Basically, the age when you can safely pierce a baby’s ears is around 2 months, as long as moms and dads follow a few rules. Infant ear piercing at 2 months is arguably an ideal time because it coincides with the first round of vaccinations, including the tetanus vaccine.
Also to know is, where should I get my baby’s ears pierced?
You want to pierce your baby’s ears? Go for it. Do your research on where to go: to a pediatrician, a nurse, a local jewelry store…you have tons of options. Just make sure the venue is sanitary and safe.
Accordingly, can I pierce my baby’s ears at 3 months?
You could get their ears pierced anytime after they have their 2 month shots. So, 2 months or later is perfectly fine! My daughter will be 3 months in 2 days and I got her ears pierced at 9 weeks old.
Is it cruel to get babies ears pierced?
Medically speaking, there’s no ideal age to pierce a child’s ears. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees there’s no risk in doing it as a newborn, although it recommends holding off until the child can take care of the piercing on his or her own.
Even if the piercings are done at a younger age, as the baby grows older, they can end up ripping out the earrings, which can lead to some pretty nasty wounds. Babies can end up tearing their whole earlobes if they get them caught on a sleeve, which can take a very long time to heal.
Some physicians recommend waiting until your baby has received two tetanus shots , which is around 4 months old. However, even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doesn’t have a firm stance on when the right time is for ear piercings.
Any piercing, no matter who administers it, is a risk. Shopping mall kiosks are generally safe places to get your ears pierced, but it’s still a risk. You can schedule an appointment to have your ears pierced by a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.
Take it from this pediatrician who was twenty-three (in medical school, after a really difficult neuroanatomy exam) when she had her ears pierced. It is fine to pre-medicate with ibuprofen (brand names Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).