We waited until she was three years and a few months old to get her first pair of earrings. It's something she really wanted (that and a VW with Barbies). The girls at Icing in Carlsbad were wonderful and calming. What our little girl didn't know was the "Pinch and Awe" that would happen in order to put the earrings in her ear lobes. She handled it like a trooper, though. Now it's Daddy's chore to clean her ears three times a day. No worries!