Bizarre baby routine from the 1950s resurfaces – including daily sunbathing and an 11pm bedtime
13 August 2019, 17:14 | Updated: 13 August 2019, 17:15
Parents are baffled by the bizarre routine thought to be from the 1950s
A baby routine instruction sheet from the 1950s has resurfaced - that includes bizarre recommendations like 'give daily sunbath' and 'drink of orange juice'.
The routine, which recommends putting the baby to bed at 11pm, is doing the rounds online after being shared by parenting Facebook group Mum's Grapevine - and modern parents can't get their heads round it.
It starts with a 6am feed, change, 'hold out' (whatever that means) and leave in the cot to sleep again. So far, so (relatively) normal.
But then it gets weird.
At 9am, it says babies should be 'allowed to kick on bed without clothes' and in summer given 'daily sunbath.
Your baby should then be put out of doors to sleep, the list says, and at 1pm given yet another sunbath.
At 2pm, the list recommends 'mothering' before a 4pm feed of orange juice. It then recommends a bath, feed, and baby in bed by 11pm.