Would YOU pierce your newborn’s ears? Mother accused of ‘child abuse’ after baby ear piercing video goes viral Would YOU pierce your newborn’s ears? Mother accused of ‘child abuse’ after baby ear piercing video goes viral
The age that a child should be allowed to get their ears pierced has long been a subject of debate. But two mothers have... Would YOU pierce your newborn’s ears? Mother accused of ‘child abuse’ after baby ear piercing video goes viral

The age that a child should be allowed to get their ears pierced has long been a subject of debate.

But two mothers have sparked controversy after videos emerged showing their four-month-old baby daughters bursting into tears when a piercing gun was used.

Crystal Lynn, 34, from Florida, received criticism from other parents when footage of her daughter Emily getting her ears pierced emerged online.

The backlash came as a UK-based mother also became the target of negative comments when a clip emerged of her baby daughter’s trip to get her ears pierced – but both women have defended their actions.

Crystal Lynn, 34, from Florida, received criticism from other parents when footage of her four-month-old daughter Emily getting her ears pierced emerged online

Crystal Lynn, 34, from Florida, received criticism from other parents when footage of her four-month-old daughter Emily getting her ears pierced emerged online

 

The video shows the baby screaming out in the video as she gets both of her ears pierced

The video shows the baby screaming out in the video as she gets both of her ears pierced

The video filmed in the US shows Crystal’s four-month-old screaming out as she gets both of her ears pierced. She is heard wailing for about 30 seconds, but then appears to be fine.

Social media users were quick to criticise her mother, with many describing it as ‘cruel’.

One wrote: ‘Why would you want to cause your baby pain when it is meant to be mum who protects them? Let them choose when they are old enough!’

Another added: ‘Cruel, just cruel. Hope mum is happy putting her lovely daughter through this trauma.’

The video filmed in the US shows Crystal's four-month-old screaming out as she gets both of her ears pierced. She is heard wailing for about 30 seconds, but then appears to be fine 

The video filmed in the US shows Crystal’s four-month-old screaming out as she gets both of her ears pierced. She is heard wailing for about 30 seconds, but then appears to be fine

 

Some social media users described it as 'child abuse', adding that it should be made illegal

Meanwhile Rebekah Musson, from Hull, was also slammed for taking four-month-old daughter Maddison to get her ears pierced.

A video of her baby crying at the jewellery shop was shared on Piercings Facebook group, with some social media users going as far to describe it as ‘child abuse’, adding that it ‘should be illegal’.

Both mothers defended their actions, arguing that it’s better for children to get their ears pierced when they’re younger.

Maddison’s mother Rebekah, 23,said: ‘Did she cry? Yes for a split second. Do I regret it? No.

Emily's mother Crystal, 34, says her daughter, who is now five, does not remember getting her ears pierced at all

Emily’s mother Crystal, 34, says her daughter, who is now five, does not remember getting her ears pierced at all

The mother-of-three says she wants to spread awareness of piercing children's ears at such a young ageThe mother-of-three says she wants to spread awareness of piercing children's ears at such a young age
The mother-of-three says she wants to spread awareness of piercing children’s ears at such a young age

She insisted that when children are young they only feel about 30 seconds of pain, if any pain at all

She insisted that when children are young they only feel about 30 seconds of pain, if any pain at all

‘She looks beautiful in her earrings, and she loves to change her earrings when mummy does and wears all different ones.’

The mother-of-two added: ‘It’s much easier to get them done as a baby than when they’re older. Fact.’

Meanwhile Emily’s mother Crystal, 34, said her daughter, who is now five, does not remember getting her ears pierced at all.

The mother-of-three says she wants to spread awareness of piercing children’s ears at such a young age.

Maddison's mother Rebekah, 23, (pictured with Maddison) defended her decision following the fierce reaction online 

Maddison’s mother Rebekah, 23, (pictured with Maddison) defended her decision following the fierce reaction online

 

She argued that it's much easier to get children's ears pierced when they're youngerShe argued that it's much easier to get children's ears pierced when they're younger
She argued that it’s much easier to get children’s ears pierced when they’re younger

 

‘We chose to pierce our daughter’s ears at a young age because it is proven that most who wait until they are older, around the age of 5-10 years of age, usually end up with an infection because they don’t stop touching them,’ she said.

‘When you pierce them young they don’t feel, but maybe 30 seconds of pain, if any pain at all and we as parents take care of the piercing and they are less likely to mess with them.’

She added: ‘Emily, who was four months old at the time, does not remember the piercing at all – and she loves her earrings.

‘If at anytime she wants to take them out – then she can.’

 

Credit: Mail Online

Henry Okafor

  • Kaneshia

    2017-07-14 #1 Author

    People do it everyday…i know a lady who pierced her daughter ear on the way home from the hospital…its just up to the parent as long as thr parent cares for their childs ears all else is irrelevant

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    • Brazique

      2017-07-15 #2 Author

      Moms usually do it when the babies ar very young so they will feel less pain. It happesns everyday where new born babies eats are being peirced at an early stage .

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  • FurNikkia

    2017-07-14 #3 Author

    I don’t feel like it’s child abuse. It’s just a procedure that most mothers do with their daughters.

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  • Shanikqua Allen

    2017-07-14 #4 Author

    I wouldn’t say it’s child abuse. The average wait usually be two months though for ear piercings.

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  • Latoya stewart

    2017-07-14 #5 Author

    I would I’ve pierced all 3 of my babies ears before they turned 3 months old getting their shots hurt worse than ears being peirced

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  • Kadey perry

    2017-07-14 #6 Author

    This is definitely not child abuse I believe in getting pierced while their baby’s so that they are used to them by the time they are older decreases the chances of them bothering them & pulling them out.

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  • Cawona Walker

    2017-07-14 #7 Author

    I think it’s okay for your baby’s ears to be pierced . They cry for a few seconds & after that they’re just fine

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  • Ana

    2017-07-14 #8 Author

    I got my sons ears pierced when he was 3months and he didn’t cry at all I got them both done he took one out and left the other in so it’s ok let them live it’s their kid amh

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  • Alexandria Shelley

    2017-07-14 #9 Author

    I pierced my baby’s ears and she was 4 months…it’s a lot of people who pierce their babies ears younger and older than that. It just depends on you as the parent 😊

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  • Quanisha

    2017-07-14 #10 Author

    This is crazy wow

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  • Tenacia

    2017-07-14 #11 Author

    Thats How U Know Anything Is Possible

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  • Creshia Jones

    2017-07-14 #12 Author

    I pierced all my daughter ears at 6weeks

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  • Ebony Myers

    2017-07-14 #13 Author

    This is exactly why I will let it be his choice!

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  • Deyshar Narcis

    2017-07-15 #14 Author

    No I wouldn’t this absolute nonsense you so hurry that you have to Pierce’s the child ears so early atleast 3 to 4 months

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    • Deyshar Narcis

      2017-07-15 #15 Author

      No I wouldn’t this absolute nonsense you so hurry that you have to Pierce’s the child ears so early atleast 3 to 4 months

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  • Dajona Harper

    2017-07-15 #16 Author

    I don’t feel like piercing your child’s ear is child abuse I will be piercing my daughter ears at 4 months … it’s just like them getting a shot, just a quick pinch.

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  • Shyneice pollock

    2017-07-15 #17 Author

    Awee that sweet little baby, I haven’t yet to get my son ear pierced I feel like it should be his choice..

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  • Santasia sudduth

    2017-07-15 #18 Author

    I truly Feel It should be the child’s decision . I will wait until Riri Turns At least 8 & see 😁 . Beauty Is Pain

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  • Jessica

    2017-07-15 #19 Author

    I I don’t feel this this is child abuse at at all billions of of people do do the same I think get it done while while there little and they won’t remember the pinch later on in life some some babies cry some some don’t some don’t cause some don’t cause my daughter didn’t cry at all

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  • Danyelle

    2017-07-15 #20 Author

    This is so crazy!! This mom should have been in some type of trouble!! She tortured this baby!! I didn’t pierce my daughter ears until she was 3 months

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  • Seirra Moss

    2017-07-15 #21 Author

    Wow, so adorable

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  • Reesie Hawkins

    2017-07-15 #22 Author

    I don’t see a problem with piercing the babies ears at that age! What do people complaining and screaming abuse expect??? For them to sit and not cry and they are children.

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  • Leatrice

    2017-07-15 #23 Author

    I would definitely wait til the age of 1ys for piercing. While at 4 months is way to young, too painful so no i would not consider it.

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  • Candace

    2017-07-15 #24 Author

    I would possibly pierce my daughter’s ears however I would never pierce my son’s ear.

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  • Tamara

    2017-07-15 #25 Author

    This is not child abuse!!! I got my daughter ears pierced! They make them seem more than what it is.

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  • Princess simpson

    2017-07-15 #26 Author

    I pierced my baby ears when she was 2 months but the doctor numbed them first

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  • Felicia

    2017-07-16 #27 Author

    No i would wait until my baby 4 months

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  • Faridah

    2017-07-16 #28 Author

    Depend on child’s bravery.i pierced my daughters at 6 month

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  • Lisa

    2017-07-16 #29 Author

    Wow……it’s best to get your child ear pierced round the age of 3 months or better…..because they are really not that touchy at that age…..me personally i had my daughters ears pierced at 3 months as well

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