50 Terrible Advice for Parents that your grandma thought were true

Wrap your baby in a tight fabric

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So it grows up straight. This old practice called swaddling is when parents wrapped their babies in linen fabric until around 9 months old because they believed it helped them grow up with straight limbs.

Hang your baby on a hook

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Hanging babies on a hook was apparently a good way to keep them out of the way while you were doing some other thing. The baby was strapped to a board and could be hung anywhere. Practical!