Uncircumcised newborn care is not always as simple as just putting your baby into the stirrups and letting the diaper do the work. Most parents are unaware of the complications that can arise during the first few days and weeks of life. Below is a list of some of the common complications that can occur during the first few weeks of life.
Wash Your Baby’s Foreskin
The foreskin of your baby’s foreskin should be washed very gently at least once a day. After the baby has eaten and a bit more care should be given to removing any scabs or irritations that may have formed on the baby’s foreskin. Any food particles that have entered the baby’s penis can cause infection to begin forming. If the diaper dries out too much, it can allow for this to occur and in the process of being dry it can also make a baby’s skin to become more sensitive, and that can lead to irritation.
Another complication of improper diaper care is the development of a diaper rash. This diaper rash can be quite uncomfortable for the baby as it will rub up against the genital areas of the baby. This diaper rash can also become very painful, and if not treated can become serious.
Sometimes the diaper rash itself doesn’t go away right away, but it does fade in a while. There may be times when you want to use the diaper again, but because the diaper rash still exists, you decide to use another diaper. After a few diaper changes the diaper rash returns, but now you are using two diapers instead of one.
Use Washable Diapers Only
You can prevent this diaper rash from returning by making sure that you only use a washable diaper. By only using a washable diaper you will be reducing the chances of it returning.
Another complication of a diaper rash is infections. Infections can occur when bacteria forms on the baby’s foreskin. Bacteria can sometimes infect the other parts of the baby’s body as well, which is why this infection may spread to the baby’s mouth, and throat. Babies can develop oral thrush or ear infections from bacteria, which can cause both of these conditions.
A diaper rash can also occur if the baby’s diaper gets dirty. When the baby starts to fuss and fusses, he can get his diaper wet. The diaper can become wet through and thus become dirty on its own.
Clean The Diaper Quickly
When this happens the best thing to do is clean the diaper as soon as possible. To clean the diaper, simply put the diaper in the wash machine for a short time, and then take it out, and clean it.
If you have a newborn, you can avoid the diaper rash by wearing a cloth diaper. There are many cloth diapering products out there, and it is important to choose a product that is designed to keep the baby dry and clean without irritation.
Other skin infections can be passed back and forth between the baby and his parents, so it is very important to use a clean diaper and wash the diaper on a daily basis. These complications can cause discomfort, but they can be avoided with proper newborn care.