Kylie Jenner is not the first mom to pierce her baby’s ears but some are questioning just how safe it is to pierce a five month old’s ears. According to ER doctor Elizabeth Murray, piercing baby’s ears may not be as safe as we think.
“My advice is to wait until your child is old enough to participate in caring for the earrings and the discussion of whether or not they want this done to their body,” University of Rochester Medical Center pediatric emergency medicine doctor Elizabeth Murray states in an interview with People Magazine.
Additionally, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, even though parents can pierce their children’s ears at any age, “as a general guideline,” they recommend waiting until children are “mature enough” to care for the piercings themselves.
Dr. Murray also goes on to explain in the interview that, “I have seen far too many infants and toddlers choke on or swallow earring parts. I’ve also seen a large number of earrings end up in a toddler’s nose!”
What do you think? To pierce or not to pierce-sound off, we want to hear from you!