Newborn circumcision is fairly easy. You have to:
Keep It Clean
This is the single most important rule of newborn circumcision care. It’s also the easiest: Before every diaper change, carefully wipe away any small stool pieces that you might spot on the genital area. Use a gentle, unscented cleanser, and always wash the same diaper repeatedly to ensure there are no leftover germs or remnants from the baby’s last bath. When wiping the baby’s bottom, be sure to use clean hands. It is easy to slip a hand up the baby’s rectum and not notice anything that may lead to the baby becoming contaminated.
Many parents don’t like the thought of their baby needing to take a pain reliever and relax in the process of having his foreskin cut. So, another good reason to buy a newborn circumcision care kit is so you can administer the numbing cream beforehand. The numbing cream allows the parent to focus only on the newborn and not on the procedure’s discomfort. If you don’t want the cream, you can buy an over-the-counter medication that will help with the pain.
Keep The Baby Warm
One of the most important rules of newborn circumcision care is keeping the baby warm. To do this, place a small blanket or towel underneath the baby whenever he changes positions and when changing his diaper. After every diaper change, place a small towel or washcloth by the door or on top of the bed to keep the little one warm. The towel works because it will allow you to see what is going on with the baby, and it will give the parents a little peace of mind. This can be particularly important if the baby seems to be getting a little “wet.”
Change The Diaper
If the baby does end up with excessive bleeding after his diaper change, he needs to be monitored. Any redness or bleeding should be checked by a doctor immediately. The doctor may decide that the bleeding is more than normal, and if so, he will probably prescribe an antibiotic to take care of it. While antibiotics are very good at fighting off infections, they also can cause significant irritation to the sensitive skin around the anus and penis. If the irritation persists, it could be more serious than a simple infection, so contact your doctor immediately.
If neither the antibiotic nor the topical creams work, then your pediatrician may recommend a pain reliever for the baby, but he will probably warn you not to use it on open wounds. If the bleeding during the diaper change continues, your pediatrician will most likely perform a newborn male circumcision. Male infants are less likely to get hemorrhoids, so a Circumcision is usually a safer procedure than female infant circumcision. However, just because it is a safe procedure does not mean you can do it without careful attention to detail. For instance, the baby must be carefully positioned to prevent him from getting cut while he is still inside the diaper.
Examining The Penis
Usually, the physician will examine the penis and prep it for the procedure. He will then position the baby so that the foreskin is exposed. Next, he will cover the penis with a plastic bag containing the small number of blood seeps out during the circumcision. Once the baby is almost fully awake, he can be taken home.
To ensure that Newborn Circumcision Care is done properly, you must follow these steps. These tips should help you make sure your newborn is as healthy as possible. And thanks to these experts, your baby is now safe and sound. You can find information on Newborn Circumcision Care and other important facts on babies from the website listed below. You can also join the Newborn Baby Forum for mothers to share tips and advice with other moms.