What's your view about piercing little girls ears?

@all4ucnc (861)
United States
February 12, 2007 10:37am CST
I hadn't realised what an issue this was until I took my 3 month old daughter in to get her ears pierced. I have no regrets, she's now 2, and loves her pretties, I've never had to worry about infections, since they were completely healed by the time she discovered they were there, We haven't had any trouble. And since she was bald until she was nearly 1, she at least had something to tell the world she was a girl. Although she could be dressed in pink dresses and some would still say, oh what a cute little boy...Wow don't get me started on those people.
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7 responses
• United States
12 Feb 07
I think it is something that parents should take seriously when they decide to pierce their child's ears. They are making an unnecessary body modification on their child. I don't plan to do pierce my daughter's ears until she is old enough to ask for them to be pierced and to take care of them properly by herself. I had mine done when I was 6 weeks old. I don't have any negative feelings towards my mother for getting them pierced, and in fact i have since gotten additional holes pierced in my ears. i don't think that it was WRONG for her to do it, I just want to leave that choice to my daughter.
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13 Feb 07
I think girls should be able to choose if they want their ears pierced. Therefore I wouldn't let my daughter have hers done until she was old enough to be really sure it was what she wanted. I had mine done when I was 8 and I think I was old enough to know I wanted it done.
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@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
13 Feb 07
If she decides later that she doesn't like them, then she doesn't have to wear them, she can take them out and they'll probable just close back up. But she loves them now and is always excited when she gets a new pair. I had to have mine done twice when I was 9 because of playing with them, they got infected. I had to wait before doing it again. I will never have to worry about that with my daughter. They're done with and look great.
@cherhost (1072)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I am right there with you on that one... I hate when people say that to my kid. Her hair is even growing out more. I wanted to get her ears done but I wanted my hubby to be there with us... by the time he came home from Iraq she was 7 months old. Then I thought it was too late. I want them done so bad... is 19motnhs too late?
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@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I think it depends on the child, If you don't think she'd mess with too much, and she seems to be interested in them I'd do it. But if she likes getting into things and would be too fasinated by the pretties on her ears, Then I'd wait. you don't want them to get infected.
@kate1356 (697)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I don't think it is a big deal. Little girls look so cute with earrings.
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
13 Feb 07
Yes, they do, but are they really the ones who want them?
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
13 Feb 07
Well, I think children should only go for piercing when they want to and when they feel they are ready for it. They should never be forced to do it. That's just my opinion though.
@missytia (387)
• Australia
13 Feb 07
I don't have a problem with it at all. She was 3 when I got her ears pierced. That is what she actually asked for, for her 3rd birthday. If she hadn't of asked, I wouldn't have got them done, but it was her choice, so I let her have them. Some people didn't agree with it, but I really don't care what they think. It's not their daughter!
• United States
12 Feb 07
I really wanted to pierce my daughters ears when she was just baby. But my husband put his foot down hard on it. He views it a multilation so to say. He said we don't have the right to make permenant holes in our daughter. If she wants her ear pierced when she is old enough to make the choice on her own then he will consider it. She begs me all the time to get her ears pierced but he insists she must be at least 12 before making a life decision. Personally I think he is a little nuts over this, but I have to go along.