• When can a baby start sleeping with a blanket?

    November 8, 2022Advice, Information, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    To answer any queries regarding when babies can start sleeping with a blanket, we asked motherhood mentor and baby care expert Millie Poppins to collaborate on this blog post with us.  

    When can a baby start sleeping with a blanket? It might seem a silly question — after all, what harm could such a soft, adorable object do? Just as babies are weaned onto solids and move from nappies to using the potty, they need to …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Unusual Names for Autumn Babies

    September 28, 2021Advice, Inspiration, Parents-to-be, Real life

    Autumn is the season of golden crunchy leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and long walks in warm clothes. The most popular time to have a baby is between the September to November months and birth rates tend to rise during this period every year. With so many baby names to choose from, seasonal themed names offer parents a variety of quirky yet meaningful ones to draw from. 

    Here’s our list of unusual Autumnal baby names …

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