Sunday, April 30, 2023

How to take care of the penis of your uncircumcised baby?

Our son is not circumcised. When will his foreskin retract?

During the first few years, his son's foreskin will separate from the tip of his penis. Some foreskins separate shortly after birth or even before birth, but this is not common. When this happens, it is different for each child. It can take a few weeks, months or years. When this happens, the foreskin can pull back from the tip of the penis. This is called retraction of the foreskin.

Most boys will have their penises retracted by the time they are five years old; however, others will not withdraw until they enter their teens. As a boy becomes more aware of her body, he will likely figure out how to retract her foreskin. But the retraction of the foreskin should never be forced. Do not try to forcefully retract the foreskin until it is fully retracted. Forcing the foreskin back prematurely can cause severe pain, bleeding, or skin tears.


When the foreskin is separated from the head of the penis, the skin cells are shed. These skin cells look like pearl-shaped white lumps that accumulate on the foreskin. This is called smegma. Smegma is normal, so there is nothing to worry about.


If your son's foreskin separates before he reaches puberty, pulling it back occasionally when cleaning will suffice. Once her son enters puberty, as part of her daily routine, she should clean under her foreskin, just like she brushes her hair or teeth.

Steps to clean the foreskin:

Teach your son to clean his foreskin by:
  • Step 1: Gently pull the foreskin away from the tip of the penis.
  • Step 2: Wash the inside of the foreskin with warm soapy water.
  • Step 3: Put the foreskin back in place.