Circ on a 2yr old? - page 3

okay you guys please help me with this argument. My husband wants our 2.5 year old circ'd he was a preemie 27 weeks so we couldn't do it when he was born I told my husband that I think it would harm... Read More

  1. by   navyscrubs
    I look at circumcision as a way to help keep a little boys parts clean. Little boys usually aren't so thorough when it comes to cleaning things.
    Sharly
  2. by   GardenDove
    My four grown sons weren't circumsised and they are fine. Little boys' penises look very different than grown mens' penises, it's really not a big deal. So, generally I'm not in favor of the procedure.

    As far as doing it at age two, BAD IDEA, unless you want to give the kid a complex for life. The Jewish people were the experts, and they did it at 8 days. Some African cultures do it as a puberty initiation. But no culture in the world does it at age 2.
  3. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from navyscrubs
    I look at circumcision as a way to help keep a little boys parts clean. Little boys usually aren't so thorough when it comes to cleaning things.
    Sharly
    I look at a mild soap (such as Phisoderm) and water as an excellent way to keep boy parts (little or big) clean.
  4. by   penguin2
    We do circs on all ages infants to elderly. I do think it should be done at birth- parents need to think about whether or not it's something they want done for their son- weigh the pros & cons, etc. Recently we had a 7 yr old boy, he had spoken to the urologist & said he REALLY wanted this- the urologist explained it wasn't necessary, the risks, recovery, etc. the child very matter-of-factly told the urologist: "I look different than all my friends & I don't like that." They did the surgery, after waiting a yr- he never changed his mind, & he did fine- maybe in his case it would've been more damaging to not do the circ? It's not for me to say- I do know that our urologists do a penile block, the only weird sensation kids sometime mention is the coban dressing- we have never had to give pain medicine for this procedure in kids- even 2 yr olds. I think any "psychological damage" may be attributed to how the parents treat this.
    Last edit by penguin2 on Dec 21, '06
  5. by   nickola
    This was the case w/my nephew- not enough foreskin at birth to do the circ, so they did it when he was around 2 yrs old. He is now a happy kid in law school, don't think he thinks much about his foreskin.......
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from navyscrubs
    I look at circumcision as a way to help keep a little boys parts clean. Little boys usually aren't so thorough when it comes to cleaning things.
    Sharly
    My former husband said the same thing when we went round and round for days about circing our first boy.

    I said, "well, why don't we cut off our children's ears too because they don't do a very good job of cleaning out the ear wax". Actually when you think about it, young children aren't that great at wiping their bums either. And now that I think of it, fingernails are hard to clean, let's just pull them off and avoid the whole cleaning issue.

    I also mentioned the pain - he said they wouldn't remember it. I said "well, then it would be ok to burn them with the end of a lit cigarette since they won't remember it".

    My former husband was not happy with me . . . I'm kind of plainspoken. :spin:

    steph
  7. by   dansamy
    I allowed my husband to bully me into having our sons circ'ed as infants. I hope they don't grow up to be angry and hate me because of it. I honestly had no clue. I just backed down and let my husband have the say so on it.
  8. by   damarystx
    I think it is a very personal issue that requires research and soul searching...if the decision is made to do it though I would want a top urologist AND a top anesthitist(sp?) being put under in and of itself carries risk.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from dansamy
    I allowed my husband to bully me into having our sons circ'ed as infants. I hope they don't grow up to be angry and hate me because of it. I honestly had no clue. I just backed down and let my husband have the say so on it.
    Both my boys are glad their father won the argument - so don't worry.

    steph
  10. by   navyscrubs
    Quote from stevielynn
    My former husband said the same thing when we went round and round for days about circing our first boy.

    I said, "well, why don't we cut off our children's ears too because they don't do a very good job of cleaning out the ear wax". Actually when you think about it, young children aren't that great at wiping their bums either. And now that I think of it, fingernails are hard to clean, let's just pull them off and avoid the whole cleaning issue.

    I also mentioned the pain - he said they wouldn't remember it. I said "well, then it would be ok to burn them with the end of a lit cigarette since they won't remember it".

    My former husband was not happy with me . . . I'm kind of plainspoken. :spin:

    steph
    I think people make too much of a big deal over this issue. It's not like they are cutting the baby up. It' the cutting of a little bit of skin. It makes them sore for a few days. It heals up really fast. My son was circumcised. He's fine and he's easier to keep clean so he won't get a bad infection. The only issue I really have is that they don't wait eight days. I'm a Christian. The Bible says eight days. The hospital did it the next day.
  11. by   navyscrubs
    Quote from stevielynn
    My former husband said the same thing when we went round and round for days about circing our first boy.

    I said, "well, why don't we cut off our children's ears too because they don't do a very good job of cleaning out the ear wax". Actually when you think about it, young children aren't that great at wiping their bums either. And now that I think of it, fingernails are hard to clean, let's just pull them off and avoid the whole cleaning issue.

    I also mentioned the pain - he said they wouldn't remember it. I said "well, then it would be ok to burn them with the end of a lit cigarette since they won't remember it".

    My former husband was not happy with me . . . I'm kind of plainspoken. :spin:

    steph
    By the way, why would you mention cutting off ears? Circumcision isn't the cutting off of the penis.
  12. by   GardenDove
    Quote from navyscrubs
    I think people make too much of a big deal over this issue. It's not like they are cutting the baby up. It' the cutting of a little bit of skin. It makes them sore for a few days. It heals up really fast. My son was circumcised. He's fine and he's easier to keep clean so he won't get a bad infection. The only issue I really have is that they don't wait eight days. I'm a Christian. The Bible says eight days. The hospital did it the next day.
    St Paul directly addressed the issue of circumcision and it is in no way a requirement for a follower of Jesus Christ to be circumsized. It was a big controversy of the early Church. It's part of the old Covenant, but not required for the new.
  13. by   Nursonegreat
    my husband has a cousin who didnt have it done (reasons i dunno and dont care...) but apparently the boys who saw him called him the headless horseman. kids can be so cruel. that did not influence me but my son was circ'd on the day after birth, i felt so bad for the day but as it healed and he seemed fine, not fussing or anything i felt better..i have no regrets and think this is one less thing to have to worry about in the future, maybe one less name he'll be called. yes, done for cosmetic reasons as we are not religious. i still feel like a good mom

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