I found these photos of some babies sunbathing while researching photos from the 1950s. The infants were laid out in the sun by their nurse and I am sure flipped periodically to help them achieve that “healthy glow.” A practice like this used to be a standard child care as we saw back in these vintage ads I dug up a while back. Getting outside and being in the sun is a part of a healthy lifestyle, but this is a bit of overkill. Remember, back then there were doctor endorsed cigarettes! We know now that during the first years of life babies are particularly fragile and susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Please make sure to keep your children protected this summer, but have fun too.