It is common for your baby to be sleepy after circumcision. Be sure to wake him to eat if he sleeps longer than 2 to 3 hours since the last feeding. To soothe your baby after circumcision: Swaddle him and hold him close.
How do babies feel after circumcision?
What to Expect Afterwards. After their circumcision, your baby may be fussy and irritable. Hold them carefully so you don’t put pressure on their penis. The tip may be sore, and the penis itself may look red and swollen.
How long does it take for baby to recover from circumcision?
It usually takes between 7 to 10 days for a circumcised penis to heal from the procedure. Until it does, the tip might be raw or yellowish. Call your doctor right away if you notice any of the following: bleeding that continues or blood on the diaper (more than quarter-sized)
How do I keep my baby comfortable after circumcision?
How can you care for your child at home?
- Let your baby rest as much as possible. Sleeping will help him recover.
- You can give your baby a sponge bath the day after surgery. Do not give him a bath for 5 to 7 days.
How often should I change diaper after circumcision?
For the first day, the penis is covered with a gauze dressing, which you should replace with each diaper change. You can expect your baby to urinate within 12 hours of the circumcision. Clean the site with warm water and a cotton ball once or twice a day. Don’t use diaper wipes as they may sting.
How can I help my baby’s circumcision heal faster?
- Leave your infant’s dressing (lubricant gauze) on for 24 hours after the circumcision.
- While your child is healing, apply a petroleum-based ointment (such as Vaseline) to the end of the penis after every bath and with each diaper change.
- Give your child acetaminophen for pain as instructed.
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When can baby take a bath after circumcision?
It’s best to avoid full-body bathing until the second day after surgery, but sponge bathing is fine. After the second day, you can bathe your baby or toddler as normal; with newborns, you should wait until the umbilical cord has fallen off, at about two weeks. Avoid very warm water.
How do I clean my baby’s circumcision?
- Change your baby’s diaper as soon as it is dirty.
- The gauze dressing should be changed with each diaper change.
- To prevent infection, be sure to wash your hands before and after you change the gauze.
- If the circumcised area becomes soiled with stool, gently remove the gauze and clean the penis with warm water.
Can you use baby wipes after circumcision?
A yellowish-white film will appear on the tip of the penis until the healing is complete. This is normal. Do not use baby wipes on the penis until the circumcision has healed.
What ointment is good for circumcision?
Place a quarter-sized amount of ointment, Aquaphor, petroleum jelly, A&D, or antibiotic (bacitracin, Neosporin, or generic), on the penis or in the diaper to keep the raw surface from sticking to the underpants or diaper. It is important to use this for 5 to 7 days.
What is the best time to circumcise a baby?
Most doctors recommend that circumcision be done within a few days from the delivery of the baby. Some doctors recommend waiting two or three weeks. When the birth occurs in a hospital, circumcision is usually done within 48 hours.
Does a circumcision hurt a baby?
Newborns do feel pain, but they seem to get through the procedure easier than older children do. In newborns, we numb the penis and perform the procedure in the hospital nursery while the baby is awake. We use a clamp technique, which does have a small risk of bleeding.
How painful is a circumcision for babies?
If local anesthesia is given, the child will feel pressure and movement but not pain. The child may be briefly upset while he is being held in place. If the circumcision is performed under general anesthesia, he will not experience any pain during the procedure.
What should you not do after circumcision?
Do not let your child do intense exercise, such as sports, running, or physical education at school, for 4 to 6 weeks. Your child may shower or have a sponge bath the day after surgery. Do not let him swim or have a bath for 5 to 7 days. Your child should be able to go back to school or daycare in about 2 or 3 days.