|My baby is not circumcised and I have heard he can easily
get an infection under the foreskin. What is the best way
to keep this area clean?
The foreskin is the skin that covers the end of the penis.
Although this skin is part of the penis at birth, as the
boy grows the skin loosens from the penis. The process can
take five to ten years. In an older boy the foreskin can
be completely retracted to reveal the tip of the penis.
It can cause problems if you try to retract the foreskin
or clean it too vigorously. The penis can be kept clean
with soap and water during bathing. Once retraction has
occurred, it can be helpful to gently retract and clean
under it periodically.
For boys who have been circumcised, the same gentle cleaning
with soap and water is applicable.
Genitals - Caring For Little Girls