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I completely agree. (earrings are cute and all, but my cousins ripped their's out as infants and caused problems and I don't want that) I begged to get my pierced for the longest time and it was the greatest surprise when my mom took me to get them done! If we have a gril, this is what we plan to do. It means more to them, like it did for me and I'd like to have that special bonding day with my lil girl
I know that a lot of the hispanic people just do it as a matter of course, guess it's a cultural thing. I think it's cute when little girls have earrings in and I believe that's totally up to the parents to decide. However, I agree with Kelli, personally. I think piercing your body is a decision that should be made by the person getting the piercing when they are old enough to decide that for themselves. I wouldn't do it to my little girls but if they ask later, I'll have no problem letting them, and taking them, to get it done.
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I will wait till she asks and is old enough to take care of them. I was made to get mine in 3rd grade (I was huge tomboy and didn't want them-they hurt under my helmets). I don't think I can make someone get them-no matter what the age. But with that said I can see why some people do, do it. I only know one girl without her ears pierced so MOST likely the girl will want them so I can see why doing them as a baby would work.
I won't do them as an infant...I will let my daughter get hers when she asks for them and I think she's responsible enough. Honestly I don't really like them on babies but that's my personal opinion, not that I mind if OTHER people do it lol! Just not my thing.
Katie- mom to Aden (5) Phineas (3) and Phoebe Violet (1)
I agree that it's not my place to decide to punch holes into my child's body. When they're old enough to ask for them, understand that the piercing is going to hurt, and to help take care of them...then we'll make a fun day of it.
mom to Rachael, 10 ~ Milly, 6 ~ foster mom (waiting on the next call)
I don't have a problem when other people do it, but I won't. I have a strange collection of piercings in one ear (they form a triangle...I just did it to be different), and that kind of stuff might be messed up by a piercing that is centered in a tiny baby ear. Thats my main concern I guess is that if I were to pick the location of her first earring, she wouldn't be able to be creative if she wanted to later. FTR I don't even wear earrings anymore
"Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law." George W. Bush
We won't until our daughter requests that she wants earings. I remember going with my Mom and cousin when I was 7 to get mine done. I don't have a problem with other people's decision to do it earlier, just not what we chose for our daughter
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)