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Babies and piercings. AxylRose 2 kids; Australia 1967 posts
status 19th Dec '12

I'm due to have my DD in March and although I was always against the idea of getting a babies ears pierced because I myself do not think I could watch my child be in pain that I caused (I still cry when my DS gets his needles), I was wondering what others opinions are on the matter? Would you let someone else take your baby and get it done? Wait till they are old enough to ask themselves?

Kimber-lily Due September 27; 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
19th Dec '12

I think it's cowardly to have someone else take your child.. :S



I had my daughters pierced when she was 3 months old, they migrated and had to be taken out just a few months ago. She is now 4.5 years old.
We never pierced our youngest, we are waiting until she asks.,

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46765 posts
19th Dec '12

Id personally wait until they are old enough to understand and accept the pain for the prize in the end, and also old enough to take care of them. Babies ears grow fast, they can often end up uneven when done in infancy.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
19th Dec '12

DH and I decided that we wouldn't pierce DD's ears until she is old enough to want them and help take care of them.

Samantha ~ 18 weeks Due September 14; 1 child; Rhode Island 4868 posts
19th Dec '12

I was so super nervous to get DDs done. I cry every time she gets her shots... I got all worked up for nothing. It was so quick and easy and she didn't even cry (she screams bloody murder for her shots). I'm so glad I went through with it!




I got DDs done at 4.5 months btw.

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
19th Dec '12

My mom made me wait until I was nine, and I plan to do the same with mine. I personally think it's unnecessary to pierce a baby's ears as it is purely cosmetic.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22812 posts
19th Dec '12

We wont be getting LO's ears done until she is old enough and responsible enough to keep her room neat, take out the garbage, keep her grades up and...
You get the idea.

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13681 posts
19th Dec '12

Lol I'll go but I'd tell my mom to come along and hold her while I watch. :P

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15757 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:" I was so super nervous to get DDs done. I cry every time she gets her shots... I got all worked up for ... [snip!] ... even cry (she screams bloody murder for her shots). I'm so glad I went through with it! I got DDs done at 4.5 months btw."


I think they look tacky on babies, so I wouldnt until they were at least 5 or older or until they were responsible with it.



It is also a good bribe to make her behave later in life "if she wants those ear piercings!" :D

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33154 posts
19th Dec '12

I don't pierce babies ears. I'll wait until she asks... Probably wont be until she's older and in school though, since I don't have my ears pierced anymore.

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
19th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I think they look tacky on babies, so I wouldnt until they were at least 5 or older or until they were ... [snip!] ... they were responsible with it. It is also a good bribe to make her behave later in life "if she wants those ear piercings!" :D"</blockquote>




I think they look horribly tacky.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22812 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" I think they look tacky on babies, so I wouldnt until they were at least 5 or older or until they were ... [snip!] ... they were responsible with it. It is also a good bribe to make her behave later in life "if she wants those ear piercings!" :D"


Same here. I want sometings in return!
Also, i dont need one more thing to tend to. LO just turned 4. MAYBE when i dont have to cut her food, but i sincerely doubt I'll want to do it until she is willing to do back-flips for it.

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33154 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" I think they look tacky on babies, so I wouldnt until they were at least 5 or older or until they were ... [snip!] ... they were responsible with it. It is also a good bribe to make her behave later in life "if she wants those ear piercings!" :D"


I agree, I don't find it cute at all :?

BrookeT Due April 26; Fort McMurray, Alberta 440 posts
19th Dec '12

I had my ears pierced as a baby and if I have a girl I will be piercing hers too. In elementary school while all my friends had infected ears and had to get their ears pierced multiple times because they filled in mine where healed and I could go with out earings when ever I wanted. Never had any problems because I couldn't play with them and my mom took care of them and kept them clean.

Tiff Dodson Due March 26; Gilmer, Texas 236 posts
19th Dec '12

i got my ears done when i was a few months old my mom got them done but im not going to do my daughters untill she wants hers done like maybe at 13 the teen years lol i would wait although everyone is diffrent but i just hate to see a child cry after they get their ears done