Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was a 19th-century medicine for crying and teething babies…that had alcohol, cannabis, morphine, and chloroform in it.
Oh, and until the 20th century, babies were often nursed by LIVESTOCK like goats and donkeys.
In the early 1900s, people thought babies who sucked their thumbs would become chronic masturbators.
Before modern baby bottles were invented, little ones would drink milk out of cow horns.
Ancient Greeks fed newborns diets that included lots of wine.
In ancient times, newborns were salted like meat to “harden” their soft skin.
Instead of wearing diapers, many infants went bare-bottomed in the Middle Ages.
In hospitals, doctors and nurses were so wary of touching babies too much that they fed them like gerbils in cages.
And baby cages, aka metal cages hanging out of windows that babies could play in, were all the rage in the 1930s.