Yes! I plan on getting my babies ear pierced bcuz when they are young i feel its easier to deal with getting sick and building up the immune system.
I'm planning to do whatever I can to teach my daughter bodily autonomy. So I won't get her ears pierced. (My mom didn't pierce mine & it's like the only thing I think she did right. I hate earlobe piercings although I've gotten other piercings.) I plan to let my daughter make her own fashion choices & tell people no if she doesn't want physical affection & even plead her case if she thinks her dad or I are being unfair. Children are not the property of their parents. They're little humans who need their parents to protect them & raise them to be wise adults. They deserve respect & the chance to make age-appropriate decisions for themselves. 😊
If you do pierce your kid's ears, go to a professional piercer. Piercing guns can't be properly sanitized & use blunt force to make the hole. Professional piercers use a sanitized needle with a hollow center to make the hole.
THANK YOU FOR THIS. I’ve been reading this thread ashamed for doing thing that everyone in my family urged me to do. I had mine pierced in the hospital by my nurse and my sister did the same. I waited until my baby girl had her shots and we took are of her ears and they’ve healed fine!
Just wanted to add a different perspective - My mom had my ears pierced when I was 3 months old, it’s very common for Mexican girls to have this done. I’ve had zero complications and they are perfectly even. Don’t be too quick to judge when you see a little girl with ears pierced, as it could be a cultural tradition. With things these days being so white washed and forgotten, this could be a parents way to honor your child’s heritage.
I grew up thinking it was normal to pierce a babies ears. So I see nothing wrong with it
I don’t have daughters so I don’t have to think about this issue. Anyway, one of my friends had her daughter’s ears pierced in the hospital! I guess it was an option at the hospital she went to? I didn’t know that. My niece’s ears are pierced, and I think it was done by my aunt. She is a nurse and they had a piecing gun in her office/clinic? I think it may have been disposable, because it was removed from a bag, like how disposables are individually packaged in the hospitals. She loves it so much! Whatever decision you decide, you know what is best. That one other mama is right...I also believe that it is best not to go to Claire’s or any store like that, because their piercers are not really trained and usually are some high schoolers that aren’t really qualified to be doing any piercings. Good luck!
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