ear piercing on little girls

Samantha - posted on 08/27/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )

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my little girl is almost 7 weeks and i want to get her ears done when shes 3 months but alot of people are telling me its bad at that age but then there's others that are telling me that its best to at this young of age im so torn and confused

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Zoii - posted on 08/29/2010

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both of my girls got theirs done when they were 10 months ... its my choice and its urs .. other people say when they ask for them they will get them done .. its your baby no one elses so u decide

Christi - posted on 08/28/2010

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you should wait to see what you daugher wants. it is cruel to do it just because you want her to look pretty. why not go get her a tattoo or botox while you are at it, at least the botox wears off. this is something permanant you will be doing to her. wait until she is old enough to ask for them and care for them on her own. that would be the sensible and responsible thing to do. and anyone that says it hurts less is full of crap. i remember getting mine done, not the pain of it, but how proud i was to be a big girl and make a decision on my own.

Angie - posted on 08/28/2010

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Personally I don't see the point of having them done so early. It's something I want to let my daughter to decide. It's her body I don't think it's my right to put unnecessary holes into her.



If you do decide to have them done, please make sure it's done professionally and NOT with a gun. They can't get those things 100% clean.

Jenni - posted on 08/27/2010

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i just got my little girls done 2 days ago she just turned 3 months

i had them done at the local mall were the girls were trained. i had two girls do it atl the exact same time with the piercing guns. the one girl marked my daughters ears and then they got ready and told me to sit her on my lap hold her arms with one hand and her head with the other hand. she fussed a bit and when they picered the ears she screamed bloody murder for a min. the one girl realized that the backing did not go on so she put it on and my girl fussed a bit more after i told her she was ok cuddled her and put her in the stroller while i paid she was fine.my boyfriend would not come with me cause he didnt want to hear her scream.



now 2 days later it doesnt even seem like she remembers or know what happened the other day which i think is good and seeing as how she is only 3 months she doesnt pull at her ears yet so her ears so far are healing great



the best part was they did both at the same time so she didnt have to go through it twice and now that its over its over i would recommended it if its an option



as for the earrings themselves the girls used a new earing that is made of medical plastic they are hard just like the metal ones but this way if ur child does have a metal allergie it wont show up in her ears and cause her more pain



my mom did mine when i was 3 months as well i dont wear earrings daily but occasionally i do. i dont remember the pain from them but i got another one done 2 years ago and it hurt like hell so i was happy she did them when i was young



so it really is up to u and totally ur decision and i hope my expereince has helped u to know what u might be in for



best of luck with whatever u decide to do

Jan - posted on 08/27/2010

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I got my dd done at 15 months, she got new earings for christmas and we talked about how she would have to get her ears pierced to wear them and that it would hurt, she was ready for it and wanted it done. We took her to real piercer to have them done properly with a needle not one of those gross guns. The peircer was awesome she spent about a hour in total with us, she showed dd the clamps and let her feel them on her finger first then put it on her ear and showed her with the mirror where she was going to put the needle, the only thing dd didn't like was me having to hold her head straight, once I let go of her head she stopped fussing and she never really cried. she just wanted to look in the mirror, have a drink of her fruit spritzer and then she laid back down for her to do the other side. I was a very positive experience DD was very proud of her new earrings and never messed with them at all. The only thing I have to say is please please please don't get them done with a gun, it costs the same to have them done right with a needle by a professional who has completed an apprenticeship and knows what they are doing as it does to have some teenager in the mall who had 20minutes instruction with an impossible to serilize flesh crushing gun.

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Melissa - posted on 08/30/2010

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well i think is mainly your decision. I got my daughters ears pierced when she was like 2mo, we did it while she was sleeping and she didn't even wake up at all!! And she has been used to having her earings since she was little that now (18mo) she wont pull on them and she has cute little diamond hoops!!!

Ashley - posted on 08/30/2010

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I got my daughters done just before she was 3 months old. (they say you have to wait till they're 3 months old, but as long as their shots are up to date you're fine) It worked out great and of course they scream, but they won't remember it at all, and my daughter loves them now and always has to keep her earrings in. She knows she's pretty with them (not that she's not without them.) My only warning is to make sure whoever does it doesn't try to do both at once for less screaming. They messed both of them up and had to do both ears again. Hope this helps you.

Amanda - posted on 08/30/2010

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i had my daughters done on her 1st birthday but you have to watch the safety backs on the earrings they put them on her to tight and they'll dig into the back of her ear and if you have to to them out like i did they are hard to remove so i'd ask for a pair without safety backs let her wear them during the day and leave them out at night.

Jennifer - posted on 08/30/2010

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If you want to do it they wont remember the pain at this age. However, if you wait till shes 3 mo i think she will be pulling on her ears.

Ewa - posted on 08/30/2010

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do what ever yo feel is good for you...not all babies are the same---everyone is different---dont regret it...if you wana done then go and do it!

Kelly - posted on 08/30/2010

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The things that keeps me from getting my daughters ears pierced are 1.) It should be her choice, not mommy's. 2.) Then you have to worry about the earrings falling out and that is a very sharp choking hazard. 3.) You need to watch out for infections around the piercig, and your baby can't tell you it hurts or itches. 4.) Getting your babies ears pierced with a "piercing gun" is the worst way to have it done. It should be done with a hollow needle, it reduces the risk of infection around the piercing. I guess I'm opposed to the idea, but it's only my choice for MY daughter. Whatever you decide, Good Luck!

Jen - posted on 08/30/2010

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I wanted to get my Daughters ears pierced at 14 months and they told me she couldn't have them done untill she was 18 months.. because she could pull at them and rip her ear lobes.. Your Daughter might not have facial awareness now but she will in the future and it'd be better if you waited really..

Carolyn - posted on 08/30/2010

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It really only matters what you think?!? If you want them done, get them done. I know for me, I wanted to get my daughters done at like 2-3 months, but we were not in the states during that time. We won't be back in the states til she's about a year old. I don't really want to get them done here in Barbados, so I think for her first birthday we will get them done. But ultimately its up to you hun!

Samantha - posted on 08/30/2010

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I wanted to get my little girls done but I waited too long. If you are going to get them done do it before they can play with their ears b/c they will want to pull on them. So I say as early as possible, that way they won't remember and they can't pull them out.

Melissa - posted on 08/30/2010

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i read about it online, and their are different views at when and how you get them pierced. I know I am going to wait and talk to my doctor. You can get it done by the doctor with a sterile needle, and less chance of disease then at one of the piercing places. It's your choice when and if you do it, but i'd look online at some of the articles related to ear piercing infants, and talk to your doctor, and make the informed choice on when to do it if your going to do it.

Lynne - posted on 08/30/2010

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I have to be honest as pretty as it looks i think that 3 months is far too young. its really nt necessary. nt letting my daughter put holes in her ears until shes old enough to decide. Sorry, nt much help to you.Its up to you and how u feel.

Amanda - posted on 08/30/2010

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i had my daughter's ears done at 6 months and she did just fine and she never messes with them even now and she's 17 months. they did tell us though that most places like your baby to have at least their first set of shots before they will do them. my daughter actually cried worse with shots!

Jessica - posted on 08/30/2010

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I got my dd's done around 6 months to cut on the confusion because people always thought she was a boy even in really girly clothes! It's up to you and no one else, if you want them done do it. It will be more painful for her the longer you wait.

Cara - posted on 08/30/2010

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no don't do it!! what if ur LO doesn't want to have her ears peirced?? if u did them neway and she decided to take them out, she's end up with scarring instead, i don't think its your choice to put holes in your daughter, sorry if you think i'm being out of line but i'm against it, sorry

Charlene - posted on 08/30/2010

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i had mine done wen i was 3mnth personally and i thaked my mum for doing as i got older, my daughter i wanted to get hers done at 3mnth but her father was totally against the idea so i had to hold of to a year! she was fine claires are brilliant (i was jubious of them too) they do them both at the same time and she didnt even flinch :) you can never win when it comes to earings there like marmite people wither agree or they dont!

Charlotte - posted on 08/30/2010

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i personally couldn't imagine putting my daughter (who is 15m. old) through the pain and discomfort of having her ears pierced, whether people say they'll forget it or not.
Also, I feel sorry for babys that I see that have their ears pierced, because they've been made to have that done to them.
I will gladly get my daughters ears pierced when she is old enough to come up to me and ask me to get them done, but will not do it before then.

Kristine - posted on 08/30/2010

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THIS IS MY POST FROM ANOTHER SIMILAR TOPIC:



IN THE PHILIPPINES BEFORE THE BABY IS DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL NURSES TAKE THEM FROM THE MUM AND WHEN THEY COME BACK THEIR EARS ARE PIERCE...YES I HAD MINE WHEN I WAS JUST A DAY OR 2 DAYS OLD....THIS IS BECAUSE THEY RECKON ITS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE BABY TO HAVE THEM DONE IN THEIR EARLIEST AGE SO THEY WONT PULL THE EARING AND HURT THEM OR TOUCHES THEM WITH DIRTY FINGERS AND THE EARS MIGHT GET INFECTED OR SOMETHING....



NOW IN AUSTRALIA MOST PIRCERS ARE TOO SCARED TO PIERCED A NEWBORN BABY BECAUSE THEY THINK IT MIGHT JUST GO OUT OF PROPORTION AS THE BABY'S EARS GROWS. I WANTED TO HAVE THEM DONE SO BAD THET I WENT TO THE PIERCER WHEN SHE WAS A MONTH OLD, BUT THEY TOLD ME TO COME BACK WHEN SHE WAS 3 MONTHS, CAME BACK AND TOLD ME TO COME BACK AGAIN WHEN SHE TURNS 5 OR 6 MONTHS.... CAME BACK AT 5 AND A HALF MONTHS AND THEY FINALLY PIERCE THEM!!!....



i know some people thinks that getting pierce is the child's choice when they grow up...but for me its good to get them the earliest that you can to avoid and ear tears from pulling or infections and if they grow older and does not want them. they could simply just take them out.

Sylvia - posted on 08/30/2010

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I got my 5 month olds done when she was 7 weeks. My mom had mine and my sisters done when we were babies also, there is nothing wrong with doing it when they are little. Just remember that its your child and you do what you want to!

Amanda - posted on 08/29/2010

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I did my daughter's ears around 7 months and I think it is better .. then they don't remember it and they don't tug at them.

Amy - posted on 08/29/2010

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I got my daughters at three months! Mine were done when I was younger than that!!! It is completely up to you and what you want!!

Alyssa - posted on 08/29/2010

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i did my daughters ears myself with my mom when she was almost 5 weeks! she didnt fuss or anything it was easy and she wont remember the pain! me and peytons dad decided while i was pregnant that we wanted our little girls ears pierced!!! but as everyone has said your baby do what you want and feel is right. but i would have to say baby girls are adorable with pretty earrings!

Toni - posted on 08/29/2010

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Hey it is the best time to get it done i got my little girl done at 12 weeks old she has never pulled at them I got it done when she was due gave her a bottle and she forgot about it. If I have another girl i will be doing the same thing

Lynn - posted on 08/29/2010

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your baby your choice..
i got my daughters ears pierced at 3 months.
i say it's the best age because, she hasn't pulled at them or anything.
and they haven't even bothered her..
but each to their own.
good luck. :)

Kelley - posted on 08/29/2010

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I had my daughters ears pierced when she was a little over 2 months old. I couldn't find anywhere that would do them at that age so at wal-mart they have the take home kits & we did it that way. She got a little mad b/cause she had to be held down but other than that it didn't seem to phase her & NEVER have had a problem with her pulling on them OR them getting infected. She is 17 months so i'm glad it's done & over with.

Brianna - posted on 08/29/2010

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Its up to u my doctor told me its best to wait until after she gets her second set of shots at 3mths she's almost 5mnths now only reason she hasnt been done is cause money right now but hers getting done when she's 5mths and her pics taken too its ur daughter do what u feel

Heather - posted on 08/29/2010

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iI got my daughters ears pierced at 6 weeks old, best decision lol. Never had any problems, or infections and she was too little to notice they were there, opposed to later whew she knows and keeps grabbing them . Overall its you decision, and whatever you decide is the righ t one (: good luck

Autumn - posted on 08/29/2010

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i was just asking the same qustion not to long ago i think i will get my babys done at her net appt. if shes not geting shots. she is a mnth now and a lot of ppl are saying age dosent matter its more about how you were raised and who does the piercing

Crystal - posted on 08/29/2010

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it is most def your decision, i had my oldest done at 3 month with out any issues she'lll almost 8 and wears earrings daily. my youngest we got done at 2 months and she didn't seem to like them and we kept finding missing earrings. she's 6 1/2 now and only wants earrings for special occasions. neither one seemed to fuss more then a shot and it was almost a delayed reaction. do what seems best for your daughter best of luck

Leah - posted on 08/29/2010

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I would say it's best at that age, my daughter is now one and I'm thinking I've waited too long, that she will constantly be tugging at them for the first couple of weeks... I would say go for it, many of my friends have had their daughter's ears pierced at this age

Laetitia - posted on 08/29/2010

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i have a 3 and a half month old little girl, and the thought of piercing her ears turn me off, i hate her just getting her injections which she need, the pain for something cosmetic to me is not worth it, i will wait till she is older and asks for it, my mum did the same with me and i ended up piercing my ears at 8, my little girl doesnt need earing so young

Christy - posted on 08/29/2010

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I had my daughters ears pierced at 7 weeks old. She cried for about 30 seconds. It was extremely easy to care for them, since she was not old enough to fight me about it.
She has never messed with them since that's all she knows.
Ultimately it is up to you, the parent, to decide.
I must say a little girl with earrings is darling! I guess I'm a bit biased.

Winnie Takyiwah - posted on 08/29/2010

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I got my daughter's ears pierced when she was 2 months old. I would have done it earlier but I was adviced to wait till she got her first titanus shot. She cried for about 30 second. And she was done when she got her binkie. She doesn't even notice that it is there. And she is five months now and very active. Am glad I did it early.But you have to decide what you want to do. good luck

Jasmin - posted on 08/29/2010

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I waited to gt my gurls done til she was 4 (as i thought it would be a great mother/daughter activity..) we bought sum pretti earings for wen we could change them aswell. but wen she gt it done i felt really bad becus it hurt her & wen we went to change the earings a couple months later it also hurt her so she wodnt let me put the new earing in! now she still has the same earing it was peirced with in one ear and the hole has closed in the other! GET IT DONE WHILWE SHES LITTLE!

Ashley - posted on 08/29/2010

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I used to pierce for a living and this is my professional opinion. In theory, getting her ears pierced at a younger age would be less traumatic of an experience. However, you may end up being displeased with the results a year from now. When you pierce an infants ears the piercer does their best to center the hole on the lobe. This looks great, but as the infant grows so do her ears and no one is symmetrical. This means when baby is a year old and sometimes younger you will notice that the holes seem to be in different places. If you wait until she is a few years older you will have better luck with the holes staying a little more symmetrical. Good luck.

Moriah - posted on 08/29/2010

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Like many have been saying, it's your daughter and you as her mommy gets to decide if you want to get her ears piered or not. My daughter is 3 months old, I really wanted to get her ears pierced but my hubby doesn't cause he says it looks wierd. We decide we won't, and if she wants to get them done when she's older than we'll do it then.

If you really want to get her ears done then go for it!!! I think it's cute! and kinda wish we were going to do my daughter's ears, but since my husband doesn't want them done I won't do it.

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I just had my 4 month old baby girl's ears pierced and yes she cried but not for long. I had mine done when i was 3 months old and don't remember so i don't think she will either and she hasn't complained since. Could touch her ears a few hours after and she didn't even move.It's a personal choice though.

Carly - posted on 08/29/2010

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It's not bad, but I personally believe that it's totally un-nessecary. Putting a child through pain just to make her look 'more' attractive I believe is an incorrect way of parenting. I think as a parent you should protect your children. I can't stand taking my kid's for there injections let alone put them through something that's so silly and for your own benefit because your not doing for there benefit. If she was 11 and asking for it, that's a completley different ball game, atleast she is going through with it in complete knowledge of what's going on. It's so 90's anyway, I think jewelrey on tiny babies look awful. Do what you want though, it's your baby after all. x

TONI - posted on 08/29/2010

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i got my three girls done at that age and i know mums that waited later and i find mine got over the pain quicker and they didnt fiddle with them as they only remember having them there, so they think that is whats normal

Zaara-takeesha - posted on 08/29/2010

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i got my daughters ears pierced 3 days ago... she has just turned 4 months. i like the fact that it is my reponsibility to clean them as then i know they are being cleaned!!!! my daughter cried when they were done but within a couple of mins was fine and has been fine since..she doesnt even touch them which i am pleased and suprised about. the reason i wanted them done so young is when shes older and starts playschool i can take them out as they will be healed, and later on when she is at school she wont have to wear tape during pe etc as she can simply take them out. i think they look so cute on babies and when shes older she doesnt have to have them in if she doesnt want to but atleast she has the option....lets face it now days nearly everyone (female) has their ears pierced anyway so i dont see the big deal.im just waiting for the day when she comes and asks to have her tummy or nose done lol :) just make sure you take her somewhere that is clean and sterilises their equipment and that they wear gloves all through even when their cleaning the piercing after... not some jewellers that will do it for £5. i paid £26 which i thought was quite good as it was somewhere that does piercings regually and they took the time to make sure they were even and my daughter was settled afterwards. good luck im sure she will be fine and you will do what you feel right

Natasha - posted on 08/29/2010

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Just check with your doctor first. Mine recommended we wait until after her 4 month shots. We did it when she was 7 months. She didn't even cry, just drank her bottle. She's actually gotten to a stage (21 months) where she likes to help pick out earrings and will hold completely still for me to change hers. She says, "Awwwww...." or "Pretty" when she looks at them in the mirror!

Natasha - posted on 08/29/2010

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My husband won't let me get our girls ears pierced till they are old enough to make the choice on their own. Although it's cute, it should be a choice that your child can make.

Natalie Rose - posted on 08/29/2010

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My husband and I also decided that when our daughter is old enough to request having her ears pierced is when we'll do it. After all, it's her body and I feel it should be her decision whether or not she wants to mark it. That said, you could pierce them when she's a baby and if she didn't like them when she's older she could always let them heal up, right?

Jordanna - posted on 08/29/2010

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I got my daughters ears pierced at 6 months and she did great she cried for less then a minute more from the shock then the pain I think. It also all depends on where your going to get her ears pierced and where you live. Where I live your child can't get thier ears pierced until after they've had thier first shots and you have to bring thier immunization record with you. I think it's all up to a child's parent on it's your decision.

Tabatha - posted on 08/29/2010

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I see no problem with it at 3 months because that waht i did with my daughter.But I'll never get that done again.Couple weeks after i took care of them the way they told me.My daughters earlobe started to swell to the point i could no longer twist the earring.Here to find out it was infected.I had to remove it and squeeze the puss out.I never in my life time seen a child in so much pain.I felt horrible.I have now scared my daughters ears and she will now have to get it redone when she is older if thats what she would like.BUt it would have to be done with a needle not a gun,because its cleaner and safer that way,

Carla - posted on 08/29/2010

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I think it is easier for them to be younger then they won't pull on them and get them infected.. 6-7 months is really the best time then the ears are a little bit bigger

Melody - posted on 08/29/2010

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I had my daughter's done at 6 months and I've seen friends get their daughter's at a later age. I think doing it earlier is better because they don't remember the pain. My daughter cried for only about a minute, and then was fine. Her ears don't bother her now and she rarely touches the earrings because she forgets they are there

Tiffany - posted on 08/29/2010

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my baby is 3months and hav hers done!! i think itz a great age cause its fast and you can keep it clean cause she can pull or touch them yet!! She is fine and i still clean them and twist them so go with what you know hun!!((:

Amber - posted on 08/29/2010

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i got my daughter's done at 3 months, it was good because it didn't phase her but for two seconds and now at 9 months she can go a month or so without wearing them and they don't heel over

Brittany - posted on 08/29/2010

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I think it's best to get them done when they are around that age so they won't remember the pain :) plus little girls are so cute with there little ears pierced!

Robin - posted on 08/29/2010

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i had my daughter's ears peirced at that age and it didnt even phase her..she whined for a few seconds but then she was fine. now she never tugs them or pulls them and she doesnt even realize they are an extra part of her ear. its really up to you. and also, they are perfectly even still. so do it if you want to!!!

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