• Bringing home a new baby: what should you expect?

    September 4, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    No matter how many books you read or how much advice you hear, the day you bring your baby home will change your life in ways that you could never predict. Your capacity for love will stretch bigger than you ever imagined, but with this increase in emotion will come unexpected anxieties and new worries.

    It doesn’t matter if this is your 1st, 3rd or even your 8th baby, each newborn arrives with a brand new …

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  • 5 Mum’s share their thoughts on their child’s first day of school

    August 28, 2020Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Starting school is daunting for even the most independent of four/five year olds, not to mention the rollercoaster of emotions us as parents go through.  Combining how inexplicably proud we are of the little learner we have grown and cherished mixed with the feeling of loss of our best-friend who will now see more of their teacher than they will us. This year more than ever it’ll be a tougher transition after spending most of …

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  • Back to School: What to expect in September

    August 27, 2020Information, Parenting, Real life

    September is coming and schools are reopening, but what will that look like this year?

    We know that this is a stressful time for everyone, especially for parents and your little ones.

    To make things easier, we are breaking down some of these new measures with some straightforward advice to help you to make sense of this ‘new normal’.

    For general information, the government has released guidelines for getting everyone back to school …

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  • Learn to count with these printable number cards

    July 30, 2020How to, Information, Things To Do

    If you’re struggling with at-home learning, these printable number cards will help you make your little one’s playtime count. 

    Number counting activities can be a fun and easy way to help your toddler become more familiar with letters, develop their sound recognition and boost their literacy learning. Playing with a set of number cards is a great way to get a little one counting to 10 and beyond, encourage them to recognise patterns and help them …

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    15 Things I have Learned about Weaning | Joe Wicks

    July 10, 2020Advice, Celebrity, Food & Drink, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Words & Images: Joe Wicks – Wean in 15 

    Record-breaking cookbook Author Joe Wicks is back with his first children’s cookbook: Wean in 15. Written with a leading registered nutritionist, and drawing on inspiration from his experience with his daughter, Indie, Joe has created 100 tasty, quick recipes to take you from breastfeeding, through first foods, to enjoying family meal times.

    Weaning can be a daunting prospect but Wean in 15 cuts through all the information …

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    Top 10 Summer Baby Names

    July 3, 2020Information, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Here at My 1st Years, we see thousands of names being personalised onto beautiful baby gifts every day, meaning we can see the latest trends first hand. We know that becoming a parent is a truly special moment but it’s not one without a lot of decisions and worry – and a big one is what do you call your new bundle? If you’re welcoming a new arrival with the new season then we have …

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  • Sleep Expert Jo Tantum shares the best bedtime routine for little ones during Lockdown

    June 26, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Jo Tantum

    Meet Jo Tantum, Purflo’s resident sleep expert! Paediatric Sleep Consultant Jo Tantum, a previous Purflo customer herself and Mum of 1, has been working with babies and parents across the globe for more than 30 years. Jo was a key speaker at ‘The Baby Show’ for 7 years and a Sleep Expert for Prima Baby Magazine for 8 years. She has also appeared on GMTV, Richard and Judy, ITN news and was …

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  • NEW Resources to keep families busy during Lockdown

    June 23, 2020Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    With some schools and nurseries reopening, there is less pressure on parents to entertain and educate the kids. This means there’s more time for fun as a family and more opportunities to make more amazing memories as we continue to spend more time together under lockdown. With a long summer ahead of us without the distractions of a holiday or trip abroad, we’ve put together our favourite resources to help you make the …

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