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Vintage Photos Show Just How Much Parenting Has Changed Over The Years!

Vintage Photos Show Just How Much Parenting Has Changed Over The Years!


There’s no denying the fact that parenting has changed over the years, but some of these vintage photos will leave you wondering WTF some people were thinking!

Kids of previous generations were left up to their own devices a lot more than our kids are today. I remember my parents telling me to be home before the street lights came on and never once asked where exactly I was going- and I was only 10!  Parents weren’t as involved in their kid’s lives nor did they have any desire to be. It was enough that their offspring were healthy and well fed and everything else fell by the wayside. There were no mummy bloggers or websites giving them parenting tips. No, kids were free to go out of their safe environments and learn from their own mistakes.

Needless to say that style of parenting is very rare these days and judging by some of these photos, perhaps that isn’t such a bad thing!

I seriously can not look at this photo for too long- it gives me so much anxiety!!
This mum is a queen! Seriously, I can’t even bothered playing Lego with my kids some days let alone lying in the dirt to become a bike ramp for them.
“Of course the baby’s safe, Janice!”
If your kids ever complain about their swimming lessons please show them this photo.
This baby seat is perfectly acceptable if you’re stationary.
This baby seat looks kinda cool, gives the child freedom to pick up their toy if it falls on the ground.
This child peaked way too early. He will never be this cool again!
No comment- I see nothing wrong here.
A smoke and some roast chicken is exactly what I felt like after giving birth too!
Baby in the front and no helmets, what could possibly go wrong?!


Images courtesy of Reddit & Shorpy

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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