Parents sometimes mailed their children

11-pound

weight limit

In 1913, an 8-month-old baby in Ohio was mailed by his parents to his grandmother who lived a few miles away.

* | Tags: People USPS Fact #386 | February 5, 2019

Grandma, can you babysit?

In the early days of Parcel Post, parents sometimes mailed their children if they met the 11-pound weight limit. In 1913, an 8-month-old baby in Ohio was mailed by his parents to his grandmother who lived a few miles away.