Mother’s Guide To Children’s Health


new mothers guide to the child health

Learn to detect your baby health problems

This little ebook has been written for the young and inexperienced mother. It is intended
to furnish her with that information which the experience and observation of some years
convince the author, young mothers, almost without any exception, do not possess; and
yet, from ignorance of which, the constitution of many an infant has received
irretrievable injury, and life itself but too frequently fallen a sacrifice.
In the first chapters, devoted to the general management of the child in health, the author
has endeavoured to teach the young mother, that the prevention of disease is her
province, not its cure; that to this object all her best efforts must be directed; and,
moreover, that to tamper with medicine, when disease has actually commenced, is to
hazard the life of her offspring.
In the fourth chapter it has been attempted to point out, how the first symptoms of disease
may be early detected by the parent. The subject has been felt to be a difficult one, and to
give particular directions quite out of the question; but it is hoped that the suggestions
thrown out will, in some measure, answer the purpose intended. On the advantage of an
early and prompt application of remedies in the diseases of childhood, generally so active
in their progress and severe in their character, it is unnecessary to offer any observation.
The latter part of the work, consisting of the maternal management of disease, the author
regards as a subject of high and serious moment. Small as is the attention which has been
hitherto paid to it, yet, in the diseases of infancy and childhood, how invaluable is a
careful and judicious maternal superintendence to give effect to the measures prescribed
by the physician.
The author has endeavoured to arrange the contents of the work in a manner which shall
be most easily understood and readily available; and he now publishes it with the desire
to supply, in some degree, a deficiency in this important department of knowledge.