New mum is heavily criticised for piercing her daughter’s ears at just ONE day old in the hospital: ‘Wait until she can decide for herself’
- A new mother has been criticised for piercing her daughters’ ears at one day old
- The newborn baby could be seen with a pair of flower earrings in the hospital
- On TikTok her fans felt as though it was too soon to be creating holes
- But the mother replied by saying her daughter hardly reacted to the piercing
A new mum has come under fire for piercing her newborn daughter’s ears after just one day in the hospital, with many parents saying she should wait until the child is old enough to make the decision for herself.
The mother, who posts under her daughter’s name – Lara – on TikTok, shared an innocent video of her baby girl just hours after her birth compared to her now at three months old.
The adorable tot had a tiny flower earring visible in the footage from her first 24 hours on earth, and it caused a raucous to explode in the comments section below.
But others defended the decision saying that it’s common in some cultures to pierce a young girls’ ears early in life.
‘Maybe it’s just me but on the day my children were born getting their ears pierced was very far down my list of concerns,’ one woman said.
The adorable tot had a tiny flower earring visible in the footage from her first 24 hours on earth, and it caused a raucous to explode in the comments section below
‘Wow, this is another level for me… I just can’t understand. And it hurts the same as when they are older! Don’t fool yourself,’ said another.
A third added: ‘Why shouldn’t they get a choice if they want their ears pierced or not? I am going to let my babies decide when they understand these things.’
While it’s not known where Lara and her mother live, it’s presumably not Australia as she confirmed that it was the neonatologists within the hospital who ‘pierced Lara’s ears’.
‘When they are 2-3 days old, they don’t feel pain like a year or two!’ she wrote.
‘The holes are given to them by neonatologists (doctors specialising in the care of newborns) in the hospital at birth.’
While it’s not known where Lara and her mother live, it’s presumably not Australia as she confirmed that it was the neonatologists within the hospital who ‘pierced Lara’s ears’
The mother claimed that babies’ ear lobes are softer when they’re really young and her daughter wouldn’t have felt any major pain, in fact, she ‘didn’t even react’.
Others agreed that it was common to pierce young girls’ ears as an infant.
‘In my country they pierce the baby girls on the first day they are born,’ one woman replied.
‘Love how she has her ears pierced! Honestly I’d do the same,’ said another.
A third added: ‘I love the earrings <3 Good job mama and congrats. Ignore all the hate’.