Preparation for the circumcision
1. Apply the anaesthetic (numbing) cream
Two hours before, the procedure, apply a generous amount of LMX4 or EMLA cream to the whole outside of the penis from base to tip so you can't see skin.
Once the penis is thickly coated with cream, wrap it with cling-film to keep the cream in place. It is important to leave the film open at the free end so that urine can pass through.
Check the cream once or twice over the two hours and top up if necessary.
The cream is slowly absorbed over that two hour period so that if he has had lots of cream on for two hours he should not feel any pain.
2. Do not feed him for two hours before the procedure.
This makes him less likely to wee or poo during the circumcision which keeps things nice and sterile.
A feed immediately afterwards will comfort him. You are welcome to use one of our rooms.