Cleaning poop off/out of intact penis? - Page 2
Ditto to what the other mamas have said. The intact penis at that age is really just like a finger. No poop gets up in there. I have a two-year-old intact son and he's had some insane poops involving wiping off his penis. It's as someone else said--it's harder to get it out of the wrinkles in the scrotum!
I had the same concern when ds was born but I quickly realized it was a non issue - no poop goes up there! now that ds is eating solids though I'm having a real hard time cleaning poop out of the crevices of his scrotum
(BTW...DH is watching me type this and he made me write that he thinks "Scrotum Wrinkles" would make an excellent rock band name I have four children)
I'd be much more worried about getting poop in an open circumcision wound. Now *THAT* is a health hazard!
And...it was always much harder to clean poop off that darn wrinkly scrotum
I just came across this thread in my profile and thought I'd revisit and update. It's been a year since I posted it, and my twins are 9 months old now. Obviously, I now have intact experience, and I can see how funny my assumptions were because it is SO easy and just like wiping a finger! I just wanted to say thanks again for answering my questions last year, and we are doing great! :)
Nobody ever worries about poop getting up "inside" a baby girl's vagina, and no one in their right mind would break her hymen to "clean up there", never mind alter her genitals surgically to prevent it.
Boys are designed similarly. The foreskin is fused to the head of the penis for the same evolutionary reasons that baby girls have hymens.
Glad to hear everything is normal!
I wanted to address the evolution argument. Yes, I believe that the human male has adapted with the optimally designed penis structure, but diapers are a relatively new thing. Before there were diapers, babies didn't have the problem of poop getting inside the foreskin because they practiced some kind of elimination communication. Poop didn't stew around in a cloth against the penis. I am practicing EC with my new babe (2 months, just started a week ago), and it has the wonderful side effect of not worrying about poop inside the preputial orifice. And it has allowed the little case of red rashiness on the tip to clear on its own.