Ear piercing for 3 yr old?

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Registered: 09-09-2006
Ear piercing for 3 yr old?
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 9:52am

Hi all! I'm looking for opinions and experience with piercing a 3 year old's ears. I've been planning to have my dd's ears pierced for her 3rd birthday (today) but am now rethinking it. Any advice?



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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 12:35pm
Hi there,

Happy Birthday to your Daughter! How was her birthday? Did you end up getting her ears pierced?

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 3:43pm

I can only give you my perspective, not any advice. When I grew up I wasn't allowed to have my ears pierced until I was 12, and I had to pay for it out of my allowance, this was a big step for my mom, who didn't get her ears pireced until she was 18. I have two daughters, and I figure that we'll deal with it as we go along, the oldest is three and a half, and piercings aren't even on her radar, so for now we do nothing.

I guess you could try to look at it from a very basic perspective, are you piercing her ears for her sake or your sake, and should you really be making that decision for her?

Anyway, I am sure that whatever you decide is fine, if she doesn't like it when she gets older she can always take the earrings out.

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Registered: 01-15-2007
Wed, 01-12-2011 - 1:49am

Honestly, I wouldn't do it.