What do you think of getting babies ears pierced?

Amber - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 1303 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9months old and my boyfriend wants to get her ears pierced. I am on the fence I dont know... I think it would be cute but I dont want them to hurt really bad get infected or not be inline... What is your opinion? What were your experiences?

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Denise - posted on 02/16/2009

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It is a personal decision and as for the infections, it is different in everyone. I am 29 and have had my ears peirced numerous times since I was a baby. I cannot keep earings in because the irritate me horribly. I had my oldest daughter ears pierced when she was 6 months old and again when she was 6 years old, both times they got infected and had to remove the earings. Yes they were real gold and I also kept them very clean; she takes after me. I had my youngest daughters ears pierced when she had just turned 3, she will be 5 in 2 weeks, and we've never had a problem. All you can do is make the decision and if you decide to do it, look out for infection, if they get infected take the earings out. Good luck!

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I got my daughters done at 3 months and she has yet to touch them. She is now 3 years old and lets me change them whenever

Alison - posted on 02/16/2009

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I was there when my nieces got their ears pierced. They were both only a few months old. It turned out ok. I always thought I would pierce my daughter's ears when she was a baby. We didn't get them done until she was like 3. I think it worked out well because she understood what we were doing when we cleaned her ears and all that. I didn't have any problems with her holding still when she got them peirced or with them getting infected or anything. I think that if you want to do it then go for it. Her ears should be fine if you take care of them. My only real piece of advice is to not go with cheap earrings at first. I think it's best to go with a yellow or white gold earring. Not something cheap. You just don't know how sensitive her ears will or will not be.

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