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Child neglect??? HELP!!! (new title) EDIT
October 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Okay, so I really need some help here. I agreed to babysit for a friend and when she brought her son over, his clothes, diaper, and shoes were al too small for him. He has a horrible rash on his cheeks and he smelled like he hasn't had a bath in weeks. I decided to give him a bath and put him in an old outfit I had around the house. While I was giving him a bath, I took notice that his foreskin was red and swollen. He's 5 months old. I have never bathed an uncircumcised baby before and I was wondering if that's normal at all. I'm shaking I'm so angry about everything else and I don't know what to do. Advice please?

ETA: How do I bring all of this up to her without sounding like a complete bitch? My heart aches for this little guy and these problems need to be taken care of but I don't want to completely ruin my friendship with his mother.

Edit again: I talked to my SO's mother who has dealt with 3 boys who were uncircumcised and I showed it to her to see what she would say. She said it's not normal at all and it needs to be looked at by a doctor immediately. As for the rash on his cheeks, she thinks it's ringworm. Thanks for every one's advice. I think I might be making a call to CPS...

UPDATE!!!! She just texted me and told me she's drunk. Calling CPS.

UPDATE AGAIN!!!! CPS is getting involved. I don't know any details yet though. I'm sure I'll hear about it at work. I'll continue to update as I hear more. Thanks to everyone who helped.

Last update (for now)!!!! CPS and the command are involved. That poor little boy will be well taken care of. Thanks again everyone who helped!

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  • 2inPink222
    October 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM
    Bump
  • -42-
    by -42-
    October 13, 2012 at 8:01 PM
    Probably irritated from being unclean. Put a little vasoline on it.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    October 13, 2012 at 8:01 PM
    I don't think that's normal. He may have an infection.
  • Momof5kids84
    October 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM
    I don't know. Maybe it was irritated by being in a wet diaper too long.
  • TaughtTot
    October 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    he could have ballinitis, sp? look it up 

    One of the symptoms is a strong scent.  He will need to see a doctor but it is not uncommon for uncirc boys.

  • nataliesmom2012
    October 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM
    I didn't notice any smell other than the regular poopy diaper smell when I took his diaper off.

    Quoting TaughtTot:

    he could have ballinitis, sp? look it up 

    One of the symptoms is a strong scent.  He will need to see a doctor but it is not uncommon for uncirc boys.

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM
    Happens to my son if he is in a diaper too long (over night) let him go naked for a bit. He needs some air down there. And put some butt cream or something like it that you have on hand!
  • nataliesmom2012
    October 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM
    BUMP!
  • xtwistedxlovex
    October 13, 2012 at 8:12 PM
    Once I was done with my immature giggling at the name I HAD to look it up. It's balanitis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001865/

    Is he normally neglected? I might put the clothes down to being unable to afford new ones and help her find assistance. If he's regularly dirty, though, she needs some sense slapped into her - figuratively speaking, of course.


    Quoting TaughtTot:

    he could have ballinitis, sp? look it up 

    One of the symptoms is a strong scent.  He will need to see a doctor but it is not uncommon for uncirc boys.

  • IntactivistMama
    October 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    No soap. Water only. Wash outside only.

    Was someone forcibly retracting his foreskin?! They should not be doing that! Try putting ointment ie: butt paste all over his butt/genitals.

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