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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    there are some cultures, such as the latino population, which routinely pierce the infant girls' ears
    it is found odd within those groups if the ears are not pierced early
    indonesians, and i would speculate other groups, have the same expectation
    possibly this is what is driving your daughter's mother to want her daughter's ears pierced
    Pretty much. Where I come from, the exception is the girl with unpierced ears. I didn't even realize it could be such a controversy in the US.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    See this is what happens when people get use to the nanny-state. Make your own decision, John. She's your daughter.
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    what does the "nanny state" have to say about this matter?
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    See this is what happens when people get use to the nanny-state. Make your own decision, John. She's your daughter. If this were a circumcision, no one would be asking the question.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    I voted no, my reasons are:


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    The mother may get some sort of selfish gratification out of it.

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    Subjugates girl to pain for no real benefit.
    Can lead to infection.
    Can be a hazard, caught on toys, blanket, ect and torn out.
    Can be swallowed (earrings).

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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    I'm against it, simply because I think it should be up to her if she wants her ears pierced, not her mother.

    If it happens it happens though, I don't know of any real reasons not to. It will hurt her a little, but it'll pass soon enough, and she'll be too young to remember it.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Like most others in this thread, I'm against it for many of the same reasons. First, it hurts like hell... not just for a few minutes, but for weeks, every time alcohol is applied to the scabbing wound to prevent infection. Infections are very common in infants and very young children, because they aren't tidy creatures to begin with and both hoops and studs must be sterilized regularly. Studs can pierce the skin behind the ear while the child sleeps, waking her and irritating her. Also, the studs are a swallowing/tearing danger with children this young. But mainly, this is not something the child herself wants or is old enough to want. It's what her mother wants. I believe that cosmetic procedures like piercings and tatoos should only be done when the child is old enough to give informed consent. I would allow my 10 yr old to get pierced ears if she truly, truly wanted them. I would not allow her to get a tatoo, however.

    I have pierced ears, btw, and I love the comfort of pierced earrings versus painful clamps, and the delicate structure of pierced studs on the lobe. My daughter also has pierced ears. Both of us were young adults when we chose the procedure for ourselves. I encourage you to allow your daughter to make the same choice when she is old enough to do so.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Sure...I mean really...who cares? I dont say that dismissively. I mean it sincerely. The kid isnt traumatized by it, they kinda think its neat when they are 2, 3 years old and old enough to realize they have pierced ears. Now...I would draw the line at tattooing tribal **** on their faces or piercing their nipples at that age...but...earrings? NBD...just make sure they get the location right!

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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Pick your battles.

    When you pick a hill to die on, it should be something important. If it is important enough to fight a battle over, then fight with all you've got, every weapon and every dirty trick, tooth and nail to the bitter end.

    If it isn't worth that kind of fight, then state your opinion clearly and stop there.

    (It is worth noting that if you've shown willing to fight a pitched battle before.... your opinions are more likely to be listened to!)

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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    None of my business.

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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    If she does not have sole custody of your daughter she muct get your approval or she can not do it. Send her a registered letter with a return receipt stating that you do not want her to do this. If she does you have a record and you can take legal action. If you do not have joint custody it could be difficult. I am guessing that you do see your daughter. This is a legal issue and I am sure your daughters mother does not want to go to court over a pair of earrings.
    Oh, yeah, go to freakin' war over an ear piercing....that'll make the next 18 years blissful.

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