• 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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  • What to do if your baby hates the car seat

    October 11, 2022Advice, Parenting

    Some tots love feeling comfortable and secure in their car seats. For others, getting settled in for a car journey will be a constant battle.

    As a parent, listening to your child cry or squirm around in their seat can be heartbreaking, not to mention super distracting when you’re trying to concentrate on the road. Sadly, supermarket runs and trips to see grandparents can’t always be avoided.

    So, what can you do when your baby hates the …

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    Top tips for a tidy nursery

    February 1, 2022How to, Lifestyle, New Collections

    Spring may be on its way out, but the need to clean feels never-ending. Whether you are expecting your first baby or forever picking up after your toddler, finding the right storage solution can make all the difference to the space you share with your family. For easy inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favourite products that avoid mess and control clutter.

    Go for simple storage bags

    Personalised Grey Spot Storage BagPersonalised Pink Spot Storage BagPersonalised Blue Storage …

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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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  • 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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  • What we’re looking forward to this month

    October 1, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting, Things To Do

    October is an exciting month for all! It marks the start of long walks in warm clothes, delicious recipes and all things spooky. However you enjoy spending your time during the autumn months, we’re sure to have something you’ll love or perhaps a new tradition for you to try out. Here’s our list of what we’re looking forward to in October and why it’s important to take time to enjoy this delightfully spooky season. 

    Autumnal activities

     

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