My eight month old is at least partially retractable, because I can see some of the tip of his penis when he's playing with it in the bath. My question is, should you clean a partially retractable penis the same as if he was fully non-retractable? My understanding is that when they are fully retractable, you should clean at least periodically (AAP says an occasional retraction with cleaning will do), so obviously I'm concerned that if he is fully retractable now, I should be cleaning. Having gone through the whole forced retraction thing by our ex-Ped at four months (posted elsewhere on the forum), it has made me somewhat paranoid that I will cause damage if I try and retract it myself. I guess what I'm looking for is advice on the best way to care and clean when it's partially but not necessarily fully retractable. I would much prefer to wait until he is able to retract and clean it himself, but given that he is so young, that's not an option.
All advice and experience greatly appreciated.