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KEEPING BABY CLEAN SAVES ITS LIFE HOW
TO DRESS THE FIRST YEAR INFANT
BY CAROLINE COE.
The fluffy-ruffled, French-doll sort
of baby is going outjaf fashion.
Sensible mothers no"longer gratify
their own. vanity at the expense of
baby's health and comfort. A baby,
even though his nose be a 'stub, and
his head bald, is a 'thing of fiower-
like sweetness and to deck him out
in laces and embroideries is to gild
the lily, or to paint the rose.
Baby's flesh is as soft as a rose,
leaf, and just as tender, and you know
what would happen to a rose leaf if
it were chaffed by embroidered, ruffles
and lace frills. Use the softest fabrics
you cat afford when you make baby
clothes, but mak? them, up plainly
In summer don't dress your child
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Officer of Instruction Now, ma
dam, do you think your ladies are
sufficiently trained to respond when
I give the command to "dress
Captain of the Amazon Guards
Oh, dear, yes. They're all good
with too much clothing. A diaper, a
soft flannel or outing flannel skirt
and a slip is enough to keep 'your
Make the skirt to slip over his
shoulders, leaving him free from any
tight bands. Don't have his diaper too
big, as that will make him bow-legged.
Never dry a diaper that has been
soiled and allow it to be used again.
Diapers should be washed carefully
and allowed, if possible, to dry in
the sun. Be sure they are perfectly
dry each time they are used.
Nevex allow your baby to wear any
garment at night it has worn during
the day. When it sleeps, if possible,
let it be outdoors or at least in "a
room with the windows open.
Don't allow a fly any nearer your
baby than you would a rattlesnake.
If your house is not screened keep
baby under a piece of netting all the
Don't put clothing on your baby
that is not perfectly clean. Although
we have been told that cleanliness la '
next to godliness, it sometimes seems,
to me that some mothers think it ia
next to impossible.
Put all your efforts on the clean
liness and hygienic care of your baby
and never mind the frills on its
Some time when you are not busy
go to the children's hospital and see
how trained nurses and physicians
clothe the children left in their care.
Only comfort "and cleanliness are
given any thought in the dressing of
these little atoms of humanity whose
welfare is of such importance.
During the summer keep your baby
out of doors as mucfi as possible,
but don't let it be in the hot sun and
see that its flesh feels cool under its
clothes, especially when it is asleep.
Aboveall, study its health and its
comfort before you feed your vanity
by making it look pretty.