Stacy - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 170 moms have responded )
When my oldest daughter was little I remember going to the store and seeing another little girl, who was no older than 6 months having her ear's pierced. I don't understand how mom's can deliberately hurt their children like that because I remember hearing this child scream from pain over something the mother felt was a necessity.
I guess to me, as a mom, its in my best interest to do what benefits my childs personal safety and health. It kills me enough taking her to the doctor to get a shot and shots are there to help keep her well. Piercings are not something that benefits a childs wellbeing. It's purely cosmetic not only that but there are risks involved with getting them, but there are risks at everything. I just would hate to know that i've done something that wasn't needed that wound up scarring my child for life. Personally, since I'm not one with pierced ears myself, I think that if my mother would have made the executive decision to pierce my ears as a child, that as an adult I would be very angry with her because even though I could take them out and let them close there will always be that small knick in my earlobe because even thought it can close up, the scar is still there and its ugly.
So my question is moms/dads what is your opinion on ear piercing babies and toddlers? I personally am against it and it makes my blood boil, but if you're a mom who made that choice, then why did you? Give me some insight as to why in your eyes its necessary?