Now that nurseries and schools have closed, you’ve got the kids to look after and most of us are working from home, ‘normal life’ can feel very far away. As hard as it may seem, developing and maintaining a routine for your family is more important than ever. Children thrive in a routine and guidance from UNICEF recommends that parents and children find the middle ground with a flexible but consistent daily routine to keep …
April 6, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
April 3, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
Here at My 1st Years we are realistic about parenting and on a usual day it’s tough but on a day in lockdown it’s really tough! The strain is not only physical but it’s mental too and can often lead us to feeling a bit of a failure! That is why we have created these FREE parenting milestone cards to celebrate those smaller wins during the lockdown, because we know you are doing …
April 2, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
What a time for the weather to have got nicer?! The sun is shining and due to the global pandemic rather than heading to the play parks or on trips as a family to the coast we are spending the majority of our time keeping safe inside the home with our children. That is why we have collaborated with our friends at Pop up and Play Co. to show you this fun activity to do with little ones.
We know …
April 1, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
Teaching toddlers about hygiene is hard enough but when you’re thrown into a global pandemic whereby the importance of hand washing becomes even greater it becomes an ever bigger strain. We recently shared our advice on how to teach toddlers the importance of hand washing at this time, but the feedback we have been getting is that there was still one thing on your mind… The Happy Birthday Song. Whether you’re sick of singing that …
March 31, 2020Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
The schools are closed, you’re working from home and the whole family is suddenly piled into the same close quarters for the foreseeable future. If you’re feeling nervous about how you’re going to get through lockdown, we’ve put together some resources to ease some of the overwhelm. Whether you’re looking for easy activities to keep your little ones busy or some welcome distractions from all of this uncertainty, you’ll find plenty of inspiration below to …
March 16, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Pets!, Real life, Things To Do, Uncategorised
If you have little ones and are starting to feel overwhelmed with information and guidelines regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak then we’re here for you. With talk of schools and nurseries closing, having to work from home ourselves and ever-changing information online, it’s easy to feel stressed. As much as we all want to have our little ones safe and close by wrapped in cotton wool, we know that the thought of entertaining our …
March 16, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life
As your little ones get older, it’s important to teach them all about the importance of hygiene. As babies, they learned about the world through their mouths and their tiny hands, always reaching out to grab things before you can stop them. Start them early with some easy hygiene habits to help them stay healthy and safe as they grow up.
Understanding why we need hygiene
The first step to helping your children to learn about cleanliness …
March 6, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrity, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Uncategorised
Here at My 1st Years we are passionate about empowering women, in particular Mother’s and young girls. Without women we wouldn’t be where we are today: our team is made up of 82% women and our customers are 90% female, so we owe a lot to girl power! That is why we have launched #ThisMumCan this International Women’s Day!
Why This Mum Can?
Many of you tell us that one of the hardest parts of a becoming a …