Now that nurseries and schools have closed, you’ve got the kids to look after and most of us are working from home, ‘normal life’ can feel very far away. As hard as it may seem, developing and maintaining a routine for your family is more important than ever. Children thrive in a routine and guidance from UNICEF recommends that parents and children find the middle ground with a flexible but consistent daily routine to keep …
April 6, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
April 3, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
Here at My 1st Years we are realistic about parenting and on a usual day it’s tough but on a day in lockdown it’s really tough! The strain is not only physical but it’s mental too and can often lead us to feeling a bit of a failure! That is why we have created these FREE parenting milestone cards to celebrate those smaller wins during the lockdown, because we know you are doing …
April 2, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
What a time for the weather to have got nicer?! The sun is shining and due to the global pandemic rather than heading to the play parks or on trips as a family to the coast we are spending the majority of our time keeping safe inside the home with our children. That is why we have collaborated with our friends at Pop up and Play Co. to show you this fun activity to do with little ones.
We know …
April 1, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
Teaching toddlers about hygiene is hard enough but when you’re thrown into a global pandemic whereby the importance of hand washing becomes even greater it becomes an ever bigger strain. We recently shared our advice on how to teach toddlers the importance of hand washing at this time, but the feedback we have been getting is that there was still one thing on your mind… The Happy Birthday Song. Whether you’re sick of singing that …
March 6, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrity, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Uncategorised
Here at My 1st Years we are passionate about empowering women, in particular Mother’s and young girls. Without women we wouldn’t be where we are today: our team is made up of 82% women and our customers are 90% female, so we owe a lot to girl power! That is why we have launched #ThisMumCan this International Women’s Day!
Why This Mum Can?
Many of you tell us that one of the hardest parts of a becoming a …
February 28, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting
Spring: the sun is rising earlier, the trees are blossoming and every field is filled with lambs frolicking in the grass. If the new season is bringing a baby into your life, we’ve rounded up our favourite spring-inspired names to help you choose the right one for your little spark of joy.
Find divine inspiration in the ancient world for a seasonal name that will never go out of fashion. Taken from Roman mythology, Flora was the …
February 21, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised
Strong, healthy relationships are the cornerstone to a happy life and as a parent you want the very best for your kids. Learning how to be a good friend is key to help your child be confident and secure throughout their life. If you’ve ever worried about how your little one will make friends, we’re here to help.
Start them early
From the beginning, your children are learning from your behaviour. As they grow, babies begin to …
February 7, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life
The bond between siblings is a love like no other but DNA isn’t always enough to guarantee a friendship. Siblings grow up together and share experiences and memories that they don’t have with anyone else. Theirs can be the longest relationship and first real friendship in your child’s life. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your children grow up happy so we’ve rounded up some top tips to help …