When did you ladies get your babygirls ears pierced? If you don't agree with my post don't respond

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 170 moms have responded )

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My daughter is two months today & I wanna get her ears done pretty soon! She got her shots today, so I'm thinking within a week' any advice?

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Sandra - posted on 08/05/2011

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I can't believe what I'm reading. I got my ears done a few months ago and it hurt a lot. I can't understand why you would want to inflict that pain on your baby. If it's because you think its cute then maybe you should get a doll instead.

Melissa - posted on 08/05/2011

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I plan on implementing the same policy that my mom used on me: as soon as you are 13, you can decide if you want your ears pierced.

Not only do I personally believe it is ridiculous to pierce a baby's ears, but I have also heard from more than one doctor that as a child's ears grow, the location of the piercing can change and instead of being centered, the piercing will end up too close to one side of the ear lobe.

I just don't understand why anyone would pierce a baby's ears.

Krista - posted on 08/05/2011

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That's a specious argument, Megan.

For starters, not ONE person here has said that piercing babies' ears is abusive, or that it is the most horrible thing that one can do to their child.

Reading back through the posts, virtually all of the objections have been along the theme of, "Why inflict unnecessary pain on a baby?"

So no, the parents might not be doing it out of cruelty. But are they doing it out of kindness? Not really. They're doing it because THEY think it looks cute. Step back and think about it for a second -- objectively, they are having pain inflicted on an unconsenting infant, by way of sharp metal being rammed through their earlobes, simply because they enjoy the way it looks.

So yes, of course there are worse things out there. But what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? It still doesn't change the fact that when you pierce a baby's ears, you're inflicting pain on a baby unnecessarily.

Krista - posted on 08/05/2011

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Jennie, is anybody here trying to physically prevent the OP from having her kid's ears pierced? Are we trying to pass laws banning it? Are we trying to take away her right to get steel jabbed through her infants earlobes for shits and giggles?

No?

Then it's a free world and we are free to state our opinion, and the OP can consider or disregard our opinions as she wishes.

Billie - posted on 08/05/2011

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Never, it's my daughter's right to choose whether she wants holes in her ears or not.

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Aimee - posted on 08/09/2011

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My little girl had them done just after her 3rd lot of injections, she is 3 now and she never touched them, they healed lovely and i had no problems with them xx

Kerrie - posted on 08/09/2011

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if you didn't want negative comments or at least ones that don't agree with you ... you shouldn't have asked for advice. they won't do it in Aus till babies are 12 months

Brittney - posted on 08/09/2011

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Wow :) lol I haven't been on & I get on & see all the negative comments people have to say! For all you negative downers? Get a life & get off my post. If you dont agree with ear peircing write a damn book :) & to all you people who have shared your stories of the POSTIVE views on piercing your princess or prince's ears thanks so much!! Lol Smh haha people r so funnnnny. Please downers & people who have sticks up their ass's it's child & I'm the best parent I could ever be keep your damn negative ass comments to your self cause your opinion to me is Flushed down the toilet :) toootles

Rhiannon - posted on 08/08/2011

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I got my daughters done at 6 months... Have never had a problem with her ears. Some people like to comment that they don't approve, but it was something I thought done before she was old enough to realize they were there.

Sniper - posted on 08/08/2011

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Hi there. I got my girls done when she was 7. They are done 2 in each ear. she wears little studs...really cute. I have seen lots of little babies with them done. I do not see any problems with it at any age? I kind of think the younger the better but I guess everyone is different. I do not regret it and my daughter is happy and so long as she is healthy and happy that is all I really care about in life. I do not care what others think of things I do because I am a good person. What harm can there be with pierced ears? I think your baby will be beuitful with cute little studs. The only issue at hand someone else may say is they can pull it out and put in mouth at that age? Like I said you are not harming her.....and if you do not like it you can always let them grow back....? I hope that helps some....? I know I am always looking for help and answers....lol....mine just turned 9. Hope you and your family have a great night.

Ashley - posted on 08/08/2011

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I got my daughters ears pierced a little after she was 3 months...yes she cried put never pulled at her ears or acted like they bothered her. So I agree with getting them done young and I also agree on waiting until they ask...whatever your personal preference. Getting your ears pierced hurts at any age...but when their young they only remember it for a few minutes then its over and done on to the next thing!

Sonali - posted on 08/08/2011

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I got my daughter's ears pierced when she was 10 months....she was absolutely fine and luckily there was no infection too...the result two cute and pretty ears...

Leah - posted on 08/08/2011

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I think it's fine at that age, but we've decided to wait till she is in school and use it as a reward for grades or something else.

Erin - posted on 08/08/2011

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My husband insisted we wait until our daughter was old enough to ask for it. She was 5. She barely flinched when we got them pierced. She wore the earrings for 8 weeks with us cleaning them thoroughly 2-3 times per day. When we got ready to change them, we couldn't get new earrings in. Turned out she had been allergic to the backs so it had never healed properly. They have closed up now because we couldn't even get the original earrings back in. I'm sure she will want to try again someday. Just my experience to add.

Elle - posted on 08/08/2011

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I watched my 3 month old niece get her ears pierced and I was so distraught afterwards by her tears of pain that I will not get my own daughters ears pierced, when they are older, I will let them make that decision on their own. I wish you and your daughter the best in whatever you decide.

Tessa - posted on 08/08/2011

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I dnt think it's a big deal I just got my daughters ears pierced at 19 months she cried for about 1 minute then stopped and began telling ppl how pretty she was haha...my first daughter I did at 1 for her bday and even she handled it well .. My only opinion is that I think 6months + only for the reason of how tiny there ear lobes are and how soft the cartilage is but each to there own :) good luck with it oh and when they did my 19 month old they told me to give her panadol just to help with Any pain she might b feeling ,she was fine though

Jenni - posted on 08/07/2011

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Hi Brittney there is nothing wrong when a parent decides to peirce their childs ears. My first choice would be to speak to a medical professional doctor/midwife just to make sure her vaccinations is enough to cover her at this age - note this is my hangup wanting to be thorough lol I have been in the beauty industry for 15yrs and in Australia there is no training or minimal training to hairdressers on peircing. I would check out many peircing places as they are suppose to be high on training - you can do alot of damage to the ear/body if peirced in the wrong place. Also check out the hygiene levels of different places so you can compare. In hairdressing there was no sterilization at a salon that I had worked at. Recommendation from others is helpful too. A friend had her daughters done at a young age possibly about 2-4mths with no problems. Your childs health is important so do the research, check out how hygienic a place is and then go for it. Note some places have an age limit on how young they would peirce. Goodluck and be happy with your decision not worry about others - there will always be others to complain so just know you are doing your best!

Jodi - posted on 08/07/2011

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@ Megan, I seriously am not understanding where you are getting it that anyone is saying parents are piercing babies ears to be mean and malicious. No-one has said that, and it is a total misinterpretation. Yes, it is your wording. I am just not sure where you got it from that others are the ones saying these things. Because the fact is, no-one has said that. As I have said previously, that is only your interpretation. It is not fact. So please stop acting as if it is.

Terri - posted on 08/07/2011

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it is so funny that I'm coming across this right now....my daughter JUST got her ears pierced on Friday. She's 10! LOL my niece got her daughter's ears pierced when she was like 6 months old. No problems. Personally, I think it's best to wait at least long enough to make sure they don't have any skin allergies or conditions.

Monique - posted on 08/07/2011

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To me, I would rather her have had them done when she was little and not remember it.

Nicole - posted on 08/07/2011

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Its better to do them young so that they dont play with them because once they get older they tend to pull on their ears when they are tired and you dont want them to get an infection.
& the way i see it, shes your daughter its your choice weither or not you want her ears pierced or if you want to wait (:

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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Megan, it is not so much how Jodi is interpreting what YOU are saying, it is actually how YOU are interpreting what EVERYONE ELSE is saying....just saying.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/07/2011

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Jodi, my post, my wording deal with it. Honestly do you have nothing better in your life than dictating which words go where and how everyone should interpret each post?

So back on topic. Some moms get the child's ears pierced for something extra to put their baby in, but really after the diaper changing, the constant wardrobe malfunctions and having to coordinate the bib with the clothes why? I mean why not wait until the child is asking for them instead so it's their choice. That's my opinion. But if you feel that you can deal with adding the earrings (Really, just start with barrets instead- less pain inducing and just as cute.) Then go for it. Just make sure the baby's had her shots (2nd and 4th in the States 3rd and 6th in Canada) And make sure the person knows what they're doing.

Monique - posted on 08/07/2011

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I was told to wait until my daughter was 9 months old, so that is what I did. I believe it was the place I took her to, to have them done (Clair's).

Jodi - posted on 08/07/2011

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Megan, as has been repeated several times, no-one in this thread has suggested parents do it to be mean. I still can't see where you read that.

Moe - posted on 08/07/2011

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my only advice is to see if your pediatrician pierces ears....that's who pierced my daughters' ears....couldn't imagine someone at the mall doing it....

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/07/2011

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I was going to say to be mean, but I don't want all hell to break loose again. My older girl did get her ears pierced 2 separate times. The 1st was before she could say yes or no thanks to her dad when she was 6 months. I took her when she was 3 because the other ones had closed. She just doesn't have good luck with her ears.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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Who's fun would it be for then Megan? It certainly is not fun to get peirced. It hurts. Little babies don't care about what they look like. Parents do it caused THEY like how it looks. So, yeah, if a mom goes and gets her infants ears pierced, it is for the parents fun of dressing a little girl up.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/07/2011

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I'm waiting until my 5 month old asks for them same with my 6 year old. Then I'm going for some ice and a needle-

And Billiie, if you actually read the posts you'd see that in 1 I was agreeing with you. And then you'd get straight who was defending piercing and who was acting like piercing mom's are just doing it for their own fun.

Emma - posted on 08/07/2011

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My daughter asked me if she could get them done the other day She is 4 1/2 and her friends at pre school have got there's done, I told her if she still wants it done when its her birthday she can.
i personally think its best to wait in till they can ask themselves and understand whats going to happen and that they need to look after them after they are pieced.
It dose not hurt and most places do both at the same time with small kids as to git it done quick in one shot

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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Oh, and I do believe Megan has been DEFENDING piercing babies ears this entire thread.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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If you are annoyed by this thread...simple....don't open it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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Yes, but Billie, you are doing the same thing by even SAYING you don't agree with getting a babies ears pierced. So pot calling kettle. OP did not want ANYONE in this thread that does not pierce or does not agree with piercing babies ears.

This is an open forum....like I said in the beginning of this thread.....don't post such a hot topic if you don't want responses that may not fit what you are looking to hear.

Billie - posted on 08/07/2011

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@Megan-She asked a question wanting advice NOT WANTING TO START A DEBATE! If you want to desperately show strangers just how right you are, THEN GO TO DEBATES! Don't ruin someone's thread when they're asking for advice, that is so rude.

PS-As I stated before I don't agree with getting my baby's ears pierced, but I left it at that. I didn't go and attack anyone else's advice or opinions, Ieft it at that except for telling everyone else to GROW UP! Totally done with this thread, I can't handle much more childishness and I have the rest of the day to care for my kids! AAAAHHHHHHH!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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If ANYONE is gonna get their ears pierced (babies and adults alike) I HIGHLY recommend the inverness system. It is less painful, less trauma to the ear rather than the springloaded gun, and is powered by hand pressure. The studs are typically thinner, having an easier time going through the ear. That is the style I preferred to pierce with, and have been pierced many MANY times by both. Every time we had a new employee, they had to practice on the staff. I always HATED having to get done by the springloaded because it hurt like a mother fucker.



The inverness is a little more expensive, but worth every penny.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2011

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@ Feen "I am against modifications of an infant without consent however IF you are going to get it done please get it done by a professional piercer with the correct needle and NOT the gun , they cannot ever be properly steralized , they harbor millions of bacteria which is spread from one client to the next ......not a great idea if you are making a direct opening to the bloodstream."

This is only part truth. The spring loaded "pop" gun gets re-used...but gets wiped down usually with alcohol. The earring that actually pierces the ear, is in a sterilized package that ONLY gets opened to be put it the gun. No part of the necessary sterile part touches the gun, or gets touched by hands.

The inverness system (hand powered, not spring loaded...much better and safer) also has a larger "gun"....the inverness system is also sterile, and when it is opened, a smaller gun is put into the bigger gun....it is much more sterile, and also does not get tainted by hands. You can actually forgo the larger gun piece that it fits into, and use the smaller gun that is in the package. Really, it is QUITE clean. Professional piercers that do it with a needle will not (at least in the US) pierce babies ears. My sister even tried to go to a piercer like that when her daughter was 6, and they still would not do it.

Michelle - posted on 08/07/2011

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My mom had my ears done when i was 5 we went overseas and I wouldnt let her take care of them so she took them out and let them grow up. I then had them redone when I was 10 and I didnt take care of them. Then when I turned 11 I told my mom that I was ready to get them done she said it would be the last time she would pierce them (she worked at a beauty school and they did that there) and I have had them ever since I also got my second whole when I was 12 and I have never had problems with them. I got my daughters pierced when she was 7 months old and she is now 9 months old. My opinion is its my child and if I want her ears pierced then I will get them pierced if she doesnt want them when she gets older she doesnt have to wear earrings and the holes will grow up mine did when I was 5 it took some time but they eventually did. I think that no one has the right to tell you what is wrong or right for your child if you want her to have pierced ears then get them done. I told my husband when we found out that were having twins that if one or both were girls they were getting their ears piereced while they are little cause I know what I went through and I didnt want that to happen I would rather have them done now and let me take care of them then later and she not let me take care of them. I have had people tell me that I should have waited and I told them that was their opinion not mine. I got them done for her and I dont regret it!

Jenni - posted on 08/07/2011

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I haven't and don't plan on it until my daughter (15 months) is old enough to ask for them and take care of them herself.



A headband is just as cute, less tacky and painful, imo.

Tonya - posted on 08/07/2011

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Earings are accessories for teens and adults. Babies do not need accessories as they gather attention on their natural cuteness:) In my opinion, people who pierce babies ears are using their child as their own accessory and that is not fair to the child. It does hurt and can be uncomfortable from time to time and babies can not really express this. It just is not neccessary and should be done later when it is a celebrated milestone that the child has had a say in and can be a lesson for responsibility.

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The title asks WHEN are daughters had their ears pierced so the response when they ask and why is on topic and as for the not agreeing nobody disagrees with little girls getting their ears pierced just when. Which again is what the question was when OUR daughters had their ears pierced, followed by advice.

Jodi - posted on 08/06/2011

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Seriously Rebecca, it's not like your posts have been exactly on topic either. You know the drill, ask the questions, read through the responses, take what you want from them and move on. It happens all the time.

Raechil - posted on 08/06/2011

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"My daughter is two months today & I wanna get her ears done pretty soon! She got her shots today, so I'm thinking within a week' any advice? "


Last two words there.. I do believe that is asking for advice. Just saying.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/06/2011

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I don't think she's come back at all. And if she does and isn't happy with what people had to say well it's her fault for posting a question online.

Mrs. - posted on 08/06/2011

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Whelp, it looks like some members are set on giving out advice to someone who hasn't asked for it.

Carry on.

I promise I won't say I told you so when and if the OP comes back to say, "No thanks" to the unsolicited advice and/or closes this one down.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/06/2011

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Ookay I agree with Jodi... the world as we know it is about to end.

When someone asks for an opinion you're going to get a shedload of answers and humans love to give out advice. It's only a matter of time until we start arguing then get back to where we started.

Jodi - posted on 08/06/2011

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Ah, but Rebecca, you know how these threads evolve.....so does it really matter? Once someone starts saying, "oh, but I don't agree", a debate is bound to ensue.

Stacey - posted on 08/06/2011

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We got our daughter's peirced at 6 months. Would have done it sooner if not caring for a terminal family member. At such a young age, she doesn't "remember" to bother with them. It's no guarantee she won't when she is older, but for now they have been no worries since the second I stood up after having them done. And she looks adorable! I don't regret it.

Maria - posted on 08/06/2011

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Hi I use to pierce baby`y ear,I suggest not befor 3 months and sometime 6 because the ear lob is not fully develop.P.S you might want to put some Emla cream before to knom the ear,some places offer it.Good Luck!

Mrs. - posted on 08/06/2011

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Yes, I'm sure the small after thought of "any" advice outweighs the giant bold title of "If you don't agree with my post don't respond".

I seriously doubt a piercing debate was what the intent was. Not to mention, this is the welcome page, not the debate page. I realize a lot of debates happen here, however, they are usually a bit more broad in subject posting or specific about wanting to debate the subject.

I think the original intention was to get advice about timing and care with infant piercing (not waiting another 13 years)...not wether to get it done, period.

I understand you don't want people dictating your speech...talk about it all you want, I just don't think a debate on body modification is what the OP had in mind.

....and I'm not even partial to ear piercing infants, but I can figure that out.

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