Today, many people do piercings of the ears, navel andother parts of the body. This has long been no surprise. If there are no medical contraindications, why not? However, it is one thing when adults themselves, already formed personalities decorate themselves (they make the decision themselves), and quite another - to pierce the ears of the child. In such a situation it is very important to find a good piercing master and come to him not earlier than the required time. Therefore, it is not surprising that most parents, following the fashion and wanting to single out their child among other children, often wonder: when is it better to apply to the salon? This procedure can be carried out at any time, but the main thing is to know the opinion of specialists, to think everything over and not to hurry!
What is the tradition - piercing?
The very first of those who began to pierce their ownparts of the body, were primitive people. However, they did not do it in order to look prettier. Such a process had, first of all, a religious as well as a social basis. To wear earrings in the ears was a real ritual. For example, on Easter Island, powerful priests inserted large wooden rings into the lobsters, which symbolized their greatness and status. They denoted themselves as "God's voice." In the Victorian era, wealthy ladies made piercings in order to give the breast a more expressive shape, and in the 18th century in Europe an earring was inserted into one ear by a sailor who crossed the equator for the first time. Decoration in the nose of an Indian in ancient times testified to her marriage. Even today in this country it is believed that the lobe, pierced with a needle, is a guard against the evil eye and all sorts of troubles. Therefore, in India, babies are carried to the cosmetologist already on the 12th day. As for the Slavs, they began to get involved in piercing even during the existence of Kievan Rus. The tradition extended to both the female and the male population. And among the Cossacks, the only son was pierced with an ear, thereby distinguishing him from others on the battle formation: he was protected in an attack so that he could survive and was able to extend his family. With the passage of time this custom has been preserved, although it has slightly changed. Now piercing is more a tribute to fashion and beauty.
Is it worth piercing a baby?
If you decide to pierce your child's ears,for sure the first question you asked yourself is when is it better to do this? Experts to a common opinion have not yet come. Some believe that it is possible to perform such a procedure at any age. However, in some medical sources it is advised to wait some time, at least up to three years. First, no one is immune from infection (possible infection), and secondly, with the growth of the baby punctures can be asymmetric. However, and delay this point, too, do not advise. According to recent studies, after ten years, the risk of keloid scars increases. In turn, psychologists believe that the earlier the earrings appear in the child's ears, the better, as before 18 months the children are not afraid of the procedure and quickly forget about the pain caused. As you grow older negative memories last longer. As you can see, there is no one-sided answer to the question "when is the best?" This is the individual decision of each parent. But you should also take into account the fact that if you get pierced very early, then you yourself will have to look after the wound in the ear lobe. Perhaps it will be more convenient if the child can service himself. Therefore, from this point of view, the optimal age is 7-10 years.
What parents need to know
If you still have not decided when to do itpiercing your baby, then trust the opinion of experts. As experts say, you can lead your daughter to the beauty salon in the late autumn, and ideally in the winter. The reason is simple: at this time of year the risk of infection and infection is minimized. The beach season is over, the child does not bathe in the lake or other water bodies, where there is a large congestion of microbes. However, there is one disadvantage - wearing headgear. Chances are great that the child, taking off or putting on a hat, will touch the earring in the ear and damage the tender baby's lobe. You should be very careful! So, if you are already tuned, then it is best to do it in a reliable specialized salon. To find the right one, you can consult other parents who have already gone through this procedure. Usually a child piercing is done without anesthesia, so if desired, give the baby a child's medicine in advance, in order to reduce pain. Or buy a special local agent in the pharmacy. Be sure to make sure that the specialist uses sterile instruments, otherwise you can bring hepatitis or another infection. Often, when after piercing the ears, children develop allergic reactions (usually the metal from which the earrings are made). If there are rashes on the lobe, immediately take off the jewelry. To protect the child, buy accessories made from a special kind of steel used for surgical instruments, or gold (only 585 tests). If the earrings meet these requirements, and the rash does not disappear, it is better to give up the idea of piercing or wait for the baby to grow up. Children are very mobile and restless, so be prepared for the child to regularly touch the puncture site. To avoid the occurrence of infection, treat the lobes with alcohol, you can peroxide several times a day. Look for inflammation or redness on the ear. You can not remove the decoration within 20 days. However, it is rather difficult for babies to follow this requirement - they get used to it so they try to get rid of accessories all the time. Be careful, otherwise the child can pull the earrings from the ears, which will turn into a bleeding. Another child's "weakness" - bright objects. Therefore, when you remove accessories, take them to inaccessible places so that your child does not "eat" foreign objects.
What kind of jewelry?
Usually little girls pay attention tolarge, bright and bright decorations. Explain to the child that they can be worn only as an exception, for example, on a holiday or on a birthday. As the first earrings, it is better to choose something elegant and miniature: carnations or special items for piercing, which are inserted through the piercing of the gun. They are made from a special medstal, do not cause allergies and are well established in the child's ear. They are weightless, so they can not be removed. When the lobe heals, select other ornaments. A classic solution is gold and silver earrings. However, their counterfeiting (gilt, silver-plated) is not worth buying, because gradually the coating is erased, forming a favorable environment (small cracks) for the development of microbes. Cosmetologists are advised to choose the usual rings, carnations and the like. The main thing is that there are no heavy pendants and stones, as well as clinging and sharp edges. Pay attention to how fasten the product, on the tightness of the fastener. The child should not have difficulty removing the earrings.
Methods of ear piercing
Before you go with your child tocosmetologist, be sure to ask his skills, reputation of the salon. A specialist without a corresponding certificate has no right to undertake ears piercing. After all, on their surface is a huge number of points associated with human organs (facial muscles, tongue, eyes and so on). Therefore, take your choice very seriously! Today, the most popular procedure with the use of a pistol. For small children it is better to take with manual pressure - it is noiseless and will not frighten the baby. When the cosmetologist has planned the right place on the earlobe, he makes a puncture, and the earring "flies" out of the apparatus. This is the most painless and sparing way. The child will not notice anything, only for a while will feel a burning sensation, which will be over in five minutes. There is another method of ear piercing (mechanical) with a special round needle. However, this is a rather painful and unpleasant procedure. It should be chosen by older people. Sometimes parents who have not yet bought a piece of jewelry are asked to replace it with a thread. It should be taken care of as well as behind the earrings - washed with alcohol or peroxide. It is also important to ensure that the specialist treats the child's ear with an antiseptic, both before the event and after it.
Consult an expert asproperly take care of the ears. The general rules include treating the puncture site with an antiseptic. Despite the fact that many use alcohol, it is better to take funds that do not contain it, for example, hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine. Usually, punctures heal about two to three months, and at this time, the earring is not recommended to be removed. Also, you should refrain from swimming in water reservoirs, swimming pools, do not cover your hairdo ears, and gently put on your headgear. If you notice the child's inflammation (lobe flushed, increased in size, there were purulent discharge), be sure to contact the salon where you did the piercing. If necessary, see a doctor. Do I need to pierce the ears of a baby? And when is the best time to conduct the procedure? Answers to these questions each parent finds for himself. Someone feels sorry for his child, so piercings are postponed until the child grows up, some do it in the first months after birth. Whichever decision you make, the main thing is the right approach, a qualified specialist, earrings made of quality material, and then proper treatment with antiseptics.