New parents can circumcise their baby with minimal difficulty. However, the baby must be properly cleaned following the procedure so as not to cause him any harm. There are no health risks involved when it comes to this, though a little pain and discomfort will surely be present. The best way to do this is through the use of disposable diapers.
It is very easy to care for circumcision. Keep it tidy. This is the most important rule in infant circumcision care. Never leave the foreskin in direct contact with the floor, on any soft surface, in a bag, or in a diaper. This is probably the single most important rule for new parents to remember: Do not ever leave the foreskin in contact with the floor, on a soft surface, or in a bag or diaper. This is probably the most painful aspect of learning how to do this procedure correctly. But, just take a look at your child and see how he reacts. You can see that he’ll prefer to be close to the floor.
If your baby has been Circumcised before, this method can also be used. In this case, it will be helpful to use a towel and some petroleum jelly. Begin by gently removing any excess penis discharge. Then, use a clean towel to gently pat the newborn’s lower abdomen to remove any excess moisture. Place some petroleum jelly on the newborn’s scrotum. Cover the foreskin with it.
Let’s get to the “act”! The most common method used today is with an adult (not a baby). However, as stated above, the newborn may be sensitive or may even be fussy. If this is the case, you will want to present him with a bottle of warm water and then lightly cover over his glans, working from front to back.
Once the above is done, take a disposable plastic gauze and wrap it around the penis using a lubricant. Gently slide the gauze along the penis until all the skin is covered. Then, use a washcloth to gently remove any excess gauze. Next, place a few drops of olive oil or petroleum jelly over the gauze and continue with the steps above.
As for the Western world’s circumcision rates, it’s thought that only 20% of males in the United States are circumcised. Although this may not seem like a big deal when considering the many diseases and deaths caused by unsafe hygiene, the fact is that babies do require special care after they are born. Luckily, there are many safe, painless and easy methods that anyone can learn which makes it far easier for parents to ensure their baby receives an extremely high level of protection.
Every diaper change should begin with a consultation with the pediatrician. He or she can help you select a gentle method of propping up your baby so that he or she is less likely to get hurt during the process of removing his or her foreskin. There are several products on the market today that allow a parent to quickly remove their child’s foreskin with little to no risk to either the baby or parent. Consult a pediatrician if you’re looking for ways to prevent disease transmission or if your child is having difficulty taking off his or her diapers.
If, after taking a look at the gauze and your infant’s diaper, you still think it would be best if your child were removed for the sake of his or her health, seeking medical attention is your best choice. No matter how many articles you’ve read, you should not attempt to remove your baby’s genitals by yourself. If the doctor informs you that it would be best for your child to undergo circumcision, you should listen to their advice and allow them to perform the procedure. To prevent further damage, get medical attention immediately if they are unable.