We had our son circumcised not too long ago by a urologist. After the surgery, the doctor gave us a list of care tips (no pun intended).
One of the things listed was
"With every diaper change, be sure to apply A&D ointment (triple antibiotic) to the circumcision. This should be done every time the diaper is changed until the child is out of diapers."
So I asked the nurse if this really meant that I had to apply the cream until he was potty trained. She said "yes, the goal here is to manipulate the skin so the area doesn't grow back to itself. Once the child is potty trained, you can stop since the child will be moving the penis when he aims to urinate."
Really? Apply cream for ~3 years? Has anyone else heard of this? We spoke to our pediatrician who said he'd never heard of that before. I think maybe the Urologist must have stock in A&D cream.