“Should I get my baby’s ears pierced?”

From the mailbag:

"Dear MamaBear,

I'm going to have a baby girl in a few months!  My mother-in-law assumes that I'm going to have her ears pierced but honestly, I'm wondering about it. 

Do you think I should?

Sincerely,

Cathy in Delaware"

Dear CiD,

What MamaBear thinks is irrelevant when it comes to your family!  🙂

But she will say this.

  • Is it a cultural thingee within your family that girls get their ears pierced?
  • Is it something that will cause a rift wider than 83 Superbowl fields laid end to end?
  • Is it something that will cause you to be disowned if you fail to do it?

Honestly, regarding piercing baby ears…it should be what you and your husband is comfortable with.

I personally chose *not* to have HD1 or HD2's ears pierced; heck, I don't even have *mine* pierced!

But when HD2 turned 11, she did ask me to have that done.  And because she was old enough to take care and responsibility for her earlobes, I was happy to do it.

If you'd like some resources about baby ear piercing, check out:

and if you'd like to see what it's like, gaze upon:


In closing, I myself would never get a child's ears pierced unless they were gung-ho that they really really really wanted it.

Your mileage, of course….may vary.  🙂

Parent powerfully,

— MamaBear

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