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#1 babyblessedxo

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

My DD1 has been asking for pretty ears like Mummies on & off for the past few months... Her friend is having Hers done tomorrow & I want to get Amelias done at the same time... She is 2y6mths!

What is peoples opinions?

Is she too young? She is very 'grown up' for her actual age... She is very indepent! Goes to the toilet on her own, dress' herself & so on...



#2 Pink Tulip

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

When they are older enough to care for their ears and new piercings and keep them clean and when they express an intrest in getting them done. original.gif just personal opinion

#3 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:38 PM

Little girls shouldn't get their ears pierced until they've grown up, and hold their very own driver's licence and job. Then they can drive to the piercing joint of their choice, and pay for it.

Your little girl is beautiful. She doesn't need holes in her head to improve her looks.

Besides, she's 2yo. She's not remotely capable of making that decision.

#4 vonnegutesque

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:39 PM

When they are old enough to understand what's involved, that it is permanent and can take care of them themselves.

For DD1 that was her 9th birthday. IMO that was an OK age and earlier than that, I doubt she would have fully understood how permanent they are and I would have had to keep reminding her to take care of them and to clean her ears every day.

Also keep in mind that the younger a child has their ears pierced, the higher the chance they will develop metal allergies which means they won't be able to wear jewellery later in life.  There is also the chance that the hole will move as the ear lobes grow, so doing it young can mean that as an adult, the hole is in entirely the wrong spot.

#5 MarigoldMadge

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

in the words of my mother, and which I plan to use myself,

When you're old enough to pay for it yourself! I expect that means about 15ish, as we don't plan on giving pocket money etc.

#6 twistedmama

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

DD1 (5 in November) wanted them until I described exactly what was going to happen and that it'd hurt.  Whenever she wants something on her ears now, when playing dress-ups, she uses stickers original.gif

Personally, I think your daughter is too young.

#7 papilio

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

For us it's 12 years old.  That age might be reevaluated in the future, but 12 is what we've agreed on so far.

#8 Dresden

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

When she's 16. Or at least that's how it is with my youngest. Didn't get the chance with eldest daughter, as my ex monster in law took her out and got them done against my wishes... *stabs voodoo doll*


#9 pinkpeony

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

When they can afford to pay for them themselves.

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the higher the chance they will develop metal allergies which means they won't be able to wear jewellery later in life


Really???!?

I had my ears pieced when I was a month old, I have terribly large ears and earring just brought more attention to them. I wouldn't wear earrings now except that I have holes and they look worse than the earrings.

#10 willowtree

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

Oh this isn't going to be pretty.

#11 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

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#12 Redneck Woman

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

Here we go again!!

I'll get the popcorn shall I?


Katy

#13 beastie

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

It is 12 years for us as well.

#14 niggles

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:44 PM

Maybe 12 or so. It's painful and permanent. Not a decision for a 2 year old.

It was the sort of thing my friends did around their 12th birthday. I was closer to 20 when I had mine done.

In the meantime there are cute stick ons, necklaces and bracelets if your child is interested in that sort of thing.

#15 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:44 PM

I agree, when she's old enough to care for them herself, then I'd consider it.

Why not buy her some funky clip on earrings? Just as much fun to dress up in but much less chance of pain and infection.

#16 jules363

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

I've told my girls they can have their pierced when they are 13.  No earlier.


#17 eidel

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

This will be another one of those threads that ends badly as the piercing issue always does.... but what I have to keep reminding myself is that toddlers and kids don't know what they want!.  That's why they have parents to make the decisions for them.  My daughter also sees my 'picture' (ie. tattoo) on my back and wants one too, but it's OK to just say 'no'.  Just get some clip on dress up ones instead.  

Otherwise you'll be banished to EB hell for ever doing it.  And in saying that, who cares what EB thinks.  If you like it, do it.

#18 Guest_Audrey Hepburn_*

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

OP I would go back and have a read through of other "pierced ears" threads.  I am sure you will find your answer there.

For me, if I have a daughter, definitley not until 16 which is how old I was.



#19 BadCat

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:46 PM

Not before 16.


And seriously, you are suggesting that your 2yo is quite grown up for her age!?!  She's a baby FGS.   She has no capacity to make such a decision.   Be the grownup and tell her no.

#20 50ftqueenie

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (ForsakenTruth @ 04/07/2011, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Posts: 2,543           Joined: 22-November 06  and the OP needs to ask...



My thoughts exactly.  OP, you HAVE to know how these threads end?

Your 'independent' 2 year old probably wants to do everything you do.  Mine wanted to drink beer on Saturday... ddoh.gif



#21 pundelina

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:47 PM



#22 rokate

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:47 PM

12, only that I had to wait! Lol. Also I used to pierce ears in pharmacy and hated piercing Very little girls ears!

#23 ComeWhatMay

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:47 PM

Never and I would not consider getting it done while they are a "Little Girl" but that is just me.

#24 aussiebella

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:47 PM

I was 7 when I had mine done. I was old enough to know what was going on and old enough to know to turn them and clean them (although I do remember them getting infected)

You are going to get all sorts of opinions here from being told that anytime is fine to being told your an awful mother for thinking of having something so barbaric done to your child.

My own personal opinion is that 2 is too young. I don't think she quite understand the concept of earrings.

If I had a daughter I would probably want her to be at least 7 or 8 maybe before allowing her to get them done. But I guess I won't know until I have one and she's that age...

#25 crankybee

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:48 PM

You've left it a little late really...she should have had them done before her umbilical stump fell off. That way she has no say in the pain inflicted on her or the permanent scars.




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