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  1. Take a Deep Breath

    WebMD explains what types of baby clothes you’ll need for your 8-week-old and how to take time to relax and reconnect with your partner.

  2. Baby Developmental Milestones: 7 Months

    See how your baby is growing and developing and find out what to expect with this child development milestone list for month 7.

  3. Baby Developmental Milestones: 1 Month

    See how your baby is growing and developing and find out what to expect with this child development milestone list for month 1.

  4. Baby Developmental Milestones: 19 to 24 Months

    See how your baby is growing and developing and find out what to expect with this child development milestone list for months 19 to 24.

  5. Baby's 15-Month Checkup: What to Expect

    Find out from WebMD what to expect during your child's 15-month checkup: what your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.

  6. Baby's First Checkup: What to Expect

    Find out from WebMD what to expect during your baby's first checkup: what your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.

  7. Circumcision - What to Think About

    As a parent, you will decide whether you want your infant to be circumcised. Discuss and consider this option before your baby is born. If you wait, the excitement and fatigue of the delivery can affect your ability to carefully consider the benefits and risks of having your son circumcised. For more information, see:Should I have my son circumcised?If you decide that you would like to have your .

  8. Circumcision: Plastibell Device - Topic Overview

    The Plastibell is a plastic device slipped between the penis and the foreskin to circumcise a male. A cut in the foreskin usually is required before the device can be placed. Sterile string is tied around the device and over the foreskin to cut off the blood supply. Foreskin tissue is trimmed off and the end of the bell is removed, leaving the ring tied in place.Tissue remaining under the ring dies and is sloughed off. The ring should fall off by itself about 10 to 12 days after the circumcision.AdvantagesMany doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use.Different-sized bells allow a custom fit for each infant.The device produces good cosmetic results.DisadvantagesThe device is more likely than the Mogen clamp to cause excessive bleeding.Infection is more likely after this procedure than after the other procedures for circumcision.There is a delay in the removal of foreskin tissue.

  9. Circumcision - Topic Overview

    What is circumcision?Male circumcision is an elective surgery to remove the foreskin (prepuce), a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis (glans). This surgery is most commonly done on newborns about 24 hours old. See an illustration of the penis before and after circumcision.If a baby is born early (premature) or has certain medical conditions, he may be circumcised ...

  10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Male babies who are not circumcised have a greater chance of urinary tract infections in the first year of life than babies who have been circumcised.1 Keeping your young son's penis clean may help prevent these infections and other problems. Retracting the foreskin for cleaningDo not force the foreskin back over the tip of the penis. Initially, a baby's foreskin may be difficult to pull back ...

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