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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 29, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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he has been called upon to register
the birth of more than 300,000 in
fants. He says that, naturally, he has
done little else but think about babies
during all this time. Babies! Babies!
Babies! Day -after day, week in and
week out the thoughts of them filled
his mind.
He says his wife seemed to catch
the inspiration of his thoughts and
they often discussed the subject of
babies in all its various phases. They
pictured to themselves just the kind
6f baby they would like to have a
black-haired, chubby-fisted kiddy.
Then came that great fortuitous
event in their lives the birth on May
18 of Edmund Eyre Babcock, Who
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the
will be famous hereafteV as
"psychological baby."
"I am convinced that it was my
continual thinking about babies that
finally brought about their realiza
tion of the one great wish of my wife
and I," Babcock said. "The power
of suggestion did it."
He is being deluged with letters
from people In all parts of the United
States and Canada, many of the writ
ers being anxious to obtain further
information of the exact method of
obtaining babies by suggestion.
He says he don't know that he can
give childless couples specific instruc
tions further than to advise them to
think about babies just think about
them all the time.
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BRINGING UP THE BABY
TEN THINGS TO, DO
Give breast feedings, if possible, for
a year.
Secure medical advice as to the
necessity and quality of bottle feed
ings. Use pure milk, suitably prepared.
After the first year start gradually
with the proper solid food.
Feed at regular intervals at any
age.
Allow fresh air, night and day, and
sunshine.
Use proper and comfortable cloth
ing. Observe cleanliness, including daily
bath and especial care of eyes, ears
and nose.
Permit sufiicient sleep at regular
Hours.
Maintain good discipline and train
ing. NATE AND KATE
Nate he came a-wooing Kate;
Kate, the shrew, was obsti-nate.
But Nate was great to placate" Kate,
She had for Nate no innate hate;
So Nate she couldn't domi-nate,
And Kate he did domesti-cate.
New York MaiL
TEN THINGS TO AVOID
Nursing the baby whenever it
cries and taking the baby into the
mother's bed and letting it nurse all
night.
Giving food and caring for the baby
according to the advice of your neigh
bors. Nursing the baby or giving the
bottle exclusively- for a longer per
iod than one year. This causes
anaemia, rickets and other forms of
malnutrition.
Feeding indigestible food.
Giving too many sweets.
Eating between meals.
Over-dressing, a baby in heated
apartments.
Having the baby's clothing too
tight.
Improper air keeping the child in
doors and having windows closed at
night.
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If a tin Dan with a screen bottom is
used in washing cherries, currants,
I grapes, raisins and such things it will
save one tne time used to cnange
them from one water to another, as
it can be held under the spigot and
shaken and all loose dirt will wash,
through.
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