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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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    An Introduction to Placenta Encapuslation

    January 7, 2019Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Blog post written by Placenta Plus Team

    Placenta Plus was started 3 years ago by Founder, Danielle Kinney. Danielle had suffered from post-natal depression after her second daughter. When becoming pregnant with her 3rd baby, straight away panic set in. Would PND strike again? After searching the internet for natural remedies to help with this Danielle came across placenta encapsulation. It sounded like the perfect solution, so she began to look for a specialist.

    It was at …

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    How To Prepare for A New Baby

    September 14, 2018Advice, Lifestyle, Parenting, 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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    What to Buy for a Baby Shower Gift?

    August 31, 2018Celebrate with us, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, 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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    BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS

    February 16, 2018Celebrate with us, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Lifestyle

    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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    WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING? DEBUNKING THE MYTHS!

    October 7, 2017Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Written by Siobhan Miller, Founder of The Postitive Birthing Company

    Hypnobirthing needs a rebrand. I think most, if not all, hypnobirthing teachers – as well as the Mums and Dads who attend courses – would agree.

    The word ‘hypnobirthing’ conjures up images of swinging timepieces and grown adults clucking like chickens at the click of someone’s fingers, apparently unable to exert any self-control under the spell of hypnosis. In any case most people think it will involve …

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    What to pack in your hospital bag

    September 20, 2017Advice, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

    Packing your hospital bag is one of the most exciting milestones of late pregnancy, it makes the whole experience start to feel real and you get to choose that oh-so-special first outfit. It’s a good idea to have your hospital bag packed by 35 weeks, incase of any early arrivals, and keep it by your front door so you’re ready to go. Your hospital bag is not just about packing the essentials for a new born but …

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