A story of Maia’s pierced ears

Julian’s best friend is a girl. She got her ears pierced during first grade which signaled to me that I needed to tune in to this event. In a couple of years, Scarlett may be asking for the same treatment as Maia, who is her idol.

Two things I learned from other moms (including Maia’s) about getting your child’s ears pierced:

  1. Q-tips are the optimal tool for keeping freshly pierced ears hygienically cleaned. Since we are currently Q-tips ambassadors, this seemed like an good time to tell you about their value. Maia’s mom, Cori said that they’re “better than cotton balls because it’s easier to get under the earring to clean the actual piercing. Also – cotton ball fiber gets stuck in the earrings but Q-tips don’t shred in the same way. Q-tips are also easier for Maia to use than cotton balls.”
  2. A tattoo parlor might just be the best place for a kid’s piercing. Brittany from MommyWords did research and landed on a tattoo parlor-slash-piercing studio as the best choice for having her daughters lobes pierced. Why? Because they have more hygienic practices than a mall store. The high standards for sterilization at this joint won her over. (Read the details on her blog.)

For more tips and tricks from Q-Tips, see their Facebook page.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.