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:
All images courtesy of Retronaut.co
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