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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 13',
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KEEP BABY COOL IN SUMMERTIME IF YOU
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After baby's bath dust his body with talcum powder it helps keep"
him cool and comfortable.
A baby must be kept as cool as
possible in summer, because over
heating is a direct cause of summer
diarrhea. Even breastfed babies find
it hard to resist the weakening effects
of excessive heat Records show
that thousands of babies, most f
whom are bottle fed, due every sum
mer because of the direct or indirect
effects of the heat.
Next in importance to right food
in summer are measures for keeping
the baby cool and comfortable; fre
quent baths, light clothing and the
selection of the coolest available
place forhim to play and sleep.
A baby;should have a full tub bath
every morning. If he is restless and
the weather is very hot, he may hav&
in addition one or two sponge baths
a day. A cool bath at bedtime some
times makes the baby sleep more
For a young baby the water should
be tepid, that is, it should feel neither
hot nor cold to the mother's elbow.
For an older haby it may be slightly
cooler, but should not be cold enough
to chill or frighten him. ,
Never rub the soap directly on the
baby's skin, and be sure that it is
thoroughly Tlnsed off, as a very trou-
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