This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
The legs, arms, and neck, as well as the trunk, should be thoroughly clad with a soft flannel gown, in addition to which a woolen bandage should be placed about the trunk. Care should be taken in placing the binder not to draw it too tight, as this is one of the most common causes of prolapsus of the rectum, a not infrequent condition in young children. The child should not be clothed too warmly, as debilitating perspirations may be induced. The temperature of the room should be kept at about 68° or 70°, and a proper degree of moisture should be supplied by keeping a vessel of water upon the stove, or keeping the water-pan of the furnace supplied with water. Too much clothing should not be worn upon the head nor about the neck, as these parts are thereby rendered unnaturally sensitive and more liable to cold.