Parents Debate Whether Piercing Babies' Ears Is A Cultural Tradition Or Plain Vanity

a child watching her mother's...
a child watching her mother's...

To pierce or not to pierce an infant’s ears? That’s the question kicking up dust in the parenting blogosphere, with moms on either side debating what, for some, is a cultural tradition while others simply like how it looks.

Last week a letter signed “Leave Those Kids Alone” in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette’s advice column called infant ear piercing “borderline child abuse.”

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