Skip to content. The penis, the outer reproductive organ of the male, consists of two parts — the shaft and the head called the glans. All boys are born with a foreskin, a layer of skin that covers the shaft and the glans.
In the first several years your son's foreskin will separate from the tip of the penis. Some foreskins separate soon after birth or even before birth, but this is rare. When it happens is different for every child.
It's important to keep your son's penis clean whether he has been circumcised or not. Keeping your young son's penis clean may help prevent infections and other problems. As your son gets older, teach him how to wash and care for his penis.
It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head glans of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted pulled back from the head of the penis in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.
By Lisa Kadane Apr 7, Illustration: Erin McPhee. It turns out Will had a minor infection that was easily treated with an antifungal hydrocortisone-cream.
Caring for uncircumcised babies is the same as caring for infants who have been circumcised. Gentle, external cleaning during diaper changes and external washing with soap and water during bath time are all that's necessary. Still, there's a lot of confusing, conflicting or just plain wrong information about how to care for uncircumcised babies.
I am the one that gives him his bathand mostly change his diapers every day but I never do anything specific to clean his penis. Do you have any recommendations? Little boys often have a very different sense of hygiene than their mothers.
An uncircumcised penis has its foreskin intact. An infant boy with an uncircumcised penis does not need special care. Normal bathing is enough to keep it clean. Do not pull back retract the foreskin for cleaning in infants and children.