In years gone by, it was well recognised that women were weak, fragile, muddle headed little things who were unable to cope with the stresses of motherhood; thus requiring 'liquid' crutches. :o] Manufacturers of said liquid crutches were quite blatant in addressing women's frailties. :o]
I just love the honesty in that "Mother's NERVES can ruin a child" in this advert from Wincarnis. How true! :o]
Toothache could be fun.....
....but teething was better! Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for "children teething" contained 65mg of morphine per fluid ounce!
Coca had been removed from coca cola and mum ensured junior drunk as much as possible from an early age, as the soda content ensured a well rounded, socially acceptable child.
Lard ensured the happiness of the entire family - yummy I love lard! Not really!
And dear doc endorsed "Luckies" as they were less irritating!