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    Same as lambjam, you can clearly see the holes from my second and third piercings, can't even remember the last time I wore earrings in them, they've been closed over for years.

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    I also have a small hole on my nose from my nose piercing, I thought I was SUCH a rebel, and then everyone started getting them so I took it out. That was 15 years ago. And my nipple ring left holes too, but they were very useful when trying to breast feed lol

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    My ears are like Lambjam's and Shelle's. Noticeable holes. I had my ears pierced at 13 but haven't worn earrings since I was 14 - 30 years ago.

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    I don't mind... Each to their own

    DD had hers done at 4months, we had no issue, and she doesn't play with them... She also has other jewellery she wears that we often get criticised for her wearing (a bracelet and necklace & teething necklace)

    I get "picked"/criticised on alot when im out with DD, but iv learnt to suck it up, smile politely and to have a cheeky come back
    Just the other day while changing DD's nappy at the shops I had another mum comment on how wrong it was to pierce DD's ears and she would never do such thing to her daughter. I said her its none of her business and well maybe it wrongs not to pierce your daughters ears, she just looked puzzled and walked off.... Hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummabearr View Post
    I said her its none of her business and well maybe it wrongs not to pierce your daughters ears, she just looked puzzled and walked off.... Hehehe
    I agree. Based on the assumption that the girl will want her ears pierced at some point, I am of the opinion that it is preferable to get them done young because:
    * they wont remember the pain
    * they'll be less likely to fiddle with them and cause infection.
    There is however one downside mentioned by another member of this forum. Because an infants ears are so tiny, a very slight difference in placement will grow to be a very noticeable lopsidedness once she becomes an adult.

    That is where I see the comparison between RIC and infant piercings. Given the assumption that the child will eventually want it, it is better being done early, but if there is a good likelihood that the child will never want it, then it is best not being done at all. There are of course different views on whether or not the child will want the procedure at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I am not the type of person to get my girls ears done .. Make up your own mind of what I mean by type ...

    I don't understand what you mean by "type"?

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    I come from an Italian culture where girls get their ears pierced at birth nearly!!! My mother chose not to get mine pierced until I asked at 5 or so. I got infections a couple of years later and let them close, then had them pierce again (because I asked to ) at about 10 I think, they eventually got infected again despite the fact I was only allowed to wear 18ct gold earrings.

    I think I had to have them done again when I was in my late teens and desperate to wear earrings .... Eventually years down the track... Many many painful appointments with a plastic surgeon for injections to treat the scars ( which was not just for cosmetic reasons but the scar itself had actually become painful) and finally a surgery to remove the scar.

    Now as an adult I have decided that for me ... It's just not worth it ... It just didn't agree with my body... And I wear clip ons when I want to wear earrings.

    BUT I don't think that any of that is my mothers fault or in any way reflects on her parenting or her choices ... For heavens sake ... They're just pierced ears!!!!!!

    If she had had them pierced at birth and the same thing had happened ... I still wouldn't see it any differently ... It would not have been her fault etc etc etc...

    I have an excellent mother who made excellent parenting choices ... One of them was raising children who don't blame others for every little thing that goes wrong!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    I agree. Based on the assumption that the girl will want her ears pierced at some point, I am of the opinion that it is preferable to get them done young because:
    * they wont remember the pain
    * they'll be less likely to fiddle with them and cause infection.
    There is however one downside mentioned by another member of this forum. Because an infants ears are so tiny, a very slight difference in placement will grow to be a very noticeable lopsidedness once she becomes an adult.

    That is where I see the comparison between RIC and infant piercings. Given the assumption that the child will eventually want it, it is better being done early, but if there is a good likelihood that the child will never want it, then it is best not being done at all. There are of course different views on whether or not the child will want the procedure at some point.
    Would you circumcise your son when he was a baby because he couldn't remember it just in case he might want it done?

    I think that argument is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Would you circumcise your son when he was a baby because he couldn't remember it just in case he might want it done?

    I think that argument is ridiculous.
    No, what I am saying is that if you are from a culture where it is obvious and automatic (that all girls will have/want their ears pierced, or that all boys will have/need to be circumcised) then based on that assumption the only decision is when to do so, and there are many advantages over it being done earlier than later.

    However, if you are in a situation where there is a reasonable liklihood that the procedure will never (need to) be done, then it is better to wait and see.

    The problem is that these two conflicting viewpoints are generally arguing totally different things. Those with the second say, well if your child wants it let them get it when they are old enough to ask. Then the first group argue about the advantages of getting it young vs later. Two completely different arguments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I am not the type of person to get my girls ears done .. Make up your own mind of what I mean by type ...
    There is no 'type'. I know plenty of people who have babies/toddlers with pierced ears and they are all very different in their parenting styles, backgrounds, personalities.

    I wouldn't do it myself but I'm not fazed by those who do.

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    My daughter was done at 9 months she's terribly traumatised and scarred by the experience and hates me for it..... Oh wait she has no idea it was done haha she loves her pretty earrings and picking new ones, each to their own but I love how this topic is one of those that allows the high and mighty mums who probably spend too much time on the Internet judging other mums exercise their egos and belittle and bad mouth the other mums who do not share the same opinions, yawn, do it if u want don't if u don't but keep in mind everyone's different and that doesn't mean better or worse.

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