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    My DD got hers done at 4 months and we did use the emla cream (salons request).. She didn't cry at all, they used the gun and her earrings are perfect 5 years later

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupidsVictim View Post
    You'll be hard pressed to find anyone what will use needles on anyone under the age of about 8 years old.

    DD had hers done with guns, both at the same time. Haven't had any issues, my advise is to find a reputable place that does them

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    I used emla cream on my daughter (we just got it from the chemist 1/2 hour before) she didn't cry when they were done
    Oh and she was 18months

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    1000% agree with GothChick! Don't don't don't use a piercing gun!!
    When I got my last piercing the chap who did it told me that their store banned usage of the guns because they cannot be properly sterilized & can badly damage the tissue. The piercing needle didn't hurt anywhere near as much as my two other sets of piercings which I had done at 10 & 16 with a gun. The guns also can do damage to the ear tissue. Studs are not sharp & it is effectively forcing a blunt object at high speed through your ear tissue.

    My experiences with the guns were pretty bad - my first set the stud was put in wrong so it bent & took 4 tries to get it through...the other side took two tries. It hurt. Alot. The second set the girl didn't line it up properly so the stud went through at an angle on one side.

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    I put Emla cream on my dd myself and a gun was used to pierce her ears and it went smoothly , no tears , no dramas. Great experience. Do what is right for you.

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    I used to pierce ears and yes with a gun. Its not so much the pain it's the loud noise it makes that frightens little ones. I don't know that Emla would be much help, it needs to be applied 30 minutes prior and completely covered for optimal effect. As for hygiene, I would have to agree it's not ideal, we would spray ours with alcohol and wipe it down twice after every use. It is NEVER accurate and it often goes wrong. Although getting it done at a young age is best as bubs don't tend to touch them to increase the risk of infection.

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    Yep, Alcohol is great for killing germs, however, it is not virucidal meaning it will not kill hep c and the like.
    Also, the spray cannot ever reach every nook and cranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    Yep, Alcohol is great for killing germs, however, it is not virucidal meaning it will not kill hep c and the like.
    Also, the spray cannot ever reach every nook and cranny.
    Which is why I myself agreed that the hygiene practices with guns is not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Which is why I myself agreed that the hygiene practices with guns is not ideal.
    Yes I was just agreeing with you which is why I started my post with 'Yep,'.

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    I had my DD's ears pierced at 16wks using a double gun (both done at the same time) with no numbing cream. The good thing about the double gun is that its done at the same time and bub can be comforted quickly with a feed.

    this was my experience and we have had no dramas here post piercing.


 

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