Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pierced Ears

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Heart Earrings by The Angry Weather

I was a little surprised that Mia has started to ask me about getting her ears pierced. I am especially surprised because, while my ears are pierced, I do not wear earrings much because they irritate my ears. Last week, Mia found some earrings that were hanging on my idea board in the studio and started asking... and asking and asking. She is three. So I am curious, do any of you have little girls with pierced ears? At what age would you let your daughter start to wear earrings?

27 comments:

Avery said...

I always told myself I'd make her wait until five or six because of the care required, and because I don't want her growing up too fast. But it's something I can't wait for! Good luck :D

Meredith said...

Both my girls had them pierced when they were just babies, they just wear simple stud earrings.

Sazz said...

I pierced my daughter's at 5 months at the pediatricians office. The care was easy since she din't know they were there and never touched them. I had them when I was a baby to.

christina said...

I have always said that I'd let her get them pierced when she asks for them. She just turned 3 and is still fine with her dress up clip-ons.

Jenn said...

My husband thought we should leave the decision up to them (we have 3 girls. Right now our 8 yr. old isn't really interested but our 4 yr old is! So different ages depending on when they ask and how well they understand what they are asking for.

Collins Family said...

I had to wait til I was responsible enough to take care of them on my own. I was 13. I haven't let my almost 10 year old daughter up until this point. Fortunately she hasn't asked lately either.

Earth Monkey Moms said...

I say when they want (but I personally would limit the type of earrings, I think they should be age appropriate). My daughter is 6 and says she "will never get her ears pierced"...I have a feeling she will change her mind someday ;)

Amanda said...

I feel like you have to do it really early (newborn) or later ( 5 or so). I didn't want to pierce my daughters ears because I am allergic to metal and wouldn't want to put her through that if she were allergic too. If she is asking, then I don't feel like its a terrible thing. I feel like if you do it to them before they ask, its for you, not for them. I'm not trying to offend anyone. Its just my honest opinion and everyone has a different one. :)

red said...

both my girls were 6 months when they got them pierced, it is easy and they dont mess with them at that age

Jessica Haley said...

Two people on FB said they had their daughter's ears pierced at 8 and made it a right of passage. Mia could definitely handle getting them done now and I def don't think it's wrong to get them done early. Nonetheless, I think I might wait a few more years. Both our kids have childish irresponsibility when it comes to toys {which is pretty normal} and I don't want to have to start searching the house for a tiny heart post. Plus, I love the idea of taking her out for tea before and doing it at an age she will definitely remember.

Megan said...

i had my ears pierced when i was 10, and i remember it being such a big deal. we went on my 10th birthday and i was finally double digits and i was able to pick my own earrings out, mix that with birthday cake and presents and i was one hyped up 10 year old! i am going to have my girls wait until they are 10 too. Girls are growing up so fast now a days and i feel like i need to hold that off as long as possible. Also, i remember everything about that day and the days leading up to it..i want my girls to be able to remember the excitement of finally being a "big kid" :)

Natalie said...

my mom had my ears pierced when I was 6mos. because I guess it's traditional for cuban babies to get their ears pierced early...? I don't wear them much either because I am allergic to nickle

Cyndi said...

My mother made me wait until I was 12 - and I had to care for my ears myself. It was my first adult decision and one that I was proud of when I was able to make. I plan on doing this with my daughter as well.

Staci said...

I had my daughter's done at the peditrician's office when she was 4 months. She just has small pearl studs that are adorable. She has never messed with them and we haven't had any problems.

monica said...

i pierced my daughter's ears at 3 months. that's young enough for a baby not to grab at them while they heal fully like a toddler might. i do think it's really nice when it's treated as a rite of passage as well. you know what's best for your little girl. good luck.

Suburban Stitcher said...

my parents rule was when I turned 7 unless i asked earlier. i ended up getting them at 5 because my 60 year old aunt wanted hers done and she was scared...so my mom took both of us at the same time.

Jessica said...

I was 7 when I had my ears pierced, too :) I think, like most moms, we often tend to think our daughter should get hers pierced around when we did :)

Carrie said...

I was 18 when i got mine done. I got my first daughters done at 5 months, no problems and she didn't touch them. My second daughter doesn't have hers done yet and she is 15 months. Only reason i haven't gotten hers done is because she hasn't had any vaccines yet and it's required to have the first set.

Anonymous said...

To me, it seems like little girls grow up so fast these days and nothing is a rite of passage anymore. I plan to let my daughter get her ears pierced when she's 10 and make it a special experience, hence the rite of passage. She'll also be old enough to take care of them. (She's two now.) Truthfully, it's not that big of a deal...but after teaching elementary and middle schools nothing is left to the imagination anymore. I guess I just want something to be special and worth-the-wait.

infaile said...

My mother made me wait until I was seven. And then she asked me again if I was sure. I appreciated the chance to change my mind, but I went ahead and got them anyway. ;)

Pine Tree Home said...

I think it is fine that little girls have their ears pierced. I was 7 when I got mine. However, my nieces got theirs when they were babies. I don't remember if I wanted them or my mom just said let's go :)

Hana said...

Halle got hers done last August when she was 4 1/2. She started asking over and over and over so I finally gave in and took her. She never messed with them but has been overly sensitive about having her ears touched ever since. She even refuses to let anyone help her put a shirt on for fear that it will touch her ears and hurt. There has never been any issues with redness or infection but she has developed a fear that it will always be painful. I didn't actually change out her original studs until this past May and it was a huge ordeal. I finally held her still and changed them out and she finally realized that there was no pain. It was all in her head. Now she has no problem with her ears being touched. Ella is 3 and has just recently started showing an interest in having hers done. I'm going to wait a little longer though.

Jeanette said...

I got my daughters ears pierced when they were each 5 months old. They are both happy that I did it (and it looked so cute!)

Jessica said...

Hana, Thanks for your comment. That's a really helpful perspective, and something I could see as a issue with Mia, too. I think Mia could handle it okay, but life with 2 kids and a business is enough drama for now... I think we'll wait some for her to get her ears pierced :)

christy said...

My daughter was especially sensitive to pain and therefore never wanted to have them done. She is now 19 and is probably the only 19 year old on earth without her ears done. She has considered it now but most people think it is a special thing about her so she has declined. Instead of her earrings being noticed, one notices her. It also forces her boyfriend to buy her rings for her hands, instead of her ears. {wink} As a side note, my boys (24 & 23) have tattoos and pierced ears. Haha Go figure.

Raissa said...

Well, I´m from Brazil, and here we usually got our ears pierced when we are just babies. It´s so common that it´s hard to find a girl without a pierced ear :)just wait until she is old enough to not grab her ear and get hurt.

Anonymous said...

after my wife and i WERE MARRIED.I HEARD HER SAY SHE WOULD LIKE TO WEAR EARRINGS ALL THE TIME;SO I TOLD HER TO GET EARS PIERCED.SO SHE DID. I AM SO HAPPY SHE DID.NOW AFTER 40 YRS OF MARRIAGE;I WISH SHE WOULD GET HER EARS DOUBLE PIERCED. BEING A MAN I GET THRILLED SEXUALLY;SEEING A WOMAN WITH PIERCED EARS AND WEARING DANGLING EARRINGS WITH EAR WIRES PIERCING THEIR BEAUTIFUL PIERCED EARS. I THINK ALL BEAUTIFUL WOMEN SHOULD HAVE PIERCED EARS

WHAT CAN I DO TO CONVINCE MY WIFE TO GET HER EARS DOUBLE PIERCED?

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