A few pointers to reduce your anxiety and plan the circumcision

Before the circumcision

  • Read these web pages carefully
  • Decide on time and venue (If using Zoom/Skype for family, please set this up in advance and check it is working)
  • Purchase paracetamol (eg Calpol) and sudocrem in advance from pharmacy
  • Ensure both parents are available for the first twenty-four hours
  • Buy kiddush wine if needed

On the day of the circumcision

  • Try not to feed your son for at least an hour before the circumcision, so that he is hungry and ready for a feed afterwards

Set up the room

  • A good sized table – big enough to hold a regular baby changing mat
  • Position for as much light as possible
  • At least 3 nappies
  • A standard thin cotton baby blanket (or large muslin)
  • Waste paper basket (lined eg with a plastic carrier bag)
  • cling film
  • A cup of boiled water

Put your son in a ‘standard’ baby grow with poppers down both legs, and if needed a vest underneath with poppers in standard place

 After the circumcision

  • Follow the instructions that I will give you
  • Keep calm and sober
  • Both parents to be available in the first twenty-four hours for support
  • Arrange follow up with me