• Sleeping for Santa: Tips and advice from The Daddy Sleep Consultant

    December 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Information, Parenting

    The idea of Father Christmas coming is enough to get anyone excited! So it’s no wonder that it can be harder than normal to get your little ones to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. In theory a later night on Christmas Eve isn’t the worst thing to happen, but we often find that this can lead to children who are grumpy and tired on Christmas Day itself (well maybe once all the presents have …

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  • 5 Christmas songs to wash your hands to

    December 22, 2020How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to wash our hands regularly, but it can be difficult to convince your kids to do so. Turn handwashing into a festive family activity with a little Christmas Carolling action with these five festive songs. Simply sing along to the lyrics included below and before you know it, 20 seconds will have passed and your hands will be germ free and ready to go! 

    “I don’t want …

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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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  • What should I put in my child’s Christmas Eve Box?

    December 17, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    Twas the day before Christmas and all over the house, everyone was excited – even for sprouts! If you are looking for new ways to celebrate this year, bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with a Christmas Eve box. This tradition originated in Germany, where presents are opened on Christmas Eve. You can fill your box with whatever goodies and little gifts you want to to get the Christmas party started. If …

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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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  • Why you need a reusable Advent Calendar + 5 ideas for how to use it!

    November 19, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    It’s that time of year again: the days are darker, November is nearly over and the sparkly lights of December are almost here. Are you ready for the fun to begin? 

    We all know that the best part of December is the countdown to Christmas, and while disposable Advent calendars are great, making memories that last a lifetime feels even better. Not only is a reusable Advent calendar more eco-friendly and cost efficient, they can also …

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