If your baby boy has been circumcised, the head of the penis will look red, shiny, and may ooze some sticky fluid. To help the healing, use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on a gauze dressing and place over the penis. This will protect the penis from urine and stool, and keep it from sticking to the diaper. Use clean gauze with every diaper change for 3-5 days. Try not to touch the healing circumcision. During a diaper change, wash the area by squeezing water over the penis. Watch for swelling, bleeding, or pus and call your baby’s health care provider if you notice any of these signs.