Born Yesterday

infancy and infant care in history

Vocab Lesson: Philoprogenitiveness

1. LOVE OF OFFSPRING; LOVE FOR ONE’S CHILDREN OR CHILDREN IN GENERAL: (FORMERLY) SPEC. (IN PHRENOLOGY) THE INSTINCT OR FACULTY OF LOVE FOR ONE’S OFFSPRING, BELIEVED TO BE GOVERNED BY A PARTICULAR ORGAN … Continue reading

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Hatchlings

Eleven cities in the European Union have established sites where parents or caregivers can anonymously and safely leave babies to the permanent care of others. The first modern (European) Babyklappen was installed … Continue reading

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Stepping out

Welcome to “Born Yesterday,” a blog about the history of infancy and infant care.  I  come to this blog after a few graduate degrees in the history of science and … Continue reading

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