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Kylie Jenner Pieced Her Baby’s Ears and The Backlash Was Instant

by | August 12, 2018

The new mom showed Stormi on snapchat, and everyone noticed that her baby, who is five months old, had pierced ears.

Kylie joins her older sisters in being the subject of mommy shame, that no matter what is cultural or not, she has the full wrath of ‘perfect’ moms around the world. Users instantly took to Twitter to discuss her age, motherhood, and the ability to be a fit parent.


Although, not everyone was in agreement that getting your kids’ ears pierced young was something to get worked up about.


With one twitter user explaining how she had her own ears pierced, hours after being born.

“My advice is to wait until your child is old enough to participate in caring for the earrings and the discussion of whether or not they want this done to their body,” University of Rochester Medical Center pediatric emergency medicine doctor Elizabeth Murray tells PEOPLE.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Ears may be pierced for cosmetic reasons at any age” and “there is little risk” involved if the piercing is performed cared for using the proper sanitary procedures and precautions.

The AAP does recommend using a round earring with a gold post to reduce the risk of infection and allergic reactions and, “as a general guideline,” to hold off on piercing a child’s ears until they are “mature enough” to care for the modification themselves.

“At this point practitioners really need to form their own opinions about ear piercing,” Johns Hopkins pediatric resident Suzanne Rossi said in 2015, adding that the AAP’s point on maturity is “clearly the best way to reduce the risk of infection” to the affected area.

“I usually try to recommend to families that they get past the six-month immunizations to reduce their risk of tetanus and blood-borne infections,” she explained. “We also make sure the parents are taking [children] to a reputable place to decrease the risk of infection.”


2 Responses to “Kylie Jenner Pieced Her Baby’s Ears and The Backlash Was Instant”

  1. Stefanie Shepherd
    August 12th, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

    Ear piercing. While I have 2 daughters aged one and 2 and I decided to wait and respect their bodies by waiting on them to cue their desire for the piercings, I also don’t think it’s that big of a deal that Kylie Jenner pierced her baby’s ears. It’s an intentional injury inflicted for vanity and maybe that warrants more discussion or maybe it doesn’t. There are waaaay bigger issues to focus on and way worse things that parents do to children, everyday, all day long, like feed them dead bodies. I can live w the ear piercing. People should be outraged at the dead bodies the child is or will likely be eating in her lifetime.

  2. sw
    August 13th, 2018 @ 9:19 am

    How about circumcision (which half the world does, in boys and girls), I think it is far worse than piercing a babies ears (which I think is wrong anyway).

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