I was in a small accessory and jewellery store today. This particular place does ear piercing. A woman was there with her baby, who couldn’t have been more than about 1 1/2. I was shopping and didn’t pay much notice to them, until the child started screaming. A staff member was piercing her ears while the mother and another staff member held her down. It was an awful sound - cries and screams of obvious pain from the poor little girl, and she began hyperventilating and didn’t stop crying or hyperventilating for a good 10 minutes after the incident.
I’ve never understood why some parents do this. A child that young has no say, doesn’t know what’s happening or why, they just know they’re experiencing pain and fear. Why do some people feel the need to have their babies’ ears pierced?? Is it really worth putting the kid through torture for vanity? What’s wrong with letting them get old enough to decide if they even want that or not?