The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 27, 1936 · Page 29
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 29

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, April 27, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THIRTEEN PLAN MEETING FOR IOWA CHILDREN Conference Will Be at University S. U. I. Will Be Host to Many Authorities. The tenth Iowa conference on child development and parent education is to be held in Iowa - City June 16-18, according to word received here from Dorothy E. Bradbury, research association in publication^, of the- University of Iowa. The general theme for the conference will be "Education for Family Life." and the conference personnel -includes some of the leading authorities in the country. The meetings will be held by the Iowa child welfare research station at the university. The purpose of the establishment of the research group was for the scientific study of normal children. Among those who will be in attendance as authorities are Dr. Floyd H. Allport, Syracuse university, Syracuse, N. Y.; Dr. Hornell Hart, Hartford Theological seminary, Hartford, Conn.; Dr. Grace Langdon, WPA specialist in emergency ' nursery schools, Washington, D. C.; Hughes Mearns, New York university, New York City; Dr. William C. Reavis, University of Chicago; Miss Nora Talbot, Oklahoma A. and · M. college, Stillwater, Okla., and Grant Wood of the University of Iowa. Included in the list of lectures to be given during the conference are those on "The Family Circle," "Guidance of Young People," "Home Economics for Men," "Art in Everyday Life," and "Family Life in Its Social Implications." What Are They Listening To? 3 Tlie radio program coming to them over (heir Philco as they listen backstage is very real to these three youthful stars of stage and screen--Frankie Thomas, Mary McQuade and Charita Bauer ol the cast O f "Kcmcmher the "bay." From the wealth of children's programs currently broadcast over the major networks, the Child Study association of America, has selected worthwhile programs suitable to various age levels and varying interests. The People's Gas-and Electric company is the local Philco dealer. Fever of Baby May Rise High Slight C a u s e s May Raise Temperature to 103 to 104. Fever is liable to be much higher in a baby than it is in an adult. A baby may have a temperature of from 103 to 104 degrees from very slight causes, such as a cold or sore throat. Therefore, the amount of fever the baby has does not mean exactly the same as it does in an adult. Nevertheless, when the baby has fever, the cause for it should be found as soon as possible. A sudden rise in temperature usually means the start of a cold, sore throat, or a catching disease. The baby should be carefully examined, and when the cause of the fever has been found, the condition should be treated at once. No matter what the cause of the fever may be, the baby should be kept in bed and as quiet as possible. Unless otherwise ordered by the doctor, he should remain in bed for at least 24 to 48 hours after the temperature has returned to normal. The baby should be made comfortable. He needs fresh air when he is well, but he needs it doubly as much when he is sick. Therefore, the windows in the room should be opened enough to let in plenty of fresh air. However, make sure that the air in the room is warm and that the baby is protected from drafts that might reach him. The baby should be offered all the water he will drink, and the amount of food'reduced at this time. To bring down a temperature that is over 102.5 degrees, a wet pack or sponge bath may be used. Drugs to reduce the temperature may also be advised by the doctor. Plenty of Food, Sunshine Needed Plenty of proper, nourishing- food, sunshine, fresh air, rest and sleep are the best prevcn- tatives o£ all diseases. Every mother knows or should know that it is not necessary for baby to have all children's diseases, sooner or later. That is an old idea. You should take every precaution possible to keep your baby from catching any contagious disease. You can do it by keeping everyone who coughs, sneezes or has a sore tbroat, fever or cold of any sort away from him. Keep him from crowds and keep all such things as handkerchiefs, towels, dishes and bedding away from him. Vaccination When Baby Is 3 Months Provided baby is in good health he should be vaccinated by the time he is 3 months old or before teething commences. In a child of 2 or 3 months vaccination causes practically no illness. Both baby girls and baby boys, before the walking age, should be vaccinated on the leg, since a sore on the leg is more easily taken care of than one on the arm and because later in life a girl may regard vaccination scars on her arm as a disfigurement. DON'T FORCE HIM If your baby does not do what -your friend's baby does do not force him. With proper care, he will develop as nature intends. "METER BEATER" FIRBJtNKS- MOES1 KEEP ON ALERT Are you always on the alert to keep your baby from hurting himself? The baby is beginning to get about, and harmful things must be kept out of his reach. Step Into our display room and meet the greatest electricity saving improvement ever built into a refrigerator--the Fairbanks-Morse patented Conservador. Everybody talks about lower operating cost. We demonstrate it to you. See also how the Fairbanks-Morse gives you everything. The most beautiful refrigerator in America-. More usable storage space. Unequalled convenience. De luxe finish, etc. All backed by 106 years of engineering leadership. See these things before you buy. 3 Y E Interest of 6% Phone 1606 302 South Monroe Discomfort Is C a u s e d Many Times Parents Are Cautioner.; Against Use of Either. ' Tlie modern, safe way to dress babies is without pins buttons. Buttons are always pulling off or being broken in the washing. These broken edges are a source of danger while you are dressing baby. Then, too, buttons have a way of turning edgewise and pressing upon his tender skin, bringing discomfort and "crying spells" and frequently causing bruises. But far more dangerous even than the bruising button is the pricking pin. Especially the "safety pin." It may so easily come unfastened. The result is the pricking or scratching of baby's body with the possibility of infection, to say nothing of the cruel hurt. Many a fit of crying- that mother may think is caused by an attack of colic or "just a display of temper," comes from a pricking pin. Aroused by Cry. How often it has happened that baby wakens screaming from a quiet sleep, and mother, roused by his cry, rushes frantically to his aid only to discover no reason for his distress. Walking him does no good, he only screams the louder. There are no symptoms of colic, yet he is evidently suffering great pain. Then when daddy is on the point of telephoning the doctor, the truth dawns like a flash-it's a pin! Sure enough, there hidden by a fold of the diaper is a "safety" pin that is no longer safe but savage. It has become unfastened and is jab- bing baby fiercely at every kick of his lively legs. Every experienced mother knows that this picture is not overdrawn one bit. There's hardly a baby in the land--except pinlcss babies--who has not been jabbed ami scratched time and auajn, May Swallow. More than the discomfort of a pin prick is the ever present' possibility that baby may swallow a pin. Every baby from birth naturally carries "to his mouth everything his hands can find. As he grows older the tendency strengthens. "Safety pins" and buttons are the most common articles that doctors are called upon to remove from the throats and stomachs of babies. And it's all unnecessary! Ton don't have to use pins. You don't have to use buttons. Feeding Formula in Tenth Month During the tenth month, the baby gets about 24 ounces of milk mixture daily. Tlie amount of milk is equal to one and one-quarter times the weight in pounds a day. The sugar is equal to one-twentieth ounce a day for each pound of body weight of the body. For example: The baby who Lveighcd T 1 ^ pounds at birth should weigh about 18'/ 2 pounds at the beginning of the tenth nonth. He will need IS'i times I 1 ,.'], or about 22 ounces of milk. He will need IS',;, .imes one-twentieth, or about 1 ounce of sugar. NEED FRESH AIR See that there is plenty of 'resh air in the house, day and night, for the baby needs it vhethcr at rest or at play. 'Fresh air babies" are strongest and healthiest. We recommend it because we believe that all our customers will like it- ... as you will discover ·when you try if. It has a delightful chocolate flavor, besides being rich and creamy. If is a healthful, refreshing drink made more pala- fable by the addition of rich chocolate. You will want to keep a bof- tle in the refrigerator of all times. PHONE 646

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