The Care and Feeding of Children: A Catechism for the Use of Mothers and Children's Nurses

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D. Appleton and Company, 1917 - Child care - 215 pages
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Page 171 - Babies under six months old should never be played with; and the less of it at any time the better for the infant.
Page 167 - What is the cry of indulgence or from habit? This is often heard even in very young infants, who cry to be rocked, to be carried about, sometimes for a light in the room, for a bottle to suck, or for the continuance of any other bad habit which has been acquired.
Page 160 - A small chamber, about the size of a pint bowl, is placed between the nurse's knees, and upon this the infant is held, its back being against the nurse's chest and its body firmly supported. This should be done twice a day, after the morning and afternoon feedings, and always at the same hour. At first there may be necessary some local irritation, like that produced by tickling the anus, or introducing just inside the rectum a small cone of oiled paper or a piece of soap, as a suggestion of the purpose...
Page 162 - Is rocking necessary? By no means. It is a habit easily acquired, but hard to break, and a very useless and sometimes injurious one. The same may be said of sucking a rubber nipple, or "pacifier," and all other devices for putting children to sleep.
Page 161 - ... small cone of oiled paper or a piece of soap, as a suggestion of the purpose for which the baby is placed upon the chamber; but in a surprisingly short time the position is all that is required. With most infants after a few weeks the bowels will move as soon as the infant is placed on the chamber. It forms the habit of having the bowels move regularly at the same hour, which is a matter of great importance in infancy and makes regularity in childhood much easier.
Page 38 - stomach teeth"; they generally come between the eighteenth and the twenty-fourth month. The four back double teeth, which complete the first set, come between the twenty-fourth and thirtieth month. At one year a child usually has six teeth. At one and a half years, twelve teeth. At two years, sixteen teeth. At two and a half years, twenty teeth.
Page 155 - A fresh egg is placed in boiling water in a covered dish, which is immediately removed from the fire. The egg then cooks slowly in the water, which gradually cools, for seven or eight minutes, when the white should be about the consistency of jelly.
Page 154 - One heaping teaspoonful of slaked lime ; one quart boiled or distilled water ; place in a corked bottle and shake thoroughly two or three times during the first hour. The lime should then be allowed to settle, and after twenty-four hours the upper clear fluid carefully poured or siphoned off for use. Dried Bread. — Either stale or fresh bread may be used ; it is cut in thin slices and placed...
Page 90 - Should a baby be uJakened to be nursed or fed if sleeping quietly? Yes, for a few days. This will not be required long, for with regular feeding an infant soon wakes regularly for its meal, almost upon the minute.
Page 154 - ... during the first hour. The lime should then be allowed to settle, and after twenty-four hours the upper clear fluid carefully poured or siphoned off for use. Dried Bread. — Either stale or fresh bread may be used ; it is cut in thin slices and placed on top of the stove or in the oven, with the door open, and quickly dried until it is crisp, but not browned. It is in many respects preferable to crackers for little children.

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