Will You Get Your Baby's Ears Pierced?

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Jennifer Lopez's 15-month-old daughter Emme Maribel has her ears pierced and so does Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur (the extremely adorable daughter of Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio). My baby doesn't have her ears pierced and I think her ears will remain earring-free for a while.

Are your baby's ears pierced? What do you think about pierced ears on babies? At what age do you think it's appropriate?

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sodapple sodapple

My girl had her ears pierced by her six month appointment, i though about it and so did my husband and it was the best time for us. at the same time i see nothing wrong with waiting until later to have them pierced, is up to the parent to decide.

Emmy_... Emmy_Dollface

I had mt DDs pierced at 4 months. She did great with them and we have never had a problem with them. It's up to the parent and how comfortable they are making that choice for their child.

Peajewel Peajewel

I had my daughters ears pierced when she was six months old.  She did great, she did not cry anymore than when she gets a shot and she does not mess with them at all.  She does not even notice they are there unless she sees my earrings.

final... finallymommy

I really want to get my daughters ears pierced (shes almost 12 months) but I'm so worried about her having a melt down and I know thats totally illogical because shes a great baby and doesn't have loud fits but I'm scared of everyone in the store giving me disapproving looks like I'm torturing my child lol.

tgiamt tgiamt

When DD can tell me she wants hers pierced I'll take her. Thats how my mom did it with me and my sister did with her girls. Makes it more of a right of passage. Besides one girl I went to highschool with had hers done as a baby and her holes were at the very bottom of her lobes, looked extremely weird.

Bubbl... Bubbles318

My ears were pierced when I was only a few months old..so why not keep up the tradition? I think pierced ears will look adorable on my daughter! Besides, might as well do it now, instead of later..when she may become too scared.

goldd... goldd_e_loxx

We pierced our daughter's ears after she had her three month vaccinations.  We wanted to do it while she was still too young to tug on them, and it worked out perfectly!  I love that her ears are pierced, especially since she doesn't have enough hair for us to use a bow yet (even though she is almost ten months old already).  We never had any problems with healing or with her messing with them, and she never so much as cried when I cleaned them three times a day!

ethan... ethans_momma06

I know I will get a lot flack for this but.... I hate to see babies ears pierced. I worked at Claires as a teen and pierced a lot of baby ears and let me tell you a few things- If the baby isn't awake, you can give it a heart attack. Something that does not happen with a more aware child. Rare, yes but it happens. Also, there is a tendancy that while the holes appear *and could actually be* even, when the child grows (as does the ear lobes) that the holes will now become lopsided. This does not happen as frequently in older children. And finally, you are more likely to develop a metal allergy from constant exposure *like an ear piercing* at a younger age then if you delayed it. My sister developed one!


So...I will not dye my childs hair, peirce her ears or paint her nails until I feel she is at a more appropriate age.

RanaA... RanaAurora

I'm an ex-piercer and have over 20 piercings myself, so obviously, I'm NOT anti-piercing.


I AM anti-infant ear piercing.  If some of these ladies were actually aware of all the issues that can be caused, short and longterm, and really thought about it, they'd know that piercing guns shouldn't come within 10 feet of ANYONE, much less your baby, earrings are choking hazards, scarring doesn't ever go away, earring holes DON'T always "just close", not every girl "wants her ears pierced", remembering pain doesn't mean you relive it, if someone doesn't notice pink clothes and hairbows then earrings won't make a difference in them knowing it's a girl, babies can't understand why their ears hurt, most jewelry is make with nickel which most people are allergic to, CLaire's/Wal-Mart/etc. shouldn't even be legal for piercings and their aftercare for piercings is literally like a horror show to ACTUAL piercers....


I can keep going.  There are a MILLION AND ONE reasons not to pierce a baby's ears, and not a single reason to do it other than "it looks cute."  Which sure it does, I won't deny that... but as an adult, I have to weigh pros and cons, and that's barely even a pro next to some SERIOUS cons.

Lia11721 Lia11721

I got my daughters pierced at 5 1/2 months not because I thought it was cute but to save her from the pain when she wants them later which most eventually will.. I gave her tylenol right before and breastfed her right after when she cried. She stopped crying as soon as I breastfed and never complained again. 2 pluses......one, you don't have to worry about infection at that age as long as you keep it clean because she never thinks to play with it. Two, she won't remember it. My daughter is a year and a half now and has never had problems with it nor does she play with them.  

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