The issue of getting babies’ ears pierced can cause differences of opinion among parents. While some parents are cautious about ear piercing, others state that they think there is no harm in getting an ear piercing. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you should wait for your baby to be at least 6 months old before having an ear pierced. Otherwise, you may encounter some problems.
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No matter how old you are, you can imagine that getting an ear piercing or piercing will hurt. The same goes for your baby, and there is even more! When you pierce your baby’s ear early, his ears can become red and sensitive. At the same time, it is important not to touch your ear to minimize the risk of infection. However, it is difficult to predict and control the movements of babies. At the same time, your baby can take the earring out of his ear or swallow it without you noticing it.
Of course, it would be pointless to ask your little one if he or she would like to have her ear pierced. However, before getting your baby’s ear pierced, you should also consider that your child may be dissatisfied with this situation in the coming years. Since the ear piercing process will cause a minor pain at any age, it may be a better decision to leave this decision to your child for later periods.
Ear holes may close over time, but in some ears, ear holes may cause scar formation and permanent hole. Your child may not like it in the following years and may blame you for this situation.
Even if the ear piercing is done very carefully, there is always a risk of infection. The pierced ear needs to be cared for and cleaned very well. In addition to swelling and pain, a condition called keloid may occur in the ear hole. For this reason, it is recommended that the earring not be removed for at least 6 weeks after the ear is pierced.
Translated by: Dilara Preserve
Referans: BrightSide. Why Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Might Not Be a Good Idea. Şuradan alınmıştır: https://brightside.me/inspiration-family-and-kids/why-piercing-your-babys-ears-might-not-be-a-good-idea-801674/