24 Puzzling Parenting Tips From The 1800s

The 19th-century parenting tips shared in this video range from the logical to the ludicrous. You’ll learn why opium was such a popular remedy for children of the 1800s, and why it was once perfectly normal to put your baby in a cage hanging outside your kitchen window.

Erin (@erincmccarthy) shares some advice that kept kids alive, and lots of other advice that was, let’s say … less successful.

For some more parenting tips you might actually want to put into practice, check out our piece about parenting tips from some of history’s greatest fathers: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64981/15-parenting-tips-historys-greatest-fathers

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