We talk a lot about how children today are wrapped up in bubble wrap. This alleged wrapping is done so to protect children from getting hurt. This can also be referred to as “caring for them.” Obviously, over time, we have learnt more about how to best keep children safe. Looking back at some of these pictures is honestly quite alarming; I mean, surely these parents knew better?
Given how dangerous some of these photos are, I don’t think that taking care of them by proverbially wrapping them in cotton-wool will do any harm; especially if you, you know, want them to stay alive. Regardless, a lot of these photos are humorous and show how much society has changed in a short period of time.
Me back in 1991 just your typical Aussie kid drinking XXXXlight beer(I wasn't aloud heavies back then) and holding a baby crocodile! from r/OldSchoolCool
My dad and his veterinarian mother, with their pet lion which they raised for two years, 1959 from r/OldSchoolCool
13 y/o Dad having a taste while the grownups are busy playing cards; upstate New York, August 1954 from r/OldSchoolCool
Apparently the zoo went out of business so they just... offered to buy it... and they did...
Just A Photo of Yours Truly (at 11 yrs.) Petting a Full Grown Tiger. My Mom Calls it Her "Bad Parenting Moment" from r/pics