Motherhood through the ages – how has it changed?

Family’s generation story in the DAILY EXPRESS newspaper

The Graham family appeared to talk about their real-life story in yesterday’s Daily Express newspaper about how motherhood has changed through the generations.
Great great grandmother Gwen, 93 remembers dressing her newborn baby in a long embroidered nightie and washing terry nappies in a copper pot. Her daughter – great grandmother Wendy – recalls her baby being put in the garden in a big pram for the fresh air (whatever the weather!). Meanwhile, Wendy’s daughter Lynn had to dress her newborn baby Chelsey in a tiny hospital gown. When Chelsey had her baby daughter recently she took in her own babygros and disposable nappies – she was also back shopping within days (midwives told her mum, gran and great gran to rest for weeks after the birth.)

Their stories show just how much having a baby has changed over the decades and make fascinating reading.

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Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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