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caring for circumcision
My son was born Saturday and circumcised on Sunday. They say to clean it with soap and water, keep gauze and vaseline on it between diaper changes. I have no problem with the gauze and vaseline, but I am scared to clean it with soap and water. How do you do it? Am I supposed to touch it? Don't it hurt? Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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158812 tn?1189759426
I wasn't told to clean it.  I just had to put a dap of A&D on the gauze square, place it over it and close up the diaper.  I never did touch it....
He is 4 now, and we have never had a problem with it.  It didn't get wet until the umbilical cord fell off, and we gave him a bath.
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My son is 10 weeks and we were told only to rinse with water if it got dirty during a bowel movement.  We were also advised not to use baby wipes till it healed, just to wet cloths and use them.  Same thing with my first son who is 3 1/2.  I would call the pediatrician though if you are concerned.  Congrats on baby!
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they said only vaseline for mine
no soap water or gauze?
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93532 tn?1349374050
I agree, no gauze, no soap and water. I took my peri bottle full of warm water to rinse it if it had stool on it. Just a dab of vaseline in it and the diaper and it healed just fine for all three of my boys.
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150937 tn?1235947480
we were told to coat the front of the diaper with vaseline where penis would be when the diaper was closed.  worked really well.
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130265 tn?1450986981
I agree with the others. I have 2 boys, 1 month and 21 months and both of them I was told nothing on it other than vaseline until it healed, unless I needed to use warm water to rinse of stool. Granted, it will turn yellowish while healing. Don't get that confused with stool, or an infection. It's a normal part of the healing process.
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