• The best gifts to give a new older sibling!

    January 15, 2021Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    Welcoming a new baby to your family is a wonderful thing but it can create problems for their (now) older siblings. The transition from only or youngest child to older sibling is tricky for a lot of little ones who are used to having all or more of their parents’ attention. This can be a difficult time for young families to navigate, but a little toy or gift is a tangible way to remind a …

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  • What to name your new year baby

    January 4, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting

    Congratulations, you made it to 2021! But what’s that, you have just or are about to give birth? Double congratulations! With more and more pandemic babies entering the world every day, it’s time to give them a warm welcome with a name as special as they are. For those born in the first half of the month, their star sign will be Capricorn: the sign of hard-workers and practical thinkers who make excellent leaders; however …

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  • 7 Ways to Reduce Family Conflict Over the Festive Season

    December 19, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting

    About Sarah

    Dr Sarah Mundy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author of Parenting Through Stories. Sarah has worked with children and families for over 20 years and is mum to three children, including a pre-schooler.  

    Parenting Through Stories is an approach to help young children make sense of their experiences, particularly those that they, and their parents, find hard to manage. It comprises a series of interactive children’s stories – Bartley’s Books – and a Parenting …

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  • How to co-parent successfully at Christmas

    December 11, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Parenting

    Co-parenting at Christmas can bring up a lot of difficult feelings, particularly if the separation was recent, unexpected, or acrimonious. 

    We know that children benefit from relationships with multiple attachment figures. These relationships play a crucial role in shaping our children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. 

    Our children need to feel secure in their important relationships; to grow up with the deep understanding that, when they need you, you will be there for them. That even when …

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  • The personalised Christmas gifts to shop now, according to My 1st Years staff

    December 9, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Meet The Team

    ‘Tis the season for giving, but how do you find the perfect gift? This year, it really is the thought that counts and at My 1st Years, we know just how much a personalised gift can mean. Our team members are here to share what they’re shopping for their own little ones and hopefully inspire you to find the right present for yours this Christmas. 

    Chris, Videographer & Photographer. 

    AKA, Dad to Holly. 

    “Holly has already begun …

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  • Mums share their favourite personalised Christmas gifts from My 1st Years

    December 3, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    This Christmas when it comes to gifting, it really is the thought that counts. When we can’t be together, sending something special in the post is the next-best way to be present. We spoke to some of our favourite insta-mums to find out what’s on their little one’s wish list this year and what a personalised gift means to them. 

    Laura @_islajune

    “I love the size of the reindeer stocking, it’s the perfect size to hold plenty …

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  • 5 ways to make their 1st Christmas special

    November 11, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, New Collections

    Christmas is a magical time, even more so when it’s baby’s first. As a new parent, you go through so many firsts in quick succession that it can all get a bit much. The pressure to create magical new experiences for your little bundle of joy can get in the way of you really enjoying the moment. Trust us, the ‘Baby’s 1st Christmas’ extravaganzas you see all over social media aren’t always worth it. Instead, …

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  • How to manage sibling jealousy on birthdays

    October 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts, Parenting, Real life

    The big day has arrived, it’s your child’s birthday! The presents are wrapped and the party is planned but what about their siblings? When they’re really little, kids can have a hard time being patient, taking turns or accepting that today is not all about them because let’s face it, most of the time it is! 

    On birthdays, your other children may throw a tantrum, sulk or even refuse to participate. Don’t worry, you haven’t done …

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