Your child is able to breathe and swallow at the same time, up to about 6-7 months old when that skill is lost for good. Your odds of having quadruplets spontaneously is about 1 in 729,000, so if you do, go buy a lottery ticket. An Indian woman named Omkari Panwar became the world's oldest mother when she gave birth at age 72. 1950s parents were considered "lazy" if they babyproofed their home. The trick to keeping kids in check was to yell at them. In 1962, famed pediatrician Dr. Walter Sackett recommended giving babies black coffee at six months, and bacon and eggs at six WEEKS. In Scandinavia, it's common practice for parents to leave their babies in strollers OUTSIDE the cafe or shop.