Dec 13 , 2016

What do you think about piercing baby girl’s ears? Yes? No?

What do you think about piercing baby girl’s ears? Yes? No?

Question asked on 4 A Kid Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/4-A-Kid/156121949758 ):
4aKid facebook fan’s answers:

Kashma Raju I waited till my daughter was 3 years old before piercing her ears… In hindsight I would have done it when she was 1. Tips for the moms: Remember to get someone that has 2 ear-piercing guns so that both ears can be done at the same time.
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Brigitta Ellis-Nel No. Personally I would not put my child through that, even if its only a few seconds. Its still inflicting pain and making them cry all in the name of making them look cute. At the end of the day it’s my daughters body so her choice – not mine to make! If my daughter comes to me and asks me to take her to have it done I will, but it must be her decision.
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Danielle Hough No! It’s a personal choice,but why can’t babies be babies and children be children? Let them decide if they want holes in their ears when they are old enough. Being a parent does not give you the right to go around piercing holes on them, just to make them pretty. There is enough time for that when they are older. Lets leave them innocent for as long as possible.
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Maria Visser no. i think they should have a choice
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Nadia Rutkowski Marais NO! I have three daughters. It’s their choice to do it when they are ready.
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Jacki Dorey Jacobs I lean towards no (although I only have a boy). I think when she’s old enough to choose to have it done she can. My mom only let me do mine when I was 10.
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Rika-Marie Whelan No, my daughter can choose when she wants to have her ears pierced when she is ready.
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Rochelle DeBeer No. When she is old enough to want piercings and it is her choice I will take her.
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Annette Kruger NO!! Baby with pierced ears looks terrible!!
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Stephenie Slabbert Van Eeden defnitly no
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Nicole Sarupen Its really not worth it to make a little baby suffer that pain just so that they look pretty to others or for photographs etc. My little girl was 5 last year when she asked for earrings. Please wait til they can decide that for themselves, they will appreciate you even more for it
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Ursula Young Why on earth would I want to shoot holes into my daughters’ ears!!!! Why should a baby or toddler have earrings??? And the fact that some moms “soothed” them while their ears were being pierced!! COME ON!! Until they fully understand what it involves I say no.
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Wendy Tesnaar No…… Your child should make that choice on there own……
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Janice Roode Absolutely not ! Poor girls have no choice in the matter, and have no idea why their ears are in pain. Also I believe in choices. When my daughter is older she can choose if she wants her ears pierced!!
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Elizabeth Pullon No no! It’s their body and should be their decision. My ears where pierced as a baby and around the age of 7 my earring got caught on my cousins Jersey and ripped right through my ear. I have had it fixed surgically 3 times and it still isn’t right. I would never do that to my girls, if they are old enough to look after them then by all means, but definately not as a baby.
Like · Reply · 2 · Yesterday at 9:23am via mobile

Sandy Solomons Yes!
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Rangikihia Kalman yes. almost every 1 year old i know has their ears pierced. girls mainly.
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Shelley Morris Foot No! If they do it then they can’t prevent the child from having further body art done later can they! The child’s body they can decide.
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Tanya Harri Frank absolutely not! i now have two useless holes in my ears
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Margo Prowse No, my daughter made the choice for herself, she was 8yrs old when we had her ears pierced.
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Helen Jamieson No
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Faiza Vanka Yes but wen dey bigger.. Like 2/3 yrs old.. Didn’t dey make ä rule about it?? Coz I’ve been told by sooo many jewellery stores that dey can do it.. My dawter is 14 months.. She doesn’t know about it.. So wens she’s bigger i will ask her.. No big deal..
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Jodene Thring Cochrane I didn’t do my daughters but when she was 6yrs old she wanted earrings & asked 2 have her ears pierced.
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Abby Sauter Hunt No
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Ina-Jane Iske pirced my little girls ears at 10 months, they pierced both at the same time, she cried for about 20 seconds and was over it, now at 2.5 years she loves it, and shows it to everyone…ill never regret doing it so early
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Merrilynn Armstrong Rouse I had my little girl’s ears done when she was 1. She didnt cry or even flinch. The ladies did both her ears at the same time & with high quality studs. We didnt go the cheap route, as I did not want her to get infections from cheap low grade jewelry. Cleaning was a breeze, she never even knew they were there. Today at 4 she is very proud of her pretty earrings.
Like · Reply · 1 · Yesterday at 9:21am via mobile

Angela Coetzer No, it is their body.. Their choice!
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Teena Pretorius Yes
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Michelle Stoltz Absolutely not, I would wait until she is old enough to decide for herself, however each to his own.
Like · Reply · 3 · Yesterday at 9:29am via mobile

Megan Mcmillan no. I think it’s thats childs choice not ours.
Like · Reply · 2 · Yesterday at 9:11am via mobile

Velia Pellow It is her choice, not mine. Wish my parents had considered my feelings as a child because now I have pierced ears and never wear earrings as I’m very self conscious of my ears.
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Shen Bettridge Definitely no!
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Karen Husted No … you can wait til they older, it looks really cheap and nasty.
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Carla Love Shame – ya its personal! but what I said to my little poppet she wanted ever since she could speak that she wants hers done, so I promised for her 5th Birthday she can. She is so excited for her Birthday this year, she tells everyone! Its cute! but at the same time, i didnt think 5 would come around so fast! EEEEKKKK!
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Hope Mudavanhu A big NO
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Carol Coetzee Inappropriate
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RS Pets Kroonstad no
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Prelisha Arumugam Yes, but at the right age
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Carlien Wessels Give them the choice when they are old enough.
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Lisa Nevins No. It’s inflicting pain on a child. I waited until my daughter was old enough to decide for herself. It was still a bit painfull (as anyone with pierced ANYTHING knows) but she made the decision herself and that was important to me.
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Michaela Mac Pherson !!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!!!!!my mom and gran took me to get my ears peircedwhen i was 9 months old
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Chanel van Wyk I say yes. Its the only piercings i have and i probably wouldnt even have had these had my mom waited because I am such a baby! Im happy she had them done before I had a say. What girl doesnt want to wear earrings?
Like · Reply · 22 hours ago via mobile

Shevon Brymer Def a personal choice but my hubby and I both don’t like it so our baby girl won’t be having earings until she is much much older
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Taryn Sacks Maujean No
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Joanne Kaiser My mum got my sister and I both done when we were 6, my oldest got hers done at 9 and my middle daughter got hers done at 6 they both asked and I will wait till my youngest asker’s for hers to be done shes nearly 4 its Her choice if She wonts it done.
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Fish Newmarch I also waited for my girls to decide themselves. My eldest had hers done at 8 and my youngest now at 5. I only had mine done at 8 as well.
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Lauren Louw NO – child must make the choice if they want or not.
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Melissa Rouchy No I find it absolutely disgusting. How can anyone shoot holes a small babies ears just for aesthetic appeal.
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Vicky Young no
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Christine Roets Brits Yes , but not before a year !!
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Elize van der Merwe Yes!!! Nothing wrong with it..
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Karen Haslett No no no No
Lorrel Singh Jenna , the pharmacy applied the ointment before they pierced
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Lorrel Singh I did, wen she was 2. She was old enough to know what an earring and a piercing was. She asked me for it. The pain lasted all of 2seconds. And as Kashma said, get someone or better yet two ppl can that can pierce simultaneously. They only endure the pain once. Shes now 3.5 and has no issues. In the indian culture it is more common amongst babies/young girls.
Like · Reply · Yesterday at 10:53am via mobile

Esmari Jacobs Did my lg when she was 6months
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Jennifer St. Jude Hmmm I’m not sure. They pull on them and have those spitty hands. Grin. I waited until i could explain what I was proposing to my girls. When they agreed we did it. They were 3&5. I was 5 when i had my done and felt a bit young. It was a bit traumatic but that was the old days where my stupid parent made me go into this booth alone.
I held my little girls in my lap and reassured them. So that’s my story.

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Kim Dragoni Yes
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Danile Kriel Yes, at 10 months. Seriously, what is the big deal
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Anneke Greeff Stephan When they are able to ask, i will gladly do it
Like · Reply · Yesterday at 10:21am via mobile

Fidaa Mhd Samir I don’t have girls but I think yes
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Margaret Lawson Yes, but only from 2 or 3 years old.
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Zusette Jonker Botha Yes…
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Dee Prinsloo Oh just go to a good place ( not cheep)! My daugher was done 32 yrs ago & love her peiring every day! She wears long earrings only every day!!
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Julie Smith No
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Jaydine Jenny Graham Yes, I did she didn’t even cry, plus she looks too beautiful with earrings
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Gail Cronje Yes,nothing wrong with it. They cry more with injections anyway. Did my daughter’s @ 10months and she loooves it now
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Taryn Budler Its a personal parenting choice, I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as the parents clean it and look after it. Every parent to themselves
Like · Reply · Yesterday at 9:36am

Farzaana Kuwadia yes! Have done it for all 3 of my girls by the time they were 6 months.
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Ann de Klerk Wanted to do my lg’s ears before she knew she had ears. Around 2 months. But no one wanted to do it. Now i have to put my 2 year old through it. I honestly believe the sooner the better.
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Linda Allan Hmmm, a controvercial one … it’s a parents choice, but I had my girls done too soon, me thinks. She was about 6 (now 12+1/2) and she doesn’t wear her ear-rings anymore.
Like · Reply · Yesterday at 9:32am

Melissa van Heerden Yes. I am going to pierce my little girls ears
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Shaldene Den Tandt I had my daughters ears done at 6 months. Today she is 5 years old and she loves her earrings. Little gold studs with coloured stones. Personally I don’t find this a problem.
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Farhana Fiona Akoo YES
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Mokgadi MamaLetsoba Chidi I Peirced my gal wen she was 6 weeks old now shes 26 months, shes so stunning
Like · Reply · Yesterday at 9:19am via mobile

Tina Pieterse Yes but its hard to find someone to do it when they still small Most places will only do it when they turn 2 and for me that’s worse
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Razia Lockhat-Vahed Yes
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Tersia Gobie Govender Yes im gona do my baby girls when she turns 1
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Natasha De Villiers Yes! It was over in seconds. She didn’t even cry.
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Anna Aguilar Rodrigues never done it, but yes…
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Louise Rossouw yes
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Lesley Owen-Thomas Yes most definately best done by age 1
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Amandice Haripersad Yes
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Annabell Naidoo Yes
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Nits Wright Yes, I’m going to do my baby girls ears when she is old enough
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Tinus En Marlene Stigling Yes, sigleton on 6 month, twins 3 months !
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Nadine Kruger Yes
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Susan Barr When they’re ready
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Susara Spokie Barnard Yes, I pierced my daughter’s ears when she was 7 months old, they forget about it very quickly and you dont have any hassles. It is just so much easier!
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