How young is TOO young to have your child’s ears pierced? Maybe ten years? How about five years? What about four months? That’s right!
That’s the age two parents chose to pierce their babies’ ears.
Since these two mothers had their 4-month-old baby daughters’ ears pierced, videos have emerged showing the girls bursting into tears.
As you might expect, now there is outrage and controversy coming from all directions on social media.
One mother is 34-year-old, Crystal Lynn from Florida. She has received much criticism from other parents after a video of her daughter emerged online.
Another mother in the UK also was targeted for the same reason.
Believe it or not, both women have insisted there was nothing wrong with their actions.
Hard to believe, right? I mean what baby actual realizes her ears are pierced in the first place? Would you find this acceptable or just plain cruel? Let’s face it, anyone piercing a baby’s ears, they are just doing it for themselves, right?
I mean come on! Seriously?!
Does a 4-month-old need her ears pierced? This little girl was wailing for about 30 seconds.
Push back on social media on pierced ears for babies
It seems many on social media were very quick to criticize the mother and even described the event as ‘cruel’ or ‘child abuse.’
‘Why would you want to cause your baby pain when it is meant to be mum who protects them? Let them choose when they are old enough!’
‘Cruel, just cruel. Hope mum is happy putting her lovely daughter through this trauma.
The other mother, Rebekah Musson, is also a target on social media for piercing her 4-month-old, Maddison’s ears.
The video appears on Piercings Facebook group. Some followers on the page said it was ‘child abuse’ while others said it ‘should be illegal.’
Regardless of what others posted or said, both mothers defended their actions. They argued it was ‘better’ to get their daughter’s ears pierced while they were younger.
Maddison’s mother Rebekah, 23, said,
She went on to say,
‘She looks beautiful in her earrings, and she loves to change her earrings when mummy does and wears all different ones.’
You have got to be kidding me!? We all know who is changing those earrings, don’t we?
Mother says it is just easier as a baby than as an older child
Rebekkah is a mother of two.
She said, “It’s much easier to get them done as a baby than when they’re older. Fact.”
How much older is she talking? Two years? Six months? Who knows?
In the meantime, Crystal, 34, Emily’s mother said her daughter doesn’t remember getting her ears pierced at all. Her daughter is now 5-years-old.
Well, duh! Of course not! How many kids remember anything at four months?
Crystal says she wants to spread awareness for piercing children’s ears at such a young age.
Is she kidding? I think we are all aware she pierced her 4-month-old’s ears. What else could she possible want to share with people…how her child screamed out on the video for at least 30 seconds? Nope.
‘We chose to pierce our daughter’s ears at a young age because it is proven that most who wait until they are older, around the age of 5-10 years of age, usually end up with an infection because they don’t stop touching them,’ she said.
‘When you pierce them young they don’t feel, but maybe 30 seconds of pain, if any pain at all and we as parents take care of the piercing and they are less likely to mess with them.’
Of course, Crystal added, “If at anytime she wants to take them out – then she can.”
Here’s the link to the video if you are interested in watching a 4-month-old baby cry as her mother pierces her ears.
Let us know what you think. Cruel or acceptable? What do you think? Do you support these mothers for piercing their ears at four months old?