Don'ts for Mothers is full of entertaining tips on on how to look after and raise a child - if you'd like a little Victorian master or miss...
Following the success of Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives a brand new old collection of advice:
From Birth to Weaning
The care of Young Children
Boyhood and Girlhood
"Don't wash the baby in hot water, it would weaken and enervate the babe, and thus predispose him to disease. Luke warm rain water will be the best to wash him with."
"Don't choose a wetnurse of a consumptive habit. Check if she or any of her family have laboured under "king's evil" ascertaining if there be any seams or swellings about her neck"
"Don't rock an infant to sleep, it might cause him to fall into a feverish, disturbed slumber, but not into a refreshing, calm sleep. Besides, if you once take to that habit he will not go to sleep without it."
"Don't add either gin or oil of peppermint to the babe's food. It is a murderous practice"
BLOOMSBURY ACAD & PR