At what age did you get your daughters ears pierced?

Kirsten - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 311 moms have responded )

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Can't decide if now is a good time to get her ears peirced or not. My mom did all 5 of her girls' ears on our 3rd bithday. What about you guys? And why?

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Sondra - posted on 09/20/2009

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My daughter got her ears pierced on her 7th. birthday. When she turned six or soon thereafter my daughter wanted her ears pierced. I promised her she can get her ears pierced on her seventh birthday. Suprisingly, that was all I had to say. I didn't have any more requests from my daughter to get her ears pierced for the rest of her sixth year of age. But, on her seventh birthday, it was as if she had set an alarm with an attached memo about her birthday and going to get her ears pierced on that day. It was amazing. Not a peep from her for nearly a year after her request to get her ears pierced, holding on to the promise I made her, waiting for the big event. I believe seven was a very appropriate age for my daughter. Especially since she made the request and I responded with a promise, and the 11 months or so of her wait. It wasn't a given, nor was it necessary, for my daughter, getting her ears pierced, was an awaited birthday gift as well as a delivered promise. A privilage. My pleasure.

Karen - posted on 09/20/2009

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i have 2 daughters who have there ears pierced the oldest got hers pierced at 4 and she was very nervous watching when they were preparing the earings etc and the youngest got hers done at 2 and was to young to notice what they were doing ,so i would reccomend the younger the better,both had no problems or infections thank god.

Tanya - posted on 09/20/2009

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I had Cole's ears done when she was 3or4yrs and she did okay on the first one the second one was a little different.

Tanya - posted on 09/20/2009

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I had Cole's ears done when she was 3or4yrs and she did okay on the first one the second one was a little different.

Tamra - posted on 09/20/2009

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I did all 3 of my girls at 1 month old. I never had a problem with them messing with there ears trying to get them out. My granddaughter had hers done at 3 months old and she doesn't really mess with hers either. I think it is better at a very young age, because they don't realize they having anything on their ears. Hope this helps you.

Julie - posted on 09/20/2009

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My daughter was 7. We decided that she had to be old enough to care for them herself.

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So right. It gives them the first taste of responsibilty that they need before their choices come with stronger consequences.

Carolyn - posted on 09/19/2009

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Hi again, just wanted to explain why I let my kids decide as it might help with you. Young babies, especially while still breast fed (Mums milk has the best immune building qualities) probably do heal quicker ect and it does make sence why parents get thier Babes done, but to me any procedure has risks, no matter how small I personally prefer not to take any chances for sake of appearance. Also I want my children to be able to make as many of thier own personal choices possible,while they are young, to help them learn good decision making and hopefully give them something to draw upon when they are older and thier decisions carry greater consequences (eg. drinking, sex and drugs). I hope this helps a bit!

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I waited until she asked. Never brought it up to her before then really either. We were in the mall one day and she started to ask questions (age 7). By the end of the trip she wanted them done and understood what kind of responsibilty they would be. Only time she regretted it was when they got sore at the beginning and I made her tough it out. She sticks to posts with a rubber backing and we change them out every Sunday with a different set. I wanted to wait till she felt ready and could make it her own choice. Then she could feel like there are things that she can influence in her life and not feel so much like a little kid. It's a milestone that she chose to do and got a little more 'grown up' in the process.

Kelly - posted on 09/19/2009

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I got my daughters ear pierced at 5 months that wahy she doesn't realized she has them and doesn't play with them. You should get her ears pierced when you feel comfortable there is no right age

Shannon - posted on 09/19/2009

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My daughter was 6 weeks old when I had her's done. She cried for half a second and was completely fine after that.

Marie - posted on 09/19/2009

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I took my daughter at 4 months..she was to young to tug on her ears & she was fine

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My daughter got her ears pierced when she was 5 almost 6, she wanted them done. I did not do them when she was a baby, b/c I felt as though she should have some input on something permanent... hope his helps...

Carolyn - posted on 09/19/2009

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I had my pierced at 13yrs. by a old lady my mom knew and they got infected and it was awful. Had them redone at age 15yrs by the gun in the mall and was great. I had my daughters done at 5mo old. She had big ears and I figured this would make her look cute instead of some one with big ears. It worked very well. She is 24 now and could care less if they were pierced or not. She tells me I should not have done that to her. She says she would have like to make that choice on her own. Though I do not regret it, she does have a point.

Debbie - posted on 09/19/2009

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My daughter was 6 months old when i got her ears pierced. The younger they are the more they learn not to play with them.

Rochelle - posted on 09/19/2009

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i had my daughters done at 4 months so she would be use to the idea it was suppose to be there and not mess with them ... she is now 4 1/2 and has no problem with them

Felicia - posted on 09/19/2009

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I did my daughter's ear's when she was 6 weeks old . The reason why i did it that young is because she will not remember and won't be pulling on her ears at a older age . When they have their first month shot - They can have their piercings.

I have worked in child care and worked with alot of concerned parents that were worried about certain things .

Good Luck .



Felicia Diket

Jo_Ann - posted on 09/19/2009

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Mine's 17 and can't even pay her to do it! Wish I'd done it as a baby...good luck

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I got my daughters done when she was 6 weeks old. She never even made a sound. She is now 6 and never has had one problem with them. I am expecting another girl and will do hers at that age also.

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3 Weeks is the earliest you can do it. Otherwise I'd wait til its not going to be a bother and she can take care of them.

Martha - posted on 09/19/2009

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Both of my girls had their ears pierced at 5 months. Young enough to not bother the ears and allow to heal.

Cindy - posted on 09/19/2009

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I waited until she asked for it. My first child I did it at 6 months and had a bad experience and said I would wait until they wanted it done. I have two other daughters that got theirs done when they wanted it, a lot better experience

Francis - posted on 09/19/2009

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hello i got my daughters ears pierced at 2 months of age. She didnt even remember it she cried for about a min for each ear and then she went to sleep. Some other friends waited and now want to get their daughters ears pierced and now their daughter does not want her ears pierced.

Dawn - posted on 09/19/2009

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I was able to choose for myself when I was a child. I was 8 or 9. But my mother insisted that I take care of them myself. I will probably do the same with my dauhter.

Tammy - posted on 09/19/2009

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6yrs, was gonna wait until they were 12 but gave in to thier begging. they have been really good about taking care of them

Erica - posted on 09/19/2009

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We got Lilyanah done when she was 3 months. That way she wouldn't remember a thing. She cried for 2 sec. and it was over.

Jennifer - posted on 09/19/2009

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2 months after first set of shots. She never flinched and never messed with them.

BARBARA - posted on 09/19/2009

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I had my daughters ears done at 6 months. My pediatrician said that is a good age. It is easier also.............

Carolyn - posted on 09/19/2009

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I've left it to my kids to decide. When they first asked I explained that it hurts and can hurt for some time after and explained they have to be responsible and keep them clean ect. My two eldest girls both asked while in Prep, when I told them about the pain and encouraged they ask friends who had thiers done, they both chose to wait. Both decided to have theirs done in grade 1.

SALENA - posted on 09/18/2009

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I pierced my daughters ears at 2mo old...the younger the better...they can't feel the pain...plus if they get scared of the noise you can just put a warm bottle in her mouth and call it a day...

Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2009

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3 mos old & cuz I didn't want her to realize the pain she was going through!!!

Melissa - posted on 09/18/2009

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I haven't got my two oldest done yet, they are 9yrs and 7yrs. I got my 18mth old ears peirced at 7 mths and now have 4mth old waiting till the 7mth mark for her. The younger they are the less they touch them which means the less they get infected.

Lori - posted on 09/18/2009

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i personally think that you should wait for your child to decide that for themselves. they should definitely be able to decide whether or not to be pierced.

Anna - posted on 09/18/2009

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Most woman get their daughters ears pirced when they are around 6 to 8 months old. However I belive you are the only one that can really make the discion

TaraLovinJahzariah - posted on 09/18/2009

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I waited to get my baby ears peirced when she turned three months because before then i was worried bout the jerms and how she could get sick because she hadden took any shots

Tammy - posted on 09/18/2009

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I have quadruplets and the girls had theirs ears done after we came home from the hospital. they slept through it, they did not even wake up. and they don't pick at them or anything because they are use to them. I think the earlier the better. i have friends that have waited until they where older and they got one ear done and they would not get the other one done.

hope this helps ya out!

Jackie - posted on 09/18/2009

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When she was 6 weeks old. They wouldn't do it before then. She only cried for a second after each one, much like her regular shots and was used to them before she was big enough to pull them out. Loved it and she looked SO cute!! :)

Louise - posted on 09/18/2009

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got my daughters ears done when she was 2 she never bothered with them and now she is nearly eight she loves them its easier when they are younger cos they are used to them when they get older they then have the choice to keep them or not

Rosa - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting Kirsten:

At what age did you get your daughters ears pierced?

Can't decide if now is a good time to get her ears peirced or not. My mom did all 5 of her girls' ears on our 3rd bithday. What about you guys? And why?



I DID MY GIRLS WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT THREE MONTHS OLD. I HAVE 5 KIDS. I THINK THE YOUNGER U DO IT THE BETTER BECAUSE THEN THEY DON'T MESS WITH THEM.

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Any age is fine...I have 5 boys, BUT my girl friend has 5 girls, and she did all of them at 6 months old. also, her boy was done at 9 months. I had mine done a 2 yrs

Jackie - posted on 09/18/2009

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I did my daughters at about 3 1/2 months...she didnt feel the pain.

But my mom took me when i was 5 and i screamed bloody murder.

I think the younger the better.

Jessica - posted on 09/18/2009

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I did my daughters at 3 weeks old she was so young she slept throught the whole thing and she never had any problems. Only a little red at the pierceing site but no swelling and she was completly healed in a few days...I dont regret doing it that early but some moms like to wait you have to do what feels right for you and your daughter Good Luck...

Sharon - posted on 09/18/2009

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I GOT ISABELLA'S EARS PIERCED BY HER PEDIATRICIAN WHEN SHE WAS JUST THREE MONTHS OLD...



THE REASON...



IT ONLY HURTS FOR A SECOND...THEY DON'T REALIZE THE EARRINGS ARE THERE SO NO PICKING...



AND AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THEM CLEAN...IN A WEEK OR SO...IT'S NOTHING..



UNLESS FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSE I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH GETTING IT DONE EARLY...



IT'S EASIER ON THE BABY AND MOMMY!



SHE'S 6 MONTHS NOW AND DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THEY ARE THERE...BUT SHE LOOKS ADORABLE!

Elise - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting Kirsten:

At what age did you get your daughters ears pierced?
My daughter got her ears pierced at the age of 4.Her aunt wanted to get them done and Kiley was also old enough to say that she wanted them and also asked for them.I feel that when a child is old enough to ask for them,then they are old enough to have it done.If her grandpa had his way,then she would have had them done at birth and i felt that was too young because she couldn't decide for herself.My daughter loves them.I think the third birthday is okay.
Can't decide if now is a good time to get her ears peirced or not. My mom did all 5 of her girls' ears on our 3rd bithday. What about you guys? And why?


 

Tanja - posted on 09/18/2009

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3 moths didnt even feel it. i could clean it every time i changed her dipper. plus shesto small to pull or touch it

Hope - posted on 09/18/2009

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i got my daughters peirced at 2 mths old after she got her first set of shots. i did it because earrings are a womens main accesory and i can get them now when she is early they wont fight you and you can clean then a lot better when they are younger.

Nikki - posted on 09/18/2009

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As far as piercings are concerned, I have had quite a few in my ears, face & naval. Piercings are not as bad for you as many people think, but they can be hurtful to some, as some people are allergic to certain metals, & some people's piercings don't heal as well as others, while some people have piercings done that never heal.



The good news here is that the metal used in starter earrings is very hypoallergenic & rarely causes any kind of negative reactions.



On one hand, it's a good idea to wait until she's a bit older & can make the decision for herself. This is also a good opportunity to teach her responsibility, by asking her to clean them & take care of them by herself.



On the other hand, if you do them at a young age, they will heal very easily as babies bodies usually heal better from small cuts & the like & it will be aesthetically pleasing. It will also show you if she is allergic or hypersensitive to metals, so you'll know in the future. If it turns out that for some reason she is hypersensitive, Titanium, platinum, & sometimes gold is usually a good bet. (I use titanium & platinum, for some reason gold is aggravating to my skin)



I had mine done when I was 3 years old & I helped to take care of them & they healed very well. I enjoyed it, because it gave me the opportunity to choose if I wanted to wear them or not & which ones I wanted to wear.



This is really a decision that you & Dad should make together. I don't see any serious negative circumstances that could come from it & if it's something that you guys can agree on, go for it! Babies & kids are adorable, pierced ears or not. I can also add that out of my huge family, out of all the baby girls (close to 20 of them) only 3 cried & they were 3, 3 & 4.



Good luck with your decision!



{PS~I only add this because I've been asked this question every time my piercings come up & no, having my ears pierced at a young age did not contribute to the decision to get any of my other piercings. So if you're worried about that, I really don't think it's an issue. It wasn't an issue with any of my other friends who have facial/body piercings, who had their ears done at a young age.}

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