So today my 2 week old had his circumcision done ! πŸ˜”I had my first son done as well when he was a newborn too . I'm really not looking forward to this week of the healing process . πŸ˜” how do you moms feel about circumcising your boys ?

Kathy M 1 like

I did it. I respect anyone's choice to do it or not to (no wrong or right) after doing some research my husband and I both decided it was right for our son. but it was done when we were at the hospital like day 3 I think? Just wondering how come yours was later than mine? (Not being rude just curious if there is a benefit maybe I should know about?) my husband was on diaper duty until it was healed. 😁

Sydney E 2 likes

First off, I want to clarify I have no problem with moms deciding to go with circumcision. It's not a choice I made but understand those who do. I was totally on the fence for the majority of my pregnancy. I wanted him to be like his dad (circumcised) but I also didn't want to put my child through unnecessary pain. I decided to leave it up to my son to decide that for himself. The pros and cons are almost exactly even. I really liked that they explained that to me in the hospital. :)

Jayna Rissa C 2 likes

I didn't have my son circumcised. I too was on the fence about it my whole pregnancy, however once LO was born, my husband and I both agreed against it. Nothing wrong with either and I too believe it's all by preference. Wishing your son a speedy and healthy recovery!

Jennifer D 2 likes

My son is! My husband is so like father like son! My son also healed quickly!

Jessica S 1 like

Circumcisions need to happen when they are younger if you wait to they are older t just because more and more painful for them with age that's why doctors so it when they are babies and don't recommend it past two years if are because them it's too painful for any male I had a daughter but if I had a boy the day he was born I would have gotten him circumsized because it's easier to keep them clean but it's the parents personal choice nothing wrong with either

Michele B 3 likes

To each their own but since you asked...I don't think it would be my right (even as a parent) to permanently physically alter my son's anatomy w/O his consent. I know not everyone sees it that way, & I'm not trying to be polarizing or in any way judgey, but my hope would be that people make an informed decision especially since this once routine procedure is no longer considered routine as it is not medically necessary in most cases. & my other hope is for a speedy recovery for your lil guy!

Sydney E 3 likes

I would just rather he went through the pain by choice. It's actually totally fine for them to do it when they're older Jessica, they just usually leave the frenulum intact. The only reason doctors do it so young is so they won't remember the pain. An adult is more than capable of making the decision for himself and dealing with the pain.

Jo I 1 like

No question about it. I would get my son circumcised. I believe the pros outweigh any "pain" he might feel that he will never remember. Also, I prefer a man circumcised than not. I'm turned off by men who are not.

Jennifer A 2 likes

My son got circumcised two weeks after birth and he never cried or seemed bothered by it at all. We did it for health reasons to prevent infections as well as cosmetic reasons. My sons dad didnt get circumcised when he was a baby; he was 13 years old when he asked his adoptive parents to take him to get it done. He says he wishes it was done as a baby because it was a very long and painful recovery, everyone is different though and there's no wrong or right way, mostly cultural I think

Em L 1 like

I too was on the fence about it, but in the end both my husband and I decided not to, we felt like the extras is there for a reason, and for us we felt it was unnecessary. But I'm definitely not judging anyone at all, I'm just saying what my husband and I felt for our son.

Sydney E 2 likes

As long as it's hard Jo you won't even notice a difference ;)

Mommyof2 0 likes

@kathy m My hospital I delivered at doesn't offer them and you have to go through the pediatricians office which you have to schedule an appt . They have up to 6 weeks to get them done and won't do them after their 6 weeks . My sons actual pediatrician is the surgeon as well . He's a great doctor. !! (: but he said he did fine only cried a little bit and he doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all . My husband is circumcised and now both of his sons are . We also did it for the health benefits

Lesa V 1 like

My son got it done and I cried more than he did lol. It only took a couple days to heal and he didn't even notice it.

Em A 1 like

I did it with mine. I felt so bad for him when we changed his diaper. We put a huge glob of petroleum jelly on every diaper change. I'm for sure all for circumcision.

Shannan P 2 likes

We ended up circumsizing our son. When he got it done he didn't even cry, so I believe the doctor when she said that it really isn't too much pain for them as a newborn. Within a week it was 100% healed and during that time I never noticed any discomfort in him. I was nervous about causing 'unnecessary pain' but he was a trooper and it really didn't seem to bother him at all.

Aprilbaby 1 like

I did it. He had it done before we left the hospital when born. Although the healing process was nothing for us. Just put A&D ointment on a few days all better. He didn't fuss or anything while healing thankfully

Rachel R 2 likes

I did it and I'm so glad I did I think it's cleaner and personally I've seen un circumcised men and eww it's so gross lol

Tasha B 4 likes

Most of the men in the world are intact & remain intact their whole life.. I would not circumcise my daughter for cleanliness, infection & UTI so I won't for my son as well.. I believe its his choice to decide. Dr.momma.org & savingoursons.org are both great informational sites about this issues. My son is 2.5 intact & happy.... There are risk with circumcision. Many boys i know have had issues with their circumcision. Your son was born perfect! No alterations needed.

Tasha B 6 likes

Just like your clit is meant to be internal/covered for protection, so is the head of the penis.. Imagine if your clit was exposed to air & undies all the time, how would the sensation down their change? Thats what happens when you remove the foreskin To above poster who says eww: when erect they look the same.

Kathy M 1 like

Oh wow I have no idea! Good to know. My gyno did my sons and I thought it was always done that way.

Mommyof2 0 likes

Also I was wondering what method your drs used ? Like mine used the gauze method ? My first sons didn't come off after two took a little bit . But it was fine after it did

Kathy M 0 likes

They cut it. My sil had her sons done with a ring but when I asked my hospital they said it was outdated? I feel like it's by dr Preferenve maybe What's the gauze method?

Erin S 1 like

I did not with my son. I thought I would the whole pregnancy then I did research and decided not to. It is a cosmetic procedure and he can make the choice when he is older. 80% of boys in Canada are intact and nowhere else in the world circumcises their boys but Canada and USA. I watched a video in YouTube called Circumcision the Whole Story it did not show one but gave history behind it and lots of facts. Did you know circumcision started in Victorian times as a measure to stop boys from

Erin S 0 likes

master-bating. And the foreskin is there for a reason, it is to help ensure sperm stays in a woman to ensure pregnancy. Everyone has the right to their choice, however I believe his body was born with it, therefore it must be there for a reason. Also removing the foreskin causes the head if the penis to become "callused" not as sensitive. Intact men have greater sexual pleasure than men who are cut.

Erin S 2 likes

Tasha I love the research!! I did the same! My little man was born perfect and that's the way I left him!!

Aprilbaby 0 likes

Umm Erin circumcision has been around way before the Victorian era. It was done in biblical times as part or religious reasonings for cleanliness and purity. It started with Jewish traditions.

Aprilbaby 0 likes

Also it's very prevalent in many other parts of the world including because of religious ties Isreal and surrounding countries. Also in Africa there have been many studies that have shown that circumcised heterosexual men are less likely to catch HIV than uncircumcised heterosexual males. There's lots of research for both sides. Personal preferences. unfortunately the babies can't say what they would prefer when older. However I do agree that I am turned off by uncircumcised.

Em L 1 like

Rachael, saying that un Circumcised men is "eww so gross" is just plain wrong. We are here to discuss not to judge! You'd be surprised that the majority of men aren't circumcised, they started circumcision back in the day for hygiene not for looks!

Erin S 0 likes

I'm Gwen I'm talking about USA and Canada for Victorian times when it became more popular... I've done my research, and yes around the world it is done for religious reasons but like I said nowhere else in the world is it done for cosmetic reasons like is is in USA and Canada...

Erin S 0 likes

And if you research it does not help prevent HIV or AIDS you know what does? A CONDOM not taking off part of your child. If HIV and AIDS is a reason to circumcise your son then why not get your daughter circumcised? Why is just using a condom good enough for her but not your son? Cause female circumcision does happen! Why not adopt that procedure in western society? I never judged anyone's opinion to circumcise, it's someone's choice.

Erin S 0 likes

So Gwen before you come after me for my research why don't you go do your own

Aprilbaby 0 likes

I never said it was a form of std protection just stating that research does show many pros in excess of cleanliness that is in favor of circumcision. The stats about HIV research in Africa being one. calm down momma.

Aprilbaby 0 likes

I'm sorry if you got offended by the research I stated but it is just a very incorrect statement to say circumcision started when and how you said it did.

Erin S 0 likes

I'm calm just no need to turn what I'm saying into something. We all have opinions and that's all we need when making decisions for our children. I'm in no way against circumcision I'm just not for it for MY son. My hubby is circumcised and after research he also decided it wasn't right for our child

Erin S 0 likes

And uncircumcised is not less cleanly then circumcised, there is no special cleaning needed til the boy reaches puberty then he is to clean it himself

Alysha B 1 like

It was a tough decision but we circumcised our son. Luckily he slept through it. The healing process didn't seem to bother him & the pediatrician put a little plastic cover on so the diaper didn't stick to it.

Tasha B 1 like

Biblical circumcision was not what we do to our boys today.... If they did most babies would have died.. Also if your Christian you should carefully research into it- another reason I chose not to (though not the key reason).. Christ died on the cross for our sins- and at that moment is when circumcision stopped & was preached against.. (Most intact moms are very informed about this issue, when you go against the "cultural norm" you have to arm yourself with lots of good info)

Tasha B 2 likes

If cleanliness is an issue why do we not get circumcised? It was legal until 1997! We have more folds/moisture for std/infection to grow. When a woman gets an std/yeast infection no one thinks of surgery..Why is a man different? Most men i know have NO problem keeping their penis clean. what guy doesn't want to touch his penis in the shower?! πŸ˜‚ For woman who say eww: do the research intact is said to be better! We where made to compliment each other, cutting removed that & increases pain.

Rachel R 0 likes

Em L what I said isn't plain wrong it is my opinion and it's from what I've seen so don't tell me I'm wrong for saying that it looks gross.

Sydney E 2 likes

Rachel, that's just plain ignorant of you. How would you feel if I said your vagina was "eww gross"!?

Em L 1 like

Thank you Sydney! Sydney is right! Rachael your just being ignorant to say something like that! Geez

Em L 2 likes

Sydney, I can't help but literally laugh out loud from your last comment, well put well put!!

Erin S 2 likes

Thank you Sydney!!!

Rachel R 0 likes

Sydney I would say that's your opinion! Geeze some of you ladies are complete bitches!!

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