Book Reviews
September 1950

For the New Mother.

Author Affiliations

By Mildred V. Hardcastle, R.N. Price, $2. Pp. 163, with illustrations. The John C. Winston Company, 1006-1016 Arch St., Philadelphia 7, 1949.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(3):529-530. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020540021

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This is a good book in its field. The content is complete, simply written and calmly presented. So far as this reviewer can see the advice is sound, logical and modern in concept. No controversial material is presented, and no attempt is made to prescribe treatment. Simple directions are included for all routine procedures involved in the daily care of an infant up to 1 year of age. The subject of growth and development is simply, interestingly and sensibly presented.

Menu suggestions for quick meals for the family are included to save the mother from becoming overtired when first home. Advice is given on baby sitters, short trips with baby and many other things that can be a real problem to the new mother.

All in all, the book is a good one. It can be safely recommended.

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