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.
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.
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!
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.
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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