When Is Your Baby Ready To... (Gear and Baby Stuff)
Give up her paci? Face front in a car seat? Read on.
...Have Her Ears Pierced?
4 months, after she's had a tetanus shot. If you opt to do it this young, those piercing booths at the mall are not the place -- have her ears pierced by her doctor. A good number of pediatricians perform this service now. The doctor will probably do this anyway, but just in case: Ask that your baby's ears be numbed first. The bonus to getting it done at this age is that she's not yet coordinated enough to pull on her ears, making it much less likely that they'll get infected and much easier for you to care for them properly (your pediatrician will tell you how).