Not long time ago I’ve watched a video on Facebook which almost makes me cry. There was a little girl during ears piercing. She was crying so bad. She was terrified and you could easily see that she was even shaking. I’ve started wondering how on Earth any Mom want to do that to her little baby.
For what reason
I know it can be a little bit controversial topic and some Moms who decided to pierce their baby’s ears can feel judged. But that’s not my point. I just want to know your reasons for it. Why are Moms deciding to harm their babies?
- they believe it’s less painful at such a young age
- It solves gender identification problems in girls
- a cultural element (in Spain and Latin America it’s customary to do so moments or days after a baby girl is born)
- for better appearance
- because Mom says so
First of all No, it’s not less painful. What I think it’s even more painful and baby doesn’t understand what’s going on. The only thing is that little girl will forget about it soon after it’s done.
I would not bother if someone would think my son is a girl. It’s only a matter of time when his gender will be clearly seen.
Little girls (all babies in fact) are beautiful. They don’t need earrings to look better. No matter what they are the cutest creatures. You really don’t need to make your baby prettier.
Because Mom says so- I think it’s the most common reason to pierced baby’s ears. You want it and it’s only your whim. Why not leave that decision to your daughter when she will be older?
Why you should wait before piercing your baby’s ears
I pierced my ears when I was about 12 years old. I chose by myself when I want to do that, where and what earrings I want to wear. I did with my best friends on the same day and I’m really grateful to my Mom that she let me decide about my own body. And to be honest? I don’t remember if it was painful. Same as little baby. But even if it was painful at least I knew why. And it was my own choice to suffer.
It’s even recommended waiting until a child is old enough to take care of the piercing herself. Surely, Your child will be constantly touching her ears, and the pierced area can easily become infected. So you need to remember to clean that area quite often. Also, there is a higher risk of an infant accidentally swallowing the tiny earrings.
Little girls are at higher risk of tearing their earlobes during play. The earring can easily catch on something and even during sleeping, it can be caught in a blanket. To prevent this, make sure that use stud earrings.
If you really want to pierce your baby’s ears you need to remember that you need to find a proper place and stuff because they should be trained in working with babies and young children. What’s really important to know ear-piercing guns aren’t recommended for piercing babies’ ears since they cannot be sterilized. There’s a higher risk to contract hepatitis or another type of infection.
What’re your opinions?