Some parents believe that piercing at this age would be less painful, so they consider it harmless to pierce their baby’s ears. While others completely refrain from the idea of letting their baby feel that pain. However, it is very debatable as babies are incapable of expressing their pain. In some cultures, it is a custom to pierce the ears of even boys. Piercing your baby’s ears could seem convenient because as an infant they will let you clean their ears and change the earrings.
On the flipside, you might want to rethink your decision, considering the fact that a baby will not be so aware of the newly pierced ears and might tug at it in sleep. This will injure the baby and it could lead to bleeding. So you might want to wait till your baby grows up and let her decide what she wants.
In some cases, parents decide to pierce the ears to ensure that the baby’s gender is identified so that strangers do not mistake a girl child with a boy. This becomes contradictory in some places because baby boys are also made to pierce their ears and they eventually either continue to wear it or remove the earrings.
If you have made up your mind about getting the baby’s ears pierced, you might consider it after your baby has been given tetanus shots. Babies are given tetanus shots from two months to fifteen months with considerable gaps in between. It is important for you to do a proper research before choosing a place to get your baby’s ears pierced. You can do a gun shot or take them to trained people who pierce with gold rings and medicine. In salons they usually prefer gun shot and ensure absolute safety, still talking to others who have done it from that place will help you choose the right place. Your baby’s skin is very tender so he/she might get severe allergic reactions. So you could ask your doctor to do it or recommend someone trustworthy to do it.