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    80s baby too. Grew up on farms playing outside from dawn til dusk, fanging around the farm on push bikes no helmets. Fell off into a coil of barbed wire one day. Got chased by the bull.
    Playing/swimming in & around the irrigation channels.
    Rode on back of ute/truck/tractor trailer unrestrained.
    Licked bowl/beaters regularly regardless of raw egg content (I let my daughter do this).
    Rode the 2ks to the school bus stop (from age of 8 this was on narrow country roads with trucks). We just had to be vigilant & yelled at each other "truck, get off the road!" whenever one came along.
    Went playing/walking/riding in the scrub by the creek/river unsupervised.
    Played hide & seek at night in the yard.

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    Wow I feel like a weirdo here - I was born early 70's and we had car seats (not sure from what age I'll ask mum - but I've seen photos and I look under 1), we also had 5 point harnesses until I was about 7-8. We used the harnesses with the lap sash threaded through and the car had built in boosters. We also had to wear helmets on our bikes. I think mum bought the car seats in Germany (where she's from).

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    Swimming in the local creek, which was known to be rife with cow shiz.

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    im a child of the 60s, so I cant even remember that far back, hahah. I know I remember when seat belts in cars became common. I was often in cars with no seatbelts, and as many people in the car as you could squeeze in, including the open back of the ute. Bike helmets for motor bikes seems to have always been the rule, but bike helmets for push bikes, never saw that. When I was a child we could have back yard fire works, or back yard bonfires whenever you pleased. I walked either by myself or sometimes with my cousins, about 20-30 minutes along a very busy road to get to primary school. That probably scares me the most, now that I think about it. Funny the fear of raw egg, we would often have a warm egg nog, yummy with nutmeg. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Wow I feel like a weirdo here - I was born early 70's and we had car seats (not sure from what age I'll ask mum - but I've seen photos and I look under 1), we also had 5 point harnesses until I was about 7-8. We used the harnesses with the lap sash threaded through and the car had built in boosters. We also had to wear helmets on our bikes. I think mum bought the car seats in Germany (where she's from).
    Your parents were the original 'helicopter parents'!

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    The thread title has *fluff* written in it...

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    My brother and I would tie some drums together and go out on the dam unsupervised.
    One thing my dd wouldnt cope with today would be getting up to change the tv channel!!


 

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