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Bathing and dressing. Part 2.

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A two-part film made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This second part shows, among other things washing the body, drying, putting on a fresh nappy, dressing and making up the cot. 2 segments.


England, 1935.

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (10.38 min.) : silent, black and white.



Copyright note

Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005

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Segment 1 The mother undresses the baby and bathes it. The intertitles give advice on how best to lift the baby into the bath, how to wash it and how to dry it. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:04:35:18 Length: 00:04:35:18
Segment 2 The mother puts a fresh nappy on the baby, with the intertitles giving advice on the correct method. The baby is dressed. The cot is made up, again with advice from the intertitles. The baby is put in the cot and falls asleep. The intertitles state that 'perfect development is the result of breast feeding and careful mother craft'. Time start: 00:04:35:18 Time end: 00:10:37:24 Length: 00:06:02:06

Creator/production credits

Produced by the National Council for Maternity and Child Welfare and Carnegie Welfare Centre, Shoreditch.

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