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Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" my first son is circ and my second son isnt. They say its alot cleaner if it done and less health risks. ... [snip!] ... yet besides the look of it. I would definitly look it up and discuss it with a peditrician and see how you feel about it."

It just makes me nervous, I don't know the diifference between what circumsized and uncircumsized looks like, so I can't really tell with my husband, so I don't know. It's scary to me!

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10018 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Rogue's Mum:" I hadn't even thought about that! What are the benefits of it? I don't want him to be in any pain!"


there are absolutely NO benefits to it.



and everyone else is right, that's the only difference.



ETA: if you really live in the UK then it's no big deal, your hubby is most likely intact, because it's a rare thing for men to be cut

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
4th May '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" my first son is circ and my second son isnt. They say its alot cleaner if it done and less health risks. ... [snip!] ... yet besides the look of it. I would definitly look it up and discuss it with a peditrician and see how you feel about it."

I just wanted to share that is not backed by medical evidence. It's considered cosmetic/religious.
OP it isn't necessary and we didn't. But I don't think there's anything different you need to know. All babies pretty much do the same thing lol

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" if our second one is a boy ill probably use the girl stuff we have. no sense in getting rid of a 150 dollar pack n play bc it has pink in it lmao. and we wouldnt circ. "

Yeah, aside from that, I understand. There's just so much we havent even discussed yet, so we wanted to make sure we're doing everything right!

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Lol. How could there be anything they need different? Hah."

This is our first boy, and I want to be a good mum to him, so I make sure I ask what I need to.

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Big D!:" I just wanted to share that is not backed by medical evidence. It's considered cosmetic/religious. OP ... [snip!] ... and we didn't. But I don't think there's anything different you need to know. All babies pretty much do the same thing lol "

I appreciate it thank you xx

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30165 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Rogue's Mum:" Do the benefits outweigh the bad to have him circumsized? I don't know, it just seems kind of cruel to me."

My son is circumcised and if i have any other boys they'll be circumcised too, you should just research the pro's and cons of circumcision and then make your decision based off what you think is best for your son.

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting MAMA!!!!!!!!:" there are absolutely NO benefits to it. and everyone else is right, that's the only difference. ETA: ... [snip!] ... you really live in the UK then it's no big deal, your hubby is most likely intact, because it's a rare thing for men to be cut"

Ah, okay, thank you! We're going to see his mum for brekkie this morning at 9, so I will try to bring it up subtley

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Bob Wehadababyitsaboy:" My son is circumcised and if i have any other boys they'll be circumcised too, you should just research ... [snip!] ... just research the pro's and cons of circumcision and then make your decision based off what you think is best for your son."

I just don't want to be cruel to him and cause him more pain than necessary.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th May '13

Honestly, theres nothing really different needs wise.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Rogue's Mum:" It just makes me nervous, I don't know the diifference between what circumsized and uncircumsized looks like, so I can't really tell with my husband, so I don't know. It's scary to me!"

I went through hell when my first got circumsized. He cried for about 2 hours straight after he got it done nothing would soothe him down. I couldnt let my lo go through what my oldest went through so i decided not to get it done. When there circ they cut the outer laying skin of the penis off i guess to pervent getting infections and stuff, but to my belief as long as you clean it everytime you change their diaper than they shouldnt get an infection. I was very unaware and didnt read up on it enough when i got my firsts done. Dont let anyone into pressure you in or out of it. studdy up on it and make the right decision for you and your son. Also ask your husbands opinion about it and see how he feels about it.

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10018 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Rogue's Mum:" Ah, okay, thank you! We're going to see his mum for brekkie this morning at 9, so I will try to bring it up subtley "


good idea..



A good way to tell if he is intact or not, is when his penis is soft, you can not see the head of his penis (the foreskin covers it) and when he is circumcised, the head of his penis will be visible at all times. (the glans)



But like i said, being in the UK, the only time a boy is cut if for religious reasons or very severe medical reasons, you most likely wont find a doctor willing to do it.

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" I went through hell when my first got circumsized. He cried for about 2 hours straight after he got it ... [snip!] ... on it and make the right decision for you and your son. Also ask your husbands opinion about it and see how he feels about it."

I will definitely do that, he's fast asleep next to our daughter on the pullout right now, so I will discuss it with him when he wakes up

Rogue and Conner's Mummy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Redcar, United Kingdom 177 posts
4th May '13
Quoting MAMA!!!!!!!!:" good idea.. A good way to tell if he is intact or not, is when his penis is soft, you can not see the ... [snip!] ... time a boy is cut if for religious reasons or very severe medical reasons, you most likely wont find a doctor willing to do it."

Ah, alright. I will have to ask my sister in law about it, she has a 5 year old son.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
4th May '13

Nope nothing really different :)
Congrats on your baby boy!