I’ve heard recently that there is a tradition among Latin American families to pierce girls’ ears as soon as they are born. Some mothers even take their babies by the jeweler’s on the way home from the hospital. I don’t think I see anything wrong with getting a baby’s ears pierced, but if I have a girl I want to wait until she is old enough to ask for it, since there are no traditions like this in my family.
On the other hand, if we have more than one girl, we could get their ears pierced and put different colored earrings in them, to help tell them apart. The only question there is, what to do if we have more than one boy?