Manual for Health Visitors and Infant Welfare Workers

Manual for Health Visitors and Infant Welfare Workers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...advice argues the point, the other mothers invariably stand up for the health visitor, supplementing their remarks by witnessing to their own infants' progress. The use of the comforter is quite the worst habit and the hardest to cure of any that the health visitor has to combat, but even here she has a very good chance with mothers of first children. As regards expectant mothers. they should be encouraged to come to the classes and prepare with the assistance of the health visitor all their infants' clothing. This is especially valuable to the mothers of first infants. Now that infant welfare centres are so popular, an increasing number of mothers get to hear of them through their friends, and wherever a voluntary system of notification of pregnancy occurs through arrangement between the hospitals and midwifery associations and the medical officer of health, it is possible to visit the mothers and invite them to come and "try" a class at the centre. It is unfortunate that the public conscience is so dead on the subject of garments for "poor" people. So many odious unhygienic children's garments are given away or sold cheap at missions and other places. Very often good material is-ruined by the ignorance of those preparing the clothes. At one time the writer set her class to alter a consignment of lownecked short-sleeved vests into suitable garments by the addition of woollen sleeves and yokes sewn in, but a great many sent out are absolutely useless. Other Activities. There are many other activities connected with centres, and the health visitor should keep her eyes open and be ready to take up any idea that will interest the mothers and not be too difficult to carry out. Occasional teas and outings are a great asset and...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615441
  • 9781236615442