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




Bris Instructions

Craig Singer, M.D. Certified Mohel