In an uncircumcised penis, a fold of skin foreskin covers the head of the penis. 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. Forcing it could cause pain, tearing and bleeding.
Caring for uncircumcised babies is the same as caring for infants who have been circumcised. Gentle, external cleaning during diaper changes and external washing with soap and water during bath time are all that's necessary. Still, there's a lot of confusing, conflicting, or just plain wrong information about how to care for uncircumcised babies , and improper care can lead to a child needing a circumcision later in life. This often happens if a parent is instructed to retract a child's foreskin before it is ready to be retracted. Here's how to keep your child clean and healthy. Do the following to care for your infant's uncircumcised penis:. Clean your baby's uncircumcised penis as you would a finger i.
Clean up during diaper changes. Then pat dry before applying diaper cream and putting on a fresh diaper. Use soap and water.
So you just had a baby boy and you're a little unsure how to care for his business. Here's what you need to know about taking care of his penis whether it's circumcised or uncircumcised. Janice Paskey January 24, The next day, though, things looked much worse. Her toddler was uncircumcised—perhaps his foreskin was just starting to retract?