(Closed) For those of you who are having boys….

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Are you planning to or did you circumcise your baby boy(s)?




  • Post # 3
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Audreysdance:  DS is 3 and I really regret circumsizing him. They didn’t take enough off so now his skin gets stuck together. I have to put stuff on it after he bathes to prevent it from sticking. If it continues he will need surgery when he gets older to take the extra skin off. It almost looks like he wasn’t even circumsized. With that said if Baby B is a boy he will not be circumsized.

    Post # 4
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We don’t know what we’re having, but circumcision is a topic we’ve been discussing lately. A year ago DH was for it, but now neither of us feel very strongly either way, and are leaning towards not circumcising. We really don’t have any good, strong knock-out reasons why, except that we don’t feel that whatever medical benefits there may be to cutting are worth changing the body as nature intended, and at such a young age. DH feels that if our son wants to be circumcised when he’s older, we’ll pay for it, but we don’t want to make that decision for him. 

    Anyway, there have been several threads about this, with some good arguments for both sides.






    Post # 5
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We don’t know what we’re having yet but if it’s a boy, we won’t circumcise. We’re from the UK and it’s definitely not standard over there – unless it’s being done for religious reasons. I wouldn’t want to make a decision like that for my kid, once it’s done, you’re not getting it back.

    Post # 6
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I circumsized DS and if this baby is a boy we’ll be circumsizing him as well….. Different reasons though.

    With DS I did just b/c I didn’t really even know that not circumsizing was an option.

    This time we’ve chosen to use a Mohel (a Rabbi that perfroms them) b/c we want to keep in line with biblical covenant. We’re not Jewish, but it is still something that DH and I have felt strongly about doing.

    From my understanding going through a Mohel is MUCH different than going through a surgeon & not nearly as “traumatic” as some parents a have said their sons didn’t even wake up while it was done.

    Post # 7
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We are not circumcizing for the following reasons:

    1. Medically, there is no reason to circumcize.  DH is a physician, so has done the research.

    2. Unnecessary trauma to newborn baby.

    3. Chances for taking too much off/not enough are not negligble.

    4. DH isn’t circumcized.

    Post # 8
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

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    @winniewolf:  These are pretty much exactly the same reasons we will not do it either!

    Post # 9
    1479 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My husband is Jewish, so yes, of course, we will be circumsizing MiniRoot. And having a big party to celebrate 🙂

    Having been through a Bris or two, I can tell you that none of the babies made a peep during the circumcision. This whole idea of a traumatizing experience seems to be more traumatizing to a new mommy than it is for baby.

    But this is just my opinion 🙂 to each their own. I think it would be FAR worse to make your kid go through a circumcision later in life, when he will actually remember the pain. If it were me, and that was the only thing stopping me (ie, wanting my son to make his own decision) I would just do it when he was a baby. Again, just my opinion. 

    Post # 10
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Can someone explain to me the difference between getting it done in the hospital and in a Bris? Any future boys of ours will be circumsized, and we have several Jewish friends, but no male babies in the family. Thanks

    Post # 11
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would never cut a newborn baby 🙁

    I feel bad enough about my dog’s tail!!!

    Post # 12
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No way.

    DH is circumcised, but we both agree that our baby boy will be left whole. 

    There’s no medical reason for circumcision; the American Academy of Pediastrics does not recommend routine circumcision. 

    Post # 13
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We are, but the only reason is that DH and my bonus son are. I don’t want this little guy to feel funny because he looks different than the other penis’ he’ll be exposed to. 

    Post # 14
    987 posts
    Busy bee

    If baby T is a boy, we will not circumsize him.  DH is not (most European men aren’t) and we see no advantages to doing it, so we’ll leave our son natural.

    Post # 15
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Actually, the American Academy of Pediatrics is not FOR or AGAINST circs

    I plan on circumsizing my boys. I am currently doing my pediatrics rotation and I see a lot of balantitis in little boys that are not circumsized. I just feel as if it is a lot cleaner. 

    Post # 16
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @cstarkwe – Nobody said AAP was for or against circumcision. It was said AAP doesn’t recommend it as a routine procedure, this is because there’s no real reason for it. It’s an unneccesary sugery.

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