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this is a strange book. i believe it is a school project about child care. the front has cut out pictures of the Dionne Quints. Cecile, Annette, Marie, Emilie and Yvonne.
the outer cover has some folds and bumps but the inside in is excellent condition. the first page says "inspiration", and the second page is dedicated to the students mother. there are a few newspaper cut outs in the book, but the majority of it is hand written.

the book refers to the baby as "the stranger" and it explains the correct ways to bathe, feed and dress the baby.

-there is a list of foods that the expectant mother should consume to prevent scurvy. (this is a very old book!) mother is to stay in bed for 2 weeks after birth.
-baby should wear stockings, not socks.
-baby should not suck thumb or pacifier.
-do not handle baby too much.
-do not rock baby, bad habit.
-at 6 weeks, place baby over chamber pot on mother's lap. (what?!?!?)
-baby should be finished with diapers at 6 months. (huh?)

the quints were born in 1934 so i don't know if this was made in the 30's or 40's but i really don't think it was much later than that based on some of the information and clothing suggestions.

interesting stuff!
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DIONNE QUINTUPLETS - school project - scrapbook - child care assignment - inspiration book

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: paper
  • Only ships to United States from Illinois, United States.
  • Feedback: 430 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people