Medieval Kids Furniture Part 2 - Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding

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Uploaded: 16th Jan 2012 at 3:02 PM
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Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding - Medieval Kids Furniture Part 2
Three Infant and Toddler Cribs

Greetings, good gentles/ladies. We are The Merrye Makers - a group of eleven creators spanning all disciplines (clothing, lots, objects, etc.) offering for thy downloading pleasure a collection of medieval things most beauteous from Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding -- otherwise known as "Simdom Pudding".

Childbirth
Because the foremost reason for marriage in Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding was to produce children, the birth of a baby was usually a cause for joy. Yet there was also an element of anxiety. There was the possibility of complications as well as a visit from the Grim Reaper to the mother or child or both. And, even under the best of circumstances, there was no effective anesthetic to eradicate pain.

Simdom Pudding mothers--be they peasants, town-dwellers, or noblewomen--were attended by midwives in the medical career. In addition, female relatives and friends of the mother would frequently be present in the birthing room, offering support and good will, while the father was left outside with little more to do but pray for a safe delivery. If all went well, the midwife would tie off and cut the umbilical cord and help the baby take its first breath. She would then bathe the child in warm water or, in more affluent homes in the realm, in milk or nectar. The infant would then be swaddled snugly in linen strips so that his limbs might grow straight and strong, and laid in a cradle in a dark corner, where his eyes would be protected from bright light.

In the homes of Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding nobility, gentry, and wealthy townspeople, the birthing room would usually be freshly-swept and provided with clean rushes; the best coverlets were put on the bed and the place was turned out for display. Feudal barons had ornately carved kids furniture with pointed arches, columns, elaborate tracery, linen fold, simple flower shaped cut outs, and bold turnings in their castles in order to enjoy the same extravagance as the architecture found in Simdom Pudding churches.

Sources:
http://historymedren.about.com/od/m...child_intro.htm
http://www.ehow.com/list_6891505_me...ure-styles.html


A medieval noble's crib and two medieval cribs (one large, one small) made by Hekate999 for The Merrye Makers. For those who like a plainer large medieval crib, please note that Leesester added a default Medieval Crib (Large) with plain sides (no carving/trim). See screenshots below. Grammercy, mi'lady Leesester!
ITEMPRICECHANNELSPOLYGONSCATALOG LOCATIONCREATOR
Medieval Noble Crib (Fancy)35041026Buy Mode > By Function > Kids > FurnitureHekate999
Medieval Crib (Large)2254514Buy Mode > By Function > Kids > FurnitureHekate999
Medieval Baby Crib (Small)14679Buy Mode > By Function > Kids > FurnitureHekate999

Credits: Medieval wall lantern from the Ye Olde Kingdom of Pudding - Lighting upload http://www.modthesims.info/d/463025. Download the medieval high chair and potty chair from The Merrye Makers' Medieval Kids Furniture Part 1 upload: http://www.modthesims.info/d/466403. The medieval infant blanket default replacements are here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/466794.

Many thanks, good Hekate999, for creating so many glorious medieval objects!

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Additional Credits:
The Merrye Makers are extremely grateful to MTS staff - especially Leesester - for their support and assistance with upload preparation.