Thoughts on piercing your child’s ears at infancy? My family’s pressuring me to piercing my daughters ears because ‘it’s cute and no one can tell if she’s a boy or girl without earrings’.
I want to wait until she’s old enough to tell me she wants them pierced – I don’t find it right to punch holes in a child’s ears for the sake of strangers needing to know if they’re a boy or girl.
e strong, remember she’s YOUR baby and who cares if you can’t tell just now, if she’s happy and healthy that’s all that matters. 😀 it’s unnecessary pain you’d be putting her through. I remember being 6 yrs old saying mummy can I get earrings? And she told me it would hurt but I did it and loved having earrings! My brother got his daughters ears pierced and he had to clean them all the time and it was hurting her. No need. 😀
I didn’t with my kids. It’s unfair to make them suffer just to avoid a question. I had so many issues bc no one knew I was allergic to gold so my ears just stayed infected. I was 4 so I could at least say it hurts.
I also took my younger one to the store dressed in frilly pink clothes with headband and someone still commented how cute my little boy is. Earring won’t change that lol.
As a vegan, not eating animals for me is about consent… almost as the same way my kid couldn’t consent to having their ears done. As a professional piercer in a shop I won’t even touch a kid unless they’re 10+ and can fully tell me that it’s their choice. Also, kids at that age have no idea how to take care of them, not touch them or pay with them… overall I’d wait. If someone’s really worried about gender put a cute bow headband on.