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    GETTING RID OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES | PARENT EDITION

    August 15, 2018Uncategorised

    Nothing seems to go quicker than time when you’re a parent. One day, you’re rocking your baby to sleep whilst humming their favourite lullaby and the next… they’re walking, talking and off to start big school! Whilst it’s an incredible moment to see your children hit the milestone of entering education, it can oft-times also be a very difficult period – for you as much as your little one. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, a …

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    Bags of style | The perfect backpack for back to school

    August 9, 2018Gift Inspiration, New Collections, Uncategorised

    It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, yet we are already thinking about their 1st day back at school and making sure we have everything organised. After the essentials of uniform and shoes, it’s time to get down to the fun stuff and looking for backpacks for back to school. Picking the right backpack is essential and our bags are perfect for pre-schoolers and infants alike, not only that but with so many quirky …

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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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    Top Tips for Flying with Children

    July 25, 2018Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    So, you’ve had your first holiday abroad as a family booked for some time, but as it gets closer to your first time flying with children the fear has crept in. As the weeks progress you remember that flight you had pre-children where a baby cried the entire way, or the time your friend told you about her son peeing himself in his seat and you’re suddenly regretting not booking a nice weekend in Brighton. …

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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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    The Top 10 Gifts for Children with Summer Birthdays

    July 16, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    What to buy children for their birthday is always a tough choice, with new crazes, characters and toys coming out everyday it’s impossible to pick the perfect gift for children. Here at My 1st Years we consider ourselves to be experts in gifts for children and with summer underway we have complied the top 10 gifts for children with summer birthdays. We believe to sticking with traditional toys, keepsakes and clothing that parents and little …

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    How To Get Children Involved In Sports

    July 13, 2018Lifestyle, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    The UK is in midst of a very special summer of sport! As the heatwave continues to grip the nation in bright, warm rays, sporting events have taken over national (and international) shores and we’ve been loving every second of it. From watching animated Wimbledon matches to sitting on the edge of our seats during World Cup penalties, keeping up with the big games is exciting and feel as though it’s brought the whole nation …

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    Adventures To Have In Your Garden

    June 28, 2018Things To Do

    It seems the great British Summer has done it again! Just when we were ready to give up and pack our sunnies away for next year, the sun has finally made the appearance we’d all been hoping for and we couldn’t be happier! According to most news outlets, the sunshine is here to stay and that means it’s time to get properly into the warm weather spirit. Not only does that require stocking up on the several bottles of sunscreen you’ve been meaning to …

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