A Vaseline-soaked ribbon and gauze will be placed over the head of your son’s penis. Leave them in place and remove 24 hours after the first bath. If the gauze and ribbon have fallen off, replace them with a fresh Vaseline-soaked gauze, put it over the penis, and close the diaper.
If your baby still feels discomfort from the circumcision, give extra doses of Tempra, Tylenol or acetaminophen every four hours as needed.
If the white gauze is soiled with urine, there is no need to replace it. However, if it is soiled with stool, remove the gauze, rinse the buttock area with warm water, and apply a new Vaseline-soaked gauze. Use disposable diapers for the first week, as they cause less irritation and help keep the area drier and cleaner. There will undoubtedly be penis discolouration and light blood stains on the gauze and diaper during each diaper change. A yellowish membrane around the penis is part of the healing process*.