Care Instructions

Bris Supplies to Pack:

  • Gauze Pads 3”×3”
  •  Bacitracin or Neosporin Ointment
  •  4 pampers
  •  4 cloth diapers (or burp cloths)
  • Receiving Blanket
  • Firm Pillow
  • Pacifier
  • Baby Formula
  • Brit outfit

Before the Ceremony:

  • No ointment or cream on Brit area 12 hours before the Brit Mila.
  • Give a sponge bath.
  • Baby should be WELL FED before the Brit.

After the Ceremony:

  • Apply Bacitracin or Neosporin ointment on gauze pad and place on top of area at each diaper change for 2 days.
  • Baby may lie in any position that seems comfortable (even on stomach)
  • If baby is uncomfortable, you may give 1/2-dropperful (0.4 ml) of Liquid Infant Tylenol.
  • The redness will subside in a few days. А soft, light-colored healing scab-tissue may form for several days. This is normal.
  • The mohel will instruct you in every stage.
  • If your son is a firstborn, remember to consult the Mohel about Pidyon Haben (Redeeming from a Cohen).

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