What the WHAT? Vintage Ads Show Babies Wrapped in Cellophane (PHOTOS)Meredith Carroll
You probably hear it all the time: About how just a few generations ago no kids wore bike helmets and moms smoked and drank while pregnant and no babies were strapped into car seats and everyone lived.
Fine. But in what universe was it ever an acceptable sight to see babies wrapped up in plastic? Not like a plastic bib around their neck or sitting on a couch with a protective cover. But literally wrapped in plastic. You know, the stuff that we move mountains to avoid having our babies and children play around. You know, because of the very real suffocation hazard.
Check out these vintage ads for cellophane from the 1930s-1950s. They might be funny. You know, if they were so utterly terrifying:
Special delivery 1 of 7From the stork straight to the morgue?
Cellophane keeps cigarettes and babies fresh as can be 2 of 7If only there were another way to keep babies fresh.
Double the goodness 3 of 7Half the air.
Not as tempting as a baby 4 of 7Because without wrapping a tiny human life in cellophane, you might not know just how tasty it can be.
So many good things 5 of 7So little time.
No, really. The clock is ticking. Enjoy them before they turn blue.
As you should be 6 of 7Cellophane: Protects evil blouses, pantyhose babies. But especially evil babies.
Will the bacon be stored with the babies? 7 of 7At least the babies wrapped inside won't have to worry about flies.
Wrap them in cellophane and they won't have to worry about much, in fact, and definitely not flies.
All images courtesy of Retronaut.co
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