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    pregnantladi
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    OMG I so confused…. I have just found out im expecting a boy. This is my second child and already have a girl. This was my biggest worry with having a boy, how to wash him properly, now do you pull or dont you pull????

    #6908821

    ClaireSA
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    pregnantladi – don’t pull the foreskin back for any reason whatsoever. I have a 2 year old boy, he was complaining of a sore penis. I took him to the gp and she said it was a bit of thrush. She told me to pull the foreskin back and apply an antifungal cream. I knew you mustn’t pull it back, but thought that she would know best being a doctor. He ended up with a big lump on one side of his penis, all red and swollen – called ballonitis. It is infection of the foreskin. He had to have oral antibiotics….. So don’t ever pull it back….

    #6908822

    KungfuRonin
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    I am pregnant and do not know what the sex is yet for this baby but i have a question. What is the reason to get your son circumcised? I am trying to find out more about it and everyone i talked to says to get it done but is it for ‘cosmetic’ reasons only? ( i dont know what other word to use lol) it doesnt matter i just want to know because i am sooo curious and cant seem to geet a straight answer anwhere about this subject. . thanks in advance ladies!

    #6908823

    RobinG
    Member

    Sorry kungfu-ronin this forum can only be used to discuss the treatment of a circ’d or uncirc’d baby boy and not for duscussing benefits of the procedure or why we did or didnt. (()) I will say that all my boys are done. And in the time I’ve been on this site it seems it really does vary based on where you are from. (This sites has moms from all over the world) Although it seems every town has boys who are and are not depending on where you live it may be more common or far less common. Where I live it is most common. It is a very personal choice and one only YOU and your SO can make ~ I’m sorry but we are not able to answer your question or discuss the reasons to or not to do it (())

    #6908824

    HappyForest
    Member

    there is not just one reason to get it done. it is different for everyone. unfortunatly we dont have a forum to talk about this, only one to discuss care. so in those terms, some people believe it will be easier to care for, but really as long as you keep it clean either way there shouldnt be a problem. my son is not circ, and we have had no problems. i just wipe it with a baby wipe after every diaper change and at bath time i just clean with baby soap and water. also, i dont pull back on the skin, and no one ever should pull back.

    #6908825

    KungfuRonin
    Member

    Oh ok well thanks anyway!

    #6908826

    lisalou29
    Member

    ok… so confused… we have a 12 month old boy. in pre-natal class we were told not to pull back the foreskin. so we didnt. went to the immunizations at the health clinic (same place we got pre-natal classes) and the nurse told us to regularly pull back the foreskin at bathtime and clean to prevent yeast and other infections. and she noted that she will quiz the pre-natal nurse instructors. everyone says different things. my bf did the dirty work of pulling back the foreskin and cleaning and our son didnt cry or seem to notice what he was doin. should we carry on and clean a few times a week, or leave it alone?

    #6908827

    RobinG
    Member

    is he circ’d or not? Pull back loose skin a tiny bit(after it is FULLY healed) if circ’d….. dont pull back if not..that is what I was always told and know others to do ~ that is how all my boys were cared for after their circ.

    #6908828

    HappyForest
    Member

    if it is not circ DO NOT PULL BACK EVER!! this can cause *permanemt* damage to the penis. it may require surgery later, if you mess things up by pulling. they are VERY easy to care for since you dont have to pull back. i just wipe my sons with a baby wipe every time i change his diaper (pee and poo diapers) and then wash it at bath time with babysoap and water. you dont have to pull back, if you do this it will stay clean as it is. when he is an older child the skin will start to be able to come back, and you will then just have to explain that when he freely pulls back they need to start doing that to wash.

    #6908829

    HappyForest
    Member

    **this is from above** ‘If your baby boy is not circumcised, the only care it will require during infancy is soap and water as the rest of the body is being washed. It is unnecessary, painful and dangerous to try to forcibly retract the foreskin or clean under it with cotton swabs. You should only do this once the boy is old enough and the foreskin has separated from the glans.’

    #6908830

    puntoblk
    Member

    my 4 year old boy gets ballonitis at least once a month, his penis becomes sore and swallen and a yellow discharge comes out from between the glan and the foreskin, my doctor says that I should treat him every time it happens with dactakort ointment (which actually works) and that I shouldn’t pull back his foreskin to clean his penis till he is 5 years old. I am worried that these infections could build up to something really serious, can anyone help please? I was also told to pull his foreskin back gently and wash his penis in warm water everyday. Is that helpful?

    #6908831

    tink21
    Member

    We decided not to circumcise 🙂

    #6908832

    HappyForest
    Member

    good for you tink

    #6908833

    Tink what was it that made you decide?

    #6908834

    Chanelle
    Member

    puntoblk Im not sure about the warm water thing but I do know of 4 guys that had issuse like that till they were older and endd up having to b circumcised when they were older ( 12 years 20’s 30 and one when he was 40) So if he has issues when he is older they can do somthing to fix it. Sorry to hear that you are having issues. My Brother in law had issuse till he was 12 then and had to be circumcied and has had no issues since and he is in his mid 20s.

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