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Ear Piercing for Babies Tips and Care – Our Top 9

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Much like you, your baby girl too wants to look good and even though United States usually waits for the baby to grow up to a formidable age until practicing ear piercing, most of the eastern countries engage in the thought of piercing the baby’s ears. Now one of the cons to this idea would be that the babies feel the pain more at their age and the pain cannot be aided by prescription pain killers. Still so, there are different ideologies that we respect and if you want to go ahead with your ear piercing, here is a list of all the types you might want to opt for.

Newborn baby ear piercing is a religious custom in many communities. These techniques originally originated in India and later they were conserved and modified by Chinese. The outer part of your ears carries a lot of important acupuncture and acupressure points. The point where the ears of a baby are pierced is known for curing asthma. That is why even Ancient Indians both men and women used to wear ear-rings. But with time, this practice of baby ear piercing is dying a slow death. It is a part of tradition and ritualistic tradition, but now is a wide fashion statement. Whether you take your baby for a cosmetic ear piercing or go to a goldsmith for the same, the purpose will be served. But you should be double sure before you follow the cosmetic way.

However, prior to this, do take your baby for a routine checkup, making sure all her body vitals are in proper levels and ready for the procedure.

Design a Head:

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When we are doing something, the usual goal is to execute the procedure with perfection, something that is deeply portrayed in this picture here. The picture here shows how you can put this round chakra earring on your baby and have her flawlessly flaunt it. This is an ornate gold earring lightweight with a small pearl set right on the middle. Match these with her white bib or a white hat if you may. This is a good baby ear piercing jewelry.

Types of Ear Piercing for Babies:

We know ear piercing is a pain and we are sure you don’t want to torture your child with it. Here are some types of ear piercing for your baby that you may want to consider.

1. Medical Ear Piercing:

You child through medical ear piercing will receive professional care from a doctor or a pediatrician. He/she will be trained in sterile technique and wound management. Using a system for piercing will eliminate the possibility of patient-to-patient contamination. The equipment will not come in contact with the skin.

2. Needle Piercing:

Needle piercing is usually done by a goldsmith. The needle is hollow and has a sharp point enough to make a hole on the earlobe. The needle is considered safe. Make sure to make earrings of a good metal to avoid infection.

3. Gun Shot:

The next method is the gun shot for baby piercing. Gun shot is fairly painless compared to needle. The earlobe of the baby is usually inserted between these two parts of the instrument. When the trigger is squeezed, the spring is released, causing the instrument to close with considerable pressure. The stud is forced through the earlobe, engaging it into the friction back.

Pain either through needle, medical or gunshot will incur some pain. However, while the needle is relatively painful, it nevertheless is safe. Gun shot is absolutely painless.

  • Anesthesia can be a good option for babies. They cannot bear the slightest pain and hence you may want to ask the doctor for some anesthesia.
  • Bleeding is another common side effect of piercing. When there is a gunshot or a needle piercing, there will be some amount of bleeding. Be prepared for it and do not freak out when you actually see it on your baby’s ears.
  • Infection and allergies is another common side effect of baby ear piercing. Make sure that the equipment and the jewelry used is sterile and germ free. Ensure that the person uses clean hands and a hand sanitizer.

After the piercing, baby ear piercing care is essential.

  • Wash hands thoroughly.
  • Use a cotton ball or swab to apply rubbing alcohol or antibiotic ointment to the earlobe or lobes.
  • Gently rotate the earring in the ear.

Once the ear heals, remove the earrings before going to bed every night. Rub alcohol when you remove them first and make sure they are clean before wearing them again.

Keeping it Simple:

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Now this is the best way to keep things humbly stylish. You don’t want to harass your kid with a heavy earring piece that would weigh her down and keep her uncomfortable. That is why, the best way is to opt for a simple stud, light in color that would match her age but still make her look trendy. Keeping it barely small is just another style statement. This is also a good baby boy ear piercing.

Hangers:

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Earrings come in different styles and patterns and here is another classic style that you might like. This particular earring hangs a little bit, as in the earring starts from the source but the main attraction of the piece is a bit lower than the lobe. Often these earrings are a bit heavy weight even though the specially made ones come with lightweight features too.

The Classic Ring:

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All those childhood years of you pulling the ring off with the classic style has finally paid you off good and now you want to implement the same to your child. This is probably one of the reason why your kid should opt for a small golden ring that would keep the age-old class in place while keeping her ears attractive.

Pearly Affairs:

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Match her pearly whites with a pearl on her ears as well. This earring is solely based on a formidable shiny pearl that makes up for the whole of the earring. Once again, this is a hanger ending beyond the lobe of the ear and therefore special attention should be given to the weight of the ring.

A little Dazzle:

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The diamond stud is yet another childhood classic. You can implement this earring maybe with some other modifications into your child’s ear but there is always a chance that the dazzling rock might add to some weight. At times like this, the base of the earring should be made lightweight to even out the weight.

The Fireball:

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The fireball is nothing but a cute little fiery stud ring, red and pretty which would simply be a hit like no other. It is small and round and fierce and definitely will be a favorite of your child. You can also try this on your baby boy to produce similar effect.

The Twins:

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Starting with a small bar, the two twin stones dazzle and sparkle in her ears, a full set diamond earring with a silver base. However, to keep things light or safe, you may even want to opt for faux diamonds. This is indeed a classy affair paired with a trend setting view.

Just a Star:

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The last to the list looks something like a star fish, pretty and alluring with a soft ocean blue stone right in the middle surrounded my small specs of dazzling stones. This will hands down be the perfect set for your little baby.

Babies have sensitive skin. While you may want to consider the best options for the new born baby ear piercing, ensure you only choose the best. Make sure to give adequate after care and let the baby not suffer any more torture. Look out constantly for any other on infection or liquid that will typically appear. Ensure only professionals do this for your child.

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