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The Care Of The Nursery

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Tne room especially set apart for the children of the fámily should be the best aired, the sunniest and the driest in the house. At the same time it should be se Bituated as to be kept at a temperatura aí nearly uniform as possible. As a general thing it should be on the south side of the house. Any eioess of sunlight if such exists can be easily controlled by sftades. Since tho mirsery is as a rule oceupied both night and day it should be as large as possible to facilítate athorougU supply oí fresh air. Considerations of air, sunlight and cleanliness should be paramount, and all questions of decoration should be entirely subservient. To this end everything should be simple in construction. In all but e.xceptional cases the nursery is the scne at some time or other of one or more of the diseases incident to childhood. On this account all materials that might serve as a lurking place for dust and disease organisms should be excluded. The furniture should be plain, so as to be easily kept clean. It should also be light, or else furnished with strong casters, so that it can be easily moved about. Pictures on the ■vralls were Setter omitted. Nursery closets, too, should be carefully looked after. They should be always open to inspection, and no accumulation of eoiled clothing should be permitted. The habitual use of disinfectants should have no part in the care of the nursery. The necessity for their use should be avoided by means of scrupulous cleanliness. A room in which djsinfectants are needed should be inhabited by no one, least of all by children. The ventilation of the nursery is an important matter. The essential thing to be ecured is a frequent change of air without draf ts along the floor.-


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