Where should I get her ears pierced?

Shannon - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Where can I get my 6 month old's ears pierced?

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An - posted on 06/26/2010

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Don't have your children's ears pierced with a gun. They cannot be properly cleaned and they are just send a blunt object though their ears. Wait until the baby is old enough to make the choice herself then take her to a place registered by the Association of Professional Piercers.

Tara - posted on 06/27/2010

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I had my daughters ears pierced after her 3 month well child check up (they need their first shots before you can get them done) I took her to our local mall and had them pierced at Claire's. My only complaint was the girl didn't pierce them at the same time, but they look beautiful. And it helps to get them done young because they don't remember they are there and don't try to play with them (which can cause infection) Her ears still have never been infected, and we haven't run into any problems with them catching on clothing or anything. She looks beautiful. (And a lot of little girls want their ears pierced when they get older, I think it's almost better to get them done young) :)

Madeleine - posted on 03/23/2010

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I got my ears pierced when i was four years old.

When I was old enough to SAY FOR MYSELF that I wanted to get them pierced.

My parents didn't decide for me. In fact they tried to get me to wait, but I was persistent. I don't remember any pain at all...just all the earrings I got for my birthday that year.

Those holes are permanent and will never completely close. I didn't wear earrings in my lobes for almost 10 years during most of high school and college and just recently I decided I wanted to again, and a pair practically slipped right through both holes with very little effort.

Maybe you should give your daughter an important lesson in exercising her own free will and not imposing that decision on her. She may not want them. Some people don't.

Hell, I didn't even have my son circumsized for this reason. I wasn't about to make that kind of decision for some one else.

I realize that an ear piercing and a circumcision are greatly different in scope, but the general principle is the same.

If you do decide to go ahead with it, I'd ask your Pediatrician for advise.

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Dolly - posted on 08/27/2011

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My aunt actually pierced my daughters ears with a needle and red thread.
It was easier this way and you can clean the ears everyday with alcohol.

Jennifer - posted on 06/27/2010

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i agree with An McKnight...having ears pierced with a gun causes excess tissue damage, and is more painful than having them pierced with a professional piercing needle.

Angie - posted on 03/23/2010

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They do it at my daughter's dr office. Check there first it's probably safer.

Shalaina - posted on 03/22/2010

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I do not believe that the longer you wait the more it hurts. I don't even remember it hurting except for my second holes, but that was only for around 5 minutes or something. I know I wouldn't want it chosen for me....even if I would have looked so adorable then....even though I didn't need that to look adorable!

Julie - posted on 03/22/2010

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I took my daughter to Claire's at the local mall and the girl was fantastic. As long as you take care of them and use the medicine that they gave you and turn them like instructed you should be fine. the longer you wait the more it hurts the child. My little girl was almost 1 when I did them, but she looks absolutely adorable in them

Nichol - posted on 03/19/2010

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I took my daughter to piercing pagoda at our mall. I know walmart does them and also Clair's

Ericka - posted on 03/17/2010

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I just recently got my 4 month old daughters ears pierced at the Piercing pagoda at our local mall. They did amazing and we go back in a week for them to check them to make sure everything is healing properly.

Shalaina - posted on 03/15/2010

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Why do so many people want to do that? I would rather wait for her to decide when she wants them done. I have a boy but I know that he likes to wrap himself up in his blankets and can be hard to dress at times, so I imagine the LO's earrings would get caught on things.
Hopefully you find a good professional in your area.

Erika - posted on 03/11/2010

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We're getting Kaelyn's pierced at the pediatrician when she's 6 months. You can take Shaylee to Claire's, but I wouldn't! (worked at a Claire's in high school and the girls were not perfectionists like I am) You should definitely ask her doctor.

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