The Economical Housewife

The Economical Housewife

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...saying it distinctly in simple language. For example, if a child burn its finger nurse should put wet whiting upon it instantly, and if she let the little sufferer repeat the name again and again--it will feel the healing properties of the application soon--it will, very likely, never forget the way and means to cure itself in a second mishap. In this manner children may gradually gain a large amount of most useful knowledge, and thus be able to aid not only themselves but others. Especially should nurse be acquainted with " the teething periods" of infants--the various signs, &c., when a tooth is "coming through"--and what to do at the various crises. All these things she must know either by actual practice and experience or by studying (reading herself up in fact) some simple common sense work upon the subject. An under nursemaid has a capital opportunity under a good nurse to "better herself," to use the familiar phrase of domestics in general. She is on a footing with the under housemaid and the kitchen-maid--apprentices, all of them, to their respective callings. GO. THE LADY'S MAID, "pure and simple," means the maid who attends wholly and solely upon the lady who has, or ladies who have, engaged her services. Sometimes, however, she combines another set of duties to the former, that of children's maid, and children's maid does not by any means signify a nurse or a nursemaid. She dresses the elder children of a family, attends to their clothes, and dresses their hair. A lady's maid's duties are to dress, or to assist in dressing, her mistress, and an excellent quality it will be for her to possess if she is neat and tender-handed, quiet of step and talk, and pot given to gossiping. She has...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834445
  • 9781236834447