I read an article about so many people thinking getting your childs ears pierced is child abuse. As our daughters arrival date gets closer we are stating to think about this like this "parenting decisions" I just wanted to what other parents or soon to be parents thought of this idea. Is it okay? Or is it not?
Re: Ear Peircing
With that said, what I do have a strong opinion about it anti-circumcision advocates being ok with piercing their daughter's ears.
On a personal note, my daughter's ears were pierced when she was around five months. It's a tradition in our family. I am in my mid 30s and also had my ears pierced when I was an infant. For me, it was super easy to clean her ears during multiple diaper changes. She has never messed with her ears.
Her ears, her choice!
You can check an older child's ears just as easily. I got mine at 7yo, and I cleaned them often-my Mom checked just like checking I brushed my teeth. No infections. And while some babies don't play with them, some do, and there's the hazard of other babies/toddlers pulling at them in daycare, or getting caught on a toy.