ear piercing

Stephanie - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 267 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 2 1/2 months old. i wanna pierce her ears when she is 3 months. is this too young??

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Jennifer - posted on 09/25/2009

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I had my daughter's done when she was 6 months. I'm not sure any place will pierce a child's ears under 6 months...

Esmeralda - posted on 09/25/2009

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no. sorry to say but my husband is nigerian and i am white. in my country (the netherlands) it's the norm to pierce a childs ears when they are about 2 to 3 years old. i have been living in ireland for 7 years, and had all my children here. my oldest who is a girl is 6 years old, and got her ears pierced when she was 3 months old. i did however had alot of dificulty to get it pierced, because ear-piercers over here would not pierce childrens ears if they were younger than 7 years old, which i found absurd.in nigeria it's the norm to pierce a girls ears as soon as possible after the birth. i think it is great if they do pierce their ears and it's upto them if they want to wear earrings when they grow up which i think is fair. but now that your daughter is 2 months old, they don't almost have a will of their own (yet!) so it' s upto you to make that decision.

Betty - posted on 09/25/2009

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they tell you to wait until they have all of there shots which is around 6 months. i would talk to her doctor first.

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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Baby girls look sooo adorable with little earrings! I personally don't think i'ts too young. I pierced my daughters ears when she was 4 months old and feel it was a good time for her. After it was done I gave her a bottle and she was fine. I also gave her some tylenol before hand. She fussed for only about a minute! The older they get, the harder it is for them to be still during the procedure. Not only that but they will have anxiety knowing about it. See if they will pierce the ears at the same time too. Getting them done before they are aware of their ears is a good idea. So they don't pull on the freshly pierced ear and potentially cause bleeding. If you do decide to get them pierced, just know that you hafto care for them by cleaning with the antiseptic wash twice a day and twist the earrings 2 times a day as well... and make sure when she feeds that no milk drips into the piercing. My husband didn't like the idea of getting our daughters ears done unless she made the decision...but honestly what girl doesn't want to wear earrings?? IF she decides that she doesn't want to wear them when she's a toddler then just take them out. My daughter decided when she was 2 years old that she didn't like them! So we took them out and about 6 months later she was asking to wear earrings again. The great thing about it was, her holes were still open enough to put them back in without re-piercing!

Simone - posted on 09/25/2009

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Its totally your choice. I had my daughters done at 2 years old people have done it much younger that i know. Apparently they don't feel it as much the younger they are so it is probably better to get it done that young like with immunisations because the fear of things haven't kicked in yet.

Simone - posted on 09/25/2009

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Its totally your choice. I had my daughters done at 2 years old people have done it much younger that i know. Apparently they don't feel it as much the younger they are so it is probably better to get it done that young like with immunisations because the fear of things haven't kicked in yet.

Kristen - posted on 09/25/2009

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I got my daughter's ears peirced when she turned 3 months. She doesn't even know they are there except when it is time to clean them. If she doesn't like them when she is older she can take them out it's no big deal.It is so not permanent.My little sister just turned 18 and she has had her ears peirced like 5 different times over the years. She wants them then she doesn't you just let the holes close up. No scars! Good Luck in your decision!

Sandra - posted on 09/25/2009

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Most places prefer that you wait until they are at least 3months because that way they have their 2month shots already. This is a presonal decision that you have to make, your going to get slack over it on either side but at the end of the day you need to be confortable with it. My daughter is also 2 1/2 months old and I'm going to wait until she gets her 4month shots to take her in to get her ears pierced.

Erin - posted on 09/25/2009

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Im going to do it when my daughter is around 3 months. If she doesn't want them when she is older, she can take them out. They are not permanant.

Simona - posted on 09/25/2009

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You should consult with your physician 1st just to be on the safe side, but I doubt it will be a problem. I had my daughters done as soon as she turned 3 mos. I think it was best to do it as young as possible. It was over in 123, and she has no recollection of any pain or discomfort she felt.



If your little girl does not want her ears pierced when she is old enough to decide for herself, simply remove them.

Janine - posted on 09/25/2009

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I got my ears pierced when I was 5, and I went with a really close family friend, who got me sooo excited about it, I didn't care about a lil bit of pain to have pretty earings. And my ears didn't get infected, and everything was all good.

My eldest daughter is nearly 2 and it has crossed my mind, but I clearly remember in my mind my trip to get my ears pierced and its a really nice memory to have, so I think I might wait until she is around 4 or 5, so it'll hopefully be an enjoyable experience for her too.

I think its about how you package it to them and also how you react when they are actually getting pierced, if you do it when they are a bit older....

Pia - posted on 09/25/2009

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I agree with the looking like a boy statements. I have 2 boys myself and they keep getting mistaken for girls even when they are dressed as boyish as possible. Alot of people get their little ones ears done really young and they can always be taken out later on if you (or they) change your mind. My only recommendation is that you go to a reputable peircing place and have it done with a needle and not a gun. Guns arent hygenic and usually arent as accurate as the needles. Good luck.

NICOLA - posted on 09/25/2009

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i got my sons ear pierced when he was 6 months and he didnt even cry when it was done it was like a delayed reaction he cryed like 5 minutes later. i think it is better getting it done earlier as he is 2 and a half now and never had a bother with it and doesnt try to take it out. my mom got my ears pierced when i was 3 months and i am 24 now and i still have them pierced dont be worring that your child might not like them later in life as they are so easy to remove and woulnt take long to close over. hope this helps good luck

Shannon - posted on 09/25/2009

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I don't think it to young, I would like to get my little girl's done but her dad say NO

Cindy - posted on 09/25/2009

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first of all ask your doctor i asked my daughters doctor and she said wait until she was 3 months and we did and it was her own doctor that did it and everything went fine just keep it clean real earrings and that the back of the earrings are screw on you won't have to worry about losing them good luck

Lucy - posted on 09/24/2009

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You have to do what you think is right as a parent. However, if you choose to muatilate your daughter, however cute it may be, you are forever taking her choice away from her. She is your child but those are her ears!!! My mother choose to wait and let me decide what I wanted when I turned 16. She choose this age because it is old enough to have really thought about the decision. I appreciate her for respecting me as a person capable of making my own decision and respecting my body.





Little girls can play dress up with clip on earrings. There are many adult women who chose to never get their ears pierced.



Also, my daghter has hair and people call her a boy even when she is wearing pink - people are stupid . . . don't let someone else's poor ablity to identify the gender of your child lead you to this decision. Peirce her ears only if you think it is what is best for HER, not for gender identification or any other superficial reason!

Vanessa - posted on 09/24/2009

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Nope.. My girl got her's done at 3 months. The doctor said as long as she had her shots it was ok. We didn't feed her before so after we gave her a bottle and she totally forgot about it. But buy extra backings because we've LOST so many in some type of black hole. I've seen no trace of them as of yet. Good luck. You'll feel horrible but it really isn't that bad. But I did have my husband do it cuz I'm a wuss. Lol

Niesha - posted on 09/24/2009

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no, 3 months is not to young i had mine done at that age and so did my daughter. Its all in how well u keep them clean. make sure u have the solution to clean them everyday,the equipment is clean, and that it is either 10,14 karat gold or sterling silver. no fake stuff. Good Luck whatever u deside.

Sara - posted on 09/24/2009

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I believe it is easier to do it when they are younger... I had my daughters pierced for her 3rd birthday and it was HELL getting her to let me clean them and I still have issues with her letting me change them so i can clean them and its almost a year later.... My step daughter got her daughters done when she a few months old and she didnt have any problems...except the usually pulling on the ears kinda thing..

Nkolika - posted on 09/24/2009

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Ear piercing for girls is like circumcision for boys where I come from except for religious purposes. My cousin ears was pierced two days after birth infact for most pple from my country no baby girl leaves the hospital without her ears pierced. If I have a girl she is getting her ears pierced as early as possible.

Nicole - posted on 09/24/2009

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I got my first daughters done at 6 months and am getting ready to get my other daughters done next week. she is almost 7 months. some places prefer to do it while they are little because they dont play with them as much. my daughter will be 2 next week and she has never had an infection because they were done when she was little and she doesnt play with them

Marina - posted on 09/24/2009

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Ear holes close easily if she doesnt want to keep them when she grows up too.

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I say don't do it. Wait until her ears are all the way grown so that if she wants them pierced, it'll be centered. You never know if what looked like the center of her earlobe will be that way or grow differently as she gets bigger.

Summer - posted on 09/24/2009

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You're her mom, you know what's best. I myself decided not to get my daughters pierced that young. I thought it would be awesome when she was older and talking that she could make the decision if she wanted them pierced or not. If so, her and I could make a fun day out of it! She is almost 4 years old and we have had the talk, and she wants to get them pierced :) So I told her we will for her birthday!

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I pierced my daughters when she was four months, they say they don't have feeling in their ears at that age. My daughter kept her earrings in until about 2 years then she started taking them out. Her holes won't close up now and she's 8 now.

Hope - posted on 09/24/2009

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i dont think so i got my daughters done at 2 mths and they healed wondefully she only cried for like 30 secs. and she doesnt pull on them or mess with them at all..oh and they are so cute i get so many good comments about them.. i say do it!!

Emily - posted on 09/24/2009

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i had my daughters ears pierced when she turned 1. she cried for only 3 seconds then was fine and her ears havent gotten infected or anything.

Sharon - posted on 09/24/2009

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Nope, alot of moms even have it done while their babies are newborns I believe... I think its all in your preference at how old you want your daughter to be. :-)

Kaitlyn - posted on 09/24/2009

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I say its your child so its your choice, but a bit of advice when you do get them pierced make sure she is asleep and they pierce both ears at the same time that way they'll be even and you can get it all done at once

Marina - posted on 09/24/2009

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My ex got our daughter's ears done when she was 6.5 months. I had mine done really young.

ELIZABETH - posted on 09/24/2009

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I haven't gotten my child ear's pierced for one reason. They can't tell you when they are hurting them and what if they get an infection? I just feel like a child is ready for the ears pierced when they are old enough to take care of them. There is a lot of care when they 1st get pierced. One good thing is they never remember the pain. I was 8yrs old before I could get mine and I don't remember the pain either. So good luck with your choice, back in the day they did it in the hospital before they went home.

Kristina - posted on 09/24/2009

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I got my daughter's ears pierced when she she 6 months, and I'm gald I did. She cried only for like 5 minutes, then she was fine. She also never plays with them

Ruth - posted on 09/24/2009

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I personally think it looks tacky on a baby to pierce their ears at such a young age. I was 7 when i expressed an interest in having mine done and my mother told me to wait another year and i could get them done for my 8th birthday, i'd forgotten about it by then as it was just a phase, i eventually got them done for my 12th birthday and was glad i had waited to get them done as i could change them myself and get the earing i wanted. With all the hassle of changing and cleaning the holes and the steps you need to take to prevent the baby removing them... why make things trickier for yourself? I also think that it would be dangerous, if she is rolling about on the floor and was to catch a stud in the carpet, she could rip her earlobe. Not anyones idea of fun if you ask me.

Katelyn - posted on 09/24/2009

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they can get them pierced anytime after 2 months. i have a daughter whose almost 3 months and im thinking about getting hers pierced soon because i would imagine, the sooner the better!

Amanda - posted on 09/24/2009

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I did both of my girls at 8 weeks and they did great! No crying and they never messed with them. Each kid is different though. Just make sure you get the screw-on back ones so she can't take them off and eat them! =) Good Luck!

Danielle - posted on 09/24/2009

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I had my daughter's ears pierced at 2 months old, and I have never regretted that decision. She has never messed or bothered with them, and if she decides later on that she doesn't want pierced ears, she can always take them out.

Andrea - posted on 09/24/2009

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No I don't think it's to young. I would have done it that early if I could have kept up my nerve. I did finally get my daughter's ear's pierced at 11 months, she is now almost 4 and loves them!

Emma - posted on 09/24/2009

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all 3 of my kids cryed for 2 mins and they never played with them because after that they never noticed they was in so id say the younger the better m kids nevr got infection and no other problems

Alicia - posted on 09/24/2009

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I went through the same thing with my daughter and personally chose to not get her ears pierced yet. The reason being is mainly that it should be her choice to make, and the minute she asks I will be taking her right away to get it done from a professional piercer, not one of the cheap places in the mall (the ear piercing guns they use are very unsanitary and will explode the cartiladge). I also took into consideration that she would probably be irritated by it, it will hurt her and she won't understand whats going on and she may pull on them making them infected. Not worth it when they are that young, it should be their own choice.

Jill - posted on 09/24/2009

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I don't think so. I would beleive it is better when they are younger so they won't remember that it hurt. They only thing I would worry about is her pulling out the earring itself.

Emma - posted on 09/24/2009

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no i did all my kids at 3 moths 2 weeks after there last injection and people sayin let ur child choose i dont beleave that cos he or she can take them out if they do not like it

Sary - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter is 1 month old and we had her ears pierced when she was 3 weeks old and her Godmother pierced. She didn't even cry. All the women in my family have had them pierced either 2 or 3 weeks after they're born and everything turns out great.

Marlana - posted on 09/24/2009

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my husband and I have decided to let our daughter make that decision for herself when she is old enough. as so many others before me have already said, it is her body and she may not like the idea of pierced ears when she is older. Whatever you guys decide to do, she will be beautiful :)

Ginelle - posted on 09/24/2009

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I dont think that is two young! I got my daughters ears peirced when she was 2.5 months old. She cried for a minute then she was smiling at the women who did it. I get compliments on them all the time.

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I got my daughters ears pierced at 3 months. Here you have to wait until they have had one set of shots and bring the proof of immunization. I am so glad I did it when she was so little. She cried for no more than a minute and they haven't bothered her since. Also, earrings are not permanent. If she doesn't want them when she's older (though I can't see why she wouldn't), she can take them out and they will grow over.

Hayli - posted on 09/24/2009

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i dont think thats to young... they will be easier to take care of when shes young cuz she wont be picking at them all the time.

Kayla - posted on 09/24/2009

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I peirced my daughters ears when she was 4 months, and i am so glad that i did...because a friend of my sister in law's got her daughters done when she was about 2 and she screamed so much and didnt want the other one done. The younger the better, for the pain aspect.

And If she decides when she is older that she doesnt want to wear earring she can just take them out...my mom peirced my ears when i was like a month or two and i hardly ever wear earrings, but when i do decide to put them in i still can because i got them done at such a young age my holes never grow in!

Karla Sofia - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter just turned 2 months and her doctor gave me the okay when she saw her two days ago and so I had the nurse pierce them at the office. I think she looks lovely and well if she doesn't like them when she's older, she doesn't have to wear them. I had my ears pierced as a baby and well I want my princess to look cute too.

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