should be permitted in the baby's room during the first day.
WASH YOUR HANDS
thoroughly with soap before handling the baby. No foreign matter, other than the prescribed ointment, should come in contact with the baby's penis. It is of utmost importance to keep the circumcised area clean.
AT EACH DIAPER CHANGE
, apply a sterile 3" x 3" gauze pad to the penis. Spread the prescribed ointment on the gauze, as directed, before applying.
IN CASE OF ACTIVE BLEEDING
, call the mohel
without delay. Do not attempt to change the dressing. However, DO NOT MISTAKE stains on the diaper for bleeding, since a wet diaper will absorb stains from the dressing.
IT IS REASONABLE
to expect the baby to be somewhat irritable during the first 24 hours after circumcision. Keep him comfortable. HE MAY LIE ON HIS STOMACH.
keep the baby in a flat position. Do not sit him up, even to burp. Burp him on your shoulder.
— You will be instructed when and how to remove the dressing from around the penis. DO NOT REMOVE THE DRESSING UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
ONCE THE DRESSING IS REMOVED
, or if it falls off by itself, continue applying the gauze pad with the ointment for 48 hours. Thereafter, use the sterile gauze pad (dry) for 2 or 3 days.
A FEW DAYS AFTER
the bris, it is normal for a few white spots to appear around the incision. A white crust may follow. This should not be mistaken for an infection. The spots will become hard and will fall off by themselves. Do not pick at them, for that will cause bleeding.
DO NOT BATHE
the baby for approximately one week after the circumcision. He may be given a sponge bath; care taken not to touch the circumcised area.