All You Need To Know About Baby Ear Piercing 
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All You Need To Know About Baby Ear Piercing 

Do you want to have your child’s ears pierced? Many mothers have controversial opinions on baby ear piercing, so it is very important to know everything about it before deciding whether your child should get an ear piercing or not. Hopefully, the following commonly asked questions would help you understand all about baby ear piercing. 

Is baby ear piercing painful?

The answer to this question is simple. Yes, it is painful; however, it is quick and sudden. You can also ask your child’s pediatrician to prescribe some numbing cream. Apply the numbing cream on the ear 15-30 minutes before. This would help decrease the pain. After the piercing, the baby will feel pain but it shouldn’t be too bad or last for more than a week.

Where should I pierce my baby’s ears?

When you decide to pierce your child’s ears, go to the pediatrician. Usually, your child’s pediatrician can do it, and if they can’t then let them recommend a place they know is sanitary and safe.

When should I pierce my baby’s ears?

Doctors agree that two months is the best age for ear piercing for several reasons. Firstly, at two months, babies can’t localize pain which will prevent the baby from pulling the earring out. Secondly, at two months, babies get their first set of vaccines which will help them fight infection. Thirdly, the older the baby the more fear they will have when they actually get ear pierced. The worst age to get your child’s ears pierced is between the ages of 2-5 years old. At this age, they would not understand the process of piercing and will cry a lot. 

What type of earrings should I buy?

Avoid cheap metal earrings. Buy earrings made from plastic and titanium. Gold earrings are perfect because they don’t cause any allergic reaction.

How much does baby ear piercing cost?

Ear piercing costs are not covered by insurance; however, if you do it at your pediatrician’s office the payment is minimal. You can choose the earrings you want, and the price will reflect on your choice. 

How do I know if my baby has an infected ear piercing, and what should I do?

If your baby is crying excessively, the piercing is red and yellow discharge is coming out of it, then the ear piercing is most likely infected. You should wash your hands with water and soup. Keep the piercing in. Then use water and antibacterial soap to wipe around the piercing. Do not use alcohol. If your child develops a fever, call your doctor.

Here is all you need to know about baby ear piercing. Do you agree that babies should get their ears pierced, or do you think it is abuse? Leave your opinion in the comments below.

4 Comments

  1. Wow, very useful information! There were many things I actually didn’t know but are totally worth knowing! Thanks!

  2. I personally feel it’s abuse, just like circumcision. You are altering their body without their permission. It’s also unnecessary and can be done when the kid is older, with their consent.

    1. Halimeh Salem says:

      Ya I know it is a very controversial topic. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I like earrings so I wasn’t opposed to getting my baby girl’s ears pierced when she was born. My husband, however, felt strongly about it being our daughter’s choice. I certainly see his point and so we will let her decide when she’s older.

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