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How do you feel about piercing ears of baby girls?

Asked by girlofscience (7449 points ) November 24th, 2008

I’ve seen many infant girls with pierced ears, and many parents take their baby daughters to get ears pierced early in life. I honestly don’t know how I feel about this.

I got my ears pierced when I was 4. My parents said they had no hang-ups about age and ear piercing, but they did not want to pierce my ears as a baby because they wanted to wait until I was old enough to know what was going on and agree that I wanted my ears pierced.

I see their point, but I’m also not sure that ear piercing as a baby could really have any negative effects on the child.

What do you think?

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