Vintage baby gear from the 1940s

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Here are a few favorite pictures from my own family’s collection — all featuring little ones, and the vintage baby gear that helped keep them amused and contained during the early- to mid-forties.

Tiny ride-on car

Baby Patricia, in 1942, with a playpen/crib behind her.

Vintage baby gear

Sofa-slung vintage baby seat

baby gear from the 1940s

Stroller/ride-on toy for babies

Here’s my mom with her grandmother, riding in one of the most popular contraptions of the time!

Vintage ’40s baby carriage with Patricia

Vintage baby stuff

Little vintage baby walker

Vintage baby gear from the 1940s

Baby boy in a carriage

Here’s 7-week-old Gary G, in Florida

Vintage baby gear from the 1940s

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