Baby Cage

Problem: It's hard to travel with a baby.

Solution: build a portable cage to carry your kid in. I wonder if the TSA would approve of these. Source: Illustrated World (Mar 1920).

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 24, 2015
     Category: Babies | Family | Babies and Toddlers | Parents | 1920s

That sure sounds better than strapping them into this plastic bucket that doubles as a torture device that slings them back and forth until they grow so dizzy they pass out. It was probably cheaper too!

Secretly, I've been promoting the idea of caging these animals for decades.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/24/15 at 09:41 AM
How long till Child Protective Services would show up today. They believe in free range toddlers.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/24/15 at 09:51 AM
@patty - I disagree; the CPS would hardily approve. They want bubble-wrapped kids.
'Scociaty' brands you a bad parent when you let your kids pop these bubbles.

I only listened to about 10 minutes of a talk show and don't know the "true" facts.
... The woman is charged with child neglect ~~~ she leaves her 6 year old son home alone for 90 minuites. :exclaim: ❓
Posted by BMN on 01/24/15 at 06:22 PM
Too bad Nick and Nora didn't know about this, it would have made the Thin Man movies so much more excititing. They just left their baby home with Asta.
Posted by em painter on 01/24/15 at 06:53 PM
@ Patty, No they do not like free range kids, at least they don't in the area where I was raised 40 years back. THIS Happened last week in the D.C. suburbs! :lol: :coolsmile:

This post reminded me of traveling with my pet Blue front Amazon parrot, Rocky. My wife and I were saying Bye-Bye to him from the doorway and laughing that his version sounded so tuneful. One of the room attendants, assumed that we were speaking with a child and asked me about a babysitter. Without thinking I said "No need for a babysitter, we have a cage!"
When she saw the bird she left and brought back a portable fridge for the fruit and veg that rocky ate. Later on we found her singing with Rocky while cleaning the room. :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/24/15 at 10:52 PM
I was thinking of those people fostering several special needs kids who got in trouble for putting them in cages overnight in bed so they were safe while the parents slept. CPS are not big fans of cages. Great story about your bird Ty.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/24/15 at 11:16 PM
CPS is, like most bureaucratic organizations, are mostly interested in increasing their budget by imposing 'regulations' that prove the organization's worth & value.

I'm 67, went through high school during the 60's and the closest thing we had to a psychiatrist were the boys' & girls' deans. Miscreants were counseled on the evil they'd done and, usually, offered one of three one-step plans: 1) suspension for x days 2) x number of hours of detention or 3) x number of swats from the paddle. Remarkably these solutions worked in the vast majority of cases. Cheap, quick, and effective.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/25/15 at 01:14 AM
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