We debated a long time on whether or not to pierce our daughter’s ears. Ultimately, we decided to do it. Check out her full ear piercing story.
I wanted to update everyone on how she has has been since getting her ears’ pierced. SO – It’s now been about eight months now and I’m happy to say that I do NOT regret my decision to have her ears’ pierced!
At first, I was worried because she has eczema and I didn’t know how her ears would react to the metal earrings. I started her out with a pair of fairly expensive ($60) nickel-free earrings to help prevent any irritation. I cleaned her ears thoroughly 2-3 times each day for about six weeks. Then, I cut down to cleaning them only a couple times each week and eventually let them alone.
The main problem we have run into with baby ear piercings is that they simply keep falling out and getting lost! I think it’s especially a problem for our daughter because she does get eczema flare ups and starts itching around her ears and neckline. So, she accidentally pulls her earrings out.
She hasn’t bled or gotten any infections from her piercings, so really it’s just a matter of keeping extras on us at all times. The past summer, she lost her earrings several times while camping… And because it is recommended to keep the earrings in constantly for one full year, I freaked out and took a not-so-emergency trip to a department store. Eventually, I started buying the cheap earring packs of ten and she had no skin irritations because of it. My baby doesn’t pull at her earrings either. So overall, our main problem with baby ear piercings is not really a huge deal.
Mom Tip: If you need an excuse to buy new earrings, buy a 10 pack of earrings where the top row is tiny studs and the bottom row is larger hooks and foo-foo type earrings. 🙂 Win. Win.
Oh & always keep an extra set in your purse. We’ve only lost 4 pairs in the past 8 months, but it always seemed to be at the worst time.