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    How To Prepare for A New Baby

    September 14, 2018Lifestyle, My 1st..., Uncategorised

    There are few experiences more unique in life than pregnancy. Even with the waves of morning sickness, weeks of swollen feet and occasional bouts of random food aversions, most women testify that carrying a child is the greatest achievement of their life. Those special nine months do have a tendency to go by very quick though and it is not uncommon for women to reach their last few weeks of pregnancy and still feel completely unprepared for meeting their …

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    How To Keep A Toddler’s Sleep Routine When You Have A New Baby

    September 7, 2018Lifestyle, Mum Life

    It’s a well-known fact that sweet dreams are made of the perfect night-time routine… which might explain why getting little ones to sleep is often so difficult! Evenings with toddlers generally don’t have a singular pattern and that can make getting them to switch off a hard task when night-time comes around. Sleep can get even harder for toddlers (and parents!) when there’s a newborn around because although the excitement which surrounds a fresh addition is wonderful, …

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    How to Swaddle your Baby (VIDEO)

    September 5, 2018Events, Lifestyle

    Swaddling seems to be a buzzword at the moment, but it isn’t a new tradition in fact it’s centuries old. The reason we tend to wrap babies in this way is to ensure they stay warm, secure and comfortable, replicating the pressure of the womb. The act of swaddling doesn’t come without controversy, but with many industry experts showing the link between swaddling and a good night’s sleep it is no wonder that many of us …

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    What to Buy for a Baby Shower Gift?

    August 31, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    A baby shower is such a precious occasion, a moment to celebrate the mum-to-be before she gives birth to her new baby. Often a baby shower is compiled of a few close friends and family, so being invited is a huge privilege. It is custom to buy the new mum a gift for either herself or the new baby , but it can be difficult to know what to buy for a baby shower gift? If …

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    First Day of School Essentials

    August 22, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    If your little one is about to start school then My 1st Years has all the first day of school essentials you’ll need. We know how overwhelming it can be when your child first starts school or pre-school, suddenly your little shadow is seeing more of their teacher than you, so if you’ve not yet been able to bring yourself to buying those all important must-haves , we have a fabulous selection all personalised so you don’t …

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    What to Buy for a Christening Gift?

    August 21, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    Being invited to a little one’s Christening or naming ceremony is such a special privilege. It’s likely to be the first special day in their life, and it introduces their relationship with god. Many of us want to gift the baby a heartfelt keepsake, but it can be difficult to know what to buy for a christening gift. My 1st Years has a huge selection of personalised gifts perfect for christenings, naming ceremonies and all other special occasions.

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    What to Gift A Summer Baby

    August 3, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    The saying goes, “the littlest people, are the hardest to buy for”… well it doesn’t exactly but it should because it’s true! Whilst stores are filled to the brim with gift options for newborns, knowing how to navigate what can seem like endless rows of infant products is overwhelming and can oft times prove very stressful. In warm weather months, this is made even more difficult as the heat can render a huge selection of traditional gifts inappropriate – …

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    How to get your baby’s sleep routine back after jetlag

    July 20, 2018Uncategorised

    No-one likes jet lag. More formally defined as flight fatigue, the unpleasant combination of symptoms that follow travelling across time zones (loss of appetite, headaches, insomnia and nausea) can often be so irritating, they render the first few days of a holiday null, whilst you desperately wait to feel back to normal. Dealing with this change in your body is never easy but it’s particularly hard when you’ve got a little one who’s also experiencing …

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