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The New Baby

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National Film Board of Canada
"To be fed, to be loved and cared for are basic needs of the infant, but how they are provided may make a difference to the well-being of the child and the harmony of the home. This film illustrates a sound routine of baby care. It deals with bathing, feeding, sleeping, clothing and general comfort of the infant, as well as with acceptance of the new arrival by other children in the family."

"Bébé est évidemment le héros du film. La caméra épie ses moindres gestes, aux moments du lever et du coucher, ainsi qu'aux heures du boire, du bain et du jeu. Et ces gestes sont analysés, tout comme le comportement de la maman, toujours présente à ces activités. Le film explique également les réactions des aînés devant ce petit être qui prend tant de temps et exige tant d'attention."

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm.
"Produced for the Child and Maternal Health Division of the Department of National Health and Welfare. Film visits a home where a third child is expected. Shows family preparing for baby's arrival, with emphasis on prenatal medical supervision. Film centers on the baby and his daily care, including the bath, feeding, sleeping, clothing, and general comfort. Also depicts how the parents anticipate and cope with the reactions of the two older children and the new baby."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by the Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.