A mom writes in asking for advice about her 6-year-old daughter, who as asked if she can have her ears pierced. This mom wants advice from other moms about whether six is too young or if anyone has had any relevant experience in this area.
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A member of the community asks:
“My 6-year-old wants her ears pierced: Advice? My daughter recently told me that she wants her ears pierced. She’s 6. I just want to know other opinions about a six-year-old wanting her ears pierced.”
Community Advice for the Mom Wondering if It Is OK to Pierce Her 6-Year-Old’s Ears
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“I let my girl do it at that age. They got slightly infected and she wanted them out. So now shes 10 and wants them again. She has to wait till she can be responsible and clean enough”
“Gotta agree with all the others in here and say take your girl to a licensed and reputable piercer! I think 6 is a perfectly good age though so long as she’s responsible enough to handle the upkeep, cleaning, etc.”
“If you do make sure she doesn’t have an allergy to the metal in them. I did when I got mine done in kindergarten and they got infected. It hurt so bad my brother had to sit on me so my could take the earrings out. Had to get them redone with surgical steel earrings.”
“Do it. My daughter wanted hers done at 5. I did it. Let her Express herself now with limits.”
“I mean, go for it. She’s asking for it.”
“She has asked you to get them done, I see no harm. I plan on waiting until my daughter asks. Better than forcing them to get it done as a baby.”
“Is she responsible enough to leave the studs in, not fuss or play with them, keep them clean, not lose earrings, backs, etc? I’d talk to her about it, let her see someone else get their ears pierced and then ask her to think about it for a week. If after 7 days she still wants to do it, ok.”
“The only advice I have is take her to a licensed shop, not Claire’s or anywhere that uses the piercing guns. First time I got my ears pierced at Claire’s they got infected and I had to take them out, and it wasn’t because I didn’t clean them either.”
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