This book is an attempt to discover how children aged zero to seven were brought up in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The dates chosen are somewhat arbitrary; most children were brought up in a similar manner during the medieval period, and continued to be well into in the 18th century. However printed advice books, at first mainly on childbirth but including some information on childcare, begin to appear from the 1480’s, while begging around the 1680’s less permissive and less child centered ideas began to appear in the literature and to some extent in the practice of upper class families.
Softcover: 31 pages
Illustrations: Black & White Line
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.2 x 0.2 cm
Contents; Introduction; The new born child; Nursing; Problems associated with breast feeding; Wet nursing; Supplementary feeding; Feeding vessels; Babycare; Swaddling; Weaning and Teething; Teething aids; Weaning diet and dining; Walking and Talking; Toilet training; Play, toy and games; Children’c clothing; Religion; Discipline and education; Death and illness; Conclusion; Bibliography.