I was a lot confused about this topic as i was asked from day one to pull back my baby’s penis while bathing him. But i was confused. So i need to consult my pediatrician and get the facts out.
So how you should clean your baby’s penis is discussed here. If I have missed out any point, please do add as comments and please share the advises you got on this same topic.
Baby’s penis is of soft muscles and should not be cleaned by applying pressure.
The foreskin and penis of an infant or child need no special care than any other part of the body. A child's foreskin should never be pulled back (retracted) by force. During the first few years of life, the foreskin is stuck to the head of the penis by a membrane (called the synechia).
Most boys will be able to retract their foreskins by the time they are 5 years old, yet others will not be able to until the teen years. As a boy becomes more aware of his body, he will most likely discover how to retract his own foreskin. But foreskin retraction should never be forced.
Once in a week or so you can gently try to pull back the foreskin while bathing the baby once he’s one year old. But make sure you’re not doing it by applying force.
you should watch your baby urinate occasionally to make sure that the hole in the foreskin is large enough to permit a normal stream.
06 May 2020