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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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    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.

    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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    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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    Fleur De Force | Getting into the Swing of Things: 3 Months In

    April 20, 2018Celebrity, Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    Words and images by Fleur De Force

    So as I sit down to write my third post for the My 1st Years blog, I’m genuinely thinking where on earth has the time gone? Little River is rapidly approaching the 4 month milestone and I have to say, while life with a baby has become a lot more ‘normal’ as we get used to being a family rather than just a couple, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s …

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    Fleur De Force: Sleepless Nights & Nappy Explosions

    March 2, 2018Celebrity, Lifestyle

    So here we are, 2 months into being a parent… and I definitely feel like I’m starting to get into the swing of it! Minus a few sleepless nights, nappy explosions and tricky train journeys… the past few weeks especially have been notably uphill. The fuzzy fog of newborn-ness has faded, River has gotten into a nice little routine and we are starting to get to know each other properly. The smiles are coming in …

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    BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS

    February 16, 2018Lifestyle, Mum Life

    There’s nothing like the imminent arrival of a new baby to provide the perfect excuse for a celebration! Whilst traditionally baby showers are only customary in North America and Australia, recent years have seen them become increasingly common on UK shores – a trend we are fully behind!

    More than any other event in pregnancy, baby showers provide expectant Mums with a unique opportunity to rest, be merry and spend time with their loved ones. As …

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    HOW TO RENOVATE A NURSERY

    January 12, 2018Lifestyle, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    We may be heading into the third week of January, but here at My 1st Years we’re still well and truly in the New Year spirit! More than anything that means resolutions and new beginnings remain at the forefront of our minds and we’re trying very hard to stick to all those promises we made not so long ago.

    According to research data, starting or completing house renovations is one of the most popular resolutions …

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