Please do not feed the baby for 90 minutes before the bris. I want him to be hungry. You may feed him immediately afterwards.
Please dress the baby in either a 2 piece outfit or a loose gown. I would prefer you do NOT have an outfit with snaps or zippers.
- A sturdy, waist-high table ( tablecloth optional) where the actual circumcision will take place. The table should be large enough to support the baby and my instruments. A minimum of 4 feet by 3 feet is required, and it must be square or rectangular (not round).
- One standard sized sleeping pillow with a plain pillow case.
- Two chairs (one for the Sandak and one for Elijah the prophet).
- Kosher grape wine (sweet) for Kiddush. Kedem or Maneschevitz are good choices. It must be sweet (not dry) and either grape or blackberry.
- Grape juice for baby. Kedem is a good brand. Welch's is fine too. Please make sure the grape juice is NOT sparkling or diet. If you are worried about staining the baby's outfit, buy a white colored grape juice.
- A kiddush cup, and plastic cups for the guests if you want them to participate in the Kiddush.
- A minimum of 10 disposable diapers and a large stack of wipes.
- 4 cloth diapers - the type you place over your shoulder when burping the baby.
- Two large tubes of Vaseline petroleum jelly.-Most parents find Vaseline preferable to Vitamin A and D ointment because it spreads easier on the gauze pads.
- 50 of the 4 inch x 4 inch size gauze pads. A good brand is Mirasorb by Johnson and Johnson, although any brand of 4 inch x 4 inch gauze generally works fine such as the CVS or Rite Aid store brands.
-One receiving blanket
- Kippot (Yarmulkas) for guests. - I will make a special kippah for the baby!
-Challah and Knife
Craig Singer, M.D. Certified Mohel