looking at whens a good age for them


Posted by mom325275, 9th August 2019


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  • We waited until 8 years old with our eldest.
    It was a nightmare. Frequent infections, screaming, closing up, redoing, and so on.
    She just refused to look after them.
    We refused to redo them a third time (age 9) and made her wait until 11. Same thing again. Revolving door of refusal to clean or look after them.
    She’s nearly 14 now and everytime she wears earrings, her ears are sore for weeks. It’s not an allergy thing, she’s just lazy.

    We did our youngest’s at 8 months. Zero issues. She’s nearly 4 and loves them. She asks to clean them regularly and loves he special set her grandparents bought her before she was even conceived lol



  • We got both our girls done really young. They were 8 months and 9 months respectively. I couldn’t wait to get their ears pierced, and they looked so cute! And now they are 4 and 6 and they have no recollection of it.



  • My husband wanted our daughters ears pierced as early as possible, I wanted her ears pierced too but I was nervous about the judgement and comments I might receive. We waited until she was 11 months, this was a good age because she wasn’t wanting to touch them and I was able to clean and care for them in those first few weeks. If she doesn’t want them pierced as she gets older then she can remove the earrings, it’s not a big issue IMO. My niece wanted her ears pierced and twice she ran out crying and was too scared to go through with it, my sister wishes she did her daughters ears while she was a baby so she didn’t have to go through the anguish of wanting them done but being too scared of the pain.



  • I haven’t done it for my 7 year old as she is scared to do t so I am waiting for her yes.



  • No No to ear piercing until at least they are 12 or so or if they want them done



  • No No toear piercing until at least they are 12 or so or if they want them done



  • I think earrings on little girls are adorable. Sparkly studs. As long as the earrings god quality.
    Don’t worry about the judgie judges. Just smile and wave smile and wave. I got mine at 4 I remember crying and looking at the little love hearts earrings I could wear after my studs could come out. I’m 44 and I remember that because I loved it! My earrings I chose. People got to stop been so sensitive!!! That’s why we’ve got anti vaxxer bubble kids!!!



  • I’m waiting until my girls are old enough to ask for them, if they even want them.



  • Two of my daughters had their ears pierced when 6yrs old or so because they wanted it. My youngest is 5yrs old and has Down syndrome. I don’t consider piercing hers because 1. she can’t tell me she wants them and 2. she would definitely remove them, lol !



  • I have had 2 of my daughters ears pierced at 1 year old, it is a good age as they forget it is there and don’t fiddle with it



  • If you are set on your daughter have her ears pierced, I would say as early as possible to get it over and done with without worrying about it later in life. However, if you want your daughter to decide for her own, I would wait until late primary school or early high school when she has the ability to know if she would like them or not.



  • My mum got my ears pierced when I was 3. I don’t remember it happening and I’ve never had any issues with them. I would of liked to have got my daughters done when she was around 12 months old or a younger age where she won’t touch them. But just never got around to it. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer to it. Just get them done when you feel comfortable and a reputable clean piercer.



  • Teenage years also makes sense because it is an age when they can look after their own ears and clean them.



  • I got my two little girls done at 3 and 4 years. The salon was great and they didn’t even flinch. They made extra effort to accomodate the kids. I chose to do it young as they didn’t feel it and also I looked after them so that they were kept clean etc.



  • Every mum is different on this topic. I have friends who had their babies ears pierced before 6months old, so they couldn’t play with the earrings or rip them out. I’ve got 2 girls and I’m leaving them until they ask me for them.


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