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How do you feel about piercing ears of baby girls?

Asked by girlofscience (7527points) 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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