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Do the following to care for your infant’s uncircumcised penis: Leave the foreskin alone until it begins to retract on its own. Let nature take its course. Change diapers frequently and wipe clean externally. If your baby isn’t circumcised, simply wash his penis with nonirritating soap and water during each bath. There’s no need to use cotton swabs or special cleansers.
At birth, the foreskin of most male babies doesn’t yet pull back (retract) fully. Treat the foreskin gently, being careful not to force it back. In other words, don’t try to clean under the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers the head of the penis. In uncircumcised baby boys, the entire foreskin is attached to the head of the penis and can’t be pulled back (“retracted”). It usually remains that way for.
Most boys will be able to retract their foreskins by the time they are 5 years old, yet others will not be able to until the teen years. As a boy becomes more aware of his body, he will most likely discover how to retract his own foreskin. But foreskin retraction should never be forced. Until the foreskin fully separates, do not try to pull it. The AAP reports that circumcised boys have a lower chance of getting a potentially serious urinary tract infection during their first year than uncircumcised boys do.
If He’s Uncircumcised If your baby wasn’t circumcised, meaning you chose not to remove the skin at the head of his penis, you don’t have to do any special cleaning. Just wipe the. View these images to get a better understanding of why you do not want to take this risk with your precious, fragile newborn. Circumcision Complications Learn about the many wonderful functions of the foreskin and view the difference between intact and circumcised. How do you care for an uncircumcised penis?
When the foreskin can be pulled back, the area needs to be cleaned every day. Until it can be pulled back, wash only the outside of the penis. Don’t try to force the foreskin back. Infants and young boys. A baby’s foreskin does not pull back easily for about 6 months.
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