Circumcision is a procedure that creates a lot of controversy in the parenting world, and you decided to avoid this procedure. So when giving them a bath for the first few years, simply wash the exterior of their penis with warm water and baby-safe soap. This should be more than enough in the first two or three years of their life. After the foreskin is fully ready to retract, make sure to clean under it daily.
How to Clean an Uncircumcised Baby Boy’s Penis
Penile hygiene in the intact non-circumcised male
Men who are uncircumcised must take special care of the foreskin, the loose skin at that covers the tip of the penis. A man should wash his penis with warm water every day. While washing, he should gently pull back the foreskin and rinse the glans head of the penis and inside the foreskin. When finished, he can pull the foreskin back to its original position. He should also wash the base the penis and the testicles. Soap, talcum powder, and deodorant should be avoided, as these products can cause irritation and inflammation. Men should also be aware of smegma, a substance that lubricates the area under the foreskin.
Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis
The penis, the outer reproductive organ of the male, consists of 2 parts—the shaft and the glans. The glans is the tip of the penis, while the shaft is the main part of the penis. All boys are born with a foreskin, or a covering over the tip of the penis. Some boys are circumcised.
An uncircumcised penis requires a slightly different cleansing regimen than a circumcised penis. If your child is uncircumcised, you will need to take special care to cleanse the area and to avoid damaging the foreskin. If your child is older and can wash himself, he will still need you to teach him how to properly cleanse his penis. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.