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The 19th-century parenting tips shared in this video range from the logical to the ludicrous. You’ll learn why opium was such a popular remedy for children of the 1800s, and why it was once perfectly normal to put your baby in a cage hanging outside your kitchen window.

Erin (@erincmccarthy) shares some advice that kept kids alive, and lots of other advice that was, let's say ... less successful.

For some more parenting tips you might actually want to put into practice, check out our piece about parenting tips from some of history’s greatest fathers: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64981/15-parenting-tips-historys-greatest-fathers

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