I always remember when my son was about 6 months old walking past Claire's where a small girl couldn't of been more than 10 months was getting her ears pierced. The cry no scream she let out gave me nightmares and that was just one ear. I know that it's your child and if you like it done then it is up to you but think about the pain you're choosing to inflict on your child. I'm guessing if LO falls over you feel awful and that is just an accident.
I personally wasn't allowed to get my ears pierced till i was 10 and could clean them myself and i'm thankful to my mum for sticking to her guns. I have piercings myself so am not against them just think you should choose to want them yourself.
If you're torn then you probably feel deep down that it's not a good idea anyway hun xxx
My response is ....why? why do people feel that it is neccessary to get young childrens ears pierced boys as well as girls. Personally i dont like it and i wouldnt do it, my eldest daughter is 7 next month and doesnt have her ears pierced and she hasnt asked to have them done yet but when she does and its her choice i will let her.
i had my ears pierced as a baby, obviously i dont remember having them done and have no memory of earrings although by the time i was school age my holes had closed up and i remember asking my mum if i could have them done when i was about 8/9 and she let me.
i guess to sum it up, its not neccessary and it should be the child's decision when and if they wish to have piercings. that is just my opinion.
plenty of babies and young children have their ears pierced, like i did as a baby, i dont hold it against my mother now or think she was cruel to me or anything like that.......... i guess its what you feel comfortable with as a parent and i feel that in regards to things not neccessary (imo) such as ear piercing.... its my childs body.... my childs decision. x
Well yes it probably will hurt,that is why a lot of people choose to wait till they are old enough tyo ask for them and understand what is involved.
Im sure your little girl is totally cute without ear piercings to be honest.
I was 9 when I had my ears pierced and thats because I asked to have it done and I was old enough to take care of them. How do you even know your daughter wants holes in her ears ? Its not a decision I would be comfortable with making on behalf of my daughter. Besides that, she is beautiful enough already so I don't feel the need to decorate her. Kids grow up quick enough as it is, let them be babies. Earrings on a baby just isn't necessary.
Sorry but I agree with the majority - I don't see the need for it personally, she can look cute and girly without earrings in my opinion. I have 2 girls, eldest being 6 and she has just started asking about it but she is a bit of a drama queen and terrified of pain so that's putting her off at the minute (I will be putting her off for as long as possible!). Youngest is 19 months and no way would I even think about getting them done.
But each to their own, every mum chooses different things for their children.
i had mine done when i was 12 my parents wouldnt let me until i was old enough and responsible enough to look after them myself, i wont be getting my LO's done until she asks for them but again is old enough and responsible enough to look after them i just think getting them done as a baby when there not old enough to ask or understand isnt right, but each to there own shes your baby!!!
I had mine done at the age of 7 and it was still too young to understand the importance of cleanliness, in my opinion. They became infected and I had to let them close up. I didn't get them re-done until I was 18.
I will break the mould here... I got Paiges ears pierced when she was 5 months. And yes, I got it done because I liked it. I dont think that makes me a bad mum? It hurt her no more than getting her injections hurts her. She cried for a minute then totally forgot. I cleaned them for 6 weeks which was no hassle and we had no problems. (I picked the smallest gold studs, so theyre not even that noticable)
I can understand why people wouldnt get their LOs pierced, but I decided to go for it, and it hasnt done my daughter any harm.
Not read the rest of the replies but I would think 10 is a much more suitable age to have them done. I remember a girl in primary school completely ripping he ear with an earing getting caught while she was play.
Not to mention I really really feel the child should have a say in it. Afterall it's her ears. But that said I don't have mine done and no desire to have them done.
I got mine done when i was 10, it was my decision. I had to pester my mum and dad to death. They let me know that they didnt really want me to get them pierced and it was up to me, i had to remember to look after them after they were pierced. I think it was a good thing because it gave me a sense of responsibility for my own body.
I don't agree with people piercing their LOs ears, thats just my opinion. I wouldn't want to cause any pain on my child because i think they will look better with pierced ears.
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