So today’s baby instructions childhood memories Friday post isn’t a memory of mine — it was written when I was just weeks old — but when I found it in a scrapbook my mom had made of my childhood things, I still thought it made for interesting reading. I give you, instructions for babies going home from the hospital, 1964:
On the vitamins and OJ, I never remember reading or being told to give those to my own breast-fed kids …
And wow, have times ever changed re. introducing solids. With my own kids, the prevailing wisdom recommended waiting until they were six months old to do this. Apparently, introducing solids too early could lead to various other allergies and other problems (and yet, allergies seem to have exploded). But I must have been eating meat, cereal, fruits and vegetables from the time I was just weeks old! Yes, I am aware that they were pureed, but still. All that’s missing is dessert — wonder how long I had to wait before they checked pudding on my list? 🙂
Has your mom ever told you about baby instructions that she was given for you? Have things changed?