Ear pierceing at 1yrs old?

Amy - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




Ive always wanted to get my daughters ears pierced, just never did it. She will be one this month. Should I do it or wait til she is 6? My older daughter got hers pierced on her 6th bday, she is scared to take them in and out. I dont want my 1 yrold to be the same way.

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Jen - posted on 11/12/2009




If you want everything to be "fair" then wait. Daughters later will compare EVERYTHING. I got my daughters dont for her one year birthday. She is curious as to what they are but understands that too much playing hurts. I think it is a great age to start now. Me I got mine done at 8 and forever got told that I am spoiled because my older sister had to wait till she was 11. Hope this helps.

Dominique - posted on 11/11/2009




my daughter got hers pierced at 3 months also as soon as she got her first set of shots. They healed well and she didn't bother them so i think the sooner the better :o)

Jodi - posted on 11/10/2009




I just had my twin daughters ears pierced. They just turned one on Nov 5th and I pierced them on the 6th. They did great! They cried for a few minutes, but got over it and forgot. Neither one of them have messed with the earrings so far. They act like they don't even know they are there. They do not have problems with me cleaning them, however they are not liking the cold ear cleaning solution I use.

Anna - posted on 11/10/2009




We had our daughter's ears pierced when she was 2 months old and she didn't cry at all and doesn't even really know they are there, which is good because she doesn't mess with them. I was much older when I got my ears pierced and I remember the pain and the many infections from always touching them. We got hers done at the Dr.'s office which is much safer I think than somewhere like Claire's. I don't think your one year old will remember it and will be less likely to mess with them than when she's older.

Morgan - posted on 11/10/2009




Im getting my daughters done when she asks me when she is older and can take care of them on her own or with some help from me

Melissa - posted on 11/10/2009




We are getting our daughters done this weekend. She is turning one on the 18th. It was a big debate, but we decided that it was easier this way as she will not remember it.

Kailey - posted on 11/08/2009




i'm going to wait until she asks me for them and she is brave enough to sit in the chair while it's done! i've never heard to go to the tattoo parlor but that is a good point, they are very clean! i will remember that.

Kylie - posted on 11/08/2009




I'm not getting my daughters ears pierced until she is old enough to understand and make an educated choice herself (probably around 12). My mum got mine done when i was very little and i had a lot of pain and infections growing up and as an adult i don't like or wear earrings but i have scars in my ears. I think it's her body and it should be her choice.

Samantha - posted on 11/08/2009




We got my daughter's ears pierced when she was 3 months old. Sooner that you do it, the easier it is for them to heal without problems. She never cried about them except when we had to hold her head straight while getting them done.
Good Luck!

Megan - posted on 11/08/2009




My daughter is turning one this week, and i've been asked tons of times if and when i'm going to pierce her ears. I got mine pierced wheni was 11years old, and that's probably when my daughter will get hers, done... it was a birthday present for me from my parents and little bit og a right of passage, which i liked. :o) I know a lot of people who get newborns and babies ears pierced, and most of them say go to a doctor to do it, or suprisingly, a tattoo parlor, b/c they're cleaner and there is less of a chance for infection. :o)

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