Part of being a parent is making decisions on behalf of your young child and it’s often the case that there will be people that don’t agree with your choices.
And one thing many people really don’t agree with is the piercing of a baby or young child’s ears.
A number of mums have been sharing clips on social media of late of them taking their babies to have their ears pierced – featuring the actual piercing itself.
In the videos, the babies are often seen bursting into tears as the piercing occurs.
This has prompted fierce backlash against the parents, with some branding it “unnecessary” and others going as far as to call it “child abuse”.
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A quick look on TikTok and you’ll find that the hashtag #BabyEarPiercing has over one million views and one of the top videos was shared by a mum from the US named Kirsty Bolton.
The baby starts crying as the needle goes through one ear and her mum attempts to comfort her.
Many criticised the mum, saying the piercing “shouldn’t be allowed”.