Beth - posted on 07/23/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Our son was not circumcised at birth, and I had read not to really pay much attention to it until age 3 or 4. Well, our son recently turned 4, and he had a minor UTI, so the doctor was examining his penis and she was slightly concerned that his foreskin was too tight and he wouldn't be able to clean well. She said it's just a matter of stretching it a bit after his baths. Problem is, he won't let me touch it. He squirms and shrieks, and truthfully I want to respect his wishes so he doesn't think anyone can touch him there. I've told him about it and asked him to stretch it out while he's bathing, and I've seen him do it a little, but I'm afraid it's not enough. Anyone had to do this, or have some advice? Or maybe our pediatrician is overthinking it? I'd say currently the opening is about 3/4 of a centimeter.
Also, I'm not looking for a circumcision debate, so please don't leave those types of comments. Looking for specific advice on my specific issue. Thanks!
Edit: The pediatrician hasn't said anything about surgery yet!!! She's not a bad doctor. I don't doubt that she could be slightly misinformed on the issue, but she's certainly not telling me to stretch my son's foreskin for her own gain.