Startling vintage family medicine ads

With ‘predigested’ baby food from Anheuser-Busch, both dad and child are getting bottles. Plus, PB&J gets banned from the lunchroom, Heineken almost gets cubed, the McRib gets delayed, volunteer ninjas get loud moviegoers, and more.

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Looks like Gerber has really been holding out on us. Considering how particular modern moms and dads are about what their children consume, it’s amazing that any of our parents or grandparents ever survived as kids. Then again, they had morphine, cocaine, and heroin to get them through a hard day of childhood. Today, kids just get Ragu. Yet judging by Babble‘s amusing and startling collection of kids and family medicine ads from yesteryear, today’s parents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their little Johnny might be snacking on sidewalk chalk, but at least he’s not treating his chronic respiratory problems with the pack of Dr. Batty’s Asthma Cigarettes you bought.

The parents of Jorge Churano, better known to Reddit fans as the “drunk baby” after a passport photo of the five-month-old went viral, insist that although the image was humorous, their kid wasn’t “milk” wasted. He was merely tired.

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