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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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Little Flo's mattress is covered
with a rubber sheet, then a rotton
sheet and lastly a cotton pad, on
which she is laidand covered with a
cotton slieet and alight wool blanket
or down comfort.
(Written Especially for This News
paper.) - -(Copyright,
1916, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
Before the baby is born one must
think of and prepare the child's bed,
for it is there the little one should
spend most of its time for the first
Billie Burke's Bady, Florenz Patricia.
three months, and at least half of its
time until a year old.
The simplest of all furnishings
should be those a loving mother
makes for her baby.
One of my friends took a large
elothes basket, painted it white and
in the bottom placed some wooden
slats. On these she built a delight
ful and sanitary bed for her babyr
one from which it could not roll out,
and with sides high enough to keep
the drafts from the open windows
away from his tender flesh.
I have a wire spring in my baby's
bassinet and over it is placed a thin
hair mattress This cover ma"y Be
rf colter, if one wishes.
All these things are easy to make
and as much or as little money can
be put into them as may be conven
ient. "
Some nurses recommend a hair
pillow, but under no circumstances
should any pillow be more than an
inch high.
My baby has a -soft pillow down
covered with pink upon which her
darling red head looks adorable.
Her blankets and comforts are
hung out every day for airing. Sheets
and pads ought to be changed when
ever needed, and the mattress should
be aired once a day. While the baby
is having her bath is a good time.
Never put baby into cold sheets.
This.will cause more colds and "snif
fles"' than all the-outside air in the
sleeping room, no matter how cold
it is.
I have looked upon so many poor
little waifs that have been scrambled
up with little care for their physical
needs, mental appetites or spiritual
advancement that I determined to
give my child the wonderful care
that my mother gave jne.
(Another article by Billie Burke
will appear in The Day Book tomor
row.) o o
This is the easiest of all candies to
make. Mix 1 pound oT sugar with 3
tablespoons of water, and melt in a
porcelain saucepan. Add 3 table
spoons of butter and simmer without
stirring until a spoonful tested in cold
water becomes brittle. Turn into
well-buttered pans and set aside to
coll Cut into squares with a butter
ed knife befpre the candy. hardens.

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