• The World’s Most Beautiful Sounding Names, According To Science

    October 26, 2022Inspiration, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    There are a number of different ways we can name our newborns, from generations of passed down monikers, to celebrity-inspired trending names. However, the names which sound best to our ears (and minds) are often the ones which get picked as the chosen name for our new arrivals. Here at My 1st Years, we think every name is beautiful – but what does the science say?

    Principles of linguistics such as iconicity (or ‘sound symbolism’) and …

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  • Top 10 unique christening gift ideas

    October 7, 2022Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Inspiration, Parenting

    A baby’s christening is a special day for them and their family. Christenings are a wonderful opportunity for new parents to share their faith and the joy of welcoming a new life to the world with their nearest and dearest.

    This special moment calls for an equally special gift, one that is thoughtful, timeless and personal, with the best christening gifts becoming cherished keepsakes representing an important milestone.

    Find the perfect gift to celebrate a beloved little …

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  • Easy no-bake recipes to make with your kids 

    November 8, 2021Food & Drink, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Parenting

    Baking is a super fun activity to do with your kids while they’re young, but imagine how fun it would be if there was no actual baking involved – whaat! 

    No-bake recipes provide a perfect introduction to the kitchen for little-uns. Some of these ideas are super easy, while others will require a little bit of adult assistance/supervision. No matter what you make/bake, all of these ideas are super yummy! Keep reading to find …

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  • Our Perfect Penguin Collection

    October 30, 2021Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Inspiration, New Collections

    You heard that right – our bestselling penguin collection is back! As the festive season waddles along, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for a little ones’ Christmas presents. Our selection of adorable penguin products is now even bigger and better than before with amazing additions that you’ll have to keep reading to discover. 

    Wrap up warm 

    For the cosy nights at home, you’ll want to make sure the little ones are as warm and …

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  • November birthday gift guide

    October 28, 2021Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Inspiration

    It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a little one but don’t fret – we’re here to help with a November birthday gift guide. 

    Now that November has arrived, it’s time to find the ultimate gifts for the little loved one in your life who was born during this splendid month. In this article, we’ve created a list of November birthday gift ideas that we hope they’ll adore as much as we do!

    Gorgeous …

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  • How to celebrate Bonfire night with kids!

    October 25, 2021Inspiration, Parenting, Things To Do

    Remember remember the 5th of November: now that Bonfire night is just around the corner, it’s the time of year for sizzling sparklers, cosy clothing and a trip down to whichever field is putting on a marvellous fireworks display for the whole town. Bright sparkling lights that fall from the sky along with whiz, pops and bangs are understandably very exciting for little children. 

    We’ve come up with a list of some essentials that …

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  • Terrific things to do with toddlers this Halloween

    October 23, 2021Inspiration, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

    On the final day of October comes the time to celebrate all things spooky. Now that Halloween’s just a week away, it’s time to deck the house out with decorations, visit your local pumpkin patch and stock up on all things sweet and sugary. This may be the first year that your toddler truly wants to get involved in the fun and we certainly aren’t going to stop them! 

    Keep reading for our fun list of …

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  • Pre-historic Baby Names

    October 20, 2021Inspiration, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    There’s so much in a name. That’s why it’s important to give your newborn one that fits them just right. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered by sourcing the following list of unique and creative baby monikers with staying power – they are derived from ancient cultures, after all. From a multitude of cultures and derived from different time periods, we’re sure to have something that’s perfect for you.  

    Some of these baby names are so …

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