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How young is too young to have your ears pierced?

She's just seven months old, but Alec Baldwin's baby daughter Carmen is already wearing earrings.

She’s just seven months old, but Alec Baldwin’s baby daughter Carmen is already wearing earrings.

Alec, 55, provoked criticism yesterday when he posted a picture of his little girl on Instagram that clearly displayed her pierced ears.

But while critics accused Alec of traumatising Carmen, his wife Hilaria, 30, claims the piercing was far more upsetting for her than the baby.

“She cried for a few seconds, but I cried way more,” Hilaria told Hello! magazine.

What do you think? How young is too young to have your ears pierced?

Alec Baldwin uploaded this photo to Instagram overnight, showing off his seven-month-old daughter’s pierced ears.

Carmen apparently cried for only “a few seconds” when her ears were pierced, while Alec and Hilaria sobbed for much longer.

Alec is a big fan of sharing candid pictures of himself and his youngest daughter online.

Alec’s wife Hilaria hails from Spain, where it is relatively common to pierce baby’s ears.

Hilaria is a yoga fanatic who posts hundreds of snaps of herself engaging in her hobby every year.

Carmen lives with Alec and Hilaria in their New York apartment.

Alec and Hilaria certainly seem to be doting parents.

Carmen and Hilaria doing yoga on the train.

Carmen is Alec’s second child. His older daughter Ireland is 18.

Carmen and Hilaria.

Carmen at breakfast time.

Sleepy time.

Carmen already has a huge online following.

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