AEST 00:00, Wed Jul 25 2012
It's possibly wrong to judge other ages by the standards of our own, so we'll try to reserve judgement about these photos of child rearing techniques from 1930s London.
Short on space? Want baby to get fresh air and sunlight? Why not dangle them from your window in a cage!
What could possibly go wrong?
The baby cages were at least designed with the best intentions, allowing families living in blocks of flats without gardens a way of giving their babies a taste of the great outdoors.
According to the 1922 patent, the benefits of the cages were fresh air and room to play