There’s no question life is different for children today than when we were little. Our kids wear helmets, seat belts and aren’t subjected to alcohol or cigarettes in the womb.
But home life before our own childhoods was even more dramatically different than what our children experience, and not just because those before us had BPA in their bottles and slept in drop-side cribs adorned with bumpers.
Take a look at just a few ways parenting has dramatically evolved over the past century:
All images used with permission from Retronaut.com
More from Meredith on Babble’s Toddler blog:
- 10 Signs You’re Madly and Hopelessly, if Not Oddly, in Love with Your Toddler
- 7 Ways Toddlers and 39-Year-Olds are Pretty Much the Same People
- The Thing I Waited 16 Months and 6 Days to do with My Toddler