By Pye Henry Chavasse

He flesh of a bit baby and he used to be clean." This used to be, in fact, a miracle; yet how frequently does water, with none unique intervention, act miraculously either in fighting and in curing dermis ailments! An infant's outfits, napkins particularly, ought by no means to be washed with soda; the showering of napkins with soda is apt to provide excoriations and breakings-out. "As washerwomen usually deny that they use soda, it may be simply detected via easily soaking a fresh white serviette in clean water after which tasting the water; if it's brackish and salt, soda has been employed." [Footnote: Communicated by means of Sir Charles Locock to the Author.] 10. _Who is the correct individual to clean and get dressed the babe_? The per 30 days nurse, so long as she is in attendance; yet afterwards the mum, except she should still ensue to have an skilled, brilliant, considerate nurse, which, regrettably, is seldom the case. [Footnote: "The Princess of Wales could have been visible on Thursday taking an airing in a brougham in Hyde Park along with her child-

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He ought to be partially washed every evening, indeed it may be necessary to use a sponge and a little warm water frequently during the day, namely, each time after the bowels have been relieved. Cleanliness is one of the grand incentives to health, and therefore cannot be too strongly insisted upon. If more attention were paid to this subject, children would be more exempt from chafings, "breakings-out," and consequent suffering, than they at present are. After the second month, if the babe be delicate, the addition of two handfuls of table-salt to the water he is washed with in the morning will tend to brace and strengthen him.

What is your opinion of caps for an infant? The head ought to be kept cool; caps, therefore, are unnecessary. If caps be used at all, they should only be worn for the first month in summer, or for the first two or three months in winter. If a babe take to caps, it requires care in leaving them off, or he will catch cold. When you are about discontinuing them, put a thinner and a thinner one on, every time they are changed, until you leave them off altogether. But remember, my opinion is, that a child is better without caps; they only heat his head, cause undue perspiration, and thus make him more liable to catch cold.

Certainly! I deem it to be your imperative duty to study the subjects well. The proper management of children is a vital question,—a mother's question,—and the most important that can be brought under the consideration of a parent; and, strange to say, it is one that has been more neglected than any other. How many mothers undertake—the responsible management of children without previous instruction, or without forethought; they undertake it, as though it may be learned either by intuition or by instinct, or by affection.

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