The next day, we got home, and it was so exciting to introduce our new little man to his two big sisters. Our daughters were ecstatic, and they gazed at him all day long. He was sleeping a lot, of course, but as instructed, we changed out his lubricated gauze with every single diaper change.
Day 3, then Day 4 rolled around, and I had just about had it with this damn unraveling and messy gauze. I had Vaseline on my glasses, on my clothes, and all over my hands. We finally created a “gauze and Vaseline station.” Meanwhile, I tried searching for a turnkey product that I could buy that already had the Vaseline on the gauze but was unsuccessful. At that point, I honestly would have happily spent up to $100, which, since I’m usually all about a bargain, tells you how desperate I was getting. I just wanted something, anything, to make the process a little more convenient, especially at 3:00 am in the morning. I googled for hours and hours. There was nothing!
I wasn’t a huge fan of the free hospital gauze because it unraveled, leaving stray strands sticking in the jelly. I ended up buying another type of gauze that I liked much better and that did not unravel and was extremely soft to the touch. When I ran out of the free Vaseline they gave us to take home, I bought more.
By the time Days 4 and 5 rolled around, my husband and I had started pre-making our own gauze pads and stacking dozens of them at our “diaper station” each day so that we had the gauze right there ready to go when we changed his diaper after his 3:00 am feed. I just needed to unfold it, apply it, and boom, it was done. I went back to sleep and he went back to sleep. It was amazing.
The doctors told us that circumcision healing would take 7–10 days, but by the end of that first week, he was completely healed. I remember saying, “Oh my gosh, thank goodness this was not my first child, or I would have been even more overwhelmed.” We had some pre-made gauze left over which I saved for any future diaper rash he might get, and I was truly amazed at how quickly it healed his diaper rash as well! It not only immediately added lubrication to the rash and kept the jelly in place, but it also served as a great barrier and protectant between the rash and any excretions.
Circumcision aftercare is something no one ever tells you about, at least they didn’t with me. Ha! CIRCURE makes the circumcision healing process so much easier and more convenient for parents and baby.
I truly hope that this new product helps you as much as I know it would have helped me!