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Babies and piercings. AxylRose 2 kids; Australia 2130 posts
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 (girl); 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 46849 posts
status 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 4132 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.

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 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 23136 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 13915 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 18204 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

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 23136 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.

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 (girl); 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

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting BrookeT:</b>" I had my ears pierced as a baby and if I have a girl I will be piercing hers too. In elementary school ... [snip!] ... 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."</blockquote>




Mine never got infected because my mother waited until I could take care of them myself *shrugs*

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elena Dawn's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BrookeT:</b>" I had my ears pierced as a baby and if I have ... [snip!] ... clean."</blockquote> Mine never got infected because my mother waited until I could take care of them myself *shrugs*"</blockquote>




Even now when Im 18 i have problems with my newest ear piercings I got from things like brushing my hair and catching them and hair products around them causing infections. Its nothing to do with maturity, babies ears just don't go through as much and aren't exposed to as many products that can cause infections.