This is a discussion on Do you circumcise your boy? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Originally Posted by mrsmorgan where else can circumcision be done besides some of e clinics mentioned in this thread? n ...
Have just given birth to a healthy boy. I was wondering whether to circumcise him or not. Is there any one out there who had their son circumcised for non religious reasons. That is for purely health reasons? Hubby has not been circumcised, and we were wondering weather there was anyone out there who did not do it because of religious reason or merely because hubby had been done? Look forward to hearing from you.
Last edited by JTAN; 25-01-2010 at 10:21 AM.
I done it for my boy..not religious reasons..glad we done it early ..just very clean birdie..clean also easy...
If later then you wanna do it,ll be too late .. Y not do it when he's young now..dont tend to roll too..
Last edited by JTAN; 25-01-2010 at 04:20 PM.
My hubby didn't do it but when I brought up this topic to him..he agreed!! I ask my mum too for opinion cos I had a brother.. She also encourage cos she also thinks it's cleaner more hygiene as she dont know how to clean my bro lil birdie which led to infection..
It is very individual
Buty hubby says son ll thank us when he grows up cos he ll ve a better sex life n ez to clean birdie..durn.... Lol
Circumcision for baby boys: Weighing the pros and cons - MayoClinic.com
Got some risk involve.
If you do ltr they ll be more painful.. When baby they tend to sleep more.. So it's advisable to do it earlier since you have the intention to do it..y wait??
sometimes when I change diapers for Graham..his lil birdie is hard hard like gg to pee..so I m glad I done it earlier.. IMO..
Still it's very individual..
IMO, it will be good to circumcise not just due to religion purposes but also for hygiene purpose. And it will be better if this is done at a very young age cos when he grow older, not only will he feel the pain, he will also feel shy to tell you what's happening down there.
I've got a colleague who is a single mother, she did not circumcise his boy and when he is at Primary 4, he do not know how to clean up properly each time after urinating and he got the infectious. And soon after this, my colleague quickly bring the son to circumcise.
So in the end, it is still up to individual.
I've not circumcised him yet cos I'm still looking out for recommendations on doctors good on such minor operation. But definitely I will bring him when he turn 1 years' old.
Fyi, I've got colleague who circumcised his boy at the age of 1 month's old.
Anyone got bring baby go, but baby keep moving around, then cut wrongly? So scary.
der's no particular medication needed actually afta the op.. just need to clean the 'bird' properly w some antiseptic solution every diaper change.. clean it w clean cotton wool & some warm water.. =) the 'ring' will come off in matter of days.. maybe 3-5 days time..
it recovers faster when they are young because they have not started eating other food except for milk.. that's y it's easier & faster to take care & heal.. =)
Thanks for this useful info. My son is now 10 months' old, do you think it is too late? As he is starting to crawl I'm worried that it may cause pain to him. Actually I should have circumcised him when he is 1 month's old, but at that time only my husband and myself is taking care of him (no helpher) and I've always been busy and this keeps dragging on and on and suddenly 1 day I noticed, how time flies, he's already 10 month's old.
I will discuss with my husband again and hopefully get it done soonest possible.
I think you can still use the plastibell method at 10 months. I think it starts to gets a bit difficult over 12 months. The moving round will not be a problem, my friend did her son at 9 months without any issues at all, and he was very mobile at the time.
The plastibell method involves placing a plastic plastic ring under the foresking. Surgical string is then tightly afixed around it on the outside of the foreskin. The foreskin is trapped between the plastic ring and the string cutting circulation. Best way to think of it is that it is like putting a rubber band tightly around your finger. The plastic ring with the foreskin drops of in a day or two. The proceedure takes about 5 mins and involves little cutting, and no stitching. Your little one will not notice it at all. When the ring drops off in a day or two the wound is more or less healed.
If you leave it longer the plastibell method will not be available and the proceedure will involve cutting the foreskin off and stitching up the wound which will be more complicated, risky, and painful.
Cresent clinic is the best place. It cost about $100 and this includes the followup, which makes sure everything is ok. Cresent clinic looks like a something from the 1970's but it is the best place for this operation in terms of experienced doctors and cost. My friend called the clinic and they did the proceedure the very next day.
Let me know how everything goes, keen to hear an update from you.
Thanks so much for all these infos. Earlier I've called up the clinic and they also told me is ok to circumcise at 10 months' old and after the minor op. they will prescribe painkillers and it won't cause any fever.
Will update on this thread again after this. Mummies in this forum are indeed very helpful
I just booked in at the Crescent Clinic and will bring my son for circumcision on Saturday.
I noticed you plan to do it for health reason like me. Just wondered whether your family and hubby have done it? The reason I ask is that no one in my family has done it and hubby has not, so wondered if there are many people in my situation that just think its best to do for their boy even though its not been done before.
after readin reviews here about dr tahir, ive decided to get it done for my baby tiz friday