I have written a few draft posts on this subject but deleted them because I don’t really want to be involved in yet another Mommy debate. So I’m not going to talk too much about me, I’m going to ask you some questions. People seem to feel very strongly about this so if you agree with banning piercing for babies and toddlers these are my questions for you.
(My personal opinion is, there’s no benefit to piercing ears, I had mine done aged 26 when my nan died so that I could wear her earrings. I had my belly button pierced at 15 because I wanted it done.)
My main question is, what difference does it make to you if somebody pierces their baby’s ears? Does it ruin your day? Are you so traumatised by seeing studs on a baby that you can’t go on with your day? I just don’t understand why it bothers people so much. If you don’t like it, don’t do it.
How would you like to passively aggressively be called a child abuser? When you rant about it being cruel and abusive, you’re just insulting every mother that has done it! They’re not abusers. You’re aligning them with rapists, neglectful, child beaters etc and that isn’t fair. It is sparking unnecessary arguments. Choose your words carefully.
Have you considered that there might just be a bigger picture? There might be a reason that has sod all to do with you. I was watching Blinged up Babies earlier and the one mother spoke about her miracle little girl because she had miscarried at 20 weeks with her previous pregnancy. Is she a bad mother for loving that child so much that she is girly-fying her as much as possible? Or is she actually really grateful and adores her baby?
What is so wrong with being vain anyway? You’re not bad if you want your baby to look pretty. I am not into bling and make up personally but I also look like a tramp a lot of the time. Teaching your kids to take pride in their looks doesn’t make you bad. I don’t think it’s bad to not take pride in your kids looks either. I like seeing kids muddy and messy but it’s down to personal preference.
Why are we allowing one person to dictate what mothers should do by starting a petition just because they don’t agree? If you feel so strongly about banning it, why didn’t you start the petition?
The real problem with banning piercing is, it’s just one more thing to bash mothers over the head with. Can’t we just accept a difference of opinion?
There is nothing a mother can do right these days. The way you feed, sleep, work, wean… Everything is a debate!
Concentrate on your own life!