Circumcision

Just curious.. if you're a boy mom/becoming a boy mom. Did you get him circumcised/plan to? I want to, my older 3 sons all are. My husband does not want to, and I am just beside myself. We can not agree on this.
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My 3 boys older boys are all circumcised. I am Jewish, so they all had a bris. I am now remarried and I don't see the importance of doing it again if this one is a boy. I think it's important for boys to be like their dad, but also for decisions to be made educationally, and sometimes it is about religion. Why is it important for you that he is circumcised? Do you think your husband shouldn't have a say on this?

I plan on having it done. Me and hubby actually never discussed it though. My opinion: if you want the circumcision and y’all agree on that, you should be the one to take care of it until it heals. If he doesn’t want it and you don’t have it done, he should be the one to take care of it and teach him how to take care of it and clean it properly. I keep seeing people talk about its mutilation, they should be the one to make the choice, etc. but the older they are the more pain they’re going to feel if they decide to have it done. I feel as the parent it’s my duty to make the best decisions for my child until they are cognizant enough to make decisions on their own.

I left this decision up to my husband for all of our boys. Did your husband now change his mind for this kid? Is there a reason that this time is different?

I got mine done just because I'll be the one doing most of the diaper changes (due to my hubbys job and schedule) and it is the cleaner option (in my opinion)

I have 4 boys and I never did they are happy and healthy and I felt that they can decide when their older

We did it for our son for religious reasons.

My son is circumcised. My husband is so I think that’s probably why. I left up to him 🤷🏻‍♀️

My fiance didn’t care, left it to me. When I researched, and asked fellow moms who had sons from toddler to adulthood the consensus was it never created a problem to not circumcise. So I have chosen not to. I couldn’t even handle piercing my daughters ears, so his body will stay as is

My husband is circumcised but for our son, we decided not to and won't be doing it for our second son either. When looking at the pros and cons, it's just unnecessary. Keeping diapers clean isn't any more difficult cause the foreskin doesn't pull back until they are much older, and at that point, you just teach them proper hygiene. It used to be just an automatic thing we do in our culture, but now about 60% get it, and 40% don't. Are you wanting it done just to match your older boys? Why does your husband disagree?

Yes for religious/cultural reasons

Same as above, husband is circumcised but we are choosing not to for our son! Before researching I thought we would do it but based on everything we found we just can’t find a reason to, it’s crazy how common it is in America and pretty much nowhere else unless for religion reasons. plus I cannot imagine causing him any pain even if it’s only for a few days 😭

My husband and I also disagreed on this. I was pro he was against. We had many arguments about it. Ultimately, I let my husband decide, but i made it clear what my opinion was. At the last minute, he changed his mind and decided to do the circumcision. I shared these articles with him, which may have moved him in that direction. https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/130/3/e756/30225/Male-Circumcision https://academic.oup.com/smoa/article/7/2/145/6956488

From Europe here 🙋🏼‍♀️ It's very rare and done mainly for religious reasons amongst muslims and jewish population. Which as someone believeing in God I absolutely don't understand as God made us the way we suppose to be, including every body part 🤔🤔 But that is me, each one to their own, luckily we got all choice and rights 😊😊

This article was really helpful! Just the science and wasn’t pushy in either direction just gives you the facts! https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-and-ethics-on-circumcision/

No. I can send you some articles that show there is no medical necessity to do so

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We have an 18 month old boy and another boy on the way and we did not circumcise or plan to circumcise either of them

Husband was circumcised per common practice when he was born, but he wishes he hadn’t been. Since there is no medical necessity to do it, and it’s fallen out of common practice, we are deciding against it, and we aren’t religious so we don’t have that factor to consider.

Hell no! Majority of the world isn’t circumcised, why would I do such a thing to my poor baby?

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