How to Diaper Your Son After His Circumcision

How to Diaper Your Son After His Circumcision

How often to change his diaper It’s important to change a wet diaper at least every two hours or so, and important to change a dirty diaper as soon as possible. That’s because diapers, especially disposable diapers wick the urine away and also, because a wet diaper is not as germ-infested as a dirty diaper. The urine can, however, irritate a penis healing from a circumcision, especially if the penis isn’t covered by a protective gauze or still coated with petroleum jelly.

In contrast, dirty diapers contain germs and bacteria that can cause serious infections, both to the sensitive skin on the glans that is healing and to his urinary tract. In fact, even after the circumcision has healed, it is wise to change a dirty diaper as soon as you can. While urinary tract infections are especially rare in circumcised boys, when one does occur in a circumcised infant boy, it tends to be immediately following the circumcision, as the penis is still healing.

Although it varies...
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