Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions and answers
At what age can a baby's ears be pierced?
The recommended age is the age with which the parents feel comfortable. For me this a question of the size of the earlobe. Some countries pierce at birth. For me it is more a question of how big the ear lobe is. The average age of my clients is 3 months old, but I often pierce babies who are a few weeks old. I also pierce adults of course! 😁 If you have any doubts about the size of the ear lobe, you can send me privately a picture with your thumb next to it for reference.
In conclusion, the younger they are when they are pierced, the sooner they get used to wearing earrings and the less likely they tend to play with them. 😊
When can you change jewelry ?
To ensure full recovery from the piercing, it is recommended to wait one month before changing jewelry.
What is the quality of the jewelry material?
All jewelries are 14-karat gold, white or yellow, according to your choice. They are approved by the FDA and HEALTH CANADA and are sealed in cartridges and individually sterilized by three different companies. A fourth company ensures that the sterilization process respects the highest standards.
Do you pierce with a punch or a needle?
The device I use is not a spring punch that ejects the jewel into the lobe at high speed. It is a device that allows to pierce with accuracy, in a gentle manner, because it is with the pressure of my hand that I make the jewel penetrate into the skin.
What are the risks of earlobe infections?
The risks of infection are practically zero since the jewelries are sterilized and made of pure materials. When a jewel is changed, however, there could be a risk of infection due to one of the following factors: the tip of the new jewel is damaged, the jewelry material can be the cause, or it can be the way you insert the jewel in the lobe. If this is the case, PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWEL, apply an antibiotic cream instead, such as Polysporin (cream format) on the wound once a day, until complete healing.
Tip: To facilitate the insertion of the new jewel into the ear lobe, soak the tip of the jewel into the Polysporin cream, or into some ointment.
How much does it cost?
All jeweleries are $125 (tax, anesthesia and piercing included in the price). We also have 3 point diamonds in white or yellow gold at $175 all inclusive. A second pair of back up earrings is available at $ 75 taxes included.
What care has to be taken after piercing ?
Even if there are practically no side effects and there is no swelling after piercing, because it is done very gently, here are the steps to follow for care after piercing:
In a cup of boiled water, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Keep refrigerated.
Soak a cotton swab well with this water, then place a good drop in front and another behind the earring, then turn it on itself. NEVER REMOVE THE JEWEL TO CLEAN THE EAR!
Repeat the cleaning once a day for 7 to 10 days. Discard the water every 2 days. Allow at least 6 weeks before changing earrings.
Ps: Your child will not have a fever after piercing.
Is the numbing cream really effective against pain?
The numbing cream I use for the earlobes is the best on the market and has been proven to work for over 23 years! On the other hand, just as some people need 6 punctures at the dentist to freeze, and just as some moms don’t freeze with the epidural, some babies don’t freeze with the cream. That’s life. Unfortunately, we can’t control everything and I don’t have a crystal ball to know who is freezing and who is not in advance.
How to make an appointment?
You can book your appointment on our BabyWow by Sylvie Aylestock reservations page, by clicking here. If there are two of you getting pierced, only one appointment is necessary. A third piercing requires a second appointment.
How to cancel an appointment?
In your emails, find the confirmation of your appointment that you received when you made your reservation, and simply click on the cancellation link at the end of the message.
Can I come accompanied at my appointment?
Unless there are government restrictions, yes absolutely, but mask wearing and social distancing between clients remains essential. Note that we cannot guarantee a seat for all accompanying persons.
Where are you located?
I travel to several cities. Let us know which sector you are from, and by clicking on the word “Evenement” on my Facebook page, not only can we find in the details of each event the answers to the most frequently asked questions, but we can also see where I will be soon and on what date.
Can I bring my own jewelry?
The device I use is not a punch but a springless tool that optimizes the jewel’s penetration into the earlobe very gently. The jewelry I pierce with is specifically designed for this device. So I cannot use any other jewelry for this purpose. I have what is needed with me at all times for every piercing event.
If you later wish to change the earrings and use your own, it will be best to wait at least 6 weeks to ensure the full recovery of the piercing.