Bizarre parenting tips from the 19th century

From babies in cages to opium syrup

Stars Insider

13/10/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Parenthood

The way we raise our children has changed considerably throughout the years. Although some principles do still apply, many have been proven not to be as effective. While parents in the 19th century did have access to books that would guide them in their parenting journey, and some did actually have good tips, many of these books were just plain bizarre. Indeed, when was the last time you "aired" your baby in a cage outside your window, or gave your child some opium, really?

Click through the following gallery and get to know more crazy parenting tips from the 1800s.


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