ear piercing

Gabrielle - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My fiance wants to pierce our twin daughters ears when they turn 1 years old. I am against ear piercing until the child actually asks for it. What do you think? I also don't want to have to deal with two babies crying over getting their ears pierced. I think it hurts personally.

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Mallorie - posted on 03/22/2010

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I had my daughters done at 3mths old and she just made a small sound and it was over. At the time she was just about 6lbs...She weighed 1lb and 8 oz at birth, Her brother was 3lbs and 3ozs......It is your decision i think....

Kourtney - posted on 03/20/2010

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I am a trained ear piercer at Icing by Claires. I pierce tons of babies, and children of all ages. I find it much easier for the piercing of a baby compared to a child. There are so many benefits from piercing at a age where the child cannot build up the fear before the actual piercing. It is much easier than getting vaccines, plus the after care is much easier if you can take care of it and they will not be handling the earrings. I also got my 4 year old daughter's ear's piercing when she was three months and its so easy now that they are healed so well and she doesn't have to worry about it. Besides, it's not like any girls don't want pierced ears these days. Clips are horribly uncomfortable.

Jennifer - posted on 03/17/2010

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You are right! Don't let him do it!!! OUCH!!! I got mine pierced when I was 8 years old, my choice, and I could care for them.

Chasity - posted on 03/17/2010

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probably an old post...but im contemplating this as well...i want to but my husband doesnt. as far as the pain issue...they are very resilant. Im sure it doesnt hurt worse then getting a boy circumsized, that is a preferance too..there is no medical reasoning for it either, just asthetic. people say for cleanliness but many are un and just as clean....but i digress... some dr offices offer ear piercing..
i think im going to have hers done because my neice is 6 yrs and they did hers and she whines all the time about them. easier to deal younger...

Andrea - posted on 10/22/2009

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You have to go with your gut. If you want it done the earlier the better. My daughter had hers done at 8 weks. never felt it and never had a problem. The longer you wait the more they will recognize the pain.

Danelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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I have Boy/Girl twins and I took my daughter in to get her ears pierced at age 2...She did really well with it and only cried for a minute. We have had no problems with cleaning or changing her earrings...When I did my daughters, my son had a tantrum to have his done also. I got one of his ears pierced and didn't cry at all. also no problems cleaning or changing. They also didn't have any pain after or when sleeping.. It is the first thing they tell people about when they meet anyone. I think it is really how you feel your children will react and how much time you want to put in.

Haylli - posted on 10/16/2009

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I absolutly agree with you I have twin girls and I told my husband that they will get to chose when they want their ears pierced I think that when they get older they'll be asking for an ear peircing instead of a belly ring, I know that was how I did it so the longer you hold them off the better. Plus they dont need that unnessasary pain, for what .....earings, to this day I can count how many times I've worn earings personally I cant stand them, thats why I want to let them make that choice when it comes.

Melissa - posted on 10/10/2009

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I actually had my oldest daughter's ears pierced at 6 months, but after awhile took them out. I let her decide when she was in kindergarten whether she wanted them or not. I have 4 year old boy/girl twins now and I have not had my girl's ears pierced. For one, I was afraid her brother would rip them out and 2 I want to let her decide when she's older. I figure it's hard enough having to have vaccinations, etc. I'd like to ler her make this decision. Good luck to you Gabrielle!

Karlye - posted on 10/05/2009

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I just got my twins girls' ears pierced a week ago. They are 4 months old. Just like Dana said, they barely cried. Keeping up on the cleaning is NOT hard. Really, you just have to put some solution on a q-tip, wipe the front and back of each ear, and spin the earings twice a day. It's not hard to do or time consuming. I do it when I'm changing them first thing in the morning, and when I'm getting them ready for bed. I got my older daughter's ears pierced when she was 11 months old, and she knew fear then, so it was harder to do. If you're going to do it, do it early. Otherwise, wait. But if ears get infected it could be from one of two reasons. 1. They are allergic to something in the earing itself, or, 2. the ears were NEVER cleaned. I'll admit to missing some cleanings with my older daughter, and her ears never even got pink, let alone infected.

Dana - posted on 10/04/2009

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i got my daughters ears pierced when she was 5 months old and she only cried for 10 seconds literally!! she doesn't mess with them or anything. lets me clean them very easily. she cries when we have to take the earrings out to clean them because she hates not having them in her ears! she is 2 1/2 now and still no problems!

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Uhmmm, I'm a Nana of twins, fraternal, but twins. Dad wanted the little girls' ears pierced at 11 mos. old and he got his wish. Guess what. Yup, Mom didn't have time to keep up with cleaning them and one got infected pretty badly. My advice is don't do it unless you want to spend even more time taking car of their ears...

Amanda - posted on 10/02/2009

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I am against getting their ears pierced untill they decide and im so thankful my husband agrees with me. my parents waited till i asked for it and i was like 7 by that time and i intend to do the same

Kathy - posted on 10/02/2009

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I have 7 year old twin girls and we just got their ears pierced for their 7th birthday. They have been asking since they were 5 and I finally gave in. One of them was really good with it and the other one as soon as she got one ear done was like nope I am done and we had to bribe her to let them do the second ear. They are both very happy with them now. I would have waited even if I only had 1 little girl because I feel like it needed to be their choice not mine.

Stephenie - posted on 10/02/2009

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I am with you, We have twin girls and we plan on waiting until they choose. We think it will make a fun birthday present or something.

Toni - posted on 10/01/2009

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Personally, I'm against getting babies ear pierced. I don't see the need for it. My suggestion is to wait until the girls are old enough to make the decision for themselves. That way, they'll feel "all grown up" making such a big decision all on their own. I buy the little stick ons for the ears (they look like little stickers), which make the ears looked pierced, and they actually stay on all day until you're ready to take them off. Good luck in whatever you decide to do!

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