Baby Bottle Cloth Nipple

Pottery containers used as baby bottles were found in Cyprus, Greece dated to 900 BCE using cloth pieces as a nipple. Continue reading

Child Book Marketing of A Little Pretty Pocket Book

John Newbery marketed a children’s book intended for instruction and amusement, A Little Pretty Pocket Book published in 1744 in London, England. Continue reading

Woodcut Illustration of Child in Toy Car

A German monk wrote a childcare treatise in verse form, Versehung des Leibs Continue reading

Charles Burton Manufacturers the Pram

Charles Burton invented the first modern perambulator or ‘pram’ in New York, NY USA in 1848 Continue reading

Commercially Manufactured Baby Carriages

William Cavendish, the third Duke of Devonshire’s family of Chatsworth, England owned the first baby carriage made in 1733 by William Kent. Continue reading

James I – King of England

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. Continue reading

Orphan Export Program Provides Colonists Cheap Labour

King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Continue reading

Justus von Baron Liebig

Justus Freiherr von Liebig (12 May 1803 – 18 April 1873) was a German chemist who contributed to agricultural and biological chemistry, and considered the founder of organic chemistry. Continue reading

Mass-Produced Infant Formula Available in Germany

Mass-produced infant formula was introduced in Germany by Baron Justus von Liebig, in 1867. Continue reading

Pablum a Canadian Culinary Creation for Infants

Pablum was and is a mass-produced cereal food for infants, created in 1928 by Alan Brown, a Canadian Paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Continue reading