The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Baby Ear Piercing Jewelry
Piercing a baby's ear is a tough decision for parents. There are always questions that first come up when deciding to go through with a piercing, whether it is about the procedure itself or any concerns they might have about their child's safety. Most parents are usually worried about conditions that could arise from an infection caused by a baby’s ear piercing, so it is crucial to know where they are taking their babies and what they should look for when deciding.
Here are the most commonly asked questions about baby ear piercings;
At What Age Can I Pierce a Baby’s Ear?
You can pierce your baby’s ears as early as 3 weeks old.
Are Needles Reused?
Needles used for baby ear piercings are never reused and they are removed and thrown away immediately after a single-use. Jewelry used for baby ear piercings are sterilized through a two-step process that takes as long as an hour.
Do You Use Piercing Guns To Pierce a Baby’s Ears?
Piercing guns cannot be used on babies as they are unable to sit or lie still for very long. Accurate pinpointing and maintaining precise angles is difficult with a piercing gun thus, they are never used when piercing a baby’s ears.
What Kind of Metal Will Your After-Piercing Jewelry Be Made Up Of?
Baby earrings must be made up of hypoallergenic metals like Gold and Silver. You can try Gold options such as 14K Gold, 18K Gold, or even White Gold. Baby earrings can also be made of medical and surgical steel.
How Long Does The Piercing Take To Heal?
Baby ear piercings since they are more fragile can take close to 12 weeks to fully heal.
How Long Do I Need To Keep The Stud On My Baby?
Usually, a baby’s ear piercing can heal within 8-12 weeks. However, there are some cases that might even take up to six months. So, keeping it for 12 weeks should be enough, if you have the option to keep it in for six months this might be the best option. There are high chances that the pore would shut off if you happen to remove the stud before the baby’s ear piercing has completely healed.
How Do I Clean My Baby’s Ear Piercings?
You can use any normal after piercing cleaning solution meant for babies or you could also try using isopropyl alcohol or a sea salt solution to clean up your baby’s ear piercings. You should use it twice a day on the area and ensure you clean your hands thoroughly before you touch the spot.
How To Know If The Ear Piercing is Infected?
Redness or rashes appearing on the area or even a tenderness to the touch, are indicative of a baby’s ear-piercing infection. These infections come up fast and you might find blood, pus or foul-smelling fluid oozing out of the area overnight. All of these are signs of an infection in the area.
How long do I need to keep the baby ear piercings away from water?
You can bathe the baby and wet the area 3-5 days after an ear was pierced.
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