If you are planning on circumcising your child, it is best to do so in infancy as babies recover quickly from the procedure and experience less pain than older children. Newborns respond best to circumcision, meaning you’ll want to consider getting your child circumcised within the first couple of weeks of their life.
We create a calm environment in our clinic that ensures your child receives the best care. With our experienced doctors, you can trust that you will get only the best advice, support, and procedures.
Why circumcise your child?
There are many reasons you may choose to circumcise your child, both therapeutic and nontherapeutic. Many families make the decision as a result of tradition, cultural reasons, or religious regions.
In some cases, circumcision may be recommended for health reasons, such as reducing the risk of contracting a urinary tract infection or preventing problems with the foreskin such as phimosis or balanitis.
The circumcision procedure
There are a number of procedures that can be used to circumcise your baby boy. These include:
- Mogen Clamp
To manage pain and ensure your child is as comfortable as possible, we give them a sucrose pacifier and use a local anaesthetic to numb the penile area. The circumcision itself will only take a few minutes and your child should recover fully within 7 to 10 days.
Afterwards, you will need to keep the area clean and washed between each diaper change to prevent infection. In the first few days, the tip of the penis should be covered with petroleum jelly and bandages. Your doctor will be able to give you a full breakdown of circumcision care during your appointment and will be able for consultation should you need it.