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The Care and Feeding of Children

A Catechism for the Use of Mothers and Children's Nurses

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Author: L. Emmett Holt
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,510 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 3,463
Added to site: 2005.03.28
mnybks.net#: 10102
Genres: Science, Health
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ut one month; in winter, when about three months old, on pleasant days, being kept in, the sun and out of the wind.

What are the best hours for airing out of doors?

In summer and early autumn a child may be out almost any time between seven in the morning and sunset; in winter and early spring, a young child only between 10 or 11 A.M. and 3 P.M., although this depends somewhat upon the climate. In New York and along the Atlantic coast the early mornings are apt to be damp and the afternoons raw and cloudy.

On what kind of days should a baby not go out?

In sharp winds, when the ground is covered with melting snow, and when it is extremely cold. A child under four months old should not usually go out if the thermometer is below freezing point; nor one under eight months old if it is below 20 F.

_What are the most important things to be attended to when the child is out in its carriage?_

To see that the wind never blows in its face, that its feet are properly covered and warm

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