Ear piercing & Hair washing

Lonea - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hey Mommy's,

My baby girl is a just about a month old and Im wondering when should i pierce her ears and how soon is it ok for me to wash her hair??

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Melissa - posted on 08/18/2009

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It is cute the ear pericing but if I was you I would wait... I am still carrying my baby... I dont know what I am having yet.... But baby find new stuff about them... Ears are one.. I am sure you dont want them pulling it out without meaning to.... I would wait till the child was old enough to ask....It is the childs ears after all right??...

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Why not let her make the decision to put a hole in her body??? And, yes, you can wash her hair. They did in the hospital when they gave her a bath. Use Johnson's NO TEARS formula just incase you get it in her eyes!

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Iysha - posted on 08/17/2009

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I got my ears pierced at 2 months old. I don't remember any pain...I got my ears pierced again at 16...I remember that one. I think it's better to get ears pierced as early as possible. It will be easier to keep them clean than when she's older. Wash her hair as often as you'd like. I wash my daughter's hair every other day =]

Julie - posted on 08/17/2009

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I know that i got my daughters ears pierced whe she was 9 weeks that was the earliest they would do them. as far as washing her hair i did that right away

Kate - posted on 08/17/2009

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I agree with the earlier comments. Why on earth would you want to inflict pain on your daughter by getting her ears peirced?? My son has his hair washed every day when he has his bath.

Hanna - posted on 08/17/2009

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as far as piercing ears, some people do it early because infants are designed to cope with the pain better than adults. however, it will also require a lot of maintenance down the road to make sure that the hole doesn't get infected/irritated especially once the baby starts rolling around.

as far as hair, of course it's safe -- it's safe to do it the first day. the only area you're supposed to keep dry is the belly button until the umbilical cord falls off. everything else you should wash first with wet cloth, then in the tub -- and the sooner you start, the less risk you're running for the baby to develop heat rash, diaper rash or get nappy, tangled hair from sweat (due to moving around and heat). good luck!

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