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Title
 
Baby's feeding bottle
Description
 
This bottle would originally have had a rubber teat. The flow of milk would have been controlled by putting your thumb over the hole in the top. It was probably difficult to clean and not very hygienic. In 1867, one in seven of all Croydon babies died before they were a year old. For bottle-fed or ""hand-fed"" babies, the figure was one in three.
Date
 
19th century
Physical Description
 
Height 40 mm, width 169 mm, depth 66 mm
Material
 
Earthenware with white and blue glaze
Theme
 
Life & Love | Parenthood
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 2 | Kiosk 3
Keywords
 
Infant; feeding
Type
 
MUSEUM OBJECTS
Level
 
Item
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service