The Do's And Don't When Buying Children's Earrings
There’s no right or wrong time for little ones to get their ears pierced. It all comes down to when feels right for you as a family.
There are, however, some definite dos and don’ts for buying childrens earrings when the time comes. What material should you go for? What shape and size should you buy?
We’ll answer these questions and more to help you enjoy this special, milestone moment together.
What are the Best Earrings for Kids?
When buying kids earrings, you should avoid cheap costume jewellery which may contain irritants that your child’s young skin might be sensitive to. Instead, opt for an hypoallergenic option that will be kind to your little one’s delicate ears.
To be classed as hypoallergenic, jewellery needs to be very unlikely to cause a reaction. Which is where stainless steel comes in.
Not only is stainless steel perfect for sensitive ears, it also has the added benefits of being cost effective and hassle-free, as you don't have to take it out for showering or swimming. Not to mention being absolutely stunning and available in multiple colours.
Why spend big money on silver earrings or gold earrings only to watch them tarnish over time?
Not when you can opt for high quality, and just as gorgeous, stainless steel alternatives that will keep their shine as your little one grows. Meaning that even when they do eventually grow out of them, you’ll be able to keep them as a pristine keepsake.
Worried they’ll got lost? Stainless steel has your back with that one too. Stainless steel earrings are completely waterproof meaning you don’t need to worry about constantly taking them out and misplacing them in the hubbub of everyday life.
Can Kids Wear Drop Earrings?
It’s best to avoid dangly earrings when they are young for two reasons. The first is that the weight of drop earrings can weigh down your little one’s lobes which increases the risk of irritation and discomfort. The second is that they aren’t practical for young children (who let’s face it, spend most of their time climbing, clambering and causing general chaos!).
A dangly earring runs the risk of getting caught on something and falling out, or worse still, tearing your child’s little lobe. Instead, opt for stainless steel stud earrings which are flat and unobtrusive as well as widely accepted by schools.
As your child gets older and this becomes less of a risk, we do have some kids drop earrings in stock that are pretty, but lightweight to avoid any pull on the lobes.
What Size Should You Buy for Kids Earrings?
Much in the same way that you should avoid heavy drop earrings for children, you should also make sure you choose a size that won’t overwhelm their smaller face and features.
For a smaller, more discreet style, our mini 4mm – 5mm stud earrings are best. Available in cute and classic designs such as stars, flowers and hearts, these dinky studs are perfect for every day wear in dainty ears or as an option for school.
Then there’s also our 7mm-8mm kids range which are ideal for tweens who want to show off their bling that little bit more.
How to Keep Kids Earrings from Falling Out?
As previously mentioned, you drastically reduce your chances of losing your child’s earrings by choosing stainless steel studs that don’t need to be constantly taken out at bath or bedtime.
But sadly that doesn’t mean they’re completely immune to fiddly fingers or energetic explorers. That might take a little bit of extra backup in the form of Lox Secure Locking Backs.
Simply slide these easy-to-use, hypoallergenic backs into place and they won’t be released until you squeeze the metal clip on the back. There’s no need to worry about size either as they fit any size of stud earring post.
Where to Buy Childrens Earrings?
Here at Solace, we know that kids stud earrings don’t need to be boring. We’ve got so many different fun and colourful stainless steel studs in our range that your little ones will love.
Geometric designs are always popular such as our mini crescent moon, star or triangle shaped allergy free earrings. One of the most desirable choices is of course the timeless love heart. Both our regular love heart and mini open heart shaped studs are available as silver stud earrings or gold stud earrings.
But nothing beats our fun and funky range of quirky shaped earrings. For animal lovers, we’ve got everything from panda, hedgehog or flamingo studs. Or colourful crown studs for little princesses. Then there’s our pineapple or watermelon studs which are perfect for summer. And even UFO studs and unicorn horn studs for tweens who like to do things their own way.
Whichever you go for, you can be safe in the knowledge that all our stainless steel studs are ideal for new and little ear piercings.
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We have a 100% happiness guarantee, in the unlikely event you have a reaction, or simply don't like the earrings after trying on you can send back for a refund.