Male circumcision, whether for religious or health reasons, can be a bit of an unpleasant reality for newborns. The procedure leaves some particularly sensitive tissues open to contact by a diaper. To alleviate the pain and irritation caused by contact with the healing penis, Respitek, a South African company, has released the Bobbi Shield, a cup that keeps the diaper at a safe distance from the sensitive parts.
After the bris, the cup is placed over the pubic area. A film is then removed from the external surface of the device exposing its sticky surface, which adheres to the diaper to keep the Bobbi Shield in place.
From the product page:
Bobbi Shield creates a barrier between the diaper and the genitals, which prevents the baby’s penis from sticking to his diaper, as this causes pain, discomfort and worst still, it tears off the healing barrier when the diaper is removed.
The moulded structure of the Bobbi Baby Shield which is “worn inside the diaper”, creates a physical barrier between the newborn boy’s genitals and the diaper.
Faecal contact is minimised from the surgical site and bandage reducing the risk of infection.
The Bobbi Shield is lightweight ensuring maximum comfort for the baby. The material is also flexible allowing for body position and movement from the infant.
Using the BoBBi Baby Shield during the post surgical recovery period allows for the baby to be ‘burped’ or winded either over the shoulder or on the lap, without causing discomfort and physical pressure to his circumcised penis.
Product page: Bobbi Baby Shield…
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