Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Remember When-sday - Babies and the Prevention Of

Until I run out of material, Wednesdays are going to be for waxing nostalgic and remembering the way things used to be. I hope they will bring back some memories... some good, some thank-God-we-don't-do-it-that-way-anymore.

  • plastic pants that went over cloth diapers
  • cloth diapers when that was all there was instead of the "green choice"
  • diaper pins
  • before EPT
  • hearing someone say, "The rabbit died."
  • before the pill
  • before Lamaze
  • fathers-to-be pacing in the waiting room, instead of camcording in the delivery room
  • diaper pails
  • metal strollers and high chairs with sharp edges
  • walkers that could roll across the floor (and down the stairs)
  • copper coil IUDs
  • new mothers staying in the hospital for a week instead of 24 hours
  • first shoes of white leather with hard soles


Anonymous said...

How DID we manage to survive to this point? Thank goodness we have reference for the days when everything wasn't done for us automatically and we actually had to be a little creative to accomplish anything. I'm perfectly happy to be as old as I am, thank you very much!

Liz said...

I'm too young to remember those days... But I am thankful to have my father's circa 1941 bronzed baby shoes.

I must admit, I am glad that I had the luxury of disposable diapers and sippy cups. I can't imagine my world without sippy cups.

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