BATHING AND CLEANLINESS DURING INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD

Initially the infant must be cleaned daily with warm water; and also a bathroom every evening, for the objective of thoroughly cleaning up the physical body, is very needed. To wash a fragile infant of a couple of days or perhaps weeks aged in chilly water with a sight "to harden" the constitution (as it is called), is the most successful means to weaken its wellness as well as involve future disease. By levels, however, the water with which it is sponged in the morning should be made lukewarm, the night bath being continued warm enough to be happy to the feelings.