Is it safe to get my baby’s ears pierced?

The short answer is YES.

Is it safe to get my baby’s ears pierced?

At Rowan, we are all about safety and celebration. Now let us tell you why it is safe to get your baby’s ears pierced at Rowan.


You’re thinking about getting your baby’s ear pierced, you’re excited, but also a little worried. We know, we get it. While it is an exciting milestone, it also brings up all kinds of concern.

Will it be safe, will it heal soon, what does the aftercare look like, what age is the best for ear piercing? You’re probably in research mode, we would be too, but let us put your mind at ease.



What is the best age for ear piercing?


 Honestly, it is a personal choice. 

In some cultures parents choose to get their little one pierced as an infant. And other times, parents wait until their kid is older so they can take care of their newly pierced ears. But regardless of your child’s age, it is most important to make sure you choose the safest option to get their ears pierced by a licensed Nurse or a doctor.



 

Do you pierce babies?

Yes! We pierce all ages, less than one year old to over a 100 years old.

We pierce babies over the age of 2 months. For piercings on children under 5 years old, we require one DTaP vaccine, which is administered at 2 months old.

And for minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required to be present for the piercing. 

We are recommended by a pediatrician for many reasons. Our earrings are hypoallergenic and nickel-free, which is important because many young children have a sensitivity to nickel. Moreover, our earrings have been specifically designed with all ages in mind, from young child to advanced aged.

 

What health and safety measures are being taken in the store?

At Rowan, safety is standard. 

Here, all ear piercings are performed exclusively by a licensed Nurse and our hypoallergenic earrings are made from premium, nickel-free metals. Rowan nurses are trained in creating a stress-free environment, and are experts in the use of PPE and maintaining sterility. They always put the safety of their clients first. 

Rowan nurses are amazing with kids and they’re experienced in ear piercing for kids and infants. They make every ear piercing memorable and super special!

 

Do you use piercing guns?

No, absolutely not. 

Rowan nurses use a hand pressurized device which is a gentle, disposable, single-use, pre-sterilized stud and clasp ear-piercing system—it is considered a medical device.

We never use piercing guns, which are spring loaded and can damage the ear tissue. At Rowan studios, we also offer piercings with a hollow needle. Both the hand pressurized device and the hollow needle are safe and accurate when in the hands of a trained professional. 

For kids, we recommend the hand pressurized device, because it is a faster process compared to needle piercing, it helps with needle phobia and changing jewelry is easier with this kind of piercing. 

And each Rowan ear piercing ends with a certificate of bravery that your kid can hold on to forever to make the experience that much more memorable.

 

 

Tell me more about the piercing jewelry.

We only use pre-sterilized 14k gold or stainless steel, and titanium earrings for piercings. This is incredibly important for a safe and happy healing process. All our earrings are hypoallergenic, which means: No allergic reactions, no green ears, no irritation. Our piercing earrings also have safety backs and long posts to ensure sufficient air flow and optimal healing. You can browse our piercing lookbook here. [LINK]

And once the healing process is complete, you can choose from a wide range of jewelry for kids.

 

 

What does the aftercare look like?

Aftercare should never be an afterthought. 

 When it comes to ear piercings the biggest concern is the risk of infection. This risk can be mitigated by carefully selecting the right professionals, location, AND by following the aftercare instructions.

Here are a few simple steps to ensure optimal healing.

  1. Always wash your hands before touching your earrings.
  2. Clean your piercing with our Aftercare Solution 2 to 3 times a day for 30 days—front and back.
    For lobe piercings only, rotate earring 1x after cleaning while wet.
  3. Leave room in front and back of the earrings.
  4. Disinfect everything that goes in, on, or around your ears once daily to decrease the risk of introducing bacteria to the site. This includes headphones, airpods, eyeglasses, sun glasses, head bands, etc.
  5. Prevent mask related infections by washing or changing your mask frequently.
  6. To avoid your piercing from closing, wear earrings consistently for at least one year post piercing.

 

How do I book an appointment?

First of all, great choice! Just visit our booking page and find the time that works best for you.

 

Celebrate this milestone.

When you choose Rowan for your kid’s ear piercing milestone, you already know it will be fun, safe and celebratory. 

You can make this excitement last by signing up for our Rowan Earring Club. 

Become a member and every month your kid will receive a new pair of limited edition hypoallergenic earrings for only $29 per month. You can choose from our prepaid plans for 3 or 6 months. You can even pick the metal of their choice—Sterling silver or Gold vermeil. 

Ear piercing is a milestone to be cherished and to be celebrated. Let us celebrate you!

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