Fascinating insight into how babies were raised in the 1950sFrom how to dress baby (matinee coats and bonnets) to how to administer feeds (strictly four-hourly if following the Truby King method), the child-rearing methods of the 1950s are a fascinating insight into the lives of women in that decade. Here author, mother, and grandmother Sheila Hardy collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from those women, many now in their eighties, who became mothers during this fascinating postwar period. From the benefits of "crying it out" and being put out in the garden to gripe water and Listen with Mother, the wisdom of mothers from the 1950s reverberates down the decades to young mothers of any generation and is a hilarious and, at times, poignant trip down memory lane for any mother or child of the 1950s.
The History Press; June 2013
- ISBN 9780752492544
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- Title: 1950s Mother
- Author: Sheila Hardy
Imprint: The History Press
About The Author
Sheila Hardy was a teacher and lecturer of English and History before becoming first a wife and mother and then a full-time writer. She has written several biographies of notable women, including Anne Candler, Frances, Lady Nelson and, most recently, cookery writer Eliza Acton. She has also written numerous histories of her native Suffolk and has given talks in the county for over 30 years. She lives in Ipswich.