Circumcision Not Recommended
The delicate mucous membrane of the foreskin can become irritated from a number of chemicals, including bath soap, bubble baths, shampoo in the bath water, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, and fabric sizing and dyes. If the foreskin becomes reddened, discontinue using these chemicals or find natural alternatives for them. Always pre-wash baby clothing to remove sizing.
When he is old enough, teach your son how to gently retract his foreskin, rinse with clear, warm water, and return his foreskin to its normal position as part of his washing routine.
CAUTION: Never forcibly retract his foreskin! It is painful and can lead to infection and adhesions.
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