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Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children

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Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,389 / 338 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.9
LoC Category: AG
Downloads: 5,403
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he flesh of a little child and he was clean." This was, of course, a miracle; but how often does water, without any special intervention, act miraculously both in preventing and in curing skin diseases!

An infant's clothes, napkins especially, ought never to be washed with soda; the washing of napkins with soda is apt to produce excoriations and breakings-out. "As washerwomen often deny that they use soda, it can be easily detected by simply soaking a clean white napkin in fresh water and then tasting the water; if it be brackish and salt, soda has been employed." [Footnote: Communicated by Sir Charles Locock to the Author.]

10. _Who is the proper person to wash and dress the babe_?

The monthly nurse, as long as she is in attendance; but afterwards the mother, unless she should happen to have an experienced, sensible, thoughtful nurse, which, unfortunately, is seldom the case. [Footnote: "The Princess of Wales might have been seen on Thursday taking an airing in a brougham in Hyde Park with her baby-

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