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Book Reviews
August 1935

Healthy Babies Are Happy Babies.

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By Dr. Josephine Hemenway Kenyon. Price, $1.50. Pp. 321. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(2):567. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970080261023

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Abstract

This handbook, written for mothers on the care of infants, is one of the best of its kind. Kenyon states that she has tried to anticipate the mother's questions and to inform her of the things she should know about the infant and herself as well, from pregnancy and through infancy until the child is 3 years old. The first chapter is devoted to a consideration of the mother's health and care during pregnancy and planning for the arrival of the infant. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a certain age period of infancy.

The book contains a great deal more than the usual advice about food and clothing for infants. There is a discussion of the child's physical development at each age period, his mental attainments and the problems of training and management that may arise. Moreover, the details of child care are described in such a way

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