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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Is this supposed to be a real reply?
    It's like we're the nanny state. It's none of our damn business, it's yours. How many here would tell you and earring is bad, and no problem cutting around on a new born penis? Probably at least 90%.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    This is the thing. In order to do this, it becomes a big production for either one of us. Then after I spend $500 to get the ball rolling just over a pair of earrings she could just take them out and go "Oh look you just wasted $500 you're an idiot." That is my hell.

    Also CarlF here is the thing about the whole decision thing, that is fine and I would rather it be her decision. But my 6 month old daughter isn't deciding anything for herself for quite sometime so this is very small in comparison. I just do not like what will be the inevitable inconvenience of it happening.

    Also Mistress "physically injuring" is even funnier than the "mutilation". In reality it will hurt her for a small amount of time, less than a shot would. She needs no nothing to show she is a girl. At 6 months, she is the prettiest baby you have and ever will see in your life:

    Cute kid. Mine has had her ears pierced since she was 4 months old(she's 4 now) - you'll be fine and they never really grab on to their ears the way you think. If she's the opposite of my daughter who grabs her head and not her ears, buy her loops. They have earrings made specifically so kids can't undo them.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Is your daughter's mother responsible enough to actually take care of your daughter's ears and earrings (clean them and do everything she should to prevent infections)? If not, then that could be a good argument against them (although there is probably a better way to put it so that it isn't taken as an insult). I think the best course of action for you is to present a well thought-out argument to your daughter's mother for why she shouldn't get your daughter's ears pierced using the facts (such as letting it be your daughter's decision and any personal things that might make you believe that this is a bad idea, either dealing with the daughter or the mother or both). Try your best to stick with the facts and to remain calm. Try not to include exaggerations or things that aren't very likely to happen. She still might decide to do it, but at least you expressed your concerns to her before hand.

    There are some advantages to having ears pierced as an infant, such as the holes are more likely to stay open and she isn't responsible for taking care of them (which is generally only seen as a hindsight advantage since most girls get theirs pierced by choice during their teens and have to take care of their ears and earrings on their own and it would depend on the individual teen's responsibility level as to whether it leads to more infections or not, but teens aren't generally the most responsible individuals). And it isn't as painful as some on here seem to believe. I have had my ears pierced for the same holes three times (they grew closed twice). The only pain was the pinch of earring going through each ear. It can be scary but it really isn't very painful. It can be painful if the baby gets an infection, but it isn't normal to have pain when just cleaning the holes.

    My mother told my grandmother that she could not get my ears pierced as an infant. It used to be very normal in the South for baby girls to get their ears pierced to help identify them as girls and keep them feminine. I wonder sometimes if my grandmother felt that my being a tomboy had anything to do with me not having pierced ears. I personally would leave it up to my child. I think waiting til the girl can take care of them herself (her teens) does help with teaching responsibility, if she decides that she wants them pierced at all.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Cute kid. Mine has had her ears pierced since she was 4 months old(she's 4 now) - you'll be fine and they never really grab on to their ears the way you think. If she's the opposite of my daughter who grabs her head and not her ears, buy her loops. They have earrings made specifically so kids can't undo them.
    Well if Hatuey did it, I wouldn't do it then. j/k
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    How did I know someone would say mutilation and claim have no balls? Back story: her mother is a woman. Also we are not together so as I said either way she will eventually do it if she really wants to I am just looking for a good way to scare her out of it.
    If she wants the earrings to make sure people know she is a girl, which most mothers want, tell her she can get the same result by gluing a pink bow on her head with hot wax.

    I can't understand why somebody would want to put holes in an infant.

    Please don't use the excuse that she is her mother. Women have comon sense too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Well I did it for a few reasons. One if anyone could say anything I haven't already thought of, and two, I wanted to see how many post used the words "mutilated" "life destroying" and "injure" cuz I knew it would give me a good chuckle.
    Sounds to me like you already decided so why waste peoples time?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If she wants the earrings to make sure people know she is a girl, which most mothers want, tell her she can get the same result by gluing a pink bow on her head with hot wax.

    I can't understand why somebody would want to put holes in an infant.
    Yes. Go with the pink clothing. Everyone will say "oh, it's a girl". I don't think anyone will say "oh, it's a gay boy" (I might, but irl trolls are not so common).

    Regarding earrings, I don't understand why anyone would rape the earth and self mutilate.


    @American: fwiw, I'm also against circumcision (in the developed world where sanitation is not so much a factor) - unless it really does prevent dick cancer.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well if Hatuey did it, I wouldn't do it then. j/k
    I didn't do it. My wife just came with a bill and told me she'd bought earrings for the kid. Now everybody in the family has their ears pierced except the dogs.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    She should wait until she can make the decision herself. That goes for all body modification.
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    Re: Should my six-month old daughter get earrings--why or why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Sounds to me like you already decided so why waste peoples time?
    Yeah, this. Posting a poll just so you can rag on peeps who say something you will lol about does nothing but annoy us and give your credibility a ding.

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