I personally don’t see what the big deal is. Each to their own. If the parents want to do that’s their choice and if when the baby is older no longer wants to wear earrings they can just take them out.
Maybe my opinion is based because my parents had my ears pierced when I was 6 months old. I certainly don’t hold it against them for doing it and if anything I’m greatful now I’m older because I can pick and choose if I wear earrings or not now as my piercing never closes up.
The NHS say it’s a safe procedure providing its carried out by a liscenced practioner.
I haven’t got my daughters ears pierced but then if I do or don’t that’s mine and her daddy’s choice as her parents.
I’d love to hear what your views are…