What is a good age to get my baby girls ears pierced she is 3 months old

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Melissa - posted on 11/07/2009

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yes she cried because they didn't do them at the same time... so she knew the 2nd one was coming and then moved when they got close to her!!! so we basically had to hold her in a headlock and it was horrible... but our other two we had done early like 6 wks and 2 mths or so and they didn't even know what was going on... they used studs... not sure of anywhere they would use hoops for them that little... i think if she says she is ready... then go for it...but make sure they do both at the same time or she won't want the 2nd one!!! lol it will only scare her more than really hurt!! make sure to have a reward so the crying won't last long!! lollipop or something..lol hope this helps!! ttyl

Chloe - posted on 11/07/2009

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now you do it befor there 8 weeks or alfer there 6 years if you wait to long she will be playing with them

Melissa - posted on 11/07/2009

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now!!!!!!! do it asap.... i waited till my oldest was like 9 mths and hers are crooked!! because she moved her head... my youngest was around 2 mths and didn't even know what was going on!!! so i would do it asap...

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Diana - posted on 10/03/2012

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The younger the better ! It is best for girls to have their ears pierced as babies and saves so much trouble later on if you take them to have it done in infancy. You will not regret it and your daughter will thank you for it when she is older.

Angela - posted on 11/15/2009

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I was going to wait until my girls were like 7 yrs old and do it as a rite of passage type of thing. But my oldest started to see the "holes" in my ear and she wanted one. so we got hers when she was 3. I told her that is might hurt and that she would have to take care of them by not pulling on them or playing with them. I was more scared then she was. and because she did so well with hers, i decied to do my 17mth daughter at the same time.. and she didn't even cry. neither of them play with their ears, and I;m not afraid of them choking on them (unlike there doctor who advised me not to do it because the kids would play with them and swallow them and choke on them.) when you feel confident about it, that's when u should do it.

Alexis - posted on 11/14/2009

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I agree with the other moms, do it asap. I got my son's done when he was about 2 months, and he didn't even flinch. But then I got my niece's done when she was 1 and she cried her head off, and was miserable for the rest of the day.

Tanya - posted on 11/14/2009

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I got my daughters done at 3months ... Perfect time to do it. She didn't move at all. She cried a little but I put her straight on my boob and she stopped. She is now 4rs old and she has never once touched her earings and they have never been infected. They say at that age they have no feeling in the ears it's just the shock of the noise that makes them cry. The only one thing I had a prob with was changing them from studs to hoops a year ago.

Leanna - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter's ears were pierced right after their two-month shots!!! It hurt me more than it hurt them!!! DO it ASAP!!! Like, yesterday!! LOL

Jenn - posted on 11/13/2009

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Personally I did not want to make that decision for my daughter. I want to make sure its something she wants and not something I wanted for her. She is 3 years old now and has said that she wants to wear earing's. She wears stick on ones for now and soon will have her ears done by a professional. I don't trust getting them done in places like Walmart and Clare's. But if you want to have her ears pierced, i would do it now because they get wiggly an it becomes difficult to make them even.

Nicolette Walker - posted on 11/13/2009

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Just a warning on of the number one trips to the ER for little girls is related to ear piercing. The earings get caught in blankets and then pulled out. I would what til she is older!

Amanda - posted on 11/13/2009

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i did my daughter at 2 months. now she wont even pay attention that they r there. she doesnt touch them at all!

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Quoting Katie:

Is this an American thing? Here in the UK, its unusual to see babies with their ears pierced, sometimes you see asian babies with studs in but thats all. I think its a cultural thing as most mums I know would not do this and would wait until the child was old enough to ask. As for the pediatrician doing it, I have never heard of this!


I wouldn't necessarily say it's a overly common thing for Americans. I would say about 20% of baby girls I see have them done. I was 9 years old when I had mine done and was immature about it and had a lot of issues. Unfortunately for my daughter, she's going to have to wait until she's a bit older than that. To me, it's like make-up, little girls don't need it so why put them through it?

Alicia - posted on 11/12/2009

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i think it looks vile on babies, i didnt get mine done til i was 8 and i was old enough to understand and decide for myself. even if they have them done young they will still figure out they are there when they are older and fiddle with them!

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I got my little girls done at 4 months, she cried when they got peirced but once they were done she didnt notice they were there, Now she is 2 and still does not play or pull on them, and changing the earings a few times after the peircing has healed also helps them get used to it. like earings are a everyday lifestyle. If i were to peirce them now she would have done everything she could to rip them out within 3 minutes..

Katrina - posted on 11/11/2009

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My pedi asked us to wait until our daughter got her 6 month shots. Then he suggested that we go to someone who specializes in infant ear piercing. Some pedi's will do it right there in there office. Some can recommend where to get them done. We went to a person who only does 5 years and below ear piercing. Our daughter was 1 when we got her's done. She cried for a little while but by the end of the day she had forgotten all about it until someone would mention how pretty her ear rings were. Then she was proud to show them off.

Erika - posted on 11/11/2009

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u should do it now as long as she has had her two month old shot it should be safe to do so. just don't wait to long

Emma - posted on 11/11/2009

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i think its not good idea for doing ears pierced coz it will hurt the baby.. if they could talk , she may beg you not to do that to her... let her decide if they want it or no later when she 14 or so...

Lacey - posted on 11/11/2009

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i did my daughters at 2 weeks. i dont immunize so it was pointess in waiting im glad i did it when she was young. she slept through it. i did it at home with the help of my mom..

Lori - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had my daughters ears pierced at 5 months...She was amazing......... No tears, no cries, nothing..The girls did both ears at the same time and I gave her a bottle while they did it, and she never cried at all...So I never had any guilty feelings for doing it..She is 19 now and is so thankful I did it for her.......

Kerry - posted on 11/11/2009

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i waited for my lil girl to turn 1. she had them done for her b day. she had a 10min cry n then she was fine, forgot all about it.

Ebony - posted on 11/11/2009

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I would do it now, i did my daughters at 5 months and my sister did her daughters at 4 months and they hardy noticed other then the 15 seconds of terror she was perfectly fine afterwards. And they dont touch thier ears until about 5 or 6 months. so in my opinion, the earlier the better.

Anita - posted on 11/11/2009

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I waited till both of my girls were 1 and it had it's benefits..they liked helping clean the earring/ear but when it was time to change the earrings out. they let them come out but wouldn't let me put new ones in so it ended up closing and we had to get it pierced again.
I say the younger the better...it's easier for you to clean it daily and when you have to change them out in 6 weeks you'll be able to without any problems.

Christa - posted on 11/11/2009

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I did my daughters when she turned 1 and she did fine and they are straight and she never bothered them.

Amanda - posted on 11/11/2009

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Now is a perfect time. My tep daughter had hers pierced at 7 years and played with them all the time and pulled them out wanting to change them and eventually they closed up because she didnt take care of them. I pierced my daughters at 3 months and she doesnt even realize thay are not suppose to be there so she doesnt mess with them at all.

Lorenza - posted on 11/11/2009

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We had Stella's ear pierced since she was 6 weeks old. She has never played with them and she is soon going to be 3. The longer you wait the more aware that something is going to happen. Best of luck.

Amanda - posted on 11/11/2009

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I did one of my girls at 1 and the other one at 2 1/2. Neither one cried very much. It was mostly a scared cry b/c of the sound. I was worried that they would play with them but they never really messed with them. Just make sure that when you do get it done that they do both ears at the same time. Otherwise you'll have a heck of a time getting her to hold still for the 2nd

Lar - posted on 11/10/2009

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i totally agree with the moms who say wait untill your child is old enough for themselves to decide wether or not they want their ears pierced or not. it is their body they should be able to make that decision for themselves. i had a daughter in nov of 2004 and everyone kept telling me that i should get her ears pierced and me and my husband told them all no because it wasn't our decision to make just because we brought her into this world, it is her body and if she wants them pierced when she gets older she can have it done then. this past april 2009 my daughter went up to my husband and asked "daddy can i have my ears pierced!" my husband was so excited when she finally asked. We took her to have them peirced (both ears were pierced at the same time, which made the process so much easier and quicker) she sat on my lap like a big proud girl didn't fidget or move in any way possible. i didn't have to hold her down either. she never played with them either. she knows how to clean her ears and earrings on her own too. so that is one less thing that i have to do for her. to this day she is so proud about how she handled the ear piercing day, that she tells everyone about it when they tell her she has pretty earrings in.

Antoinette - posted on 11/10/2009

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i did my girls one less than a month and the other at 3 months. the younger didnt cry hardly and the 3 month old cried longer.

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Quoting Diane:

how about when she decides for herself if she wants them done






I agree! Many of the models, etc. do not have pierced ears. Have her decide for herself.





I think she can take them out later and not wear any but if she wants to, then it's already done and won't remember the pain.

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I had my daughter's done at 2 months old too. She cried briefly but she did stay still because she wasn't aware of what was going on.

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Quoting Diane:

how about when she decides for herself if she wants them done



I agree! Many of the models, etc. do not have pierced ears. Have her decide for herself.

Claudia - posted on 11/10/2009

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I am from Brazil, and over there we pierce our baby girls's ears at the hospital when they are born, but we ONLY use 14K to 18K gold earrings on them, and clean them weekly with peroxide. You also need to turn the earring 3 times a day, and make sure that your hands are very clean. To pierce ears is less painfull or problem then circuncise our boys. She will be ok, and nobody will ask if she is a boy... :)

Sara - posted on 11/10/2009

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Personaly I got my daughters ears pirced at four months so she would not bother them when she got older. the older u wait the more they will prob end up playin with them

Annery - posted on 11/10/2009

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It's ur choice as 2 when u want 2 get ur daughters ears pierced. If u go 2 da mall 3 months is da youngest. As far as the other comments or suggestions u were given, wat girl doesn't want her ears pierced? It doesn't have anything 2 do with nationality or race. U as a mother make da choice of wether u want ur daughters ears pierced now or later. My daughter is 3 months old also n I pierced her ears. She will wear studs until she decides she wants 2 were sumthing else. In my opinion it's an accessory dat compliments her face, it makes her look more like a girl without me having 2 constantly dress in pink.

Welch - posted on 11/10/2009

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please dont do this until the child is old enough to ask for them herself. parents worry about giving their kids injections then dont mind causing unnecessary pain. im not criticising u but let them be kids dont sexualise them too early.

Laura - posted on 11/10/2009

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For my niece we pierced her ears at 4 months and We tried to do it aroud feeding time cause when she was all upset after gtting them done we gave her the bottle and she was perfectly fine

Andrea - posted on 11/10/2009

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Quoting Katie:

Is this an American thing? Here in the UK, its unusual to see babies with their ears pierced, sometimes you see asian babies with studs in but thats all. I think its a cultural thing as most mums I know would not do this and would wait until the child was old enough to ask. As for the pediatrician doing it, I have never heard of this!


Totally agree in the UK it is dare I say 'a bit common' to get a babies ear pierced?  My 3 year old daughter will wait untill she is 14 years old.  Asian babies generally have pierced ears but otherwise in the UK no...

Debra - posted on 11/09/2009

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Both my girls had theirs done ASAP. Be warned though, my oldest fell in the bathtub (with 2 people watching her, blinked and she was down.) She hit her ear on the side and we had to take the earings out and let them heal, once my youngest was 2 months we took them both and got them done again. My oldest was just so excited she was going to look like a princess she stayed still though all the pain. Was definitely much easier at 2 months though, less screaming for sure. When I asked my mother the same question almost 3 years ago, she said as long as I was comfortable with the idea, there wouldn't be an issue.

Christina - posted on 11/09/2009

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When I went to get my daughters ears pierced, I had to wait till she was six months old. But she only cried for a minute, and she didn't play with them.

Sonya - posted on 11/09/2009

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i would do it now.We got my aunt to piere my daughters ears when she was 2 weeks old she ddnt even budge.

Renee - posted on 11/09/2009

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I got my girls done at 6 months. One handled it really well the other didnt. So I would say depends on the temperment of the child.

April - posted on 11/09/2009

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I think it is absurd to pierce a babies ears. Why cause your child unnecesary pain? Pierce them when she is old enough to say mom I want my ears pierced.

Heidi - posted on 11/09/2009

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After she gets her 3 month old shots u can I did my daughter that day she got her shots.. I gave her some tylenol before we went to the dr and before she got her ears done! She was fine I think it hurt me more than it did her!!! She's my princess!!!

Katie - posted on 11/09/2009

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Is this an American thing? Here in the UK, its unusual to see babies with their ears pierced, sometimes you see asian babies with studs in but thats all. I think its a cultural thing as most mums I know would not do this and would wait until the child was old enough to ask. As for the pediatrician doing it, I have never heard of this!

Melissa - posted on 11/08/2009

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My daugther was four months old when I had her ears pierced. She cried for a minute, but then was comforted by the bottle. So the earlier the better. I think I cried more than she did. So good luck.

Trista - posted on 11/08/2009

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thanks for everyones response i think i am going to let her pedat. do it when she is 6 months

Stphanie - posted on 11/08/2009

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the earlier you get them done the better because then she wont be able to pick at them or anything and it will be easier for them to heal i know she may cry but it only will be for the initial noise and then it will be done and over with hope this helps

Tiffany - posted on 11/08/2009

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Do it between now and 6 months..
My little girl was 5 months when she had hers done and she was perfect!
I when my little boy was 6 months old i had his left side done and they both are older now and dont touch it...
im sure you will not have any problems :)
good luck

Jennifer - posted on 11/08/2009

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Personally I prefer to wait until the child is old enough to choose whether they want earrings or not. My girls both got theirs done on their 3rd birthdays after explaining what all is involved with getting them pierced, pain, cleaning etc. We have had no problems with them playing with or touching them and have had no infections. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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