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What is the right age for kids’ ear piercing

Tim Tylor
What is the right age for kids’ ear piercing

We all know that kids' ear piercing is a controversial topic, but it doesn't have to be. The medical community and child experts agree that the right age to get your baby or toddler's ears pierced is when they're old enough to express their own thoughts on the matter. And if possible, we think it's best not to do it until they're toddlers at least—if only because babies can't tell you how they feel about getting their ears pierced!

Age is a big factor

There are a lot of reasons you may want to wait until your baby is older before getting their ears pierced. For example, if your child is under the age of one and has an ear infection or other illness, it's probably best to wait until they recover before taking them in for this procedure. There are also some studies that suggest that babies who have their ears pierced as infants might be at risk for developing infections or other complications later in life. The researchers who conducted these studies say that this is probably because babies' immune systems aren't fully developed yet and can't fight off infections as easily as adults' immune systems do.

If you're still not convinced about waiting until after your little one turns one year old before having her ears pierced, consider waiting until she's closer to two years old (but definitely no younger than six months). That way she'll have had time to develop some immunities against bacteria and viruses!

Children feel less pain than adults

·        When it comes to piercing, kids are much less sensitive to pain. They are also more resilient and have a better ability to focus on something other than the sensation of being pierced.

·        They’re less likely to be anxious or fearful (which is often why adults feel so nervous about getting their ears pierced).

·        And most importantly, they are more compliant! Kids will follow directions more easily than adults and won’t be asking for things like ice cream or soda after their procedure (even though we know those would be great for reducing discomfort).

Know where to get it done

·        Ask friends and family. If you're like most people, you've got a network of people who have gone through the same experience that you are planning to go through. Ask them where they went and whether they would recommend it.

·        Ask your doctor or pediatrician if he or she has any recommendations for good places in your area (or wherever you'll be staying). They will likely have some input into this question because they are often asked it by their patients' parents all the time!

·        Ask someone at the place where you plan on getting pierced what their experience is with piercing young children's ears and how many kids' ears they've pierced over the years. If they don't know what "experience" means when referring to ear piercing, then maybe this isn't the best place for your kid after all!

Why kids’ ear piercing is different from adult ear piercing

It is important to remember that kids’ ear piercing is different from adult ear piercing. Kids’ ears are still developing, so the holes that are created in their ears could affect the way their ears grow and develop. Kids’ ear piercings should be done by a professional, such as Blomdahl, who has experience with children, and they should be performed in a sterile environment using a special tool designed specifically for kids.

Clarity on the pros and cons of piercing your baby's ears

For some people, ear piercing is a matter of personal choice; while others find it unnecessary, harmful or even painful. Ear piercing is not without its risks and can lead to infections, swelling and permanent damage if done incorrectly.

Some parents may have concerns about the safety of ear piercing kits that are available in stores. In addition to this, there is also the issue of hygiene when buying pre-made piercing kits as they might not be sterile enough for your baby's ears.

If you're unsure about whether or not it's right for your child, it's best to talk through these issues with them first so that everyone involved knows what they're getting into before any needles come out!

If possible, wait until they're old enough to express their own thoughts (or at least until they're toddlers)

If your child is too young to tell you what they want, then it's up to you as parents to decide if ear piercing is right for them. You might want to wait until your kid starts talking because then he or she can tell you how he feels about getting his ears pierced. If a kid isn't able to communicate with words yet, then it's going to be hard for them to say whether or not they want their ears pierced.

The only exception would be if there were some sort of medical reason why an infant couldn't have his/her ears pierced—for example: if there was some kind of infection caused by bacteria entering through the ear canal during infancy (this happens very rarely).

In the end, it’s up to you and your child. If they are old enough and mature enough to understand that ears can be pierced and take care of them, then go ahead! However, if they aren’t ready for this responsibility yet (and aren’t likely to be in the near future), it may be best for them not to get their ears pierced at all until later on in life. The most important thing is that you make a decision together and do what feels right for both of you!

Tim Tylor
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