To pierce or not to pierce a baby’s ears is one of those endless debates modern parents are facing today. Some parents are firmly against it while others believe it’s not such a big deal, but here are three things you should keep in mind if you’re thinking of going down that road.
Piercing a newborn is not a good idea, and you should most likely wait until they’re at least three months old, but you can wait for much longer than that. It’s also a good idea to pierce your toddler’s ears only after getting a tetanus vaccine, even though tetanus infections due to ear piercing are extremely rare.
One of the main reasons why people tend to pierce their baby’s ears is so they wouldn’t have to experience the pain as grown-ups. Luckily, there are many ways to make ear piercing less painful for both kids and grown-ups, so waiting shouldn’t be a problem.
The main problem people have with piercing babies’ ears is that they’re not able to give consent. You can leave it up to your kid to decide for themselves if they want to have their eyes pierced or not, and go to a reputable piercing location and be aware of post-piercing care, no matter how old your kid is.