When and how to get baby's ears pierced

Samantha - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is 3 months old and I want to get her ears pierced. If you have a child with pierced ears, what age did she get them? Did a doctor open her ears? If not, where did you go to get it done?

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April - posted on 12/29/2009

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i waited till my daughter was 6 months and had her 6 months shots. i took her to clairs inside the mall where i live at and got them done at the store. they pierced them with 24 caret gold earrings to make sure she was not allergic to anything. she is 16 months old now and has had them done ever since 6 months. some pediatricians will pierce them but ask her doctor and they will be able to tell you

Stacey - posted on 01/01/2010

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My 1st daughter I got done at 4 months old at a place in the mall that only does piercings. She cried for about 5 seconds after both were done but was fine as soon as I could pick her up. My 2nd daughter is almost 6 months and I can't decide when/if to do hers.

Julia - posted on 12/31/2009

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I always hear they do it a the pediatrians office. I'm gonna wait till my girl makes that choice herself. Just because she's a girl doesn't mean she has to have her ears pierced. She's just a baby we all know she's a girl. Thats just my opinion. Do what you do. :)

Kasey - posted on 06/11/2013

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So you're telling me that when a child is 6 years old they know what's best for them? The only reason they ask for it then is because the other girls in school have them because their parents got them done when they were infants...

Tiffany - posted on 01/02/2010

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Hey look, your wrong, whoever puts a hole in their child's body is simply wrong. How dare anyone think they can alter their child's body without the child's permission. It's not your body to manipulate. Have some respect for your child's body. How would any of us like it if someone came up to us as adults and forced us to get a belly piercing, even if we wanted it later on, it still would have been completely wrong that they forced us to do it. It's not your body and you have no right. Period.

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Katherine - posted on 01/03/2010

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i have had both my daughters ears done when they were 6 months old and got them done by a butition they do both ears at the same time.

Latrever - posted on 01/02/2010

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Julia, no direspect but your opinion means nothing to me. i respect everyones opion except people like you who want to tell me i am wrong for doing something. to my child that for one did not hurt her she was sleep and did not cry, and for two what i wanted as her mother. what evry you choose to do to your child, like curt her hair or, let her wear heels at 9 years old. i respect that, i might not agree but i respect it because that is YOUR CHILD. please do tell me wat i choose to do with my child is wrong because if it was so wrong there would be laws to regulate it. And for the record i hope she does get her daughters ears pierced if that is what she wants

Julia - posted on 01/01/2010

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Quoting Latrever:

I just want to say this i got my daughter done at 9 months, and some people on here need to keep personal opinions to them selfs and stop criticizing people on the way they choose to raise there children. you do things your way with your child and they will do there own thing. everyone on here is different and it might be ok to the parents who did peirce there childs ears( me as one of them). if it aint right for yours fine, but dont try to make us feel bad because of your personal feelings.



This is exactly what this site is for "ur personal opinion". If u don't like the answers some people have posted then you don't criticize  them for their opinion just because it's not your own. She's not lookin for an opinion from an MD she's asking other moms. Who knows maybe she will change her mind after hearing defferent opinions. And you should not make those kind of choices for your children, they should make them on their own. Worry about teaching your children valuable lessons for their long lives to come, not vanity. It's not just getting thire hair done and puttin on clothes, this is there body, not yours.

Latrever - posted on 01/01/2010

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I just want to say this i got my daughter done at 9 months, and some people on here need to keep personal opinions to them selfs and stop criticizing people on the way they choose to raise there children. you do things your way with your child and they will do there own thing. everyone on here is different and it might be ok to the parents who did peirce there childs ears( me as one of them). if it aint right for yours fine, but dont try to make us feel bad because of your personal feelings.

Ms. Afton - posted on 01/01/2010

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I have a son and I pierced his as soon as he turned 8 wks.. at a booth in the mall called Piercing Pagoda. He was asleep when she did it and he didn't even budge or flinch...he is 6 yrs old now and he has never had a problem with his ears...

Tiffany - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have to post to this. No parent has a right to do this to their child. It's not your body to be poking holes in. Wait till she is old enough to make the decision for herself. I asked my mother to get mine done when I was 6 years old, and she let me. It hurts, and there is no reason to put your child through unnecessary pain because you think it's pretty. If she wants her ears pierced she will ask you. In my family we wait till our kids are at least six years old, that way we can explain to them that it does hurt and it's a lot of maintenance, you have to take care of them and clean them everyday. If the child still wants it, like I did, then go get their ears pierced. But, you have no right to alter your child's body without their permission.

Ciera - posted on 12/30/2009

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as soon as she gets her first round of shots (about 6-8 weeks old) you can take her to any peircing store and get them done. They don't usually ask for the shot record but you might wanna take it just in case. Since she is 3 months, you will probably have no problem even if you don't have her shot record. I got my daughters' done when she was 7 weeks at a peircing store at the mall. Usually they want to have 2 people doing it, 1 person on each ear at the same time but when I was there, there was only one person on so she did one thenthe next. They only cry for like 1 minute...MAYBE 2 then they are over it.

Carly - posted on 12/30/2009

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Can't you wait until the child is old enough to decide for herself? Or is it a nessecity? Because I personally wouldn't put any baby through any un-nessercary pain, which I think piercing her ears is.

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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My Dr. pierced my daughters ears when she went in for her 4 month well check. I felt alot more comfortable having the Doctor pierce them because I knew that they were sterile

Ashley - posted on 12/30/2009

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It really depends on how big the child's ear lobes are. That's what her doctor & the lady that pierced them told me before she got them pierced. I got my daughter's ears pierced when she was 3 months old. I took her to Wal-Mart to get her's pierced. She cried for a minute but that was it. Gave her infant motrin when we got home & it didn't take long to heal.

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My daughter was 4-months-old when we did hers. We took her to the mall. As long as she has had her first set of shots she should be fine that is what they require. She did great and only cried for a minute or two no worse than when they get their shots, I think those are worse. You can give her infant tylenol before to help with the pain. She was all healed up in about two weeks.

Emily - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter was 4 months old and we went to Claires. It's actually unsafe to do both ears at the same time on an infant because they move so much. I put oragel (yes, the gum numbing stuff!) on her ears first and she barely flinched.

Amanda - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter was around 2 when we got hers done we went to the beauty shop in town where there could be 1 person to do each ear at the same time it worked great one shot and both ears were done. We waited till she was a little older cause then she understood more when we told her not to touch them. But we never had problems with them, we got ones that were specially for young kids so they wouldn't come out easilly.

Julie - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter was 6 months and I took her to the mall. She did very well and does not play with them at all.

Fiona - posted on 12/30/2009

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My husband's family is quite large so we have lots of little nieces & nephews. Most are baptised before six months and have had their ears pierced by a beautician/pharmacist by about four or so months. As long as there are two people on with a piercing gun on each ear, and they fire at the same time, bubby doesn't get too stressed out and it is sort of only 1 lot of pain.

Nicole - posted on 12/30/2009

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when? when a child is old enough to give consent to permanantly altering their body.

Amber - posted on 12/29/2009

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I waited until my daughter was 6 months old and her pediatrician pierced them for me.

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