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#1 of 2 Old 03-31-2014, 04:38 PM - Thread Starter
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First time posting in this forum as my dc is a girl, but we are about to have a boy. smile.gif dh and I are passionate about not circing and will be having a homebirth so I'm not too concerned. But I am wondering the basics of intact care. I changed my brothers' diapers and boys I babysat but they were all circed, as is my poor dh. So I guess if you knowledgeable women could please educate me on all the do's and don't s and whatever else I may need to know. Also, perhaps give me some good resources. Thank you!

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Congratulations!  And, how wonderful for you & your babe that your dh is on board.  Many mamas-to-be aren't so lucky.


It's really pretty simple.  Just wipe like a finger, from base to tip.  I practiced EC w/ my youngest from the time he was 3 days old & I never really wiped his penis, only the few times he pooped & it got on it.  Even w/ regular diapering (which I did w/ my older son, until he was 1), I just always wiped it like it wasn't much different than the rest of him.  There's a sphincter at the end of it that is opened to pee & then closes, or so I've read.  So there shouldn't be any poop getting into it.


I believe there's an intact care pamphlet at www.nocirc.org.  There may be intact care info at www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org as well.


Best wishes!

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