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Nov 27, 2017
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Ear Piercing For Baby

Hi! My daughter is now 6 months old and I want to have her ears pierced.

I really don’t know where to have her ears done, so here are my questions—

1. Where did you get your baby’s ears pierced?
2. Is there a store that specializes in ear piercing of babies 6 months old or younger?
3. Have you tried their services and would you recommend the store?
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Sep 3, 2013
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My niece got her ears pierced at 4 months at Claire’s. You can find them in most malls. I held her while she got them pierced. It was quick and if I had a daughter I’d get it done there too. It’s been a year and no infection whatsoever.
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Mar 24, 2015
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My colleague had her daughter's ears pierced at a tattoo parlor and it was a great experience but it's probably more expensive than Claire's.
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I recommend to get it done by aesthetician.
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we went to claires
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ckay1980 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2017 10:56 pm
My colleague had her daughter's ears pierced at a tattoo parlor and it was a great experience but it's probably more expensive than Claire's.
Im definitely going to my tattoo & piercing shop, they wont do it until my daughter is 4 yrs (dont know of any professional piercers that will do it on a infant), most use a hypodermic needles and are against piercing guns. I personally wouldn't use a gun due to my own bad experience dealing with an infection.
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Generally, I would recommend an aesthetician or tatto parlour. Many of those mall places such as Claire’s etc are alright but it will depend 9n who you get. Most aren’t trained. I have heard more bad experiences from those places than any where else.

Also, I know it’s for a baby, but i do know a people that had their ears done when they were babies but then their ears grew differently and it looks odd.

Not saying this stuff will happen, just higher risks.
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Aug 15, 2015
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If I was your baby, I would prefer to make the decision myself. I have never pierced my ears and don't want them to be pierced.
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We had our daughter's ears pieced after her 4 month vaccines. We were advised to wait to that point.

My wife went to Visage who also has locations in Toronto. Perhaps pricier than Claire's (Visage is free when you buy their 14K earings which my wife paid about $80 for, not sure what CLaire charges) but they specialize in baby ear piecing...and it's a human being after all, you can find other ways to save money.
https://carylbakervisage.com/pages/earpiercing

They use a specialized system specifically for babies and the details are on their site. Basically it's a round screw that doesn't poke in the back of the baby's ear. The piercers are fully trained to pierce babies, they were really good, no crying, all smiles.

I just called my wife for these details and she said she would never go to Clare's where it's the luck of the draw who does the piecing that day, often done by teens.
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Apr 10, 2011
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I think you should wait until your daughter is old enough to make her own decisions on what she wants to do with her body.
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Apr 23, 2011
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+1 for Visage. Very good experience. They know what they’re doing.
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Poppwl wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 2:51 am
If I was your baby, I would prefer to make the decision myself. I have never pierced my ears and don't want them to be pierced.
Interesting comment. As a man I commented on the circumcision thread that it's not like piercing that everybody gets and it makes sense to do it in infancy. After all almost nobody gets circumcised as a teen or adult.
Your comment made me think we really shouldn't pierce babies either. I was slightly against it before and didn't do it for my girls because I think it looks ridiculous and we oversexualize young girls enough but I never thought about the possibility they might not want it at all which is an even more important consideration.
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 3:58 am
Interesting comment. As a man I commented on the circumcision thread that it's not like piercing that everybody gets and it makes sense to do it in infancy. After all almost nobody gets circumcised as a teen or adult.
Your comment made me think we really shouldn't pierce babies either. I was slightly against it before and didn't do it for my girls because I think it looks ridiculous and we oversexualize young girls enough but I never thought about the possibility they might not want it at all which is an even more important consideration.
I'm sure this is not how you really think!
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I'd recommend sticking to a place that uses a hand clasp device with single use, dsiaposable cartrige. It's not the old school, spring loaded 'gun' type. Inverness and Studex make these hand clasp devices and they're the same at all places that use those systems.
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Nov 6, 2014
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We had our daughter done at 6months at her pediatricians office. No issues. Just ask the reception if they do it and cost. They give a numbing cream for the earlobes, and a board of different earings to choose from. No infections, clean them morning and evening and rotate them.

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