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Baby's first four months

Read, Edith
Moreland-Latchford Productions
Sterling Educational Films
Baby's first four months / a Moreland-Latchford production.
Country of Publication:
United States
[New York, NY] : Sterling Educational Films, [1967]
Answer print : 1 film reel of 1 (652 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
A male narrator gives advice over shots of a mother and infant at home. The new baby and mother should not have much company at first. The mother is warned that she may experience postpartum depression and is urged to get away from her home now and then. The preparation of bottles and formula is illustrated. The baby must be burped during feeding. Playtime, exercise, lack of eye contact and muscle coordination in newborns is discussed. Proper support of the baby when changing, dressing, and lifting is shown. The baby is prepared for a walk outdoors in a carriage. How to carry the baby and do something else at the same time is demonstrated. The importance of close, touching relationship between mother and baby, and of establishing eating and sleeping routines is emphasized. What the babysitter should know and do is outlined. Taking short trips with the baby is recommended. The 3 to 4 month old baby is shown kicking, looking at toys, smiling,playing, raising his head, and sitting with support. The doctor's recommendations on vitamin supplements and diet should be followed. Fathers should spend some time each day loving and playing with the baby. The baby in an infant seat is shown being fed baby food. Shots include: People gathered around the new baby; diapers being put in a washer; piles of baby laundry.
Infant Care/methods*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Publication Type(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Country of Producing Entity: Canada.
Date is production date.
Last inspected: 1981. Condition complete; good.
With modified shot list.
Credits: Direction, Peter Skinner ; script, James McCormick ; photography, Stanley Lipinski, Norman Keziere ; editing, Joan Clarke ; co-ordination, Ruby Dennett ; consultant, Edith Read.
Videocassette (Betacam SP) 1 videocassette (19 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Videodisc (DVD) 1 videodisc (19 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Copyright Status:
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Copyright Holder:
Moreland-Latchford Productions Research date: 10/17/2011 Source: Item.
8800640A [Motion picture, Videorecording]

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