Anyway, my oldest boy was retracting his foreskin by 2 1/2 and the second son was 3 1/2. They both started off in the bath just playing around and then one day both were like "LOOK MOM" and it was completely pulled back. My ex and I never touched it and never told them to do it, it was just out of play that it happened. Of course after that we made sure they knew to retract to urinate etc and they have never had a problem in almost 13 and 10 years.
With this little guy though, I don't want to assume he will be on the same time frame as his brothers.
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DS2: hmmm...he's almost four, and it's been several months. I'd say somewhere between 3.25 and 3.5.
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My son is seven and does not retract at all. The doctor recently discovered this (while "checking" an irritated foreskin) and was very alarmist about it, telling me he had adhesions, and it was way too tight, and that it would have to be addressed by puberty if he "wants to lead any kind of normal life"!!
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DS is 3.5, and just started retracting. I'd been wondering if I should encourage him to do it when he pees, but it sounds like there's probably no need. I wondered if it would cut down on the dripping as he finishes. Does it have any effect on that?
That was my ex's reasoning for doing it and why we encouraged the boys to do it. It isn't a big deal at all either way I assume, but that is just what was always done. Sometimes my youngest will dab the tip with tp. He does NOT like the dripping at all.
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