What to Expect
Before we pierce your child’s ears at one of our three convenient locations, we need to make sure your child can do a few things first. Here are a few considerations that will help you determine if now is the time for your child’s ears to be pierced:
- Can your child sit very still during the procedure? For safety reasons, it is imperative your child can sit still during the piercing. A wiggly or moving child can result in him or her getting stick with a needle, which can be traumatic for everyone involved. It is imperative we eliminate any possible chance of a needle stick before the piercing takes place.
- Can your child care for their piercing on a daily basis? Depending on the age of your child, it is important they understand the care and attention that is involved with an ear piercing. For the first 6-8 weeks, they will need to follow a very specific daily aftercare routine to ensure the piercing heals well. Should the piercing become infected, please do not hesitate to contact Tots N Teens Pediatrics right away and schedule an appointment to have it checked out.
- Can your child leave the piercing alone? With the exception of cleaning the piercing, it is important your child does not touch their piercing with unclean hands. This can increase the chance of infection and may even introduce new bacteria to the wound. We recommend no child gets their ears pierced until they understand the importance of letting the piercing heal and leaving it alone while it does so.
If you believe your child can do the above, please contact Tots N Teens and ask us about our ear-piercing services. We understand that there are other places to get your child’s ears pierced - such as the mall - but these other options are not as safe or sanitary. If you have looked into other options and they use a piercing gun or provide low quality jewelry, please understand this is not best for the health and safety of your child.
At Tots N Teens Pediatrics, we follow strict sterile procedures when piercing children’s ears, and we always use hypoallergenic materials. This is important because many children - and adults - have allergic reactions to certain metals, such as nickel. Getting your ears pierced is an important part of growing up for many children, which is why we want to ensure it’s done the right way. Our compassionate team of medical professionals’ care about you and the health and safety of your children. To learn more about our ear-piercing services, or if your child has gotten an infection from a piercing at a different business, please contact Tots N Teens Pediatrics.