• 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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  • 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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  • How to celebrate Mother’s Day in Lockdown

    March 6, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Real life

    Mother’s Day: a day dedicated to the wonderful women who make our children’s worlds go round. Following the lockdown baby booms, for many new mamas this is their first Mother’s Day and milestones like this have never felt more difficult or more important to mark. While you can’t celebrate with a traditional meal out or take a day trip away and many of us still can’t see our own Mums for a cuddle, this Mother’s …

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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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  • 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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  • 5 Christmas songs to wash your hands to

    December 22, 2020How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to wash our hands regularly, but it can be difficult to convince your kids to do so. Turn handwashing into a festive family activity with a little Christmas Carolling action with these five festive songs. Simply sing along to the lyrics included below and before you know it, 20 seconds will have passed and your hands will be germ free and ready to go! 

    “I don’t want …

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