• Let’s get organised with Organised by Charlotte

    September 16, 2020Advice, How to, Lifestyle

    With all of the excitement of the new school year, September is a good time to really get organised. No matter how old we get, we can never quite shake that ‘1st day of school’ feeling, and we are certainly never too old to stop learning. Professional organiser and interior stylist Charlotte Sitton (@organisedbycharlotte) is here to share her expert tips for a tidier home (no matter how many toys they leave around the house!) 

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  • Why your newborn needs monochrome

    September 8, 2020Uncategorised

    Ask any expectant parent what the best part of preparing for a new baby is and they are sure to mention the nursery. This is where your instinctive need to nest really comes into its own. You want to create a cosy environment where your new arrival will feel safe and soothed and with so many magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to decor, the choices can be overwhelming. While it can be tempting to …

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  • Bringing home a new baby: what should you expect?

    September 4, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    No matter how many books you read or how much advice you hear, the day you bring your baby home will change your life in ways that you could never predict. Your capacity for love will stretch bigger than you ever imagined, but with this increase in emotion will come unexpected anxieties and new worries.

    It doesn’t matter if this is your 1st, 3rd or even your 8th baby, each newborn arrives with a brand new …

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  • How to introduce your toddler to their new baby sibling

    August 21, 2020Uncategorised

    A new baby is an exciting time for the whole family, but older siblings can have a tough time with the change. Your little one may be nervous about the baby or beginning to get excited for a new friend but there is no way to know exactly how they will react to a new arrival. To help you manage these important early moments, there are small steps you can take as a parent to …

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    How to make your baby feel safe and secure whilst sleeping

    July 31, 2020Advice, How to, Parenting, Uncategorised

     

     

    Written by: Baby Sleep Expert Jo Tantum, on behalf of Purflo

    The safest most secure place for your baby was inside your womb. All cosy and tucked up , they were the soft sides of the womb all around them. It’s no wonder then that when your baby is born they can be very unsettled unless they are in your arms. And as much as we would love to spend all day and night …

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  • Learn to count with these printable number cards

    July 30, 2020How to, Information, Things To Do

    If you’re struggling with at-home learning, these printable number cards will help you make your little one’s playtime count. 

    Number counting activities can be a fun and easy way to help your toddler become more familiar with letters, develop their sound recognition and boost their literacy learning. Playing with a set of number cards is a great way to get a little one counting to 10 and beyond, encourage them to recognise patterns and help them …

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  • Make your own My 1st Years Sensory Box

    July 16, 2020How to, Things To Do

    Playtime is the best time to help your little one learn and grow. Make the most of this time for their development with some good old fashioned sensory play. You don’t need fancy toys to make this happen: all you need is a little creativity to put together a fun filled at-home activity that is budget friendly and easily adapted as your child learns and grows. 

    What is ‘Sensory Play’?

    Sensory Play is any playtime activity that …

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  • summer baby names

    Top 10 Summer Baby Names

    July 3, 2020Information, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Here at My 1st Years, we see thousands of names being personalised onto beautiful baby gifts every day, meaning we can see the latest trends first hand. We know that becoming a parent is a truly special moment but it’s not one without a lot of decisions and worry – and a big one is what do you call your new bundle? If you’re welcoming a new arrival with the new season then we have …

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