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i guess this question is more for moms of girls, but who knows? i was curious if anyone was going to pierce their baby's ears, and if so, at what age do you think you will do it?
i dont know if we will or not. i'm torn. my bf doesnt want to, but in my hometown, all the baby girls pretty much got their ears pierced, so that is what i am used to. but i also dont want it to be a safety risk for her either....so i'm not sure at this point..
We just had this discussion with my family last Sunday. Cohen can have her ears pierced whenever SHE is ready. My grandparents own a jewelry store and all of my nieces and cousins all got our ears pierced there. Heck, most of the time they just brought the equipment home when we were ready. For me it is just a memorable moment because the jewelry store is such a family store with us and I remember getting mine done by my uncle there. Plus as sick as she has been, keeping them clean and infection free is not something that I have time for right now.
I dont disagree when girls get there ears pierced...I think they are cute either way!
I'm still unsure. I had Alannah's pierced at the dr. office when she was 4 months old. I'm glad I did because the girl is deathly afraid of any kind of pokes to her body - as I was when I was a kid. She's happy that we had them done when she was a baby.
I went through childhood without pierced ears because I was afraid. I didn't get them done until I was 18... and I always felt left out because most girls had them done. That was my reasoning for getting Alannah's done as a baby.
As for Lorelei, I just don't know yet. I would like to let her decide, but at the same time I'd like to get it over with.
With Irina she had hers done at her 2 weeks appt (by her ped) and Amy had hers done around the same time (by the same ped). No extra care needed, they got their ears pierced end of story, no infection no redness...nothing.
It is a cultural thing where I live, pretty much all the girls are pierced, some hospitals offer it when they are born (it gets done before baby leaves the hospital).
Yeidy, mommy to Jayden (5), Irina (3) and Amy (Oct 2, 08)
I did my oldest ears at 3 months (actually my mom did it because I was too afraid) and one fell out and I was too afraid to put it back in so I just took the other one out. After that, I just waited until she was old enough to decide if she wanted it done or not. She got it done for her 5th b-day. I'll do the same with Marisa and Marienah.
no i wont... Layla doesnt have hers either.. I think ill let them decide when they reach 14 or so..
I was always aloud to get mine done.. but i never wanted it... until i turned 24.. im actually glad i had all those years with out them.. and was able to do it later on.. My husband went with me to get my ears peirced ..
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08 and Zeke 2/4/11
I never had the heart to do it when Kennedy was a baby. And DH and I agreed we would wait until she asked and was ready to have it done. She just started asking shortly after Landen was born and we just had them pierced about a month ago. She did better than i thought and they are healing nicely. She loves them and was so excited. I'm glad we waited!!
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I'll let Nora decide one day. To be honest, I don't want to deal with buying her new ones and changing and cleaning them all the time while she's so little. I'm not against letting her get them done one day if she wants though.
My DH and I decided that Jenna can have them pierced when she's older. If she really wants earrings, she can endure the two seconds of pain it takes to have them. I got my ears pierced at 8 years old, and though I was pretty petrified, it was nothing. I have nothing against moms who do it earlier, though.
With our first, we decided to let her decide. She decided a couple of months shy of her 5th bday. This time around, I'll just get them done around 6 months or so since its a norm in my culture to get girls ears pierced as soon as possible.