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What's the best age to get your daughter's ears pierced?

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When to Pierce Ears: What's the Best Age to Get your Daughter's Ears Pierced?
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Question: What's the best age to get your daughter's ears pierced?
Are you wondering when you should pierce her ears? At what age should you get your daughter's ears pierced? This is a very personal question and a lot of people have a lot of different answers. Some believe that you should pierce your daughter's ears as young as possible, while many other believe that a mother should not pierce her kids' ears at all.
Answer: When to pierce ears? This is one of those questions that has no, single correct answer. Ear piercing is common practice in the US and in most countries all over the world. Every mom who has a daughter has to consider if she'll get her daughter's ears pierced and when.

Many believe that the best age to pierce a girl's ears is when the child is a young infant. For many, this is a cultural decision. Others claim that the younger a child is, the less able they are to remember the pain of getting the piercings done. They also say that a child who has had earring from a very young age is less likely to play with her earrings since they've been a part of her everyday life since she was too young to mess with them.

Another set of moms have a set age, where they get their daughters' ears pierced. For some reason, the most common ages these moms decide on is 3 and 5.

A growing number of moms believe that girls should get their ears pierced when they themselves ask to have it done. These moms let the kids themselves decide what the right age for getting their ears pierced is.

And of course, there are still plenty of parents who are deciding to not pierce their daughter's ears at all.

In the end, this is a very personal decision. The only correct answer is the answer that is right for you and your family. Trust yourself and go with your gut feeling.
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