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Things Kids Did in the '60s That Would Horrify Us in the Modern Age

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Suncreen Not Popular

Family trips are a timeless tradition, yet historically, they typically included long hours under the sun without sunscreen, as families were largely oblivious to the dangers of skin cancer

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Garden Hose Water Drinking

Children from the Boomer era often quenched their thirst by drinking straight from the garden hose during outdoor activities or while basking in the summer sunshine,

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Unsafe Cribs

Baby cribs from the 1960s frequently fell short of current safety protocols and features, presenting considerable dangers to infants.

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No Childproofing

This time period saw few, if any, childproofing products or safety guidelines, creating a setting where children were more exposed to possible dangers.

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Toy Gun Playtime

Playing pretend wars with toy guns was a common activity among children of the Boomer generation.

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Participation Trophies a Thing

The idea of participation trophies has become notable in current society, marking a shift from previous times when recognition was not as universal.

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No Parental Controls on TV

Boomers grew up with less supervision over TV content, giving them access to a wider array of shows than current parents might allow

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No Outside Supervision

Children of the Boomer generation enjoyed widespread, unsupervised outdoor adventures—roaming their neighborhoods, scaling trees, and playing games free

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