- Publish Date
- Saturday, 24 August 2019, 5:04PM
We sure have come a long way since the 1950s!
Homelife, for example, has gone through a true revolution since then — and so has parenting, it seems.
A page from an old 1950s parenting book has gone viral on Facebook because of the unusual routine it suggests for babies.
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For a four-hourly fed baby, the book suggests you wake the baby at 6am for a feed and a change then leave them in the cot to sleep again until 9am.
There's a "hold out" suggestion after every feed which social media users believe refers to the habit of holding the babies over the toilet, a process known these days as elimination communication.
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There's also a slot titled "outing and 'mothering'" which is as ambiguous and mysterious as it sounds.
Life of a baby 70 years ago sure sounds very regimented, but it also includes orange juice and two baths a day.
This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.