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AJ279 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:42:55

I saw someone today who had an 8 month old little girl with her ears pierced. Am I alone in thinking that it's wrong to do that to a baby?

I know it's only a quick procedure but I'm a bit shocked that people still do this. AIBU?

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 15-Apr-16 20:44:51

Goody gumdrops.

SophieofShepherdsBush Fri 15-Apr-16 20:45:05

Oh good, one of these threads!

notamummy10 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:46:06

You've just opened a can of worms with this thread... biscuit

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:47:16

I agree with you. Awful. I don't understand where you can take a baby to get this done?

NeedACleverNN Fri 15-Apr-16 20:47:41

Been a while since I've seen one of these
Yanbu though

I do hate seeing babies with pierced ears

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:48:03

My mum had my ears pierced before I was two, no lasting physical or psychological damage here ( well not caused by the ear piercing anyway wink )

howmanyairmiles Fri 15-Apr-16 20:48:29

Hoiking my judgey pants well and truly up.....

It is a bit council, having your babies ears pierced.

readytorage Fri 15-Apr-16 20:48:46

It's definitely cultural. I lived in Spain and it's very much the done thing there to pierce a baby girl's ears. To be honest, I can't be bothered getting my judgey pants on when I know that your background and culture plays a massive part in your decision to put tiny holes in your daughters ears.

notamummy10 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:49:16

Lucky Claire's Accessories. Also market stalls that offer ear piercings!

ProcrastinatorGeneral Fri 15-Apr-16 20:50:27



CrazyDuchess Fri 15-Apr-16 20:51:26

Not council (how fucking rude) definitely cultural for some.

And overall a personal choice for the parents

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:51:32

It's a "bit council" hmm What's wrong with living in a council house then?

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:53:57

When I took my dd to have her ears pierced when she was 10, to claire's accssories I had my baby ds in the pram with me. The woman in the shop said I needed the red book. I said 'really? She's ten, I don't know where it is' and she said 'oh, I thought you meant the baby'. After dd's ears had been done, I was incredulous and asked the women if that meant they would have actually done both my clearly a boy, looked like the 3rd Mitchell brother sons ears, and they, apparently would have, provided he's had all his jabs.

CrazyDuchess Fri 15-Apr-16 20:55:50

I live in a council flat - don't get my words twisted.

It's judgy to say babies piercing are council - I am certain it's not just babies living in council estates that get their ears done

usual Fri 15-Apr-16 20:57:31

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DramaAlpaca Fri 15-Apr-16 20:57:45

I happen to agree with you, OP.

But this thread will no doubt end up in a bunfight because threads about this subject always do.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:58:52

My comment was to howmany confused

AJ279 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:58:58

Eek I didn't know it was one of "those" topics! biscuit

I do understand the culture point of view, this instance it was just to look "pretty".

I suppose I'm just a bit shocked that places pierce babies ears purely for cosmetic purposes.

But each to their own I suppose- I was just wondering if I WBU for it to make me cringe a bit!!

Tequilamockinbird Fri 15-Apr-16 20:59:16

Oh goody!

<gets comfy with popcorn>

Steelojames Fri 15-Apr-16 20:59:52

I agree with crazyduchess.
I personally do not see anything wrong with it for baby girls.
It is simply cultural and parents choice.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 15-Apr-16 21:00:31

do you know - I'd never even thought about the issue before now - never even seen it discussed

WalkingZed Fri 15-Apr-16 21:00:55

Speaking as someone who waited 30+ years and has only just had their ears pierced, (see my thread about the infection in one ear) I think it is wrong to pierce a baby's ears.

I knew what I was getting into, ie there was a chance of infection.

A baby does not have this say.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Fri 15-Apr-16 21:01:34

There was no cultural reason for my mum to do. She did it for the same reason she curled my hair every day... she thought it looked nice. I don't see an issue with it.

WalkingZed Fri 15-Apr-16 21:02:13

It's v freakin' sore!

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