Now that you've had a successful wedding and are enjoying married life, it's time for the next step ... a family. You are going to need lots of parenting tips. Don't fear -- all you need to know can be found in these vintage magazine illustrations.
There will be plenty of time for you to look through all the magazines, since there are lots of sleepless nights ahead.
You've got big dreams for your children...
So you will want to protect them from dangerous things.
And periodically check to see that they are growing healthy and strong.
There will be lots to teach your children. Encourage them to get close to nature.
And to help with the grocery shopping ...
You will want your family to be dressed properly for all occasions...
Including rainy weather.
And don't forget to make sure everyone has plenty of long underwear.
Be prepared for relatives to drop by to spend time with your children...
Though other relatives may just decide it's just easier to call on the telephone.
Eventually, you'll want to take a family vacation. But someone's bound to forget something...
No matter how carefully you've planned.
But you'll be glad to finally get back home ... to the calm of everyday life as a family.
The Al Parker image is from the Al Parker Collection.
The advertisements for American Can, Carter's Underwear, the Cleanliness Institute, DuPont Zelan, P&G Soap, and ScotTissue are from the Periodicals Collection.
All other images are from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.