Can I buy dowry in advance for the baby? Where did superstition come from?
You expect a replenishment, but you are tormented by the question, is it possible to purchase a dowry in advance for the baby? Have you heard that it’s a bad omen – to collect the necessary things in advance for a child who has not yet been born? Now we have to consider this problem from different sides, put the right accents. We will try to weigh everything for, against and tune in to a positive wave.
First of all, let’s try to find out what is connected with the popular belief about the children’s dowry. Why many people are sure: to collect things for the baby in advance is a very bad omen and such actions can adversely affect the health of the child, cause difficulties in childbirth. It turns out that there are several reasons why the dowry was not prepared in advance.
- Medically. Previously, Mom especially carefully prepared for the first birth. The upcoming birth of the firstborn caused a storm of emotions, and the young mother tried to collect all the things in advance. She herself sewn diapers, cut, knitted, sewed ryoshonki with bonnets and much more. It took a lot of energy, a lot of time. When a woman worked all day sewing, knitting, tried to make more updates for the future baby, she could thereby cause negative processes in her body. Fixed posture, fatigue, lack of regular walks adversely affected health. As a result, those pregnant women who were preparing a dowry for future kids, felt worse. That is why the problems associated with the birth of a child were connected with the preparation of a dowry. Although in fact they were caused by ordinary overwork, a wrong posture during pregnancy;
- Mystical aspect. Of course, not everyone believes in the other world, but we can not refute its existence with accuracy. You can try to listen to the opinion of people who believe in signs, traditions, guided not only by superstitions, but also by concrete life experience. So, for a long time it was believed that new clothes are a kind of empty house. If the future owner of the outfits has not yet appeared, the clothes will try to occupy evil spirits. And they will start to fight for it, pushing out of the life of the baby, not allowing him to be born or harming his health. Fearing these evil spirits, people just refused to prepare the dowry in advance;
- Practical aspect. Previously, families had many children. Things were not thrown away, but kept for other kids. Therefore, preparing a dowry for a future child simply was not necessary. This is unprofitable, impractical, because diapers, ryazhonki and other outfits for babies remained from other guys. Acquisition of the next things was not justified from the economic point of view: it is impossible for everyone to buy new sets. Children are many, so old things are useful to newborns.