For many kids in the US, it's a rite of passage. You beg your parents for months, and one day they finally agree to that envied trip to the piercing shop in the mall. The instant you get your ears pierced, you feel like you've gone from a regular kid to a glamorous fashionista.
We're seeing a growing trend, though, toward those piercings at a younger and younger age. In many parts of the world, especially in Latin America, piercing a baby girl's ears is the norm. As technology and immigration diversify our worldview in the US, those baby piercings are catching on.
If you're opting to pierce your child's ears at a young age, you're in good company. Check out these celebrities who are in the market for baby earrings and child earrings themselves.
As with any aspect of parenting, you'll get different advice from every person on the street about when to pierce a child's ears. Check out these celebrities who are all about piercing ears at a young age.
Of course, we have to start the list with the most talked-about baby piercing. Earlier this year, Kylie Jenner sparked a massive debate when she showed off her five-month-old daughter's ear studs.
Little Stormi garnered reactions that ran the gamut from, "What adorable earrings!" to "I've never heard of such a thing." As many of Jenner's defenders noted, though, many cultures around the world pierce baby girls' ears before they even leave the hospital.
The moral of the story is this: there will be haters for everything, but it doesn't mean they're right. If you pierce your baby's ears at a young age, you might even be in the majority.
While Stormi's piercings seemed to get more chatter, Kylie Jenner was far from the family's first to opt for early piercings.
Back in 2014, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gave their daughter North the gift of glam for her first birthday. That gift came in a pair of freshly pierced ears.
Let's go ahead and stick with the Kardashian theme, shall we? 2018 was the year for Kardashian babies, and it was also the year for baby piercings.
When her daughter True was eight weeks old, Khloe Kardashian showed True's adorable ear piercings to the world.
Throwback time! While we mentioned that baby piercings are getting more and more popular in the US, they're not new by any stretch of the imagination.
Back in 2012, supermodel and every woman's envy Gisele Bundchen pierced her seven-month-old daughter's ears. After all, they had to carry on the family's legacy in fashion and beauty, right?
We love a great story about breaking down gender barriers, and fitness maven Jillian Michaels might do that better than anyone. With a reputation as a tough and no-nonsense fitness trainer, she's never let her gender define her limitations.
It's clear that she's teaching her kids the same virtues. In 2016, Michaels took her 6-year-old daughter Lukensia to get her ears pierced, and her 4-year-old son Phoenix decided to hop onto the bandwagon.
Ice-T is one of those guys who has a tough persona, especially on Law & Order: SVU, but when you see him with his little girl, the soft side comes out.
In 2016, he and his wife Coco Austin were the latest celebrities to show their baby's new piercings. Their daughter Chanel Nicole was ten weeks old at the time, and while she was a stunning beauty already, her beautiful stud earrings took the cute factor up a notch.
In recent years, the iconic Brangelina has been in the news for decidedly sadder reasons. Back in 2011, though, it was all about the glam.
That fall, Angelina Jolie took their oldest two girls to get their ears pierced. At the time, Zahara was 6 and Shiloh was 5. While Shiloh changed her mind, we got to see Zahara sporting some adorable little earrings.
As with the Jolie-Pitts, this is another couple who has called it quits. They're both celebrities, though, so far be it from us to choose one to exclude from our list.
In 2015, Mariah Carey went with her 4-year-old daughter Monroe to get her ears pierced. To turn up the charm even more, they made their outing to a mall shop just like so many of the rest of us. Who says celebrities are so different from us after all?
Amid all the discussion about baby earring debates, let us set the record straight. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there's minimal risk in piercing a child's ears at any age, including newborns.
No matter how old your kids are, though, be sure to follow these safety tips to keep those risks low.
Just because someone says they'll pierce your child's ears doesn't mean they know what they're doing. You could go to a shop with safety procedures in place. For extra caution, you could even ask a medical professional like a pediatrician or dermatologist.
While it's not common, some kids have allergies that you might not know about. To avoid the risk of an allergic reaction, we suggest gold earrings for your child's first earrings. After the piercings have healed, you can experiment with other materials too, like sterling silver, gold or rhodium plated brass and surgical steel.
For parents across the globe, piercing their babies' ears is a rite of passage whether it happens at six days or six years of age. When you make that choice for your child, it gives you one more way to bond over baby earrings and fun accessories.
If your baby already has piercings, shop for baby earrings online today.
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