What's a good age to get my baby girl's ears pierced?

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Jodi - posted on 07/08/2011

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I'm waiting until my daughter can decide for herself (it should be her choice) AND is capable of taking care of them herself (which means not yet). She is currently 6. Probably will be a gift for graduating primary school when she is 11 if that's what she would like. I can see it as a special occasion for her rather than a rite of passage.

Megan - posted on 07/11/2011

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I had my daughters ears pierced at 3 months, that was the earliest they would do it. She didn't even cry, but had a bottle of milk and took a nap. She left them alone for the longest time and now, she notices them, but still doesn't mess with them. My mom had mine done in the doctors office when I was little (that's when they still did it there). I think the choice is up to each parent though :)

Joanna - posted on 07/10/2011

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I'm with the moms who say when they're old enough to ask for it. It's their body, let them decide. Plus it's a great opportunity to teach them responsibility in caring for their pierced ears, and something exciting for them to look forward to.

September - posted on 07/08/2011

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When she's old enough to tell you she want's them pierced :)

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Fiona - posted on 07/11/2011

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i got my little girls done at 6 months and she cried for about 20 seconds and then was fine

Lisa - posted on 07/11/2011

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My daughter was 3.5 months old and it didnt bother her a bit. She's almost 3 now and loves that her ears are pierced like a "big girl"

Mirie - posted on 07/11/2011

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@ Jodi, good idea, think I will keep the gift idea in mind for if I have a girl in the future. My boy are so NOT going to get his ears pierced ;)

Glaedis - posted on 07/11/2011

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i have a 1 year old daughter and am happy i pierced her ears when she was 10 months old.She only cried in that moment and forgot about it......the best thing about it is that she doesn't even notice it or play with em...the reason as to why i thot of doing it so early is because my friend daughter has one ear pierced and she refused the other one to be done,,,she was 4years and had asked for it but could not come thru after all.Hope this helps...all in all u will know when its time!!!!!

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I got mine when I was four. The experience wasn't too bad, but it would be nice if I had been younger and couldn't remember it. I don't really wear earrings that often but because I got my ears pierced so young my holes won't ever close up, which is nice because I can go years without having to deal with earrings and then slip some in for a special occasion. Pretty convenient.

Destiny - posted on 07/10/2011

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ASAP!!! I did my daughters at about 4 months. They cry for a minute but its much easier when they cant run away and they dont know that its gonna happen. I cried more than she did lol.

Gemma - posted on 07/10/2011

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I was 9 when I had mine done. If I have a girl I will be waiting until she is old enough to ask and want them!

Samantha - posted on 07/10/2011

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Our ped (at the time) did them at 6 months. She was out of town at DD's 6 month appointment, and the office wanted to let her primary doctor do it. We transferred a week after her 6 month appointment so I never got them done. DD is now 19 months, and I still haven't gotten them done. I feel like now is NOT the time to do it. It would hurt her, and I know she wouldn't leave them alone. So, it looks like we'll be waiting until she's ready for them. =) I'll probably ask her around 3-4 to see if she wants them. I don't see why we should wait until after 10. If she wants them, she can have them earlier. I can take care of them. I just need her to be old enough to understand not to mess with them.

Monique - posted on 07/10/2011

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I got my ears pierced at the age of 12 never felt left out my dad always wanted me to make my own choice.. funny though I'm also pregnant with my first child and it's a girl I'm not sure how im going to do it with my child wait until she's old enough to make her own choice or get them done at 3 to 4 months.

Stifler's - posted on 07/09/2011

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When they ask for it. I loved getting my ears pierced. I had to beg my mum for my navel to be done though.

Christina - posted on 07/08/2011

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I got my girls ears pierced when they were 8wks old and 9wks old. Worked out really well, but I was very diligent.

Alecia - posted on 07/08/2011

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i got my daughter's done at 2.5 mnths old. our ped told us to wait til her 2 mnths shots. we did it at piercing pagoda and she cried for like 30 seconds and it was over. she was too small to play with them so they healed beautifully. she is 22 mnths and loves to have earrings but is very good about leaving them alone bcuz theyve been there since before she can remember.

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I got mine pierced at 13. I never felt like I was left out, not pretty, for not having them pierced.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 07/08/2011

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any age is okay, or you can wait until she is able to ask

Christine - posted on 07/08/2011

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My sis in law waited until her daughter was 4 and requested it. if the baby im carrying is a girl that is what we will do also.

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