An anthology of baby books
Almost as soon as printing was invented, doctors began to write advice for parents on the upbringing of their children. The first known English baby book appeared in 1545 and the flow of advice to parents has not stopped since.
JOAN YORKE has been looking through some of the baby books written over the past 300 years and presents a selection of their (often contradictory) advice on child care.
Produced by THENA HESHEL
Contributors Produced By: Thena Heshel