Many parents question how old a child has to be to have their ears pierced. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is no age limit on when children should have their ears pierced. However, they advise waiting until your child is able to care for it themselves.
While ear piercing is a safe procedure, there are some children with underlying health conditions who should consult a pediatrician first. This includes children who:
- Have an autoimmune disorder
- Have a heart condition
- Have hemophilia
- Have diabetes
- Have a condition that prevents or slows healing
- Take blood-thinners
If you decide to get your child’s ears pierced, choose to get it done at a medical office, not a retail establishment. The safety and precautions that medical providers use when doing ear piercings is second to none. The board-certified pediatricians at Village Pediatric Group are happy to provide this service.
Pediatric Office in Tuckahoe, NY
Speak with your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about the suitability of your child for ear piercing. Call Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, at (914) 771-7070 to schedule an appointment to get your child’s ears pierced or use our online booking tool now.