Is there a good time to get your child’s ears pierced? Short answer: it depends. Some doctors recommend waiting until your child has two tetanus shots. A reliable source that is about 4 months old.
However, even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not have a firm position on when is the right time for ear piercing. While the group recommends waiting until the child is old enough to care for a piercing on their own, they don’t directly say no to children’s piercings.
In fact, the AAP recognizes that piercings are safe at any age as long as the piercing is performed with sterile equipment and methods. In addition, a parent or other caregiver must consistently care for the piercing to ensure it heals properly.