What do you think about having your baby boy circumcised?
Answered 2 months ago
My first child, a boy, is due next week, and I am trying to reach a decision on whether or not we should get him circumcised (like his dad) or leave him natural (like most of his mates will be)?
I have looked into the health benefits, and can see there are some worth considering. I can see why it would be nice for my son to be like his dad. I just worry about how painful it is and wonder what the healing process is like. My husband is very pro-circumcision, and so that is partly why I think we will probably get bub circumcised.
If you got it done, how happy are you with your decision?
My son isn't / won't be circumcised64%
My son is / will be circumcised36%
Have an answer?
Why do people think because they are boys its ok? Its not okay for any child to be mutilated.
I got harassed & pressured, called multiple times a day by my parents when DS was a newborn 'to just say their piece again' because 'it's just what you do', but couldn't give a reason why. To the point I refused to speak to them for weeks. It was very hurtful.
So do some research & make your own decision. Not on if he looks like dad or his peers. Don't talk publicly as you'll get hammered by both sides. Either way your child will be fine & it's no one's choice but your own.
We had all three of our sons circumcised and have no regrets at all. Definitely the right decision!
Since then, I have become more aware of how much of a minority we are, so I have qiestioned myself over whether we really needed to do it. Still, we are expecting another boy, and we have decided that he will be circumcised like his brother. It just feels right for us to stick with what we know, and I wouldn't want my boys ever thinking why me and not my brother or the other way round! Lol
That said, I was like you and had my two year old son circumcised as a baby, mainly because my partner wanted it done. It was scary taking my son to have the procedure done, but thanks to the local anaesthetic, he didn't even cry during it. It did look red and sore for a few d