1. Do not feed your baby for one hour before the Bris
2. One hour before the ceremony put the prescription topical cream (EMLA) onto the shaft of the penis.
3. Have the room prepared for the ceremony:
- Sturdy table
- Adequate light source or an extra lamp
- Manischewitz concord grape wine
- Kiddush cup
- 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads
- Tin Foil
- Lined wastebasket
- A pacifier (if the baby is using one)
Be sure to review the complete Supply List before the ceremony!
4. Have the Baby's Hebrew name available
5. Do you want to talk about who the baby is named for?
6. There is a segment in the service for the Kvatter and Kvatterin (the Godparents). There can be one or more Godparents, either male or female.
7. The Grandparents and Great-Grandparents are honored, if present.