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    Question Some "I'm having a boy" newborn questions for BTDT moms

    Having a boy is new to me since I had a girl last time. I've got a few questions I'm hoping you BTDT moms are willing to help me with.


    #1: What type of clothing is best for a boy to sleep in? Prior to umbilical stump falling off and/or after? I had DD in mostly gowns and a sleepsack.


    #2: Can anyone give me helpful details/tips on circumcision? I obviously didn't have to deal with that one last time.


    #3: Can you give me any tips on major differences between girls and boys? Like changing diapers, etc?


    Any info is, as always, very appreciated. I'm a planner & a researcher to I like to gather lots of info.
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    1. We also used gowns with Brandon. They make boy "themed" gowns and they were so awesome. We are using them again this time.

    2. I'm no help here. We. chose not to circumcise.

    3. Boys will pee on you (mine never did but every other baby boy I know has peed on their parents). They sell those peepee teepees but I just always made sure I was really quick with the diaper changes. Other than that, it's not much different.
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    I didn't dress DS any different than DD, other than the fact that it was so stinkin' hot when DD was a newborn, all she slept in was diaper shirts. Mostly both slept in sleepers.

    Sorry, we didn't circ either, but from friends who have, vaseline to keep it from sticking, and just make sure it's not bleeding a lot.

    Diaper changes- I was given some peepee teepees, but I find if you have a wiggler, they don't stay on. So I just got FAST lol, and haven't had very many sprays. Maybe 3 in 2 years. One big tip about this though- make sure his little winky is pointing down in the diaper! If it is pointing up, the pee is going to come right up the top of the diaper. This happened to DH and DD, they changed him, and then they couldn't figure out why the front of his shirt was all wet. Haha.

    Sometimes it's hard to get poop off their balls. Sometimes they have little baby erections freaked me out the first couple times.

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    #1: What type of clothing is best for a boy to sleep in? Prior to umbilical stump falling off and/or after? We just put DS in the regular footsie pajamas. I always liked the one's that Children's place sells.

    #2: Can anyone give me helpful details/tips on circumcision? The best way to take care of his circumcision is to buy some small gauze and vaseline. When you give him a bath or change his daper put some vaseline on some fresh gauze and gently lay it on top of his penis and put the diaper on. I had very few fusses from DS doing it this way.

    #3: Can you give me any tips on major differences between girls and boys? Like changing diapers, etc? The only tip about diaper changes for boys is to ALWAYS make sure you point his peepee down before you secure his diaper, never up! He will pee out of his diaper if it is pointed up. It took me weeks to figure out why this was happening. LOL! My sister actually was the one that told me to point it up and then I realized she was fooling with me.
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    I have 4 boys, so it's all I know!

    We used gowns and blanket sleepers a lot. I don't really care for the footed sleepers on a NB because they can be a pain to snap up.

    As for circ, there are 2 methods a doctor can use. Ask your ped which method he does (if that's who will be doing it) and then research. DS#4 had a method where they put a plastic bell over the penis. Then that stays on until it's fully healed and it comes off by its self. Very easy and we never had sticking issues. They gauze and Vaseline is great, though. We cloth diaper so the gauze was used to stop stains.

    Yep, boys will pee on you. Mostly because it points up so it reaches you. When you are ready to change him, leave the diaper over his front until your ready to change him with the new diaper. Something else that worked...cloth wipes at the ready and we would use those to cover his business if we wanted him to get a bit of air before we put the diaper on him.

    No need to worry, boys are super easy and cuddly and fun. You'll have no problem!
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    #1: What type of clothing is best for a boy to sleep in? Prior to umbilical stump falling off and/or after? DS slept in normal baby jammies. Usually the foot ones. The gowns were nice sometimes (easier to change)


    #2: Can anyone give me helpful details/tips on circumcision? It takes a while to heal. After you change his diaper be sure to put plenty of Vaseline on it because it will stick to the diaper!!

    #3: Can you give me any tips on major differences between girls and boys? Point IT down!! That was a big one for us! He was peeing through everything....UNTIL we made sure it was pointed down! lol It was super funny after the fact! (not when you have to change him and the entire bed at 2am!)

    DS never did this, but i know a lot of boys too. When changing them, make sure he's covered because those streams are powerful!!
    lol and yes its very hard to get poop off the balls, and the erection scarred the heck outta me too!! OHHH and make sure his nails are cut shorter when he finds his "friend"...DS made some cuts when he started ripping on it!
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    Looks like you got alot of great info and it's all about the same. I just want to say boys are great and and easy! You will catch on real quick. The only think I didn't like is the circumcision part, but I found it easy to have it done while still in the hospital, because I was still sleeping and when the nurses brought him back it was all done, and they helped with the cleaning of it the first couple days.
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    #1: What type of clothing is best for a boy to sleep in? Prior to umbilical stump falling off and/or after? I had DD in mostly gowns and a sleepsack.

    I actually prefer gowns for newborns since you are doing so many diaper changes. They make gowns for boys and girls, I hate seeing babies with clothes with tight waists/jeans... looks so uncomfortable! Just anything comfortable All my kids hated sleepsacks so I didn't use them.

    #2: Can anyone give me helpful details/tips on circumcision? I obviously didn't have to deal with that one last time.

    I have two boys and I didn't circumcise either of them. There is absolute NO medical reason to put your newborn through this painful procedure. It is totally a parental preference unfortunately... I believe it should be the child's when they are old enough to understand. Do your research on this one... you wouldn't take out tonsils or ear drums to "prevent" infections like many pro-circumcisers give as a reason for doing it. "Looking like daddy" is another great reason.... like boys and their dads are running around naked together! If you don't circumcise you don't have to do anything, it's self cleaning until they are about 10-13 and then they need to pull their foreskin back and clean with soap and water. It's proven that sex is more enjoyable for men with a foreskin... I don't believe as a parent I have any right to alter my child's sexual organs. Teach them about cleanliness and safe sex... they can always get *cut short* later if they want!

    #3: Can you give me any tips on major differences between girls and boys? Like changing diapers, etc?

    I agree with keeping the peepee pointed down and watch out for pee sprays and mini erections (all normal). Make sure his thing is pointed down after diaper changes or it will leak out the top. It's super hard to clean sticky poop off the testicles/foreskin... fun fun!!

    Any info is, as always, very appreciated. I'm a planner & a researcher to I like to gather lots of info.
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    I agree with Sally on the circumcision. I actually have argued with my MIL when I was pg with first. She basically told me I had to have it done if it was a boy. In some African countries they circumcise girls too. Which the rest of the world thinks is barbaric, not sure why it is ok for males but not for girls.
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    You got lots of great advice! Boys and girls really don't need different clothing other than no dresses or pink I prefered onesies and sleepers with DS, I had gowns too but with him being a December baby I didn't use them often since it just seemed too cold.
    As far as the circ, when you are in the hospital and the dr talks to you about the circumcision have someone or even two someone's there with you! I didn't remember much the dr told me but I guess she told me how to prevent adhesions...and I didn't know until I went to his one month appt and he had them. Awful. This may vary with the type of circumcision so definitely ask your ped. about it. If I had a choice I'd choose the plastibel but out ped doesn't do those, I have an appt with my older son next month and plan to ask again...just to be sure Otherwise definitely have some vaseline and gauze on hand at home, the nurses will show you how to care for it and it does heal pretty fast.
    And I know it's been said but POINT IT DOWN! If you don't, you'll wonder why his diapers are dry and his clothes are not
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