Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup



Reconsidered Trifle - Small edition porcelain cast, of antique bottles. Original bottles found and new ones made in Bluffton South Carolina. 


Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup 

Bottle Circa: 1880-1900

 Origins: New York, New York

Manufactured: 1845 -1930s

4 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/8 inch round

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup came on to the market in 1845 and was produced by Jeremiah Curtis and Benjamin A Perkins for teething and colic babies. The medicine claimed to “give rest to mothers and relief and health to infants” unfortunately, given its two primary ingredients were morphine and alcohol its overuse could result in coma and death. Cited in The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, it was denounced by the American Medical Association in 1911 but continued to be sold until 1930. 

Recommendations on dose: Children under one month 6 -10 drops, three months old 1 half teaspoon and six months and up one teaspoon. This was up to 4 times a day for general fussiness. 

Those doses were to be given every 2 hours if the child was suffering from dysentery until symptoms visibly improve. 


Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. Corks included upon request.


Each Piece is handmade and as such each piece has the slight imperfections of the human hand. Colors may vary and sizes are approximate.     Individual pieces in a set will vary slightly.

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