It is believed that ear piercing of children can be done almost from the first day of life. Doctors disagree.
They argue that they should not do this before three years. In the first days and months of life, the body crumbs adapt to new conditions of existence and unnecessary problems (puncture can be a source of infection) to him nothing.
As she gets a little older, the baby will begin to study her body and will certainly want to get closer to “get to know” the earrings. Chances are that she will try to take them off and pull her mouth.
Trauma earlobe in this case is almost inevitable.
In addition, as the child grows, the ears grow, which means that the puncture site may shift, the symmetry will be broken. Besides, are you sure that in the conscious age your daughter will want to wear such jewelry and will not give up on them?
Maybe we should wait when the girl herself asks to buy her earrings and agree to pierce her ears, knowing that this is a painful procedure?
Meanwhile, the point of view of doctors is not shared by other specialists. Psychologists object to this approach and recommend piercing the ears of children up to 1.5 years, arguing that at this age the child has no fear and quickly forgets about pain.
Consider the fact that piercing the ears after 11 years increases the risk of keloid scars at the puncture site. Keloid is a proliferation of connective tissue that forms at the site of damage to the skin and is difficult to treat.
And on the earlobes, the formation of keloid can be provoked by even the smallest scratch.
It is necessary to pierce the ears in sterile conditions and this should be done by a specialist with medical education. After all, among other things, there are many active points on the ear (reflexogenic zones) and it is better not to touch them.
Puncture should be done whenever possible in the center of the lobe.
Observe the girl: do not erupt teeth, health problems, not a cold. Choosing the day, make sure that the usual rhythm of life of the crumbs does not change.
If on the way a trip, routine vaccination, the procedure is better to postpone. Think about the time of year.
In winter and autumn, you can injure a recent puncture, putting on a sweater or hat.
You can not pierce the ears, if the child has chronic otitis, traumatic brain injury, severe allergies, blood disease, diabetes, rheumatism, neurological disorder.
Be sure to ask what tool will pierce the ears of the child. Somewhere this is done with a needle, in other places – with a special “pistol”, into which special earrings-carnations are inserted.
The needle must be removed from the sterile packaging in your presence. But for the child, the second option is preferable.
In addition, disposable pistols have now appeared, which work almost silently and do not pierce, but, as it were, move the earlobe tissues apart.
Choose light, without additional decorations and pendants earrings, so that they as little as possible delayed the earlobe. Earrings should be made of gold, silver or special medical alloy.
The latter is always used in the manufacture of special stud earrings, inserted into the “gun”, which pierce the ears. These “training” earrings must be worn at least 1-2 months, until the wounds heal.
The earrings with an English clasp are also suitable for babies. Firstly, the child is unlikely to unfasten them without her mother’s help, and secondly, they do not compress the earlobe.
The clasp of the earrings should be tight enough so that the jewelery cannot unfasten itself.
The first weeks after piercing the ears should remain open, therefore, brushing your daughter, carefully remove the hair. After a puncture, daily, up to 6 times a day, thoroughly rinse the holes in the lobes with a weak alcohol solution (1% salicylic alcohol solution) or any other disinfectant without rolling the earrings. If the puncture site is sealed with medical glue, then this procedure is done only after the glue has completely gone.
The buds are wiped with disinfectant solutions until complete healing.