I was discussing with a friend (who has 2 circ'ed boys) today about how we are not planning on circ'ing our baby boy. We were talking diaper changes, and she said that I'll just have to pull the foreskin back to clean poop out from underneath, and I told her that that is actually the worst thing you can do, that there is no extra care involved and retracting will only cause problems due to tearing, etc. She looked soooo confused and asked "well, how do you get the poop out from under the foreskin? Won't it get stuck up there??". I just rambled something out about how it's no extra work, it's just like wiping off a finger.." she still looked confused but we went onto other topics. Now, I have never changed an intact baby boys diaper (well, I probably changed my 9 yrs. younger brother when I was a kid, but I don't remember it), and I realized that I actually do not know the answer to her question. The only thing that I do know is that you do NOT retract. So, how do you clean it out? Especially that really runny newborn poop? Sorry if this is a really basic question, but I am freaking out about the tiniest details lately! Thanks in advance!
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2/22/10 at 12:41am