Earrings might be one of my favorite accessories, especially for little girls. It’s right up there with necklaces, but since Lynley is not quite old enough to wear necklaces without choking herself or giving herself welts from pulling on them, necklaces are out of the picture (except of course her teething necklace)! Earrings are the perfect jewelry item to dress up my precious, bald baby to actually look like a girl.
I’m sure there are so many parents out there who are going to say, “I can’t believe you pierced your baby’s ears.” Well, hold on a second! Lynley wears “earrings” quite often, but she does NOT have pierced ears. In fact, she has endured zero pain to get the beautiful look of pierced ears.
The secret…. STICKERS! Yep, those little rhinestone stickers in the scrapbook section at the craft store make perfect stick-on earrings! Scour the clearance bins at Michael’s, and you may be lucky enough to find a whole package for a dollar.
Lynley’s “earrings” stick on with little effort and last at least a few hours.. They fall off during her naps, but since these stickers are so inexpensive, it doesn’t really matter that they get lost so quickly. I have taken them off before naps before and tried to reuse them, but that is hit or miss.
I can’t tell you the number of compliments that Lynley receives for her little earrings. I had to share our secret, so mamas out there, like me, who are too afraid to pierce baby’s ears can rest easy with stickers for now. Lynley can decide when to pierce her ears when she is a bit older. I personally hope that she waits until she is old enough to understand how to take care of them, so they only have to be pierced once! Stickers are maintenance-free, so it’s a win! I may or may not have also worn stickers on my real pierced ears…