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After a childhood of being bombarded with countless advertisements for Speed-Stick the first, and only, thing that pops into my head when I see that brand name is the not at all subtle “Byyy Mennen” jinglette.


“Baby’s Best Friend”

and Mamma’s greatest comfort. Mennen’s relieves and prevents Chapped Hands and Chafing.

Signal Light for Babies’ Cribs (Sep, 1936)

Signal Light for Babies’ Cribs

IN the maternity ward in European hospitals a unique signal light system has been installed. Under each baby are two sheets of tinfoil separated by thin absorbent cloth. The tinfoil sheets are punched with a number of holes.

Modern Papoose (Aug, 1945)

Doesn’t it seem like those straps would have a pretty good chance of strangling the baby if it ever slipped?

Modern Papoose
THOUGH transportation problems are improving, it still remains difficult to park Junior whilst marketing or running
other errands. The above idea, swiped from our red brothers, takes care of the problem. Pad a blanket on the board before lacing the baby in place in a second blanket folded under him.

“Mechanical MOTHER” SAVES Lives of INFANTS (Mar, 1931)

How very “Coney Island”: pay for baby’s medical treatment by turning it into a tourist attraction.

“Mechanical MOTHER” SAVES Lives of INFANTS

“Baby incubators” which manufacture ideal conditions of heat, moisture, and atmosphere, save the lives of thousands of prematurely born infants every year who otherwise could not survive.

MAN-MADE machines have again triumphed over the seemingly unconquerable forces of Nature with the invention of the mechanical mother.

Is “ALMOST CLEAN” clean enough for the baby’s bottles? (Mar, 1930)

Is “ALMOST CLEAN” clean enough for the baby’s bottles?

WHEN you wash the baby’s things, scour the bathtub or wash the dishes, you don’t give them just a careless surface cleaning. Then why should you with your rugs and carpets?

Floor coverings can be clean from top to bottom—will be, if you clean them with a Hoover.

KEEP YOUR BABY “Socially Acceptable” IN PLAYTEX BABY PANTS (Nov, 1954)

Yes, there is nothing more important that keeping your baby “Socially Acceptable”


Made of CREAMY LATEX Non-Allergenic.

COOL-VENTED for comfort.


Now They’re Putting Babies In Murphy Beds (Dec, 1941)

Now They’re Putting Babies In Murphy Beds

WELL, well! The famous Murphy Bed, which has been lauded in poem, song and movie, finally has been adapted for infant use; though we’ll admit the babe at the left seems to be old enough to know better. The idea is that this crib can be hidden away when your offspring isn’t in it—which, if you know your Murphy Beds, is the time to fold it away. When folded up, the crib looks like an ordinary closet or bookcase, and takes no extra room.

Science in Pictures (Sep, 1947)

Science in Pictures

Push-Button Telegraph center permits messages to be typed only once, on a “printer perforator,” at point of origin. When messages reach the center, a clerk pushes a button for the city of destination.

Fishy Idea dreamed up by amateur inventor Dr. Carl Omeron, right, looks like a spark of genius. This is it: Tie balloons to a live “Judas” fish (which you catch the hard way). Put Judas back in the water and he’ll lead the way to the whole school.

For Not Crying Out Loud! (Jan, 1942)

Because every baby carriage needs a large sheet of glass built into it. Can’t see what could go wrong there…

For Not Crying Out Loud!

THE newest thing in baby carriage attachments is this mirror built into the hood. When mother must leave baby alone in his perambulator, she swings the mirror down in front of him. The child, seeing his reflection, believes he has company.

Using Electricity to Put the Baby to Sleep (Mar, 1922)

Using Electricity to Put the Baby to Sleep

By R. A. Squires

(Second Prize in “New Uses for Electricity” Contest) WHEN our baby arrived, he started life with a severe case of colic, which kept us up at all hours endeavoring to quiet him. We shortly discovered that gently shaking him up and down in his crib would induce him to be perfectly quiet— as long as we kept it up.

This became mighty tiresome, even when my wife and I took turns, and after a few nights we were both worn out. So I proceeded to contrive a mechanical means to shake the baby by mounting a discarded fan motor on a base secured in the lower part of the crib. I ran a belt from the small pulley on the motor to a 6-in. pulley mounted on a short piece of shaft, which was provided with two bearings and a base for attaching.