From chapter: The Nursery
When a Child has had a Blow put a little fresh butter or olive oil on to the skin immediately, and renew it every quarter of an hour for two or three hours. A piece of brown paper soaked in one-third brandy and two-thirds water applied to the part is also very useful, and as the paper dries it should be moistened again.
Children should never be allowed to drink water when they are heated, as dangerous internal chills may result from this.
Sleep.—Until children reach the age of twelve years, they should have at least ten hours’ sleep out of the twenty-four.
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