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    13 Bits Of Old Parenting Advice Which Is Seriously Making Me Question How We Even Made It This Far

    Ignore your crying babies or they will become a socialist.

    Look, I'm not an expert OR even a parent, so definitely don't listen to me for parenting advice. But it's also probably a good idea not to listen to any of this advice that used to be given to new and soon-to-be parents.

    Here are 13 bits of out-of-date parenting advice:

    1. Give your baby a lard bath.

    2. Don't be worried or angry.

    3. Drink a pint of Guinness a day if you're pregnant.

    4. Don't hug your child!

    5. Don't give your child a 'soft' name.

    6. Get straight to toilet training.

    7. Put your baby out the window in a cage.

    8. Ignore your crying babies or they will become socialists.

    9. Babies were given opium to soothe their teething.

    10. Delicate children should drink chocolate milk.

    11. Physically restrain them to stop them sucking their thumb.

    12. Babies and toddlers should never be in a pram (stroller).

    13. Babies should start eating solids from day two.

    Know any bits of outdated parenting advice? Let us know in the comments below!