Here where I'm from people are used to piercing their baby girls ears when they are a few days old claiming that it doesn't hurt them. I feel that they are so small and tender to get this done to them and they should leave it as their choice for when they grow up. I decided not to pierce my baby girls ears and I was critizised by many, they feel that I would confuse people of my babies gender. They don't think there are other ways to show my baby is a girl for example hair ties. Besides I didn't want her to go through that pain and now she has the choice to whether or not she will have them pierced later.