Mum speaks out after critics slam her for getting 8-week-old baby’s ears pierced

A young mum has clapped back at critics who condemned her for getting her eight-week-old daughter's ears pierced.

Levi Connell, 24, said she was accused of child abuse after deciding to get her daughter Willow's ears pierced just weeks after she was born.

She faced questions from her partner and even her own mother but Levi was adamant Willow would have them pierced at a young age.

Levi said: "When I first decided to get it done I had mixed reviews from everyone, including my mum and partner.

"She was eight weeks old and I just took her one day and had it done. Other people said she was too young but I just look at her now and she is perfect.

"It saves me the aggravation when she's little because when she's older she might say she wants them and then decide she doesn't and now it's done she'll have them forever.

"I've heard through the grapevine that people had been saying things about me. I've seen comments on Facebook of people saying it's child abuse and that is disgusting – you can't say that about somebody."

Levi got her own ears pierced when she was just 10 weeks old.

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However, her mum raised doubts about her granddaughter Willow getting the same treatment, with Levi initially planning to get the tot's ears pierced when she was only four weeks old.

Levi was eventually encouraged to wait another four weeks and she admits it is "the best decision I've ever made".

Levi believes she should not face discrimination for getting Willow's ears pierced and had this message for people criticising her decision.

"Keep your opinions to yourself," she said. "I don't think anyone should have an opinion on something like this – would you discriminate because of a tattoo?"

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