Q: How do I care for my baby's circumcised penis?
A: It's OK to wash the penis as it's healing. Change the bandage with each
diaper change, and apply a dab of petroleum jelly to the tip of the
penis to keep it from sticking to the diaper. If there's a plastic ring
instead of a bandage, it will drop off on its own — usually within a
Problems after circumcision are rare, however you should call your baby's doctor if:
- Your baby doesn't urinate normally within six to eight hours after the circumcision.
- There's persistent bleeding or redness around the tip of the penis.
- The tip of the penis is swollen.
- You suspect an infection — there's foul-smelling drainage from the tip of the penis, or crusted sores fill with fluid.
From: Mayo Clinic