Tips To Make Ear Piercing Easier For Your Baby

Wondering if you should get your little one’s ears pierced? Is it too early? How much will it hurt? A mom shares her experience with us.

Once we became parents to a little girl, one of the things we were concerned about was about getting her ears pierced. We got our daughter’s ears pierced when she was 2.5 months old #bestdecision. Since then every time I meet a neighbour or relative, their first question to me is -You have already got her ears pierced? How? When? Where?

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If you are not bound by some fixed date or any ritual,  get your baby’s ear pierced in the 3rd month or as early as possible. I am sharing some tips that made this process easier for us:

The reasons for getting their ears pierced early are

  • The intensity of pain felt by them is low
  • Their skin is really soft
  • They cant pull their ears then

Things you should keep in mind

  • You can choose to go to a jeweller or a doctor – just make sure they are experienced and use sterilized instruments.
  • Try to pick an earring which can be sealed from behind with instrument instead of the screw one -the screw could be uncomfortable for the little one.
    When they mark points on ears, make sure they are marked in the centre of the earlobe, because once pierced there is no going back
  • Once the piercing is done, immediately start feeding the baby to soothe her.
  • Get the piercing done in the morning, so if any problem arises you can visit your doctor
  • Apply coconut oil 5-6 times a day on her ears and rotate the earrings to ensure that the earrings are not stuck to the ear. Continue this for at least 12-15 days.
  • If the earrings are stuck or the ears are getting swollen, consult a doctor immediately.
  • If the baby is in pain on the day of piercing and is crying a lot or feeling uncomfortable, ask your doctor about giving some paracetamol to ease the pain.

You will realize that mothers actually feel more pain than our super strong babies. They will feel the pain and forget. I hope you find these tips helpful and they can guide you through your little girl’s ear piercing.

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