Oops, We Really Printed That?
Things Printed in American Baby in the last 75 years
Source: 75th Anniversary Issue of American Baby July 2013
June 1946: "There is no necessity for trying to entertain a baby. You will only tire him out and spoil his day"
Feb 1957: "You can rent good ultraviolet ray lamps at low cost. When the baby arrives, you two can bask in the indoor sunshine on dark days and in the winter"
Jan 1965: "Depending on the state of his nervous system, your husband can give you reassurance during labor. But he should not be present for the actual delivery."
Apr 1958: "Eight months is a good time for Baby to take chewing lessons. Give him crusts of stale bread or a clean, fairly large bone."
Apr 1977: "Only spank when you are angry."
Feb 1971: "During labor, give the mother a mild sedative or alcoholic drink, to reduce her appreciation of pain."
Dec 1968: "Do not pick up a baby while he is vomiting. Leave him lying face down."
Jan 1983: "Women over age 35 should be cautioned against becoming pregnant."
Aug 1982: "Play peekaboo with an object like a barrette. Put it in your cigarette case and then pull it out."
Sept 1975: "No one needs to feed a baby between meals."