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    Default Views on ear piercing on babies and toddlers

    So I just saw a debate on Facebook about getting babies and young children's ears pierced and thought I would see what everyone's view on the matter is. I got DD's ears pierced when she was 1 and the people that did it were great they used 2 guns and put a DVD on to distract her, she didn't even notice they had done it. I could of waited until she was older but I watched my niece at age 5 say she wanted earrings then once she had one ear done she fought against the lady doing it and ended up upset and with crooked earrings. My DD loves her earrings so I don't regret my decision, but what are other people's views, do you disagree with getting them done? And why? Or have you gotten them done and regret it?

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    Don't agree with it.

    My DD1 asked after just tuning 4 for her ears pierced. I told her she had to have needles in her ears to pierce them. There's no way I would ever use a piercing gun. She said she didn't want her ears pierced if she had to get a needle. If she wants them when she's a little older, no problem.

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    Personally, I see no need to rush into piercing a little kid's ears.

    I think it's better to wait until they are older and they tell you they want them done, and they fully understand that it will hurt & the maintenance involved for weeks after to prevent infection.

    If you are altering their body purely for cosmetic reasons, the child should be able to consent.

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    Here's a little story for you...

    My Mum was born in Italy in 60's and back then if you were born a girl your ears were pierced before you left the hospital..........with SCISSORS!

    I couldn't believe it when my Nonna told me!!

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    I feel bad enough taking ds to get his injections I couldn't give him pain that isn't necessary. If I had a dd I would feel exactly the same.
    I would prefer to wait until she asked for it. She may never want them

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    I had my ear's pierced as a baby and I think that it looks beautiful on little girls. I certainly don't judge a parent who does this to their daughter, each to their own.

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    It's a regular debate on here to. This thread comes up often.

    Nope I won't be doing it until she is old enough to want them

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    I think it looks trashy. And I think it's wrong for a parent to cause pain to their baby for purely cosmetic reasons.

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    I would like nothing but to get DDs done but won't til she's old enough to say and express her want to have her ears pierced. Just like on many other subjects not my body not my choice to make or her IYKWIM


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauzy83 View Post
    Here's a little story for you...

    My Mum was born in Italy in 60's and back then if you were born a girl your ears were pierced before you left the hospital..........with SCISSORS!

    I couldn't believe it when my Nonna told me!!
    What the dickens??!?

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