So apparently, baby cages were a thing – anybody know if they existed in Europe, too? https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/history-baby-cage-1934-1948/
@rixx I remember play pens from my childhood :)
@pinkprius You were hung outside the window in a cage in your childhood? Wow, I wouldn't have thought this would have been accepted this late on (or you're way older than I would have thought, because another source lists them as having disappeared due to WW2).
@rixx nah I translated the german word "Laufstall" (play pen) which I was reminded of when I saw this cage for kids - a Laufstall is a cage for kids as well :)
@pinkprius Yes, except that it's not suspended outside the building hanging in questionable suspension.
@rixx sorry I didnt't want to make it seem that I was treated that way...
@rixx they were also popular in London in the 1930s, so yes http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991746,00.html
@rixx some more context in german: https://www.spiegel.de/geschichte/kaefig-kinder-warum-man-kinder-zum-lueften-in-kaefige-setzte-a-1130499.html
(It also explains why they disappeared: WW2)
@bkastl Woop, thanks! Great read – this was the first time I heard of it, fascinating stuff.
@rixx first time i hear of it and i have questions.
mostly one question.
where can i get one for the cat? :D
chaos.social – a Fediverse instance for & by the Chaos community