Antique painting of a mother and baby (1916)
The old-fashioned benefits of breastfeeding

The old-fashioned benefits of breastfeeding are many, no matter what century you’re living in. Here’s a look back at some of what experts were saying about nursing babies back in the early 1900s.

How to decorate the baby's room (2)
How to decorate the baby’s room (1917)

To furnish the baby’s room in a charming way is not so much a question of money as of taste, and a very pretty room may be devised with the expenditure of only a few dollars.

Idea for a baby bouncer (1896)

To keep a baby quiet John E Ring of Chatham, New York, has invented an apparatus to give babies plenty of air and exercise without

Vintage baby gear from the 1940s

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