My husband and I decided to wait till our daughter was older and allow her to decide if she wants earrings or not. My mother let me get them when I was about 8 or so for my birthday. My ears would never really take earrings, and always got infected when I cleaned them. If the same thing happens to her, I wouldn't want her to put up with infected ears when she did not even ask for the piercings in the first place. In the end it really is a personal decision for your family.