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If you have chosen not to have your baby boy circumcised, his penis needs no special care. Simply wash the genital area with soap and water during his bath.
Do not force the foreskin back. This can cause bleeding, pain and possible scarring.
As he grows, the foreskin will loosen on its own. This can take three years or longer.
As your son grows and the foreskin can be pulled back, he can then be taught how to care for his penis.
First published: 10/04/2002
Last updated: 08/22/2011
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts