• What to expect from your first week of parenthood

    May 28, 2021Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    Your baby is about to arrive and your first week of parenthood will soon begin, so what should you expect? Unfortunately, a lot of the advice that you receive during pregnancy stops at labour, which can leave you literally holding the baby and wondering about exactly what happens next. Keep reading to find the information that you need to help you to make the most of a week that will feel equal parts magical and …

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  • How to raise an eco-conscious child: 5 easy ways to encourage your children to make environmentally friendly choices, every day

    April 30, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    We all know how important it is to behave in a way that is kind to the environment, but how can we teach our children to do the same? More than ever, it is essential that the next generation grows up with a sense of responsibility and respect for the planet and there are plenty of little ways for parents to raise eco-conscious children. To make it as straightforward as possible for you, we have …

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  • What parents need to know about Autism and how you can find the right support

    April 1, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    By Amber McMorrow (@TheAutismMammy)

    Firstly, hello! My name is Amber. I am a mum to a beautiful little girl called Leah, who is three and has autism. 

    You may have heard of the term ‘Autism’. You might not really know what it is. I sure didn’t before I had Leah! So today, on Autism Awareness Day, I would like to tell you a bit about Autism.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that usually appears …

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  • How to help your baby achieve their early ‘mini milestones’

    March 25, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting

    Brittany is a pediatric physical therapist and owner of Mommy & Me PT! She has been a therapist for almost a decade, treating kids of all ages and abilities. She found her true passion for educating parents on developmental topics when her daughter was born and realized so many parents have the same questions! Follow her on Instagram (@mommyandme.pt) for tons of tips + tricks to foster your baby’s motor development through play!

    Since becoming a …

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  • How to bathe a new baby

    March 15, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting

    Bathtime, an early milestone that quickly becomes an everyday essential in your child’s routine. This is a time not just to get your baby cleaned up, but also to bond with each other and to make some (soggy) memories that will last a lifetime. To make it easier for you to enjoy these little moments with your baby, this article is here to cover any question you may have about their bathtime. 

    Before you read on, …

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  • 8 Mums share their positive birth stories

    March 12, 2021Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Real life

    If you’re expecting a baby in 2021, you may already be feeling a little uneasy about childbirth. There’s something about a pregnancy announcement that suddenly prompts well-meaning friends, family and even strangers to share every birth-related horror story they have heard on the wind. Sometimes scary, often gruesome and rarely reassuring, conversation around childbirth tends to focus on the risks and what could go wrong rather than the joy that can come from it. In …

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  • 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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  • ‘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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