August 23, 2009,
A.S. asks from New York, NY on August 20, 2009
Ear Piercing for a 3 Month Old - New York,NY
I just wanted to start out by saying that I know people have strong feelings about ear piercing but that is not what my question is about, and I would like to refrain from debating it.
My husband and I have decided to pierce our daughter's ears and we don't know where to get it done. We live in Manhattan and are looking for suggestions.
I know we could get it done at the pediatricians office, but they are extremely pricey ($90). Where I grew up people just got them done at a nice jeweler's shop. Does anyone know of a good reliable, clean jeweler that offers this service. Also, it would be great if we could get a place that would pierce the ears simultaneously.
Thanks in advance
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A.D. answers from New York on August 23, 2009
Dear A., I had my grand daughters ears done at a Piercing Pagoda in a shopping mall. They did a good job and supplied us with a solution to clean the baby's ears. I believe we paid about $15 for the earrings with gold posts. We are in Brooklyn near Kings Plaza. Grandma Mary
K.I. answers from New York on August 21, 2009
There can not be a debate on ear piercing as it is cultural.
African, middle eastern, people from the Islands pierce girls ears as babies while Europeans usually let their girls decide for themselves when they want it done, usually as young adults.
If you go to any nice jewlry store they will do it for free and you only have to pay for the earrings.
I did my daughter's ears at the same age.
Make sure you buy 18k earrings with the screw in back.
14k Gold and under is mixed with nickle, which is why it so cheap and can cause an allergic reaction.
I took my daughter in at three months, while she was sleeping. They use a gun and it takes not even a half of second. She opened her eyes and than closed them. They clean the gun and ear with anticeptic before they begin.
The gun puts the earring in.
There will be no infection or pain.
There is no bone in the ear lobe.
She will feel the earring, but with the screw back, she will not be able to get it off.
And than she will no longer notice them.
Good luck and I bet she's going to look so cute.
Get her birthstones!
And take pictures!
A.D. answers from New York on August 21, 2009
Ask your pediatrician if they piece ears. I did my daughters at around 7 months & he did them in the office. Most likely it will be one at a time. You want to make sure they are not too high or low.
A.C. answers from New York on August 21, 2009
I think that because your daughter is still so young, it might be best do it at a pediatrician's office because at least you know it'll be in a sterile environment. You're not sure how well a jeweler will keep their instruments clean. I know it's pricey but it's better to be safe than sorry.