Disturbing Ideas

Baby Cage

How comfortable would you be using one of these?

The description from Life:

“A nanny supervising a baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dangling over a busy street.” [June 23, 1937]


  • Wishfullayla

    OMG! OMG!!!!! No!

  • https://twitter.com/arclight arclight

    I love my wire mommy.

  • Jennifer

    that is scary! I wonder if there were any accidents with these things! Awful!

  • Lisi

    This is REALLY, REALLY scary!!!!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com handmade charlotte

    funny right….back in he days of no car seats….no seat belts…xo,rachel

  • http://antkowiaks.blogspot.com Ashley Antkowiak

    oh goodness…

  • AmyHenderson

    Wow! And the nanny just there smiling away ha! My nerves!

  • anna

    I live in New York, and this is very common on the south side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Crazy, but it seems to work for big families in small apartments!

  • Kristin

    Anna from NY is 100% right – for whatever reason the apt buildings where Hasidic Jewish families live all have these iron bar “boxes” over all the windows and it is totally not uncommon to see a kid out chillin in them!!!

  • http://www.kitchencorners.com Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    humm… not with my baby! Just looking at this makes me uneasy.

  • Theupstairshall

    Showed these images to my teacher and her response was “Fantastic, those babies wouldn’t get Rickets!” She thought it was a fantastic idea for making sure baby got enough Vitamin D.

  • Sue

    Wow! I would not feel comfortable with those at all.