When is it safe to pierce my daughter's ears. She is 4months old.

India
March 30, 2010 5:07am CST
I have a baby girl who is 4 months old. And I really want to get her ears pierced before easter. So please advise if it is possible to get it done. Will it hurt her as i am planning to get it done in her sleep, that way there wont be much crying. One of my friends cried with her daughter when she got her baby's ear pierced at 6 months. I don't wanna take that road, so what do you all suggest?
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• United States
30 Mar 10
You can do it at any age. Some parents have it done shortly after their daughter is born. My daughter was a year old when I got her ears pierced simply because her father did not want it done. Then, he left us and I was free to get it done like I wanted to. She may or may not cry. It all depends on the individual baby. Some react much more strongly than others. However, I think that it will be worse for her if you do it while she is sleeping. I mean can you imagine being sound asleep and then being started awake by pain? I would do it while she is awake. It may make it a lot easier on her. Good luck!!
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@Wizzywig (7860)
30 Mar 10
IMHO, its up to your daughter to decide.
• India
30 Mar 10
Yeah, but i wanna do this so badly. You see she will look more pretty with those cute little earrings and also people wont mistake her to be a boy (sigh).
@Wizzywig (7860)
30 Mar 10
Sorry but (again IMHO) she is a human being and not something for you to decorate. I would not like to wake up and find someone had done something to me without my consent. I dont mean to cause any offence to you - its just something I feel very strongly about having seen small children suffer badly with infections etc. I'm sure she is beautiful with or without pierced ears and, if you go ahead I sincerely hope it will be painfree and problem free
• India
31 Mar 10
I understand how you feel and i am glad you stick to it. But I went ahead and got her ears pierced last night. She got a bit cranky and cried out aloud. It went horrible actually because she was a little irritated with it. Fortunately she is fine now, no infections, no fever so i am quite relieved.
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
30 Mar 10
Actually, normally it can be pierced even when it's newborn. Now a days it's already being done in the hospital after delivery. You can do it just be careful and it's normal when they cry.
• India
30 Mar 10
Well I never knew anybody who got it done in the hospital. I guess i should do my homework and find the right person for this work. I guess i will send my mom to get it done. I cant see her in tears :-s.
• United States
31 Mar 10
Why can't the child decide if they want it done when they get older and not the parents. I let my girls make that decision on their own when they 6 and 8 years old.
• India
17 Apr 10
you knw cats, i think the sooner you get it done the better it is..no doubt ur li'l one will feel the pain but the sooner the better in my opinion especially now is a good time..don't push it off for later
• India
12 Sep 10
Hello i have 4 grand daughters, the eldest is 16 years old, and youngest is 30 months young. normally we pierce the ears at the age of three using sharply pointed gold rings, get it done by a gold smith.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome to mylot, cheers. Professor. .
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
2 Apr 10
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having your daughter's ears pierced at four months of age. I had my daughter's done when she was two and a half months old. That was seven years ago and at that time they said that they would pierce an infant's ears as long as they had had their first set of vaccinations. I am really glad that I did it when she was very young as well because once she got a little bit older, I don't think she would have allowed me to do it. She only cried for a minute when it was done.
@zcastil (20)
• Costa Rica
31 Mar 10
I pierced my baby girl's ears 1 week after she was born at the pediatririans office, she just put a spray on her ears. They adviced me that it is better because their ears are more tender so it does not hurt that much, as they are getting older it may hurt a little bit more. The sooner you want to do it it is much better because of the skin and pain. When they are newborns they do not realize much what is going around them but with 4 months they are much aware.
@eileenleyva (8604)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Hi work, why do you want your daughter's ears pierced. For earrings? Why? Does she need to wear earrings at this point in her life? She is only a baby! In the first place, even if they are our babies, we do not have the right to have their ears pierced. Let your baby make the decision for her self when she's grown. Right now, all she needs is a your tender loving care. Just sing to her and read books. The least she wants is pain on her body.
• United States
31 Mar 10
well it should of been done when she was a new born but you could take her somewhere or to someone who does it professionally?
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
To ensure that she doesn't get hurt much, it's best for a baby's ear to be pierced at around that age, 3 to 4 months old or even younger while the ear is still mostly skin. Sure it's gonna hurt when they pierce her ear. But bring her into a cold place because her ears gonna feel a little warm. And then after you get in the car and go someplace for her to cool off, she's gonna forget she got her ears pierced. :D
@Khalan (8)
• Bulgaria
30 Mar 10
Hi, u can do it any time u want. There will be a lot of crying and screaming while piercing, u better prepare, but it will be forgotten fast. My girl was one year old, when i did it, and i cried with her, but it passed away very soon. It is more important to take a good care of the place, till it heals, and choose proper earrings, that wan't attach for the bay's clothes, and that are good placed, because if it falls, it is very dangerous, if the bay swallows it. Go on, she will like it one day, for sure :)
• United Arab Emirates
30 Mar 10
Go ahead and do it,she'll still cry but it better
@Sreekala (18767)
• India
30 Mar 10
Hi, In our native place girl’s ears are piercing at a young age. Many are doing the same when the bay is below one year. Some parents are worrying about the pain and delaying the same. There is nothing to worry to pierce your baby’s ear now. Now some Pediatricians are doing piercing work and it may painless (I hope they can do it without giving pain to the kid). Please find out the same with the doctor of your daughter. If pain is there then also it won’t be high, she can bear it. But I can understand the tension of parents.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
Hmmm.. My ears were pierced when I was around 5years old but I've seen a lot of babies with ears pierced as young as 5months or so. I think anything goes, as long as you go to the doctor for it, I wouldn't trust those ear piercers without license, if you know what I mean. As far as I could remember, my mom was told that I should not take the earrings off at least for a year or so, so that the piercing would be permanent, else it will close. But still, it got me into thinking just now. I think it would be best if you did it when she's like walking or crawling. You see, she still grows. Perhaps the hole would not be in the right center if she outgrows it. Don't you think?