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How do I take care of a newly circumscised baby so that he is comfortable?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 AM on Jun. 22, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • keep vaseline on it with gauze so that it doesn't stick to the diaper. change it when he urinates. not much else you can do.
    nathans_mom407

    Answer by nathans_mom407 at 9:19 AM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • The first question you need to answer is which way you had the circ done. Is it a plastibell or a traditional gauze wrapped?
    MamaPyratekk

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 10:39 AM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • You can generally give a baby baby tylenol but check with your Dr to be sure. Keep the baby clean. Always put plenty of vaseline on the gauge. Change the gauze at every diaper change. Be very gentle if you have to touch the area. Circumsisions tend to heal fairly fast (a few days to a week).
    Eliza34

    Answer by Eliza34 at 12:06 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • Do NOT medicate him... just do the vaseline and gauze. It will heal in a little over a week! I know it looks really red and painful to you, but as long as you keep it clean, don't touch it & keep the gauze on top so it doesn't rub on the diaper, he probably doesn't notice it.
    crazysocks830

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 1:17 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

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