Pediatric Ear Piercing Services in Tampa FL
If you’re considering getting your child’s ears pierced, it’s important to choose a pediatrician who has expertise in piercing. This will help to reduce the risk of complications such as infection, incorrect hole placement, or even lobe damage. Dr. Julia Barriga M.D. P.A. is an experienced pediatrician who offers the safest and most sanitary ear piercing option for children. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5001 East Busch Blvd Tampa, FL 33617.
Ear Piercing for Newborns, for Established Patients Only!
Table of Contents:
Can pediatricians pierce ears?
What age is best to pierce babies’ ears?
Where should I get my baby’s ears pierced?
Is it bad to pierce babies’ ears?
Are earrings safe for babies?
At what age can I get my child’s ears pierced?
How would I know if my baby has an ear infection?
Most mothers want nothing more when they have a baby girl than to dress her up in pretty outfits. What better way to accessorize than with a matching pair of studs? For some parents, the decision to pierce a baby’s ears helps others distinguish the baby as a girl rather than a boy. No matter what reason a parent has for piercing an infant’s ears, it’s essential to know what to expect and when to do it. Dr. Julia Barriga, MD, serving Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas, offers piercings and does everything possible to ensure the procedure goes well for your child.
Some – not all – pediatricians pierce babies’ ears. Either the doctor or practice makes a decision whether he, she, or they want to offer this service. Often, there are limitations regarding the age set by the doctor or practice. Dr. Barriga decided to provide patients with this option, so her parents of her patients had a safe option for getting a child’s ears pierced.
This is a personal decision for parents. Dr. Barriga suggests having the procedure done around the age of six months or older. At this point, the ear lobes are formed more. Keep in mind, that in newborns, the ears are smaller. Therefore, the process of placing the piercing is more complicated, and it’s possible to misplace the piercing. The child is less likely to develop an infection. When a baby is younger, their immune system is very new. This means they’re very susceptible to infections.
The pediatrician’s office is the best place to get a baby’s ears pierced. A doctor who specializes in children understands a child’s body. A pediatrician takes all necessary precautions to prevent an infection. Additionally, a pediatrician is best able to educate a parent on how to take care of the piercing properly.
You have to weigh the pros and cons. When you pierce an infant’s ears, they don’t remember the pain. It’s much less stressful on a baby because they aren’t aware of what’s coming. An older child, on the other hand, maybe apprehensive or decide they don’t want both ears pierced after having the first done. There is a risk of infection, but Dr. Barriga reduces a child’s chances as much as possible. It’s also important for a parent to take proper care of the piercing.
An earring is an additional choking hazard a parent has to worry about up until the child reaches the age of three. It’s possible for the baby to have an allergic reaction to the earrings, so it’s important to opt for surgical steel only.
If you don’t get the kid’s ears pierced as a baby, it’s best to wait until the child asks to get her ears pierced. Dr. Barriga doesn’t have an age cap but does suggest waiting until a child is between three and six months of age.
Your baby might be fussier than usual. You might notice your baby’s ears are turning red. They might also be bleeding, swollen, or have pus.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Barriga to have your child’s ears pierced today by calling. We serve patients from Tampa FL, Terrace FL, Thonotosassa FL, Lutz FL, Greater Carrollwood FL, Lake Magdalene FL, Westchase FL, and Town ‘N’ Country FL.
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