Physical description

A small blue hardcover book with the title printed in gold lettering at the top of the front cover -The Care of Infants. Coronation Edition is printed below. The title page has the title as well as - A Work for Mothers and Nurses in Australasia upon The Feeding and Management of Infants. The publisher details and 1911 are listed at the bottom. The Contents page lists 16 chapters including recipes for children and invalids at the back. There is an Index. Some charts are included. Pp. 112.

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Inscriptions & markings

'Edna L.M. Andrews' is written in blue ink on the top of the right endpaper at the front.


This book gives in-depth information for the care of infants and children from birth. Full details are accompanied by advice for all manner of a child's growth, health and development. Tables such as Suggested Times for Feeding Babies as well as Symptoms of Infectious Diseases of Childhood are included. Who complied this book is not noted, but there is a reference to Mellin's Food Company underneath the publisher on the title page. The recipes refer to Mellin's products too. Melli's Food was an infant food made of wheat flour and malt. It was with both water and milk and became popular on both sides of the Atlantic.