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Flashback to 1927 and a photo captured of a baby being fed. Back then a woman who could not breastfeed or had died during childbirth, meant a special nurse maid was brought into feed the baby!

Wow! In a time without baby formula I guess they did what was necessary to keep the babies alive.

Check out this baby car seat in 1962, how did kids survive?

FLK vintage baby

Richard BH Flickr

How different they are to the current car seats 50 years later!

What about these vintage breast pumps, they look a bit bulkier than the ones today!

FLK breast pump

Niall Williams Flickr

FLK vintage baby

Cherrysweetdeal Flickr

What about when you wanted to give baby fresh air?! Solution: a baby cage hanging out your window!!! I just can’t believe they ever did this!

FLK baby vintage

Rich Woodruff Flickr

How the times have changed!

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  • The baby seats were like that in the early 1950s possibly even earlier.
    Many families used their wicker clothes basket as a bassinet, including in their cara.
    In the 1950s my Uncle made my cousin’s crib timber base with wooden upright slats and horizontal wooden frame at the top. Back to 1930s baby’s prams were huge. My Auntie used hers as a crib / bassinet as well as a pram – my Mum did the same in the early 1950s

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  • Glad for so many reasons that times have changed!

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  • I’m glad times have changed!

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  • Times may have changed but we seemed to be a lot healthier back then.

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  • These pictures are fantastic !! the times sure have changed.
    I’m from ’63, I have to ask my mum if we had a car seat like that :)

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  • Wow, how amazing. Times have certainly changed. We all managed to survive!

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  • Wow how amazing and I WILL BET THAT BABY GREW UP HEALTHY

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  • Desperate times call for desperate measures. At least they have a goat to supply the milk. What if there’s absolutely nothing handy? The poor baby will starve to death for dure! Thank God for His small miracle.

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  • Wow it’s amazing to see how times have changed!

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  • My oh My, times have changed alright!

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  • Ooh yes, how times have changed. My son laughs when I talk about a cassette tape, old-style phone where you turned the dial, etc. Many, many things that come from times of old. It’s great to reflect and look back and see how far we’ve come.

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  • I do not know why we can not drink raw milk anymore. There is nothing like drinking milk straight from the teat or milking pail. I loved doing that as a child. Some children I was a governess to in 1981 used to drink from the milking pail that came from the house cow.

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  • love it lol I expected it to be a pictuure of a human wet nurse

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  • Wow, that’s a great shot !
    Goat’s milk is a beautiful liquid.
    When this picture would be taken today, many would object or even protest against the raw milk !

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  • Keeping infants alive during those times was difficult – I wonder what the success rate was?

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