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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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BABY DOESN'T LIKE GROWN-OPS' HOUSES
TOO MANY STAIRS AND SHARP CORNERS
'More than half the troubles that
beset the babies of the world are
caused by houses." .
The statement comes from Mrs.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman,. so do not
dismiss it as absurd or foolish. The
suffrage leader may be radical; but
she's never absurd. Recently she has
been studying babies, babies' moth
ers; baby welfare in general, and the
conclusion her observations have
worst of it in houses planned for
adults.
"Two-thirds of the world's popu
lation consists of babies," declares
the noted feminist, and census statis
tics support her statement. "Almost
every house and city fiat has a baby
in it some time or other, .yet beyond
decorating a room with -.Mother
Goose wall paper and calling it a nur
sery no thought-,, is taken of baby's
comfort or pleasure when a .new.
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forced her to is that -babies get the'
house is built,"
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