List of instructions for motherhood from the 1950's goes viral

Must See 16/08/2019

A guide for mothers dating back to the 1950’s is currently being shared around Facebook by many mothers of all generations.

The instructions feature a questionable list of recommendations for new mother's on how to care for their baby.

The guide to ‘baby’s day’ was pulled from a somewhat dated parenting book, and shared to Facebook by Mum’s Grapevine group.

The guide designed for the ‘four-hourly feed’ model structures a baby and mother’s day from 6am to 11pm.

The timetable suggests things like giving the baby sunbathing time, give them a drink of orange juice, a drink of water and a "hold out" which many can't quite decipher what it means.

The list has predictably been received with hilarity by mums and dads everywhere, and the original post has gone viral attracting over 1000 likes, and 2,000 comments.

Many jokingly tagged friends, advising them to follow the list, others laughed openly at the strict schedule.

“Works really well once you get the baby to “read the rules” and take their naps on queue,” one jokingly recommended.

“Yikes screw having such a strict routine throughout the entire day,” another shuddered.

“Oh wow! The days of strict routine and no nonsense!” another said.