As a parent when you want to pierce your baby’s ears or want to change the earrings, you need to choose the best ones that are safe for her. Though there are so many adorable styles out there, the one you choose must be safe and doesn’t cause any discomfort for your baby. Beyond the shapes and colors, there is something else that you need to focus on, material and other features. Here we cover some useful tips for you to find the right type of earrings for your baby.
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The post and base of the earrings will be touching your baby’s skin. Since baby’s ears are sensitive, always go for earrings made of hypoallergenic metals to avoid any allergic reaction.
When it comes to size, the earrings should be lightweight and not too heavy. Sizes around 3mm-4mm will be the safe and perfect fit for babies. You should also check the post of the earrings. The post should be smaller than those made for adults. Posts and covered backs will be more comfortable for your kids.
When compared to butterfly backs, screw backs earrings are considered the best for babies and toddlers. Screw backs that come with a covered back prevent earring posts from poking behind your baby’s ear and your baby will feel very much comfortable.
Other benefits of screw-back earrings are, it provides a secure hold at the same time protects your child’s ears from the earring post.
Moreover, kids cannot pull it off since the nut spun onto the post is to be unscrewed and the chances of losing the earring accidentally are lesser. However, screw backs are not an exception and need regular check-up.
Studs or hoops? What can be the best choice for your baby?
In studs, you can find a variety of cute designs. Moreover, they also provide added security and comfort even when they sleep.
Hoops are also a beautiful choice of earrings for your baby, but make sure that it sits close to the ear lobe to avoid any accidents like snagging.
When To Change?
If you choose to pierce your baby’s ear then you should also know about the safety concerns related to that.
- Don’t try to change the earrings for the first six weeks.
- Don’t forget to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your baby’s earrings.
- To remove the stud, hold it tightly and remove it without pulling the earlobe downwards.
- Clean the ears regularly using a cotton swab or clean tissue, to avoid any infections.
- After changing the earrings, don’t leave them out more than a day to prevent holes from closing.