Originally Posted by Zayazmama
Okay, I hope this is okay to post here....But I am wondering if anyone knows what age is okay to consider piercing a baby's ears? I am being induced on March 10 (my birthday of all days) and I am having a girl. I really want to get her ears pierced. I think it would be so cute. But what age is that okay? Anyone know?
i just had to reply to this one.
sure little girls with earings are too cute, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont go to a mall or like a claires store to get it done. pleeease dont pierce your baby with a gun. guns are not clean and they cannot be put through an autoclave to properly clean them. when the earing is shot out pieces of tissue and blood get splattered on the gun and you cant clean it out. there are places that use single use guns but they are very very very few and far between.
take your baby to a place where she can get get pieced with a needle. this is WAAAAAAY less painful and it will heal faster as it is not shot through the ear. also needles are single use so theres the clean issue also it will be easier for you to clean rings rather than studs, as babies do tend to play with studs and catch them on things. studs can become imbedded in the ear if the ear swells too much, and sometimes you actually need to have surgery to get them out.
I had my ears gunned probably about 4 times on each side when i was younger , each time they got infected and i had to take them out. presently i have 10 needle done holes in my ears and ive never had an infection in them and they have all healed in way less time than my gunned holes.
i was in claires the other day and there was a little girl in there id say under a year old and they pierced her ears with a gun and she just SCREAMED i had to leave the store because i felt so bad for the poor kid, so please please pierce with needles, less pain and very much more sanitary