Ear piercing for 6 to 9 months old daughter

(231 Posts)
blueblackdye Mon 08-Apr-13 21:53:45

I'd like to have my daughter's ears pierced between 6 and 9 months of age. Could anyone recommend where to go in Cental London ?

OpheliasWeepingWillow Mon 08-Apr-13 22:17:13

Ow angry

Tortington Mon 08-Apr-13 22:17:14

marking place - this will be fun

besides babies can deal with pain ffs, peopel are so precious about ear piercing.

I perosnally think it looks vile - and that is my only reason.

the 'pain' 'oh the babbby' cries are from weeds wwwwweeeeeeeds

KatoPotato Mon 08-Apr-13 22:17:43

I still hate the little nodules left by ear piercing - even though I begged my mum at 12 to have it done! Please just wait and ask her, or if you must ''bedazzle' her get some stickers!

TheBookofRuth Mon 08-Apr-13 22:20:11

Or maybe roll her in glitter?

blueblackdye Mon 08-Apr-13 22:20:27

Ok. Let's just forget all that. It was just a simple question and you are all being very aggressive. End of thread.

LynetteScavo Mon 08-Apr-13 22:21:24

I would say Claires

But I really, really wouldn't do it.

If you must, it's well documented that using a needle is safer than using a gun.

Selfridges use disposable guns.

I will secretly judge you when I pass you with your baby in the street.

TheBookofRuth Mon 08-Apr-13 22:22:27

So you won't roll her in glitter then?

Spoilsport.

KatoPotato Mon 08-Apr-13 22:22:52

Do they still use those butterfly back things? I couldn't imagine trying to sleep on them with no pillow??

FriggFRIGG Mon 08-Apr-13 22:25:18

Oh,roll her in glitter,that'll look much less common,unique,in fact.

shallweshop Mon 08-Apr-13 22:25:22

Custardo - 'babies can deal with pain' - ok, if you say so, but given that most mothers want to do everything they can to protect their child and stop them from getting hurt, why the hell would you subject them to ear piercing?!

LulaPalooza Mon 08-Apr-13 22:25:44

Ruth that made me snort.

Both times.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 08-Apr-13 22:25:47

Sorry but earrings on children as young as that are just beyond tacky. She's still a baby ffs. Why try and make her look grown up? Jewellery is quite an adult thing. And why hurt her like that? And what if she pulls one out and puts it in her mouth? It's wrong so many ways, can't you see that?

Dilidali Mon 08-Apr-13 22:42:15

I think it is very much a cultural thing. In Spain, Italy etc it is a common occurence, often the godparents are buying the first pair of earrings before baptism, often the piercing is done in the hospital.

OP, I don't think in Britain is acceptable and I don't know of any places that would.

LovelyMeredith Mon 08-Apr-13 22:42:35

Here we go...

I had mine done when I was 2 months old. And before people start being judgmental, I am not traumatised nor scarred for life. My mother is not an abuser, nor has she even assaulted me. I am actually rather glad my Mum had them pierced as I would have been too scared to have had them done when I was older. It's hardly as if the poor woman is tattooing her child, her daughter can take them out and let them close up if she doesn't like it when she's older. She went to a jewellers so your best bet is to give them a call and see what their policy is.

Only advice is to make sure your DD doesn't try to touch the piercing and fiddle with it as it can cause infections.

LoganMummy Mon 08-Apr-13 22:49:57

Personally I hate seeing young children with pierced ears but I do understand that there are often religious/cultural reasons for this.

OP I would phone a few places local to you. I know a few of our local chemists do this.

Ginformation Mon 08-Apr-13 22:53:19

Wait until she its old enough to make her own decision and stop treating her like a dolly.

sjupes Mon 08-Apr-13 22:53:52

I got dd1s done .. dd2 will not ever get it done i feel bloody awful for doing it first time round!

Please for the love of god don't do it.

TheBookofRuth Mon 08-Apr-13 22:54:11

People do all sorts of horrible things to their children for religious/cultural reasons. Doesn't make them right.

Gorjuss Mon 08-Apr-13 22:56:21

I really don't think there's any need to be so nasty. So what if it's not what you would do or agree with there's no need to get so personal.

ZacharyQuack Mon 08-Apr-13 22:57:09

Oh this is nice, it's like MN Good Old Days. smile

VelvetSpoon Mon 08-Apr-13 22:57:16

Every girl in my family (apart from me) had theirs done as young babies, before 3 months of age. All had tiny sleepers, not studs. They can't get caught and if they are pulled, the earring just opens and falls out.

I don't know any of them who suffered any problem with their ears.

Conversely, most of my friends who had theirs done at the age of 11 upwards had problems.

I don't consider it tacky or a terrible, dreadful thing. If I had a daughter I would have had her ears pierced as early as possible, and greatly enjoyed responding to any judgy looks or comments I received!

Viviennemary Mon 08-Apr-13 22:58:15

No. Why on earth would you want to inflict unnecessary pain on a baby and risk infection.

Stepissue Mon 08-Apr-13 22:58:49

Is your baby not beautiful enough already? confused

Can people please Remember that in some cultures it's the norm. We don't know the op and if this applies.

Stepissue Mon 08-Apr-13 23:01:40

So is FGM ok then as that's cultural? And before anyone says it I am not equating the two, simply saying that 'cultural norm' is not an excuse to inflict pain on a child surely?

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