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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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when he arrived there wasn't a stitch
of clothing in his baby basket that
would fit him! Mamma Pucillo had
expected "a good, big bambino," to
be sure, but she had prepared no,
clothes for a baby giant. So that's
why Sammy is receiving visitors
and he has hundreds of them daily
and posing for pictures -swathed in
J strips b flannel just as he's pictured
MP here, and that's why his christening
nas been postponed until tnere's time
andjhoney.to make new clothes for
the cradle champion.
The American. Text Book of Ob
stetrics has been consulted to see if
Champion Pucillo is really entitled to
rank .as the biggest baby in Amer
ica. The "text book" says:
"New born babies' weigh seven
pounds, .though boys usually weigh
half a pound more than girls. Babies
of 12 pounds have been seen."
But there's lot a word about a 19
pound baby, go Sammy's title Is
clear as the "Jess Wilfard" of the cra
dle." , . " ,
His head, which is twice too big
for the ordinary baby bonnet, is 15
inches around; his hands are four
times the size of the average new
born babe; his shoulders are sturdy
and broad, his waist is 20 inches his
mother's is only 30 his spine is so
strong that now, when five days old,
he can sit up in his crib with back un
supported! The heavyweight isn't paying much
attention to diet just now. "Mother's
milk whenever he cries," ,jls Mamma
Pucillo's notion of feeding a "cham
pion baby.
But when he's two weeks old she'll
give him.malted milk, just two ounces
four times a day and four times ,at
"I'll just let the bambino grow the
same as my baby Danny greWt" said
the mother of the "giant baby."
"That's the safest way. Too much
doctor may do harm. I'll keep him
clean; Til keep him warm; I'll feed
him when he's hungry; I'll let him
sleep when he wants: Til keep Turn
quiet tooise isnt'-goodfbr ababy t
and I'll just let-him grow.--
"If God wants 'him to be a great
man, my baby wjl be a -great man.
I don't know wjiy I, have so4 wonder
ful a baby, but I'll do the best I can
tokeep him safe and well Until he's
a great mn.v-What more can any ,
mother do?" ' " '
t o-o-t .
, Jp JlalilBl '
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mr wmmm,
Here's a cunning little frock for
the kindergartener who started to
school in September. It's made of
light weight navy blue serge smock
ed with scarlet embroidery cotton.
The box pleats fall from' the yoke
which is marked by a. wjde belt of
serge; three smoke color pearl but
tons trim the belt and smaller buttons-fasten
the yoke. The two stitch
ed pockets will be a joy to the little
miss who wears his .pretty school
dress. . . ,-
This same design makes up pret
tily in wash materials, -but boW that '
the days are cool challis, 'serges and
Henrietta cloth may be nipre suit-t
ablejfor-thjBjflrsfsMl-seasoja, ;j

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