With the girls being a whole 2 months old, we decided to get their ears pierced. It was not a very tough decision to make- I am so glad to finally have girls to pretty up! While I go back and forth on whether I want to dress them the same or not, I knew from before they were born that I wanted their ears pierced. I conducted some super strategic research before taking them in (ie. I Googled “where to pierce baby’s ears”).
Here’s what I found out from my search about getting baby’s ears pierced:
- There are 3 places to get a baby’s ears pierced-A jeweler, a pediatrician, or a piercing shop where mom could get her belly button done, at the same time.
- According to an “expert” (some lady in a web forum), Claire’s employees have to undergo a thorough training before being allowed to pierce. They also require that a baby has had her first set of shots.
- Most pediatricians don’t pierce your baby’s ears.
As a teenager, I had my ears pierced at Afterthoughts, a trendy jewelry store in the mall. I had a good experience, didn’t get infected, and the cost was reasonable. Because a mall jewelry store piercer never caused me any permanent damage, I went with this option for the girls as well.
In the end I had a really good experience getting twin newborns’ ears pierced. It helped that I brought a friend to hold one of the babies while I held the one being pierced. The employee at Claire’s was very professional, very quick, and seemed very experienced. We had a lot of studs to choose from. Bonus: the girls only cried for a minute or two, and they’re super cute with their girly little earrings.
AFTER getting them pierced I looked into some online reviews of Claire’s stores and piercing guns. There is a lot of information out there on the pros and cons to read about if you’re interested. In case you’re wondering, my girls are doing fine and no one is getting an ear amputated from a botched pierce job. 🙂
If you are considering piercing your baby girl’s ears I recommend you do the research as well and make your own informed decision as to whether you want your baby’s piercing to be done using a gun. I would check with the pediatrician as well to see if he uses a gun to pierce.