What about ear piercing for my lil girl?

Vanessa - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




Is there any negatives things about ear piercing to a 1year old? My parents-in-law want to give that for a gift but I don't know I just have a hesitation? Any experiences ???


Lacye - posted on 05/10/2010




i know people who had their child's ear pierced at 3 months. me personally, i wouldn't do it. i'm waiting for my daughter to be old enough and responsible enough to take care of her own ears and to make the decision for herself.

Amanda - posted on 05/10/2010




We were going to do our little girls when she was a baby...now that she is a year I think we waited too long and will have to wait until she is 4 or 5 to get it done without the tugging problem. I wouldn't do it on a 1 year old.

Also, if you are hesitant about doing it than DON'T. Trust your instincts.


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Mandy - posted on 05/18/2010




I was also in two minds bout earrings and then I read a article that sort of sums it up for me - basically it said that your body is your own personal body where you alone have say over it and therefore this guy advised to wait until your daughter is old enough to ask for ears to be pierced. Till then respect her privacy and her body. Sort of made sense for me.

Denise - posted on 05/18/2010




got my lil girls done at 3 months there beautiful and i have it all on camcorder but make sure they look even to u i thought they looked off and i was right u could tell the older she got

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i got my daughters ears pierced at 8 weeks...she cried but other than that everything went great she didnt bother them and have never been infected

Eleanor - posted on 05/13/2010




I am really sorry, but i dont agree with doing anything to anyone elses body until they are able to ask for it themselves. My daughter asked me when she was 9 if she could get her ears pierced and said "absolutely" because it was her choice. To have to clean a little ones ears for them because they cant is really barbaric and i think it should be banned for anyone who cant physically ask for it themselves!! Am not sure where you live but in the UK (I stay in Scotland) it is considered pretty unacceptable to pierce a baby's ears and is only usually done by certain types of people here... if you get my meaning!! Hope you make a decision for your little one and not the grandparents.

Shalon - posted on 05/12/2010




You need to do what you think is best for her and you. If you don't feel that it is the best thing than you shouldn't do it cuz you will just regret it later. And besides it should be her choice when she gets older, if she wants it done than she will do it, but there is a chance that she won't want it done. But if you do decide to get it done that you should make sure that you get them done at the same time not one after the other, have to people with two guns to do it or she may not want to get the other one and she will only have one piercing.

Sylvie - posted on 05/12/2010




I had my daughters ears done at 2 months (after her first vaccination), I went to a jewlery store, they also did both ears at the same time. She cried for lie 10 secondes-as soon as I turned her around to face me she was done crying. The younger the better- like some of the other moms I would be afraid of her tugging on her ears and it could cause problems with the healing. If you are worried about the pain-not sure were you are from but were I live at the pharmacy you can buy a numbing cream.

But follow your instincts...that is whats most important!!!!

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010




I've wanted to pierce my daughter's ears since she had her first round of vaccines, however, her daddy says no. So we've agreed to wait til she is old enough to ask for it before we do it. I still ask every now and again in hopes he has changed his mind lol. I got mine done as a small baby and still wear earrings in them til this day and I am 28 yrs old.

I know some Ped offices do ear piercing. If you decided to do it ... make sure where ever you go has at least 2 pierces on duty that way they can do both at once and get it over with instead of doing on ear at a time.

Tyneisha - posted on 05/11/2010




Its all about how you feel. I wouldn't at this point because now she'll be old enough to pull at her ears. If you did it as a baby, it would have been easier. If you have concerns then you do what's best for you. If you dont want her to have pierced ears, then don;t do it.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/11/2010




I agree with Amanda, you have to trust your instincts. When i have a little girl i want to get her ears done early in life. But then you also know your own baby if she tugs at her ears or will handle the pain ok. If you decide to go ahead, I would suggest doing it right after lunch and nap. having a hungry whiny baby probably won't help the situation.

Stephanie - posted on 05/10/2010




I had my daughters done when she was 10days old - wanted to get them done early as they hardly notice and the heal before bub is able to pull them etc (my daughter cried for 30sec)

only thing with getting them done with a 1yr old is she is old enough to tug on them - which may make healing time longer. When your getting them done find someone that does both sides at the same time, and try distracting your daughter with something that will keep her attention.

Good luck :)

Heather - posted on 05/10/2010




I got my little girls done when she turned 6 months old and it was horrible!!! She cried so much and I started crying because I had to hold her face so they could do the other ear :( I mean she wasnt upset long but I felt so bad!

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