How to teach son to wash “down there”?
Hi so my wife and i had our first child and we decided not to circumcise him. Hes getting to the age where I am going to start showering with him, but I’m circumcised so I don’t know how to teach him to clean it. He can’t retract yet (he’s still young) but he has to learn at some point. Thanks.
- quidagamusLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
There isn't some magic moment when suddenly the foreskin relaxes and retracts. If you can't retract his foreskin then he has phimosis and I'm surprised your Dr. hasn't discussed this with you? If he doesn't learn how to clean inside the foreskin it can get sore. When the foreskin can't be retracted one option is to pull the foreskin forward as far as you can then pinch it shut and pee, the pee will flush out smegma. If he can get his finger inside to wash that's the best option.
- 3 weeks ago
Do not touch your son's foreskin. In young boys, it is still glued to their glans. The foreskin will detach on its own and he will discover it peeing or playing with it. He should wash only what is external until the foreskin starts detaching in its own.
- 4 weeks ago
Personally, as an uncircumcised man I would say just shower with him, and don't point out the difference. It is extremely unlikely he will even notice, and if he does just explain to him some men are different to others.
Not circumcising him was a really good decision, just let him find out on his own and remind him when he gets in the shower to wash his penis/foreskin by pulling it back. Basically, there is nothing complex about this, you don't need to physically show him how to do it. Chances are, he's already touched his own penis because most young boys do.
- BuckyLv 51 month ago
He can't retract it until the foreskin is ready.
He only washes the outside of the penis like washing a finger until it become retractable.
Your son should be the first person to retract his foreskin.
After it becomes retractable, he may wash it with warm water, no soap, body wash, or shampoo.
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- pit bulls biteLv 71 month ago
not circumcising is a lifetime of maintence and misery
- balanLv 71 month ago
Explain him, no need for physical demonstration which will be embarassing to you as well as to him. Tell him to roll down the foreskin slowly if necessary by applying own saliva as a lubricant. If it is tight it will get loosened within a fortnight.He should wash it with warm water and soap during bath every day by unrolling and then keeping it back in original position.Let him enjoy Regards.
- JesusLv 51 month ago
If you had made the circumcision to your son you did not have that problem, he will probably feel bad when he sees that your these circumcised and the not. If you take a bath with him or when he sees you naked he noticed that your penis has the discovered glans, while his has a foreskin that covers it, and he asked you because he has it different.
- Anonymous1 month ago
why do u need to shower with him? Maybe teach him how to clean down there and leave it at that
- TjLv 71 month ago
Best to talk to his doctor, and some internet research.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
Oh please....you're a man, figure it out.