Jan - posted on 07/01/2013
I used piercing pagoda, wonderful, sterile and well experienced and best of all affordable!! I do agree with Evelyn tho, depending on age be careful, for a first piercing I would use pure metals, like gold, silver or surgical steel. Make sure to take real good care of them.
Jodi - posted on 06/29/2013
My daughter and I have a deal. She gets them when she graduates primary school as a gift to our big girl off to high school. She'll be almost 12. She's happy with that arrangement. We both feel at that age she will be old enough to have made an informed choice and old enough to look after them.
Karen - posted on 06/29/2013
My daughter started asking around 6-7 y.o. and I had her wait till her 8th birthday. I was much older when I had mine pierced, but the reason I had her wait was the anticipation. Our kids are given things so readily and immediately that I don't think they learn to appreciate the wait. I also worried about treating them and preventing infection. It was a big deal for her and she talked about it for weeks on end. I followed through, did it at Claire's (where they did a lovely job) and all is well. She did a good job of treating them 3x/day as instructed (with occassional reminders). I think 8 was a great age.
Ev - posted on 06/29/2013
I would not pierce my kid's ears until they were old enough to say they want it. It looks cute and all, but in the end there are somethings to consider.
1. Allergies to metals.
2. Infections from not caring for the earrings and ears right.
3. Baby pulling at ears and pulling off the earring.
4. What is wrong with waiting.
It is your choice to do this but not one I would make as growing up my own mother tried to pierce her ears and she ended up with a metal allergy, infections, and later her skin started to get rash on her hands that too years to clear up. She decided at that point that her own children (my sister and I) would not get ours done until we were older. I did get mine done at 18 but in subsequent years I had problems with metal allergies and could not wear my earrings anymore after having children. It got worse. My sister got them at 16 and has never had a problem to my knowledge.
Kristen - posted on 06/29/2013
You should be able to get it at her dr office. I got my daughters done at Walmart and she is 3 (just got them done a couple months ago) she begged for them so one afternoon we got hem done. I don't know how little Walmart does them. But like was saying you should be able to get them done at her dr office. Just call and ask them.
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