Take a look back at these adorable antique baby portraits from the 1800s, captured in these pictures on cabinet cards, cartes des visite, and other antique photographic prints from long ago.
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.
Good news about cesarean childbirth How did cesareans come to be among the safest of all major operations? Here’s a fascinating account of these baby-deliveries
Once people accepted that pregnant women could be stylish and need not remain hidden, the designs of vintage ’50s maternity fashion were surprisingly varied. Here’s a look!
These cute vintage greeting cards were sent to parents in the ’60s to welcome a new baby to the world. Here are some of the sentiments people shared 50+ years ago!
See some of the vintage baby gear from the 1950s that parents used when raising our parents and grandparents – including a lot that wouldn’t be considered safe today.
If you think there couldn’t be much that’s changed about vintage baby bottles in the past 100 years or so, you may be surprised. Here’s a look!
These sweet bandana baby clothes are wearing tops made from the kind of cotton scarves you can buy anywhere. Here’s how to make these outfits from 1977!
Remember these classic Fisher-Price preschool toys, like the vintage corn popper, colorful xylophone, music box TV and chatter telephone?
Who remembers these popular vintage Fisher-Price baby toys from the seventies and eighties — from the crib busy box to the stacking rings.
See some old-fashioned toddler and baby car seats – like the vintage baby bucket, metal bars padded with brown vinyl, & other retro child safety devices.
What’s the history of Q-Tips – the little cotton swabs found all around the world? This big brand had a little baby-sized beginning. (Also find out their terrible former brand name.)
Check out some pictures of cute young James Dean from babyhood up to his early teen years – and a few shots of the all-grown-up Jimmy Dean, celebrity.
Back in the ’80s, these now-vintage baby nursery monitors were new – easy-to-use one-way intercoms that let parents hear what their baby was up to in another room.
Tiny Tears was a very popular baby doll back in the ’50s – and the big selling point was that she cried ‘real’ tears – and wet her diaper.
Baby Carrie Fisher: Eddie & Debbie’s Bundle of Joy As a TV guest, Debbie Reynolds has teamed on occasion with spouse Eddie Fisher. But this
Take a look at the top 50 old-fashioned baby names for girls from 1900 for a few names that don’t even rank in the top 1000 today.
Look back at adorable vintage nursery decor and furniture from the ’50s, plus get expert advice from interior decorators about old-school baby bedrooms.
Back in the ’80s, when disposable diapers were still somewhat of a novelty, the biggest brands were Pampers, Huggies & Luvs — all of whom continue to dominate the market. Here’s a look back at these vintage disposable diaper brands!
When it comes to diapers, all the absorbency in the world won’t help, if it’s not in the right place. That’s why we shaped Kimbies like a baby, instead of making it square.
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Parenting advice from long ago: When a baby does not want to sleep, either it has been spoiled and actually trained to be wakeful by a thoughtless mother, or it is in need of medical care.
May 12, 1932 – Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ
Surprise baby is puzzling doctors – Mother had no idea baby was coming until doctor brought her into the world
Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: April 1951 Capitalizing on the country’s dual obsession with babies and “Indians,” here’s a cute little one, wearing a Native
A bouncy new baby is wonderful fun – but quite a burden, too! This practical safety crib will make Baby even more fun, because Trimble’s Kiddie-Koop makes baby care easier for you… safer for Baby
When the little one gets the colic By Leonard Keene Hirshberg, A.B., M.D., Noted Baltimore Physician and Author The usual American child, born at full term of
What were the keenest, neatest and most popular names for newborns in the mid-fifties? Check out this table of the top 100 names for baby boys who were born in the year 1955!
How to give a preschooler something fun to do. And something fun to learn. (1966) The Mattel-O-Phone talks, teaches, and works like real. The voice
This photo of a mother and her child visiting the park probably shows the baby tucked under an inverted open-frame trash can
Millionaire mothers spend oceans of dollars in bringing up their babies How will the richest babies in the land turn out? The mothers of Baby
Celebrity baby photos at David Niven Jr’s restaurant include those of Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, little, big-eyed, Natalie Wood, and debonair Edwardian Cary Grant.
Who needs a nursery? Make your kitchen the happy hub of your home! (1963) A playful candy-striped rounded kitchen from the 1960s MORE: 16 kitchen
Take a look back here at Woman’s Day covers during the year 1950, and marvel at how much magazine marketing, photography and graphic design have changed.
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.
Natural childbirth is winning new adherents By Marylin Bender Natural childbirth has moved from the status of controversial cult to ecumenical movement. During the last
Introducing Miss Aileen Harris From baby to toddler to preschooler
Youngest automobile globe-trotter has traveled 1,000 miles a month 18-months’ old John Edmund Hammond cranking papa’s cycle-car Los Angeles, Cal, April 23  – “Howdy!”
In some ways new parenthood looks just like it did in the 1940s… and in other ways, it’s pretty different. Here’s a little peek.
Royal genes! What Prince Charles’ & Princess Diana’s baby will look like Britain’s top geneticist says the baby is likely to have blue eyes, his
It’s a girl! Doctors told Laurie and Jon Steel: “You will never have a baby of your own.” But the young couple refused to accept
Twins born to French mother astound all scientists The most astonishing case before the medical world today is that of the babies, Susanna and Madeline,
Early American baby carriages: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (circa 1880s) Adults and children in Nebraska (1887) Here are some people in front of the then-new W.G.
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
Modern and old-fashioned baby-rearing methods by Sidonie Matzner Gruenberg Every mother who has but one child realizes how little grandmothers know about the proper care
Tiny ride-on car Baby Patricia, in 1942, with a playpen/crib behind her. Sofa-slung vintage baby seat Stroller/ride-on toy for babies Here’s my mom with her
Mother of ‘twilight sleep’ baby brings message to “martyrs of motherhood” by Mary Boyd, President of the Twilight Sleep Ass’n of New York Two years