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Rosie29 Wed 17-Jun-09 09:32:56

I live abroad and have a ds 4 months old. i have been told by a number of people that I should be gently pulling my the skin back on my son's willy while in the bath to avoid problems later on. I mentioned this to my sister who live in the Uk and she was appalled!
Any advice? Thaks

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 17-Jun-09 09:38:25

Message withdrawn

diedandgonetodevon Wed 17-Jun-09 09:40:07

Reality is right. Don't do it.

bubblagirl Wed 17-Jun-09 09:40:23

no no no never do this it can cause damage it will work its way on its own children when much older can pull it back and clean it

never force back foreskin wash willy as normal slightly gently pulling back little bit thats all my hv said i didnt even have to do that just wash normally

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Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 17-Jun-09 09:41:19

I never did that with either of my ds's. I just left well alone tbh.

They are 6 and 4 now and they've never had any problems.

ingles2 Wed 17-Jun-09 09:42:33

nope I've not done it either,.. no problems here

benfmsmum Wed 17-Jun-09 09:44:19

Sorry to hijack this post but my ds is 3.9 years and I took him to the doctor last week who diagnosed thrush but asked me if his foreskin was always this tight as he tried to pull it back. I've never done this (as has been stated on here) so when is the age when I should have started?

cyteen Wed 17-Jun-09 09:46:43

I think you're meant to actively avoid this as the foreskin hasn't separated yet, so can be quite damaging.

There's plenty of time for him to work on it himself in years to come!

cyteen Wed 17-Jun-09 09:50:30

Sorry benfmsmum, x-posted with you there

benfmsmum Wed 17-Jun-09 09:53:10

Thats OK cyteen! It was a new doctor I saw and have been wondering about his actions ever since he did it tbh, so seeing this thread just made me ask the question!

Rosie29 Wed 17-Jun-09 11:23:20

Thanks for the replies! I thought it best left alone!

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