I had my girls ears pierced when they were about six months old so they wouldn't remember the pain LOL. That and if you wait even a few more months a baby will be more aware and is more likely to fuss with their new earrings. I should also mention that I hate loosing things. I'm a little obsessive about it too. When something goes missing, I will immediately tear apart my entire house until I find what I'm looking for. I've put a little of my craziness onto my DH and kids - who are now afraid of loosing anything (even a hair clip) because they know it will drive me nuts. So when my older daughter lost her first earring I went into research mode because I said never again. After loosing at least three more pairs I discovered baby screwback earrings. At that point I had a hard time finding 14k gold ones with backs that stay put. After a few eBay failures I found a City neighbor (we've both since left Manhattan) who sold them for pretty reasonable prices. Her online store is Triple Sweet - and the genius is that she sells some of her pairs in a set of three - so you have a spare if you loose one. I found that her screwback earrings stay on for at least 1.5 years without any problems but inevitably at about that point I would forget to check the backs (which obsessive me tries to do weekly) and one would fall out. I'd say my girls have been wearing Triple Sweet earring exclusively for the past 5-6 years and I've been really happy with them.
|How cute are these Triple Sweet 18K screwbacks?|
|14K Triple Sweet dragonfly screwbacks - buy your DDs earrings with a spare!|
So maybe I should really say this is my latest re-obsession. Last week my older daughter came home without an earring and I didn't have a spare set (I usually buy an extra just in case but we were already wearing the spares...) so I randomly checked Amazon (love their two day prime shipping!) and when I searched for kids gold earrings I found a seller Lovearing who had some really cute gold plated silver earrings for under $20. I selected one of the cheapest pairs as I wasn't sure if my daughter would have a reaction (never did plated before) but the reviews were pretty good and for $11 I figured why not?
|14k gold plated Amethyst baby butterfly earrings from Lovearing on Amazon|
When ordering them I was given specific instructions from my daughter - nothing too plain (I wanted to order CZ studs and was vetoed). I surprised her with these and she was VERY happy :)
|Quick pic from the pizza shop. Pardon her toothless smile - she just lost her 8th tooth :)|
I have to say - it's been over a week and so far so good. No irritation and they came in a cute turquoise box. I actually went ahead and got the white CZ studs too but I gave them to my niece who had lost one of her earrings. I do have to mention that I got the studs in a white metal and even though the Amazon description said gold plated, the card that they came on just said "silver" - so if you need gold for allergy issues be sure to order a pair in the yellow metal. Also - I tried them on and they fit me so they could work for an adult with thin lobes as well :)
|Amazon description states they are Rhodium plated (14k white gold plated) but I'm not so sure. Plus it came with a brown box instead of the cute blue one.|
Just my two cents...