HeyRoly · 19/06/2017 14:56
They won't really be healed in six weeks - certainly not healed enough to tolerate being taken out for PE (I have three piercings in each lobe so I speak from experience). Also, would a six year old be able to take the earrings out and put them back in without help.
My DD is 5 and I won't let her have her ears pierced until she's much older. I've told her it hurts which is enough of a deterrent right now.
Whatsername17 · 19/06/2017 14:56
I know I can say no, I just wondered whether it's is a fairly typical request. My uncle had my ears pierced when I was three, he was babysitting and thought my mum would think it cute. She nearly killed him. Dd is my eldest so just looking for a frame of reference.
WeirdAndPissedOff · 19/06/2017 14:57
I would say it depends on the child, at that age. If they could maintain them themselves, and are not lilely to always be tearing around with earrings in, then ok. Bu if not I'd wait til a little older.
We had ours done at 8, though both me and Dsis let ours close up and got them re-done as teens, so maybe still not quite old enough!
implantsandaDyson · 19/06/2017 14:57
My kids - all 3 of them got their ears pierced between 6 & 7. I think dd3 was a bit short of 6 to be honest. Its not that big a thing where I am, most kids get it done in younger primary. Their school has no issue with it, they've all managed perfectly well with them. The eldest is now 12 & there's been no earring ripping out, infections, ears falling off, decline in intelligence all the usual MN prophecies of doom.
Justmadeperfectflapjacks · 19/06/2017 15:06
My dds were 5+6 and had asked for about 2 years before I said yes!! I told them it would hurt. And how they work have to clean them with stuff that might sting!! They had them done at the start of 6 weeks hols. No worries at all. Healed lovely and they had no issues 5 years later. Older dd never asked til she was 11 and she cried. And passed out when we changed the earrings 6 weeks later!! Age is no guarantee of handling it better!!
May50 · 19/06/2017 15:06
My DD won't be allowed until at least secondary school (the Summer holidays between primary and secondary). My ExP doesn't want them doing until she is at least 16, I'm ok with secondary school if she really wanted them doing, but absolutely not at the moment in infant school, even though her friends have pierced ears. If she really wants them doing at age 11 she'll have to convince her dad to agree.
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