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My cousin had her preemie baby boy circ'd yesterday. He isn't even four lbs yet! I tried convincing her before his birth to leave him intact but both she and her husband were adamant about circing him. I lost respect for her then but tried to not let it destroy our relationship. When I found out he was born early all concerns shifted to his well being and survival. I also, wrongly, thought that his being born early would buy him some time. I thought maybe if she saw how...
I have a friend whose son possibly has chicken pox. I plan on exposing my kids but need to know if it "sticks" at what point will they in turn be contagious. Is it at the first sign of symptoms or anytime between exposure and development of symptoms. I need to know so I can plan how long and when they should be kept home from school. I don't want to knowingly have my kids contagious around other kids. I don't think that is a right thing to do. Thanks!
Isn't it sad that the removal of 1/3 to 1/2 of the skin of the penis is not considered an adverse effect in and of itself?
1. Is it possible for a child with croup to only have one episode of the barking night coughing? My son started with an intermittant low grade fever, hoarse raspy voice with an occassional cough during the day and then two nights ago woke up with the classic barking seal cough. It was pretty bad, he was wheezing and struggling a little bit, crying didn't help. I got him calmed down, gave him some herbal tea with licorice in it and a humidifier with eucalyptus oil. ...
Quote: Originally Posted by mama24-7 i know how you feel - my SIL had her twins 6+ weeks early last june. after their time in the NICU, she had them cut. you may feel powerless but perhaps there are things you can do to try to keep it from happening to others: make a donation to a place like intact america instead of or in addition to a baby gift, donate instead of b-day gifts, etc. (this is what i do for my nephews). sus You honestly...
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xand2y My son had complained about erections too. I encouraged him to play with himself more, especially in the bath tub. I also learned that by pulling the foreskin out they can stretch a tight frenulum. A few weeks of increased activity solved the problem for my little guy. I'm just curious how you can tell if a child has a "tight" frenulum?? I'm honestly confused.
I think it's possible to go too far the other way and not tell them anything. I think a boy or girl should have a basic understanding of what to expect of their genitals as they develop. Letting them "discover things on their own" is fine to a point but if they are embarrassed or confused and don't ask for clarification they may come to believe that there is something wrong with themselves. For example a boy who becomes retractable may notice smegma and think they are...
Quote: Originally Posted by alinae I feel really naive and stupid... My DH and I are adopting a little boy who is not circumcised. We plan to keep him intact. However, my DH is circumcised so neither of us know how to care for him. We also plan to CD, I've read lint, etc can cause some issues?!? How do you keep it clean or know that it is clean? We really don't want any infections/issues. Thanks! You are anything but stupid! You're...
Doing something a "little bad" to prevent something "really bad" is not justifiable to me. A little bit of child porn, for example, is not allowed in this country to prevent child rapists from victimizing oversees. Or, minor spousal abuse is not tolerated to prevent people from traveling outside the country to engage in honor killings.
Quote: Originally Posted by Fyrestorm I hit Borders every month or so and sneak pamphlets into all the mainstream baby books Which pamphlets do you use? I really want to do this!
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