Yep, I did it. I got my almost 5 month old’s ears pierced today.
I know there is a lot of controversy that surrounds ear piercing for girls and circumcision for boys. You are subjecting your child to unnecessary pain for a cosmetic reason rather than a medical purpose. Quite honestly, I totally understand another person’s choice to wait. I’ve heard plenty of horror stories over botched circumcisions or crooked piercings.
I’m personally not afraid to make the choice to put little studs in my daughter’s ears. I understand it’s her body and her choice but realistically speaking, I cried like a baby when I had my 2nd holes done at the age of 14. I was happy that my mother had my first holes done when I was young.
I think it’s far easier to clean and care for a baby’s ears than a rambunctious toddler.
Could I have waited until my girls asked to have their ears pierced? Yes, I very well could have but there’s just something about a little baby with earrings that I just adore.
So with that being said, I made the decision and had these darling little studs put in Olive’s ears. I love them and I hope she thanks me when she’s older for piercing her ears as a baby. And you know what? If she decides she doesn’t want her ears pierced anymore, all she has to do is take them out and they’ll close right back up. No harm, no foul.