Circumcision Aftercare is a very important part of ensuring a safe, healthy, and timely child rearing. Parents may be concerned about their child’s health when discussing circumcision with their pediatrician. After all, what parents need to know is that every time a kid is circumcised, it is done so because of his very small chance of having an illness that could have been prevented if he had never been circumcised. It is very safe. It is easy. It’s quick.
So, what do parents need to know before having their babies circumcision aftercare done? They need to be aware that the procedure is done to prevent the baby from getting an infection. The only thing that concerns them is the pain involved in the procedure. In most cases, once the procedure is completed and the baby is let loose of his clothing and underpants, there is not too much pain involved. There will be some discomfort, rubbing or twinge. The pain is usually minimal as the procedure is quick.
What parents need to know is that babies that have been circumcised are less likely to develop any complications during the first few weeks of life. As a baby grows older and becomes a toddler, the risk associated with circumcision can increase. As the baby grows older, so does his chance of contracting a wide variety of diseases. Circumcision aftercare will help to reduce these risks in this stage of development by decreasing the risk for infections to occur.
The first step in circumcision aftercare is to use petroleum jelly and a bandage on the glans penis and the foreskin. This is so the gauze or bandage does not rub off onto the baby. It can also be used to prevent contamination. You can also apply an anti-bacterial ointment to the area daily. If the area becomes moist, the anti-bacterial ointment can help reduce the risk of bacteria developing into more severe conditions.
As your baby grows out of his infant stage and enters the first year of life it is important that you continue to follow the same procedures as during the infant years to preserve the integrity of the penis. The first step in this is to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment to the skin around the penis and the foreskin once per day. This is especially important with respect to preventing the formation of infectious diseases.
If you are wondering what parents will need to do with regard to their newborn’s genitals after the procedure is completed, it is best to leave the task up to the professional who will be performing the circumcision. Many doctors make sure that the wound is dressed in order to avoid anything from occurring to it. In addition, many doctors make certain that the newborn’s skin is never exposed to the sun. You don’t want anything to happen to the skin that has been scarred.
One of the most overlooked pieces of Circumcision aftercare is the use of baby wipes. Baby wipes are one of the best products on the market to use post circumcision aftercare. Baby wipes are great for cleaning the wound and they can also be used to provide the right care for your baby after the procedure. Baby wipes can be used to clean the area before the baby is placed in the diapers. Babies can get very dirty during this time and if they get dirty they can pick up germs from themselves or other parts of the environment. Baby wipes should be used only after the baby has been cleaned. This will prevent any bacteria from being transferred to the baby, which can prove to be dangerous.
It is important to note that gauze or petroleum jelly should not be used following the circumcision procedure. What many doctors will recommend is that you first soak the area in warm water for about twenty minutes so that the gauze can be applied. Gently apply the gauze over the penis area. Gently cover the gauze with petroleum jelly. This is the best method for all Circumcision Aftercare procedures. This method has been proven to help keep the penis moisturized, as it is during the times when moisture is most likely to be lost due to exercise, crying, and intense heat.