    No! : (62 votes)
    40 %
    Still Undecided : (8 votes)
    5 %
    I'll let them decide when they want their ears pierced. : (45 votes)
    29 %
    Other: I'll explain below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did not have my ears pierced until I was old enough to ask for it and be able to take care of them myself (so like 5th grade or so).  I don’t like people who pierce their babies ears.

    Post # 4
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My ears were pierced before I was a year old and I’m grateful that I don’t have that memory. I voted yes.

    Post # 5
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was 9 when my ears were pierced. My daughter is 13 months old and I’m in no hurry even though my Future Mother-In-Law asks me all the time when I’m going to do it. I don’t understand the point.

    Post # 6
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would worry about infections in a baby or toddler!  My mom doesn’t have her ears pierced (she thinks its barbaric!) and made me wait until I was 12, after I had been BEGGING for years.  I think once they are old enough to take care of it themselves and handle the pain, then its totally appropriate. 

    Post # 8
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Personally, I wouldn’t do it.  I can’t sleep with my diamond studs in because the post bothers me, I always wonder if studs would bother babies with pierced ears….

    Post # 9
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had my ears pierced when I was 6.  I asked to have them done and my mom told me it was my decision and that it does hurt.  We made a day of it, I remember having sooo much fun.

    I also know that in the Mexican/Latin culture it is normal to have an infant’s ears pierced.  If it is their culture then I would not say anything about it.

    Post # 10
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had my ears pierced within days of being born 🙂

    Post # 11
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Ditto @Ms. Caniche.  I would never pierce my child’s ears until she was old enough to ask.. and I really don’t like the idea of forcing it on a child.  BUT, in certain sitautions when it’s a cultural norm that has been in place for a very long time, I don’t feel it’s my place to disagree.

    Post # 12
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m with many of the other posters.  I got my ears pierced around 5th grade which was when I wanted them pierced and asked for it.  I can understand not wanting to experience the piercing, @hmaxwell77, but it really wasn’t that bad and certainly nothing traumatizing, so I don’t get the point of piercing when a child is young and didn’t have a say in the matter.  I feel like anything that permanately alters your body (piercings/tattoos) should be the choice of the person who’s body it is.

    ETA: Although I do agree with what another poster said – culture is important to people!  Although I would never pierce my child’s ears until they wanted them pierced, I also probably would try not to judge others for doing so, especially since I can’t possibly know their reasons for doing it (unless they told me).

    Post # 13
    4023 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My sister’s ears were pierced before she was 1. I will do the same with my kids if I have girls. For one, you can keep the studs in for so long and it helps the ears heal better (they dont’ want to change them becuase they don’t know!). Also, at that age, you don’t remember any pain. I had my ears done a few times and I still remember the pain! I think it is really cute too! 🙂

    Post # 14
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I had my ears pierced as a baby.  I’m very glad my mother did it!!  I will probably pierce my daughter’s ears as well and if she doesn’t like them later in life, well she can stop wearing earrings.

    Post # 15
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had my ears pierced when I was a few months old and I’m fine with it now. I’ll probably have my daughter’s ears pierced at that age, too.

    Post # 16
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    My mom wouldn’t let me go until I was 15.  I’d also wait.


    After that it was a downward spiral, I’ve got 6 holes in my ears, one in my navel, had nipples done and had a more private area done.  Those were the college days though, and I just maintain my ears and belly button now 🙂

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