@Herena are you a healthcare professional? I have two DSs and was told by a GP under no circumstances to pull back my son's foreskin (in this instance I asked if I should be cleaning under it). He said the first person to do that should be my son himself, when he was old enough to do this, as otherwise we risked severe damage as infant males have foreskins which are incompletely separated from the head of the penis. @Pebble I'm not sure if it's normal - I would go to GP to ask.
This happened my son too. His foreskin was too tight. Despite what everyone here is saying, after seeing the consultant we were sent away with 'excercises' to do every night that involved gently retracting the foreskin to try and stretch it. When this didn't work he had on op to try and stretch it (waste of time),then at the age of 5 was finally circumcised.
Yes Mrsryan I'm sure there are exercises to do but it needs a gp visit first and/or a consultant referral so a proper treatment plan is in place so no damage is done. Going in 'blind' on such a delicate area can cause huge irreparable damage - speaking from experience (friends sons well meaning GM).
Ds(13)'s did this as a baby/toddler but it was just the foreskin had stuck together at the end (sweat/cream created a slight seal) and the pee ballooned it a bit before the seal opened. It sorted itself out, mention to the HV if worried but if it's not red/inflamed in anyway I'd leave it.
Thanks for the replies. Sometimes it is red on the tip but doesn't seem to bother him. My main concern is that my husband had similar issues and was diagnosed with phimosis and had to get circumcised at 26!!
My experience of this comes from coaching a friend through it with her boys. The oldest of whom she did not intervene with and later required surgery. The younger she was advised to do as I described by the paediatrician. She began this at 20 months and now he's is close to 4 with no problems. Since then she's had 2 more and gently eased back their foreskins from an early age when she first noticed ballooning. No further surgery required.
One of them seemed to take it somewhat to heart and will stretch his penis in an eye watering fashion. His main goal in life seems to be tonnage it touch his chin
Herrena thanks for responding. I asked because I was wondering whether advice had changed since I had DS1. Avoiding surgery seems very positive but so many people would not know what they were doing that leaving well alone and contacting GP first seems best initial step. at stretchy penis antics. Boys and their toys...