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    How to choose an age-appropriate children’s gift

    April 11, 2019Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    We’ve all been there. You get invited to your little nephew’s birthday party and panic when you realise you have no idea what gift to bring. Finding the perfect present to suit their age can be hard and even parents can struggle at times. To avoid this reaction, we’re here to take the guesswork out of it with a helpful breakdown of gifts for every age. You’ll surely become their new favourite auntie or uncle …

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    5 Moments to Celebrate in Baby’s First Year

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations

    So much happens in the first year of Baby’s life. Okay, yes, when you have kids, there’s always a lot happening, every single day. But that first year is an especially magical time when Baby transforms completely before your eyes. It’s a short 12 months, full of precious memories you’ll hold on to forever.

    How does it make sense, then, to have the first celebration after a whole year? Here at My 1st Years, we firmly …

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    Flowers for Baby’s Momentous Occasions | With Freddie’s Flowers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Gifts

    No special occasion should be without flowers. There really is a flower for every occasion. Recently becoming a dad to my son Jesse, I am becoming an expert in what flowers are perfect for his big days.

    Perfect for a baby shower

    Starting with the perfect flowers for the perfect baby shower. In recent years baby showers have become more popular in England and have travelled across the pond as another excuse to have a party and …

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    5 Surprising Things You Learn When Your Friend Has a Baby

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us

    So your friend is having a baby! Perhaps she’s the first one in your group to get pregnant, or maybe she’s your closest BFF. Once the initial excitement wears off you find yourself wondering, how will things change?

    It can all be a bit scary when you have no idea what to expect. My 1st Years is here to help! Check out our guide to surprising things you learn when your friend has a baby. If …

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    7 Ways to Help Your Friend Who Has Just Had a Baby

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us

    When a close friend has a baby, you want to support them in any way possible. Even if you’ve never had kids of your own, you can still imagine just how exhausting and overwhelming it must be. But if you’ve never had kids of your own, you might be a bit unsure about the best way to help.

    If we’re unsure, we tend to react by avoiding. You might tell yourself that what your friend truly …

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

    September 7, 2018Advice, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

    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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    What to Buy for a Christening Gift?

    August 21, 2018Celebrate with us, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, 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.

    What is …

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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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