• The Positive Birth Company share their tips for a happier birth

    February 26, 2021Advice, Information, Real life

    Founded in 2016 by Siobhan Miller, The Positive Birth Company is on a mission to support people as they embark on the most exciting journey of their lives: parenthood. 

    They are committed to empowering women, birthing people and birth partners around the world to create positive experiences from conception through to birth and the postpartum period with our unique, accessible and fully comprehensive approach to prenatal, antenatal and postnatal education.

    Today, we have a special guest blog …

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  • The benefits of play (and the best toys to use!)

    February 17, 2021Parenting, Things To Do

    With schools, nurseries and workplaces mostly closed, parents may be feeling a lot of pressure to keep their children entertained at home. For most of us, home-schooling our children is a challenge, one that feels especially intimidating at the moment. Luckily for little ones, playtime at home can provide a lot of the same educational fun as your toddler’s most-missed nursery activities – all you need is a few of their favourite toys. So, if …

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  • ‘Full term but sick’: Bliss Charity explains the hidden & complex journeys of babies born sick

    February 11, 2021Information, Real life

    My 1st Years is proud to support Bliss, the charity for babies born premature and sick.

    When Bliss was founded in 1979, the charity set out “to support the life of babies in distress at birth”. Since their foundation, Bliss has sought to deliver this for all babies admitted to neonatal care, whether they were born prematurely or at full term. Nevertheless, the common public perception of neonatal care is often something that only …

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  • Our most-loved names for Valentine’s Day babies

    February 5, 2021Celebrations, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Capture the romantic spirit of the season with an adorable Valentine’s Day-inspired baby name. As more lockdown babies are born every day, why not welcome your little love bug with a name that shows them just how special they are to you. Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February every year and is traditionally a celebration of romance in love across the globe. This date signals the beginning of early spring: a time of …

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  • Parental Self-care: Why It’s Important For You And Your Children And How To Fit It In Whilst Parenting In A Pandemic

    January 18, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting

    When my three-year-old told me that he needed a poo yesterday I gave a little cheer. Not because potty training has been difficult, but because it would give me 5 minutes much needed break from his incessant chatter! My jubilation made me realise that I spend so much time attending to my children that I barely notice my own needs.  

    Being with our little ones brings great joy, but parenting can be relentless and exhausting.  We …

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  • What to name your new year baby

    January 4, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting

    Congratulations, you made it to 2021! But what’s that, you have just or are about to give birth? Double congratulations! With more and more pandemic babies entering the world every day, it’s time to give them a warm welcome with a name as special as they are. For those born in the first half of the month, their star sign will be Capricorn: the sign of hard-workers and practical thinkers who make excellent leaders; however …

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  • 4 ways to have a fun family New Year at home

    December 29, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Things To Do

    New Years has always traditionally been a time to get together with family and friends and to toast to the year that’s passed. Parties will certainly be a lot smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be special. After all, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us and the end of it is certainly something to celebrate. 

    The best part of staying home through 2020 has undoubtedly been not really …

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