cleaning babys circumcised penis...

Bobie - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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i just want to get some tips/feedback on whats the proper way of cleaning/caring a circumcised penis.my son is now 9months old.i have heard different tips on how to clean it from doctors & dad.some told me not to retract the skin/some told me to retract it.i havent retracted the skin for a while now every time i clean him. just recently,i started doing it again to seeif theres any smegma underneath & clean it.....but my son seems not to like me retracting the skin & he would push my hand away every time.i dont know if its painful or hes just uncomfortable. i am scared that maybe the skin is stuck or something...what should i do????

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Is your son UNcircumcised? If so, you do have to retract the skin and clean it OFTEN. If you do not he will get painful infections.



The pediatrician or his/her nurse would be the best person to listen to on how to care for it. I would recommend giving them a call or ask at a routine appointment.

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