The internet is in an uproar over a mother’s controversial decision to pierce her newborn daughter’s ears while still in the hospital. TikTok user Lara, who posts under the handle @laraticaofficial, shared a video of her baby girl with small floral studs in her ears, just one day after birth.
The video shows the baby has garnered over a million views, with some users praising the mother for the decision, while others fiercely condemn it.
Those in favor of the practice argue that it is common in various cultures and can be considered a rite of passage, while others claim that babies feel less pain than toddlers when pierced. However, the mother’s decision to pierce her daughter’s ears has also been met with criticism, with many believing that the mother should have waited until the child was old enough to decide for herself.
The mother, who hails from Colombia and wishes to remain anonymous, defended her decision, stating that she believes a few days after birth is the best time to pierce a child’s ears as it is less traumatic for them. She added that Lara had no reaction to the procedure and that she believes it was the best decision for her daughter.
However, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to postpone piercing until the child is mature enough to care for the site properly. The organization acknowledges that with proper care, the risk to an infant’s health is minimal.
The decision to pierce a child’s ears is a personal one that parents should make after weighing cultural and personal beliefs, their child’s well-being and safety, and privacy concerns. It’s essential to ensure that the piercing is done in a safe and hygienic environment, by a professional, and with proper aftercare to avoid any complications.
While some believe that getting it done at a young age is less traumatic, others feel that waiting for the child to make the decision themselves is the best course of action. Ultimately, parents must weigh all the pros and cons before making a decision to ensure that their child is comfortable, safe, and well taken care of.
As social media continues to grow, parents should also consider their child’s privacy and how their images are shared online. It’s essential to make an informed and thoughtful decision, considering all factors before making a choice that could impact the child’s life.
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