My girls don't have their ears pierced. They won't get that done until 1. they ask, and 2. they're old enough to take care of them. I see it as a rite of passage, it's a special event for girls as they start growing up. My 3 1/2 year old has no interest in wearing earrings at all. And given that she's ultra girly, I'm glad. It's one less thing she asks me for. Plus, I would never inflict that kind of pain on my baby! Shots are bad enough, but those are necessary. Piercing ears isn't. And, I have a nickel allergy, and almost all earrings, no matter what they're made of, irritate my ears. I don't want to have my babies deal with that kind of discomfort. Also, I had a friend who had it done as a baby and her holes weren't centered once she was older. Babies' ears grow and change, and if the ears are pierced as a baby, the holes may not be centered on the lobes later on.You are your daughter's mother. If you don't want her ears pierced, don't do it. Plenty of baby girls do not have it done. It doesn't make them any less girly.