Earrings are a popular accessory for children, adding pretty detail to their outfits, particularly for special occasions. However, when it comes to choosing the best earrings for your child, there are a few essential factors to consider. We explore the key considerations when choosing earrings for children, including the material, age appropriateness, face shape, size, and design. Whether you’re a parent, guardian, or gift-giver, we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision and ensure your child’s comfort and style.
Children’s earrings are not the same as adult earrings, particularly when it comes to the material. It’s crucial to select earrings made from hypoallergenic materials such as 925 sterling silver, 14k gold or 18ct gold vermeil on sterling silver. These materials are less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritations, making them suitable for children with sensitive ears.
Her Age: Consider your child’s age when choosing earrings. For infants and toddlers, it’s recommended to opt for smaller and lightweight earrings to ensure comfort and safety. As your child grows older, you can explore a wider variety of earring styles and sizes.
The shape of her face
The shape of your child’s face can influence the style of earrings that will complement her features. For example, children with round faces may benefit from angular or elongated earring designs to create a more balanced look, such as the Cherish Cross Earrings. Similarly, children with angular faces might consider rounded or hoop earrings to soften their features such as the classic and best-selling Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings.
The size of the earrings
The size of the earrings should be proportionate to your child’s earlobe size and age. Avoid oversized earrings that may be uncomfortable or pose a safety risk. Opt for earrings that are appropriate for your child’s age and allow for ease of movement. The sweet Monarch Butterfly Earrings are a perfect example of scaling design to suit smaller children’s sizing, without losing the beauty of the design feature.
The Design: What is Best for Babies?
When choosing earrings for babies, it’s essential to prioritise safety and comfort. Consider selecting earrings with screw-on backs or safety backs to prevent them from falling off or being swallowed. Avoid dangly or sharp earrings that could potentially harm the baby.
What earrings are best for children – stud/hoops/others?
Stud earrings are an excellent choice for children due to their simplicity and safety. They sit flush against the earlobe, minimising the risk of getting caught on clothing or objects. Studs come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, allowing you to find the perfect pair that matches your child’s style, her personality and the occasion.
Hoop earrings can be a stylish option for older children, typically around the age of twelve or older. However, it’s crucial to choose hoops with a secure closure mechanism to ensure they stay in place and don’t cause discomfort. Also, we would advise against children wearing hoop earrings being worn at school and when playing sports.
As children grow, they may develop preferences for other earring styles such as drop earrings, dangles, or chandelier earrings. Ensure that these styles are age-appropriate, lightweight and don’t pose any safety hazards.
What is a starter earring?
A starter earring refers to the initial earrings used after ear piercing. They are typically made from hypoallergenic materials and have a simple design to promote healing and minimise the risk of infection.
What earrings are best for children with sensitive ears?
Children with sensitive ears should opt for earrings made from hypoallergenic materials such as 925 sterling silver, 14k gold or 18kt gold vermeil on sterling silver. These materials are less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritations.
What age should a little girl get her ears pierced?
The appropriate age for ear piercing varies among cultures and personal preferences. It is recommended to wait until a child is old enough to express their desire for ear piercing and can understand the aftercare instructions. Typically, this occurs around 8 to 10 years of age or older.
Choosing the best earrings for children involves considering their comfort, safety, and style preferences. By taking into account factors such as material, age appropriateness, face shape, size, and design, you can make an informed decision that ensures your child’s earrings are both fashionable and suitable for their needs. Remember to prioritise hypoallergenic materials and opt for earrings that are age-appropriate and safe. With the right earrings, your child will shine brightly and confidently and you can give a lovely gift that can be loved and treasured.
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