Earrings for Toddler


Since our baby girl is still in foster care (we hope the adoption will finalize this spring), we have to ask permission to get her ears pierced. I’ve gone back and forth about it since some folks think putting holes in a person without their permission is cruel and/or unsafe. I have weighed how she might feel about it in the future versus how I grew up, and how I hope she gets to experience community.

My ears were pierced as a baby so wearing earrings is all I know. When I was in middle school, a friend talked me into getting an extra hole. I made it all the way down to the piercing place, but couldn’t go through with it. I’m scary. Lol I’m super glad that my parents had my ears pierced as a baby or I’d be stuck wearing clip ons (ouch!) or magnets (double ouch!) or stickers that are made for children.

We’re gonna get ’em pierced and hope that she appreciates it in the future.

Anyhoo … the real point of this post is about what kind of earrings we should buy. I see articles suggesting something without nickel and other suggesting specific metals like titanium or 14k gold.

Anyone have any advice? What kind of earrings should we buy? Also, where do we get it done? I asked at our pediatrician’s office and they said that they don’t do it.


2 thoughts on “Earrings for Toddler

  1. I don’t know about metals except I know for my own ears I can only have high quality ratings (which my husband used to think I was just being high maintenance).

    The research I did was more on needle vs gun. I had a bad gun experience when I got mine done so I already was bias for the needle. What unread though was the gun punches a hole so there is tissue removed and the gun is harder to sterilize. Often the gun is found in shops w teens/college students working and there is little/no over sight. The needles are typically single use and cause less trauma as they poke a hole. Typically its a tattoo parlor w professional artists w licenses. So…. When our oldest is ready we will take her to a tattoo parlor in town that will pierce childrens ears (it was hard to find a shop that does it. The one that does is owned by a woman that is also a mom).

    Hope my two cents helped.

    • OMG! This was SUPER helpful! Thank you! I wasn’t sure about the needle versus gun thing either. It never occurred to me to look for a tattoo shop that works with children. What a great idea. Thank you. =)

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