My son is currently teething which made me think to look up what kind of crazy teething products they had back in the 1950s. Advice like putting brady on baby’s gums was not unheard of (Can you imagine??). All that research led me to finding a whole bunch of vintage baby product ads, which are so charming (Hello cute Gerber baby!) and crazy (giving a baby 7UP??). I just had to share some of these!

Vintage baby milk ad


1947 Gerber baby food ad


1956 7up Baby ad

1959 baby play pen ad

Vintage ivory soap ad

1947 baby oil ad

Vintage baby sunlamp ad

Vintage Swifts baby meat ad

Aren’t these fantastic? So crazy, right? Meat for a 3-week-old baby? A baby sunlamp? I love these things.