Social media has made sharing beautiful photos of your kids with friends and family so easy. It is fantastic to see them tumbling with toys or passed out in car seats. You also get to share in all the firsts of your friends’ and family’s little ones. One of these firsts that you see in your social media feed is baby’s first ear piercing. This one can be a little tricky and incite strong opinions in parents. I have chosen not to piece my daughter’s ears without her consent but that is my choice as her parent. It is equally your choice to choose to pierce your child’s ears. That is not a decision that anyone else can make for your family but I don’t want you to feel that is your only option. To help you know your options here are 5 alternatives to piercing that will still delight your child (and you) without making a permanent decision.
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1. Stick-On Earrings
These are fun for kids since they are basically stickers for your body. You can get them in all kinds of styles from Frozen to Flowers and everything in between. They are also a very inexpensive option.
- When you are using these for special occasions such as weddings or family photos bring extras. They will inevitably fall off and you will need to replace them.
2. Clip-On Earrings
For younger kids the plastic clip-on earrings work best. If you want to prolong the wait to pierce your child’s ears you can later move on to the regular metal ones. These have a come a long way since our grandma’s wore them. You can find stylish ones that your child will love.
3. Temporary Tattoos
The foiled temporary tattoos are perfect for adding a little bit of bling that will last at least through the whole day. These don’t actually come as earrings but the larger ones can be cut up and applied in small pieces. This will also make the pack of tattoos last longer.
4. Magnetic Earrings
If you want something a little more realistic looking then magnetic earrings are the way to go. They are a little more expensive but are a great options for girls who have outgrown the stickers but aren’t quite ready for piercing.
5. Body Paint Pens
The great part of using body paint pens is that they come in a variety of styles and colors. You can get bright and glittery ones or pale and pastel ones. Another perk of these is that they can travel easily in your purse for quick reapplication.
Again, I’m not here to tell you whether or not you should pierce your child’s ears. However, you make more rash decisions when you don’t feel like you have options. To help you make the best decision for your children, you now have 5 alternatives to piercing that aren’t permanent. These are also great ideas if your daughter wants to pierce her ears but you don’t feel she is old enough to do so. Don’t forget to give your little princess something to carry her lip gloss and toys in like this fun and colorful girl’s purse.