Would you pierce your baby's ear ?

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
April 2, 2009 5:25pm CST
I have seen many babies (less than two years old) with pierced ears and I have always wondered how the parents could have done it .Mind you I am not judging any one who does it but I dont think I could stand by and watch my baby get her ears pierced even though I know its not going to hurt . Have you done it and do you think you could do it with your child or do you think like my mother that that is a decision that should be left to the child when he /she is older.
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I had my daughters ears pierced when she was 2 yrs old. It was the dumbest thing I have ever done. I was a young mother and all the other mothers where doing it and I thought it was something cool at the time. But in reality she was way too young to have it done after about a couple of days of her tugging at her ears I said ok this is dumb and I took them out. I told her that when she got older she could have them done if she wanted to. I don't know if she understood me or not but she seemed happier when I took them out.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 09
From the mouth of babes and suckling ,I guess she told you what she wanted in her own way .Thank you for your answer
@xhaylea (363)
2 Apr 09
I totally agree with you, ive seen many babies with pierced ears and i don't really agree with it, but im not judging anyone who does or has done it. I wouldn't be able to watch a baby get its ears pierced at all, but in a way i think its okay because they won't feel it as much as everyone else does. But i think its also a matter of choice, what if the baby when its grown up doesn't want pierced ears, thats what i don't find fair about it, it should be the childs decision if they want their ears pierced or not, not when they are a baby. But like i said im not judging anyone who has done it or is planning to, as its completely up to you, but those are just my views and opinions really.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 09
We are alike on this one .I think it should be left up to the child when they grow up to decide because they may not want to have pierced ears.Thank you for your response
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
2 Apr 09
My daughter was 8 or 9 months old. I did it because I myself wanted to have my ears pierced, for years before I finally done it. I was afraid to do it. I had seen so many babies with pierced ears. I was told it was better, it does not hurt as much either. And my daughter is know 23, she loves earrings! Take care.
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@xhaylea (363)
2 Apr 09
I actually agree with that too.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
7 Apr 09
If you have the time to twist and clean the ear ring and can manage it fine.Not me I was always worried about infection or them catching it on the blankets and ripping their ear.I think it is ok but not for me.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 09
I'm now 20 and I also do not have earrings, that's why its hard for me to decide whether I'll go pierced it or not. My friends told me that it looks good on me since I once wear magnetic earrings however I'm afraid to do so because I fear that it might hurt though other said that it didn't.
• China
6 Apr 09
I can't image what's the feeling of piercing the ears though it's said not to be hurt. And I strongly believe the best way is to leave the choices to the child themselves. It's their business and parents shouldn't do the decisions for them.
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@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I've seen alot of babies with their ears pierced, I don't think I would do it to my daughter, I would let her make that decision on her own when she's older. I don't see anything wrong with doing it, its just not something I would do myself.
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@mayka123 (10806)
• India
3 Apr 09
Here in India the babies ears are pierced when they are just a few days/ weeks old. It has been a tradition all over and everyone here believes that it is less painful if the ears are pierced when they are still too tiny to understand anything. My daughters ears were also pierced when she was a couple of months old.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I don't think that I could. Even though I think babies look cute with their ears pierced, I would be a nervous wreck, always worrying that something might happen, like the earring coming off and the baby swallowing it. So I'd rather wait until the child is older and able to take care of the responsibility of having their ears pierced, before getting it done, if they even want it done in the first place.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
3 Apr 09
I am a Hindu and my ears are pierced too.I have done it to my daughter when she was two years old.There is a satisfaction in following these rites which gives you a feeling of doing something right and at the appropriate time according to the custom without disturbing anyone.They is always a faint hope in our minds that something may happen good by following this rites and we go ahead with the fact that we do not have anything to loose.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Apr 09
I am inclined to agree with you. I have a little girl and as much as I love pierced ears there is no way I would have had it done when she was a baby; it was difficult enough for me to take her to the doctor for her immunisation shots! She's seven now and still doesn't have her ears pierced. She's expressed an interest in having it done and I told her it is entirely up to her. I don't have the heart to force her to do something that could possibly expose her to pain!
• United States
3 Apr 09
I couldn't do it. Most people say that it either doesn't hurt or that it only hurts for a minute. However, the thought of ramming a steel spike through a part of the human body just doesn't sound very pleasent.
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@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Mine were pierced when I was a baby, but when I had my daughter, my husband and I decided that we would let HER decide if and when she wants her ears pierced. She's 2.5 now and has been wanting to put on earrings (not just earrings... bracelets, rings, toe rings, necklaces...) so what I do is just hook a couple on the top of her ears and she's pretty happy (they fall a lot though). Perhaps when she's bigger, I'll get her some clip-ons.
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@cbjones (1157)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Nah, I could never see myself standing there while my little girl got her ears pierced. I spend most of my day watching and reading the news. judging people all day long for questionable crap is tiring. I don't have the energy to rant or rave about right now. I wonder if parents who do this put their hands over their eyes, and peak out between their fingers? I think that could be the only way to do it.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
I have seen babies with peirced ears as well....my daughter is 14 months old and my parents have suggested to get her ears peirced before she was one so that she wont remember the pain of the shot... but I couldnt do it. She still doesnt have them peirced because I keep thinking what if they get infected or something goes wrong because she is too young.... all because I couldnt wait until she was older... I just dont know if I can do it right now... but then she is older now. The ones that can get them peirced when they are so young, probably dont have problems with the immune shots either... I am horrible, I cry more than the babies...LMAO!!
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2 Apr 09
No, I would never allow it! They cannot make decisions at that age therefore why should we make their decisions for them? I'll make sure they grow up till they're old enough to weigh up the options.
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• Dominican Republic
2 Apr 09
I had my ears pierced right after I was born, and I grew up normal! -or I like to think so-. I would pierce my child's ears (if it's a girl), but you never know what's gonna happen, maybe I'll change my mind... Happy MyLotting and have a nice day! Xp
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I pierced my Daughters hears, and she was a Baby she is 35 now, and her hears didn't close. My mother pierce y ears when I was only ababy I am 54 now, and they never closed up they are still open.
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@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I had my daughter ears pierced when she was only 8 months old. I do not see anything wrong with it. Everyone I know has gotten their children ears pierced before they was 2 years old. I keep a little girl who is 4 months old and her mom has gotten her ears pierced already. Like I said before I do not see anything wrong with it.
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@MissAmie (720)
• United States
2 Apr 09
It does hurt too! I got my ears pierced the first time when I was in 2nd grade. I don't remember any pain. I got a second hole when I was an adult and it hurt SOOOO BAD!!! I almost cried. Ok, so I did cry a little. lol. When I had my daughter I wasn't going to go poking holes in her body without her approval, so I waited for her to ask to get her ears pierced. I explained to her that they poke a hole in your ear and it hurts. She chickened out once, then the 2nd time we tried she went through with it. She did cry and it hurt her, but it was all her decision, and it was a well informed one. I don't mind it when I see a baby with pierced ears...it's just not how I do things.