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' Commonsense and the Child'


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' Fitting in with Family Meals by a Doctor this series, which opened last Friday with a broadcast on ' Weaning ', will be continued every Friday morning until March 23. It concerns the health and welfare of the child between infancy and schooldays-a period when children do not always get the attention they need. Yet this half-way stage is the time when mind and body are growing rapidly and health and character are being made or marred. Meals ; the child who will not eat ; the questions of bones and teeth and colds ; sweets ; rashes and coughs and temperatures ; ventilation ; the temperamental child ; Jill who is afraid of the dark ; Jack who is afraid of nothing and much more to be feared-these are some of the topics to be discussed by a children's doctor.
Practical advice, as well as theoretical ; commonsense hints as well as purely medical ones. Hygiene ; clothes. What to do and how and when to do it. Mothers and nurses and all who have the care of children are advised to have by them the pamphlet published last autumn called ' Choosing the Right Food '. It may be obtained from the Publications Department, B.B.C., or any B.B.C. Office, price 2d, 3d. post free.


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