The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 1, 1934 · Page 17
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 1934
Page 17
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'-vT MASON CITY CARE OF BABY GIVEN BY BUREAU Advice of Experts to Aid Parent U. S. Department of Labor Gives Help to Inexperienced. How fast does a baby grow, in weight, In height, in "wis- d o m a n d understanding?" What should we feed him? How should we clothe him? How can we keep him well? How can we prevent or cure illness or bad habits? What danger signals should we watch for? These are some of the questions that parents ask and that this bulletin will try to answer. The bulletin was issued by the children's bureau, U. S. department of labor. When a baby is born, whether it is the first one in the family or not, problems come up about his care--how to help him develop normally and how to keep him well. For months the parents have been looking forward to the arrival of the baby and have been making plans for his care. Now that the baby is born, the responsibilities of the parents with regard to his care and bringing up become more apparent. They have in their charge a helpless infant who for a long time will be entirely dependent upon them for supplying all his needs. At first only the physical needs are obvious, but the parents must remember that the character building of their child is closely tied up with the way his physical needs are met. His future mental health, as well as physical health, will depend largely on the habits he builds during the first year of life, especially the early months. Some of these habits can be started as soon as the baby is born. Every child carries in his inherited makeup many qualities. Which ones are to predominate in his future life will depend largely on his surroundings--the food and care he gets, the persons he learns to imitate, the ideals and standards of his home. As soon as the baby Is born he begins to live in the surroundings that the parents have provided. Immediately he begins to learn by his experiences. From the hour of birth he learns from everything around him. Even when he sleeps the baby is not cut off from experience, for the weight and texture of the bedclothes and the resistance of the mattress are having their effect upon his body. Great Responsibility. The care of a baby is a great responsibility, but it can be carried successfully if the parents regularly seek the advice of a physciian trained in the care of infants and if they follow the simple rules for feeding, sleep, out of door life, and general care outlined in this bulletin. They are the result of the experience of physicians over many years and are offered as a help to parents in the care of young babies; but they are not intended in any way to take the place of reg- ular visits to the family physician. Sometimes a j'oung mother has so much advice from earnest and well-meaning friends that she is bewildered. Their advice may be good, but sometimes the advice of one friend conflicts with that of another. The baby should not be experimented up with first one mode of care and then another, in accordance with the various opinions offered. The doctor should be the mother's guide, and this bulletin is intended to help hep carry out his orders intelligently. Baby care is a great art. It is the most important task any woman ever undertakes, and she should apply to this work the same diligence, intelli- Turn to I'aic* 8. Culutnn 4) ...Damon's "BABY LAND"... Second Floor... What, a n o t h e r b a b y ! . , * In honor of these precious bits of humanity on this grand occasion we offer these supreme values . , . ffis ^s T^S '. i DRY DEES Hand Made Baby JACKETS Washable SILK COATS Pinless baby pad holders The greatest advance in baby hygiene in many generations. "Soft as silk" wool, crocheted yarn. SHAWLS $1.25 values $|oo Fine woolens .. , Plain or fringed borders. We ek is B a b y We ek at D a m o n ' s " "Hand sewn" Knit ROMPERS DRESSES New closefitting sweater and pants in Blue, Pink and White. Dainty dresses of fine batiste. Hand-embroidery trimmed. Sweater and BERET SETS Complete lino of better sweaterand beret sets in newest colors. Infants Flannel Wear Fine soft cotton flannel kimonos, gowns and ger- trudes, all beautifully made and trimmed. Visit this interesting department devoted exclusively to baby's welfare and comfort . . . "Baby Land'' . . . Damon's Second Floor Baby BONNETS 29c to $1.29 araotfs, . v ) Mrs. Day's Soft Soled Shoes $1 to $1.69

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