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Ears Pierced?

I've been contemplating whether or not I should get my daughters' ears pierced. I'd really like to but I've always been too worried that they'd end up getting ripped out by playing with their siblings or friends. My girls are 3 and 8 months and I have a 4 year old son. Do you have your girl/s ears pierced?! Why or why not

 
things_not_sane

Asked by things_not_sane at 8:30 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • just be careful, I got mine pierced at 13 and they still go infected a lot even though I took care of them. I also have lots of metal allergies. If you have sensitive skin in your family or allergies to metal I would wait until they're old enough to tell you if something is wrong. so old enough to know the difference between piercing pain and allergic reaction pain.
    Kalebs_mommy23

    Answer by Kalebs_mommy23 at 8:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • my arent and im so use to it ,i promise it dont face me
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 8:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • i got my daughters ears pierced when she was 2 weeks old. i would say go for it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • My pediatrician did my DD at 3 months. You get the round post so they don't catch on anything. You can just search answers, this is a common question and one that always starts a whole bunch of drama.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • I haven't peirced dds yet... I wanted to but either we didn't have $ or I just forgot! So I'm waiting til the day she asks.... She's 2 now and mine were peirced at 5 years. It's really up to you!
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 8:42 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • My daughter got hers done when she was three, but one came out in the tub and my husband didn't tell me, so we took the other one out.

    My 9 year old just got hers done when she was 8. It's been fine. She's diabetic so we waited just in case healing were an issue but it hasn't been.

    My neice got both her daughters done the minute they could and haven't had a problem.

    FYI - when we got my oldests done I was SHOCKED by how freaking expensive it was. Prices went up,
    heatheryn

    Answer by heatheryn at 8:50 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • I had my oldest daughter's done when she was old enough to want it done, and ask for it. She was 5. My second daughter is 6.5 and has asked but I haven't done it quite yet because she's just not as mature as my oldest. My 3rd daughter won't have hers done til she's at least 6 - but only if & when she asks. We've never had any issues with them being snagged or ripped out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • my daughters were done at 4 months. i never had any problems with them. she is 3 now and loves her earrings
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:00 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • i got my princess' ears pierced at 3 months. she doesn't mess with them at all
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • My daughter got hers done just before her fourth birthday. We wanted to wait until she wanted them, really wanted them. She'd been asking for over a year at that point. I don't agree with piercing a newborn or baby though. In any case, however, I urge you, and anyone, to get your baby/toddler/older child pierced by a professional piercer, one that uses a needle rather then a gun.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:56 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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