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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 4:31pm

Will you or have you already gotten your LOs ears pierced? I'm contemplating doing it when she's about 3 months, but then I'm not sure if I want to wait until she decides she wants them later down the road. What are your opinions on it?

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 3:46am

We had Addies done a few days after her 2 month appointment and check up and honestly, she did better getting her ears done than with the shots. She SCREEEEEEAMED with the shots and needed to comfort nurse after. With her ears she cried for a split second and then was fine, happy and smiling after :)

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 4:23pm
Thanks for all the input ladies! We haven't gotten them done yet, since I really don't want to cause her pain. But you ladies are right, she can always take them out. I also remember being 8 yrs old going to get mine and I was terrified.
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 12:40am

I keep going back and forth with this. I had Makenzies done at 1 week old (that was 11 years ago, they didn't make you wait till their first sets of shots then) and it was so easy. She didn't even cry. I was able to take care of them and she never pulled on her earrings. They were something that she just always knew, she knew no different. So that was REALLY nice!! With Addie, I know all of this but I just fear "hurting her" :( she has been through so much already. I know after her shots next week though, we will be getting them done. I don't want to wait until she is old enough to decide. My mom waited until I was old enough to decide on my own and I wanted them done so bad but I remember I had so much anxiety over how bad it would hurt. I was scared to death to go. I don't want her to go through that AND if she doesn't want them later on, she can take them out. :)

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 4:56pm
i didn't do olivia's & i still have mixed feelings about it. i think it looks so cute but, like kim, i didn't want the added work so i have a little regret. however, now i can make a big deal of it when she's older and ready.
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 6:09pm
We did Lil's on a whim as well. After she was born, I started considering it but didn't really think I'd go through with it when the time came. We were at the mall over the weekend, I saw the piercing place, and decided to do it. I didn't give myself time to chicken out. They did both at the same time and I nursed her immediately, for comfort, and then she was over it.

I clean them a couple times a day and turn them frequently, and she doesn't even flinch. Even when her head turns to the side while sleeping, she doesn't seem to be affected. I'm glad it's been so easy. :)
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 5:54pm
I had my 5 year olds done when she was 9 months old. I wanted them done but could never do it. We were at the mall one day and I just went for it. Tgey did them both at the same time. She cried...I gave her one of her baby cookie things and she was all good. Itll be the same for Ella...just whenever I have the guts to do it, prob older infant.
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:22pm

That is very reassuring to hear that she handled it well!

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:30am

We pierced Lily's this weekend, just shy of two months old. She handled it very well. There were a few tears upon piercing, but she doesn't seem bothered by them anymore.

I always said I would never pierce my infant's ears, but then I had 3 boys in a row and wanted all the girly stuff I could. Since she's handled it so well, I don't regret it.

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:45am
I wish my mom had just pierced mine when I was a baby. I am terrified of needles etc and she literally didn't shut up about it for like a month straight when I was 6 or 7 about when was I getting my ears pierced. Ended up caving, crying and shaking and getting them pierced. Shoulda just pierced them when I was a baby and gotten it over with if it was THAT important!
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:54pm
I wont unless she wants them. No earlier then 7 years old.

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