We often hear how great things were in "the good-old days" -- especially when it comes to raising children. But let's not forget our grandparents and great-grandparents had a lot to deal with: war, the Great Depression and urbanization to name a few. As a result, some pretty crazy inventions for parents and babies came about in the early 1900s. Some are the precursors for baby stuff we couldn't do without now, but others are simply terrifying.
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