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How to diaper a freshly circ'd boy...

I need some help. LO was c irc'd yesterday so he's still pretty raw. He keeps peeing out of his diaper. The nurse told us to point his penis down, but that looks so painful since he's still so raw. Any other suggestions? 

Re: How to diaper a freshly circ'd boy...

  • Are you using gaze and plenty of vaseline?  I wouldn't worry about it hurting if you point his penis down.  The nurse told us that putting the diaper on tightly applies pressure which is a good thing.   
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  • We are being Very generous with the Vaseline. I guess you're right about the tight diaper. Well try pointing down with the next change. Thanks! 

  • Always point the penis down! I didn't figure that out for a couple weeks! Now it's routine for me to sing-song 'point the penis down' when I'm closing up John's diaper (can't wait until I'm not thinking and sing it in public, lol!)

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  • We were having trouble with LO leaking through his diapers too. A friend suggested that because the Vaseline is moisture barrier the diapers wasn't as absorbent. Seems logical and sure enough as soon as the two weeks were up and we quit the Vaseline we ha
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    Always point the penis down! I didn't figure that out for a couple weeks! 

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  • What procedure did your doctor use? Ours used the plastibell procedure and it LOOKED horrible, but didn't seem to cause DS much, if any, pain. 

    Do what they suggested! Pressure is good, and ALWAYS point the penis down! ;) 

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  • I found a way to kind of use the Vaseline to stick his penis down. I would use a generous amount and just kind of stick it to his testicles. Seemed to work great and didn't seem to bother him at all.
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  • Definitely gently point it down!  We also used the Babyganics healing protective ointment (not a fan of Vaseline/petroleum) with my DS 3 years ago and it healed quick!
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