Just want to warn other ftm like myself about what my son just went
through. Make sure you are still pulling back your babies foreskin all
the way and cleaning it regularly, if your little boy is circumcised.
Apparently the foreskin can re-adhear to the head of the penis if you do
not pull it back regularly. I knew this could be an issue right after
circumcision, but not at 6 months. Our pediatrician has checked my son
at each well visit, but at 6 months he noticed that he had forskin
adhesions all the way around his penis and the head was essentially two
thirds covered. It has to be corrected or can cause problems later and
by corrected, it basically has to be ripped back. Our pedi said to try
to pull the skin back a little more each day after his bath. At first it
would not budge, but on the third day I gave DS a 15 minute bath and
let him really soak to soften the adhesions. It worked, thank goodness!
From what I have read, if it is not corrected by about 1year, it can
require surgery. DS only cried a little right when it separated and I
have been told to put vasaline on it at every diaper change until it is
healed again. It ended up being an easy fix, but definitely something I
wish I had know about before, so I could have spared DS the pain.
Adhesions are something to be aware of until they are out of diapers.