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Piercing baby’s ears? My family’s pressuring me! What should i do?

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.

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Alison (anonymous)

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.

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