Question of the day

If you had a baby girl, would you pierce her ears as a newborn?

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15 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Joy says:

    No I wouldn’t. I’d wait for her to make the decision.

  2. Vicki says:

    Same answer as Joys.

  3. I got mine done as a young baby. I see no cons to this. As she grows older and decides she doesn’t like them she can easily let them close up.

    • Joy says:

      That’s true but there’s still that “hardness” around the holes. I have 8 going up my right ear that I let close up but I can still feel the bump there.

  4. Well, with my holes never being completly closed i guess i wouldnt know this. But if you think that is a big enought reason to not get them done, this waiting would be the best.

  5. mssc54 says:

    Yep sure would. Matter-o-fact I took our third daughter by myself one day when she was six weeks old.

    Two reasons; 1) None of our girls had much hair so the gold posts helped distinguis her as a baby girl. 2) Better to pierce their ears before they are coordinated to mess with them.

  6. SKL says:

    No, I am not a fan of pierced ears in babies. Also, I have holes that I got at age 12 (I wanted them) and although I have not worn earrings in decades, the holes still show. I will wait until my girls are old enough to make a decision, understanding that it will leave a permanent mark. (If I had it to do over, I would not have the holes.)

  7. Nikki says:

    Yes, I don’t see any problem in it. If for some reason she didn’t like them, she could take them out. My mom had mine done when I was 4 months old. I can literally go years with no earrings in and they never close up. Good thing, because I only wear them at weddings, or a very special occasion. Maybe if I had a nice pair, that were comfortable to leave in 24/7, I would wear them.

  8. Jenny says:

    Nope. I don’t see any point to it

  9. Sue says:

    Nope, I had a girl and never once thought a newborn needed earrings.

  10. Laura says:

    Nope. I didn’t get mine done until I was 14 or 15. And although at the time I whined and complained and put up a MASSIVE fuss, because AAALLLLLLL of my other friends had THEIR ears pierced, and yadda yadda…. I’m glad my mom made me wait, because there were infections, and a learning curve, and all that other crap to deal with. AND I was old enough to understand that the earrings come out for particular things – like sports, so they don’t get caught on things and rip out. And I was old enough to remember that without my mom being around to constantly make sure I did it.

  11. Phyllis says:

    No, I didn’t. I let her make the decision when she was in her teens. I didn’t get mine pierced til I was in my 30’s. I don’t think getting them done as infants is a problem though, just a matter of choice.

  12. Karen Joy says:

    No I wouldnt.Don’t you think Mothers have enough to do besides cleaning and turning earings twice a day for 6 weeks.I used to pierce ears at work and i HATED doing the babies.It was for the mothers not for the babies.They cried so hard,all of us girls at the salon just hated doing it!!The only plus to doing it when they are real small is they wont play with them and infect them,toddlers do that.I’d rather leave it up to the child when she is ready for them and can look after them herself.

  13. Morocco says:

    Lol, yes. I don’t think anyone would stare at the usually minute (they are not unsightly) holes in your ears if you decided not to continue wearing earrings. MOST not all women/girls like having their ears pierced–I know I do.

  14. Ariel says:

    I agree with Morocco. It’s not like she’d regret it; Lots of girls like to be fashionable, so why not? I had mine pierced was I was like 2 months old. It’s not even something I think about. Wear duds while playing sports, dangly’s for something formal; not a big deal.
    And a baby won’t remember the pain, so….

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