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Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea

Parents are expected to wait at least 6 months for their children before they are pierced by their ears, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. While this advice is frequently discussed by parents, there are several drawbacks to piercing the ears of your newborn. 

I looked deeper into the subject and found some points that parents may want to take into consideration. 

They could injure

Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea

It hurts, regardless of age, but more than that. It hurts. They could turn red and be truly responsive if you pierce the ears of your infant. The fresh piercing should not be affected. But children are not predictable and can attempt, which can be a shocking danger, to touch and pull on the earring. 

you make your decision for them

Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea

While the parents have to do so whether or not they want to pierce the baby's ears, the infant risks growing up and becoming disgusted. As it hurts the same amount to pierce your ear at any age, it is maybe best to allow the kid to determine himself when he is older and can take care of the piercings. 

It is permanent.


Even if this does not always happen, a pierced ear may often scare the ear tissue and make the hole stable. If your child grows up and refuses to get rid of the penetration, a permanent piercing can become an issue. 

Infections can grow. 

Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea

Even if childhood ear piercings are performed with every precaution, an infection is still at risk unless properly treated. Due to the lack of cleaning the ear, pain, flushing, and swelling may occur, and even the formation of the keloids is possible. The piercing can not be removed for 6 weeks after it has been received.

Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea

At what age did you get your first eye-piercing? Have you pierced your kid’s ears also?

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