The Care and Feeding of Children

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D. Appleton, 1909 - Infants - 192 pages
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Page 3 - Professor of Diseases of Children in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York ; Attending Physician to the Babies...
Page 165 - Babies under six months old should never be played with ; and the less of it at any time the better for the infant.
Page 161 - 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 154 - 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 156 - ... 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 104 - During the first week of life. Should a baby be wakened 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 37 - 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 149 - 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 155 - ... 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 186 - ... nature and extent of this factor very clear. On the care of infants Dr. Griffith1 recommends the avoidance of local irritation, as phimosis, worms in the bowel, inflammation, and constant supervision to guard against masturbation which sometimes begins very early with both male and female infants. Masturbation is the most injurious of all the bad habits, and should be broken up just as early as possible. Children should especially be watched at the time of going to sleep and on first waking....

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