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When can I get my daughter’s ears pierced?

There is no agreed upon age that a little girl should get her ears pierced. While it is a safe procedure for babies, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, any time a needle pierces skin, there is a risk of introducing infection into the area. Second, small earrings can become a choking hazard if they are pulled out of the ear and end up in the mouth.

Also, some babies can be sensitive or even allergic to the metal in the earring posts. A good general rule is to wait until a later age when your daughter is old enough to take care of them herself. If you decide to do it earlier, make sure the procedure is done by a pediatrician or trained professional.

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  1. I also grew up thinking it was best to wait to pierce your baby’s ears until they were older. However, my husband does not ask for much and he really wanted our girls to have it done. He is from Miami and it is very common for you to pierce your infant’s ears here. I did it when both of my daughters were between 2-4 months old and have never had any issues. I got it done at my pediatrician’s office and they even provide hypo allergenic earrings. No cleaning is involved, and they are too young to mess with them. I honestly feel that this is a personal decision and there is no right or wrong answer. Either way is okay. 🙂

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    1. During our next visit to the pediatrician I plan on asking if they pierce ears. I haven’t ever heard of hypo allergenic earrings but it may be worth doing if there really is no cleaning involved.

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  2. I’m not an advocate of piercing a babys’ ears. A lot of my friends or family members have done it, but I would rather not worry about the extra hassle. Not only that, I hope that if/when my daughter wants to pierce her ears, it can be a memorable mommy/daughter bonding event 🙂

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    1. I feel the same way. I really don’t want to deal with the extra hassle. I plan on allowing my girls to get it done when they are old enough to take care of them on their own!

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