Parents React To 1930s Parenting Advice


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  • Kristina Lewis
    Kristina Lewis  2 days back

    "Hahaha, sunlight, hahaha, what are rickets?"
    Is this fair to them? I mean, if they dont know what vitamin D deficiency can this be considered reasonable?

    • Samantha Stuessel
      Samantha Stuessel  6 days back

      Quite happy dining-children were taught to respect people from an early age and were taught time for eating was a time for conversation and nourishment not playing on phone/tablets and screaming and playing with their food.
      And in case you're wondering rickets was/is a forum of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D does in fact help with bone and muscle growth.

      • Pernell13489
        Pernell13489  1 weeks back

        They do that in Sweden and put the babies outside. This helps to prevent if the child would be born jaundice it would help that too.

        • Jamie Angel
          Jamie Angel  1 weeks back

          Jesus makes me laugh!

          • x0xTHLover4Lifex0x
            x0xTHLover4Lifex0x  2 weeks back

            And to think none of them in this video would even be alive right now had that 30's advice not been followed

            • Crystal George
              Crystal George  4 weeks back

              1)the potty training one is hilarious. That's what happened to the Lindberg Baby, I guess.

              2) can't wait to see how they make fun of our parenting magazines in 2110. They say stuff that's dumb even by today's standard

              • Teresa Lowry
                Teresa Lowry  4 weeks back

                Rickets was a disease that caused bow legs.

                • MrsWheezer
                  MrsWheezer  4 weeks back

                  Sunlight was very important in the days before everything was fortified with vitamin D. Tickets and jaundice threatened babies in the 1930s.

                  • Randi C.
                    Randi C.  1 months back

                    My gramma used to put my dad outside so he would get his color😄 this was the mid 50s

                    • Zahra Chaibi
                      Zahra Chaibi  1 months back

                      Actually, middle easterners still expose children to direct sunlight but not leave them alone there. We hold our child in a blanket while they’re naked. We expose one side for a bit while protecting their eyes. Flip to another side. Massage their legs and arms. We usually do 5-10 minutes. It depends on the parent and how long they feel comfortable. If it’s too hot or too cold, it’s avoided because no one wants to harm the child.

                      • naseerahvj
                        naseerahvj  1 months back

                        A lot of this is good advice

                        • naseerahvj
                          naseerahvj  1 months back

                          My mother in law had 8 boys, and says you can start potty training at 6 months

                          • Hannah Mckellar
                            Hannah Mckellar  1 months back

                            The one guy reminds you of John Leguizamo

                            • Morgan Glines
                              Morgan Glines  1 months back

                              In defense of the 30s, none of this advice is as dumb as not vaccinating your children. LOL.

                              • Alba Gutierrez
                                Alba Gutierrez  1 months back

                                No wonder there was a time with lots of serial killers

                                • Spectrum Sinclair
                                  Spectrum Sinclair  1 months back

                                  I cannot believe how immature these people are.

                                  • Xty100
                                    Xty100  1 months back

                                    What?? My niece’s pediatrician suggested putting her next o a window 20 min a day, she’s is 2years old. It’s for vitamins right? It’s not crazy

                                    • Homesteading at Kooker Gehöft

                                      The sun exposure is for Vitamin D (a lack of which causes rickets) and cold liver oil is for healthy fats and nutrients needed for strong bones and teeth.

                                      • Ki Lime
                                        Ki Lime  1 months back

                                        Sand boxes are the perfect catch all for children's play. They help them develop skills in motor development, are a sensory experience for the young sensory learner, and fostering wonderful imaginative play and creativity. I could absolutely argue that sand boxes are one of the best things you can get your child in, especially for the time that this advice was made.

                                        • Margot Y
                                          Margot Y  1 months back

                                          They didn’t have lights for jaundice so you used sunlight instead, it works. People in Norway, Sweden and Finland today wrap their babies and leave them outside in very cold temperatures to improve their resistance to cold. In Japan you should never eat when you are upset. Teaching kids to only eat 3 meals a day is smart. There are hippies today who practice “potty training” from birth. They realize that babies potty very soon after eating so you wait for that and hold them over the toilet, etc. I doubt they had many options for nappies, etc back then.

                                          • Living Dead Girl
                                            Living Dead Girl  1 months back

                                            Honestly, none of these pieces of advice were that bad, except for the "coercive bowel training" one. Putting your baby in the sunlight can be good since it stimulates production of vitamin D, which is vital for their growth.

                                            • Angela Darlington
                                              Angela Darlington  1 months back

                                              1930s - the world coming out of the great depression, so there wasn't much money around. And the cars didnt travel more than 40km/hr
                                              Toilet training at 6-8 months? That's crazy!
                                              I agree with the mealtime advice.

                                              • Forever Seeking
                                                Forever Seeking  1 months back

                                                Leaving kids out in the sun literally meant leaving kids out in the sun, no supervision. That's the crazy part we cannot fathom nowadays. The vitamin D for jaundice and rickets obviously makes lots of sense since food wasn't fortified.

                                                • Ariana Reid
                                                  Ariana Reid  1 months back

                                                  They overreacted these tips were normal in the past. The times were different.

                                                  • Kalimera Sunshine
                                                    Kalimera Sunshine  1 months back

                                                    Rickets was very real. And in 1930s they did not have vitamin d supplements.

                                                    • invioletsky
                                                      invioletsky  1 months back

                                                      These are valid advises. In Europe we take the babies out as often as possible. Vitamin D and fresh air are very important. We also give them Vitamin D as a supplement as it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles develop healthy.
                                                      Babies usually sleep outside when it is worm and it is not raining or windy but in Finland you can see babies sleeping outside in the snow. We also try to avoid dippers. They are polluting, very unhygienic, can lead to infections and rashes. Since we started to use dippers in the past 20 years, most of us were potty trained till 1-1.5 old.

                                                      • AS Hanson
                                                        AS Hanson  1 months back

                                                        I really enjoyed the four people who participated in this. They seemed like fun, well-rounded people.

                                                        • Sherry H
                                                          Sherry H  1 months back

                                                          The part with the cod liver oil and sunlight has to do with Daily intake of vitamin D (Cod Liver Oil) and the synthesis of the vitamin D (Sunlight). I believe children suffered from rickets (lack of vitamin D) which caused bowed legs. Now, their method is questionable, but their hearts were in the right place.

                                                          • Hala ALSULAMI
                                                            Hala ALSULAMI  1 months back

                                                            ............what’s the great depression?..

                                                            • cloudjumper fox
                                                              cloudjumper fox  1 months back

                                                              We should be sending kids outside more to play in sandboxes and other activities outside

                                                              • Carole A
                                                                Carole A  1 months back

                                                                *Modern parenting advice creates kids that grow up to be adults who have trouble reading cards* since they don't seem to read that much anymore

                                                                • mplwy
                                                                  mplwy  1 months back

                                                                  These "parents" are idiots.

                                                                  • bluedance lilly
                                                                    bluedance lilly  1 months back

                                                                    The first one is reasonable. Kids are indoors far too much today - on screen time and isolated. Kids used to be out exploring the world, getting exercise and sunlight and stimulation. I'm sure the advice didn't mean leave a baby outside unattended, but probably held. But easing a kid toward being outside much of the day in nice weather is great. Dont know why these people laughed at that.

                                                                    • Frederick Hunt
                                                                      Frederick Hunt  1 months back

                                                                      The outside/sunlight thing is still very big in Scandinavia, so don’t laugh.

                                                                      • J
                                                                        J  1 months back

                                                                        There are medical benefits they knew about but didn’t know the direct science behind everything yet. Fun fact, it was a nurse, Sister Jean Ward, who discovered neonatal phototherapy!

                                                                        • bri_
                                                                          bri_  1 months back

                                                                          These people don’t know what rickets are or how to pronounce mortar?

                                                                          • kay bum
                                                                            kay bum  1 months back

                                                                            These are the parents I would despise to associate with...except Jesus. He seems pretty chill lol

                                                                            • elliott blaine
                                                                              elliott blaine  1 months back

                                                                              lmao you cant have happy AND quiet with kids. it was a good attempt tho

                                                                              • Rachel Ren
                                                                                Rachel Ren  1 months back

                                                                                Hi it’s November 3rd and I’m happy that I got a Christmas ad ☺️

                                                                                • melanie1815
                                                                                  melanie1815  1 months back

                                                                                  Now I understand why my grandmother insisted in starting my potty training since I was a newborn. My mother even found her once holding me on top of the toilet when I was around 2 months old!... well that's what my mom told me and we always though grandma was a bit crazy for that 😅

                                                                                  • Hope M
                                                                                    Hope M  1 months back

                                                                                    Sorry but uh...imagine being so blissfully dumb you laugh about the idea of going outside? I feel like these people shouldn't have kids

                                                                                    • Tammy Cambell
                                                                                      Tammy Cambell  1 months back

                                                                                      Omg...She has the teeth and jaw of a raptor. Don't ask which one.

                                                                                      • Michael H.
                                                                                        Michael H.  1 months back

                                                                                        The parents in the video reacting to the advice don't appear too young not to know what Rickets is. These parents' hysteria over Vitamin D deficiency and its associated adverse effects on children suggests that they probably overlooked important prenatal care that viewers watching their reactions 70 years from now will probably judge and laugh at them for.

                                                                                        • Kindah
                                                                                          Kindah  1 months back

                                                                                          This is why I always felt these videos are staged. How is it shocking that living things need Vitamin D?!

                                                                                          • Danielle Stevenson
                                                                                            Danielle Stevenson  1 months back

                                                                                            My great grandma was born in the 1910s. One day when I was teething, she gave my mom a little bottle and told her to rub a little on my gums. My mom checked the ingredients first... It was opium.

                                                                                            • RanndiMarie01
                                                                                              RanndiMarie01  1 months back

                                                                                              They don’t know what rickets is? That’s the reason why they fortify milk with vitamin D nowadays. I’m 27 and know what rickets is...

                                                                                              • Rebekah Bolt
                                                                                                Rebekah Bolt  1 months back

                                                                                                I switched off when they started laughing about ricketts.

                                                                                                • Kayla Thompson
                                                                                                  Kayla Thompson  1 months back

                                                                                                  I’m 2 minutes in, and what I’ve learned is that none of these parent know how to read.