Need tips on how to keep my son's foreskin clean.

Pia - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 15 months old, and we didn't get him circumcised when he was born. The midwives and my MACH told me not to worry about pulling back his foreskin and cleaning until he was around 4 and then to just explain to him how to do it.

That's all fine, but lately I've noticed the tip of his foreskin getting a little bit red and I'm worried about infection. Any ideas?

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My son is 11 months old and also gets some redness on the foreskin from time to time... I just apply a tiny bit of the diaper cream on the foreskin (try not to put any on the head of the penis) it goes away pretty quickly. Let him run around naked for 10 15 minutes once in a while to let air circulate and let the skin breathe! It helps a lot! Don't worry unless he has pain... diapers don:t breathe much...

Tcordukes - posted on 10/02/2009

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My doc's said the same to me with my little boy she also said that when he has his nappy off he will do the boy thing and play with it which in turn will move the foreskin around, i would only start worrying if he has pain when going to the toilet, but if your still worried see ur doc.

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