50 Terrible Advice for Parents that your grandma thought were true

Smoke While Pregnant

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Not only smoking while pregnant was seen as normal, but it was also encouraged, from advertisements like the one seen above to medical textbooks that claimed that enjoying a pack a day while pregnant was ok.

Potty training beginning at 2 months old

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It's hard enough to potty train a 2-years-old, imagine a two-months-old! This nonsense idea was popular in the 19th and early 20th century because it was believed that controlling the bowels avoided diarrhea infections.

 

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