Sunday, 4 October 2009

Uh-oh, baby.

Admit it. You wish you'd dreamed up these nifty inventions.

Really, who doesn't want to suspend their baby precariously above a street full of busy traffic, or over an acre of rock-hard ice?

At least the infant in this second picture has the common sense to look perturbed. Unlike his parents.

{Both pictures from LIFE Magazine... Top: Baby cage, 1937, distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who had no gardens; and Bottom: Baby Holder, 1937 – evidently a big year for dodgy ideas.}


  1. My blood pressure goes up just looking at the first one. Aiee!

  2. At least the father of the infant looks perturbed, though perhaps he is just wary that someone will beat him to the patent.

    ("OK, OK, just one more photo, then I REALLY have to get down to the patent office".)