I feel very fortunate to be a Mother of two boys; I have always had a strong maternal instinct and really enjoyed been a stay at home mum. We are fortunate now to have all the modern technology to make been a parent that little bit easier. Unlike my grandmother who only had the option of using cloth nappies, I have had the choice of many brands and styles of disposable nappies to use on my children, I cannot imagine life without disposable nappies and the first ones were not even invented until 1947.
As a parent, I have taken many things for granted like hi-Tec baby and Ultrasound monitors. We live in an age where our babies can we scanned to check on their health whilst still in the womb, a little helping hand for Mother Nature! I did not realise that the 3D Ultrasound was not even invented until 1987; something my mum never got the chance to experience having her children.
Even though times have changed as far as parenting is concerned, one thing that remains pretty much in the dark ages is breastfeeding in public. An unbelievable 1 in 5 mums still suffer negativity when breast-feeding their child in a public place, and only 57% of mums feel comfortable doing this at all, shocking results really considering we live in such a modern world.
Benenden have created this great infographic showing a timeline of all the major changes in parenting that has happened from 1733 when the first pram was invented for the Duke of Devonshire’s children, right up until 2014, It is fascinating to see when all the things we take for granted today were invented.
This post is in association with Benenden