Have you ever thought about how parenting has changed over the years?

When I was pregnant with both of our girls I had a 3D scan with pictures and video to help us determine the gender and to generally feel all soppy. I had always assumed they were a newish invention but did you know they were invented in 1987?

In fact some of the things we took for granted were actually invented a really long time ago. For example baby formula was first invented in 1867 and the dummy was invented in 1900.

The following infographic by benenden shows some other fabulous facts about parenting as we know it.

The evolution of parenthood timeline

Parenthood timeline Infographic by benenden health