How kind of you to be concerned for your mother's comfort! I have
gathered several online sites where comfortable earring backs can be
purchased, along with some brick and mortar stores.
This site carries a variety of safety clutches, and can be ordered online:
Baby Backs are one solution:
Scroll down to items # 631-033 , # 3512 , and # 631-018
Bargains on eBay
Other rubber backs
If the earring stud is shorter than this back, this ought to work well:
Very poor picture, but I have used these myself:
Piercing Pagoda carries a product called a Safety Clutch, and offers these tips:
Care of newly pierced ears:
? Cleanse the piercing twice a day. Be sure to cleanse especially after
shampooing, swimming or exercising.
? Use our specially formulated Ear Care Antiseptic when cleansing.
You may use isopropyl alcohol as an alternative temporary substitution
for Ear Care Antiseptic.
? Always cleanse hands prior to touching your ears.
? Use a clean cotton swab to apply the Ear Care Antiseptic. Push the earring
gently forward and backward, swabbing between your ear and the earring.
? Rotate the earring twice daily to prevent it from adhering to the ear.
? Avoid touching your ears except when cleaning.
? Cover your ears when using hair spray or perfume.
? Do NOT remove earrings before the specified time:
Earlobe Piercing: Keep earrings in for 4 to 6 weeks.
Cartilage Piercing: Keep earrings in for 8 to 12 weeks.
? Return for a free follow up visit in 4 weeks or sooner if you have any
questions or concerns.
? Be careful that earrings don't get caught when brushing your hair or pulling
clothes over your head.Take extra care when exercising or playing sports.
You can also find a store near you, on this page. Look on the upper
right of the page for a zip code text box!
Maybe your mother would like to try children?s earrings! Notice the
smooth back, which keeps the post from poking the skin?
If none of the above suit your mom, visit a local shopping mall. Visit
any of the smaller stores that sell earrings, hair adornments, popular
teen accessories, and do piercings, such as Claire?s or the Piercing
Here is a store locator for Claire?s
These stores will often have soft earring backs. Another type of
back, that I could not find online, but you may in better jewelry
stores, are metal backs with a ball on them. When my girls were small,
they wore earrings from South America. All the backs contained a small
gold ball, to prevent the posts from sticking them in the neck when
I would also suggest a memory foam pillow if your mother is really
bothered by sleeping in earrings.
Finally, I remember from my high school days that some girls would
sterilize a needle, and run threads through the holes, then tie in a
knot. This was comfortable for sleeping. They would clean the threads
with peroxide, and re-position them each morning and evening. I?ve
even heard of women using dental floss while waiting for the holes to
I hope this has been useful to your mother and you! Please request an
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