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    How to Bring the Santa Story to Life for Your Children

    December 14, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

     One of the great joys of Christmas is sharing the story of Santa with your favourite little people. We all remember our own childhood Christmases, listening with wide-eyed wonder to the timeless tale of a jolly white-bearded man from the North Pole. It’s one of the few, precious chances we get in life to truly believe that magic is real and happening all around us. Now we get to pass on the story to our …

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    How to Teach Your Children the True Meaning of Christmas

    December 7, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

    Christmas is a time for fun, festivities and, of course, piles of presents beneath the Christmas tree. As parents, we delight in seeing our children’s happy faces as they open their gifts. We feel such pride and pleasure when we can tick off the items on their wish lists and give them all the good things they deserve.

    Sometimes, though, we worry that the true meaning of Christmas is lost on our little ones. We want …

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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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    How to Swaddle your Baby (VIDEO)

    September 5, 2018Events, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

    Swaddling seems to be a buzzword at the moment, but it isn’t a new tradition in fact it’s centuries old. The reason we tend to wrap babies in this way is to ensure they stay warm, secure and comfortable, replicating the pressure of the womb. The act of swaddling doesn’t come without controversy, but with many industry experts showing the link between swaddling and a good night’s sleep it is no wonder that many of us …

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    How To Prepare for the First Day of School

    August 24, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Every milestone in parenthood is magical, yet there is something about your little one starting school that marks a moment more special than most. Maybe it’s the realisation that they’re taking their first independent leap into the big world, or it’s because it’s the first time many parents realise their little one isn’t so little anymore – whatever the reason, watching your child enter the school gates for the first time is all at once exciting and …

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    How to get your baby’s sleep routine back after jetlag

    July 20, 2018How to, Parenting, Uncategorised

    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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    How to Help Your Baby Sleep in the Summer

    June 27, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    As much as we love the warmer weather and sunny holidays there is nothing worse than a sleepless night, tossing and turning in the heat. The only thing worse than struggling to sleep in the sticky weather is managing to sleep but being woken by a hot and bothered baby! That’s why we have created a guide to help your baby sleep in the summer, to take the pressure and worry off you.

    If you feel …

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    HOW TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY

    March 8, 2018How to, Parenting, Uncategorised

    It’s International Women’s Day and we at My 1st Years HQ couldn’t be more excited about it! An annual celebration of the women’s rights movement, today provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the historic achievements women have made towards global equality as well as, the chance to highlight the strides they continue to make through empowerment movements worldwide.

    Although for adults, today is always an inspiring and exciting day, for little ones it can …

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