Preparation Before Bris

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Make sure to feed the baby one hour before the Brit Milah.

Supplies Needed For Brit Milah

A box of Johnson and Johnson 3"x3" gauze pads

A tube of Bacitracin ointment

A bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol

A few cloth diapers

A firm pillow

A package of disposable diapers and wipes

A bottle of kosher sweet grape wine

A unsliced kosher Challah

A cup for the wine at least 3 oz. ("Kos L'Kiddush")

A Talis (two if possible, one for father and one for Sandek)

The Ceremony

Baby Care After Bris


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The care for your baby after the Bris Milah is very simple.  You do not need medical training to care for your baby!
Wash your hands well, before changing baby's diaper.  Carefully  open a gauze pad envelope and remove the gauze pad.   Holding the gauze at the top, rip the gauze pad in two.  Place one half back into the envelope.
Squeeze some Bacitracin onto the gauze pad and smear it around, not with your finger, but rather, by folding over the pad.
Place the gauze pad over the bris area, and slightly squeeze the edges of the gauze pad, thereby creating an envelope like covering over the bris.
Continue this for twenty-four hours, or until otherwise advised.
A spot or two of blood is to be expected.
If anything bothers you for any reason, do not hesitate to call, even at three in the morning!