• Printable window posters to colour in at home

    May 7, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    Send a message of hope to everyone in your neighbourhood with these printable window posters. With lockdown extended, we’ve got another easy activity to occupy your little ones AND cheer up passers. These posters can be printed, coloured in and stuck to your window to provide a welcome pop of colour and creativity to everyone around you on their daily walk. With 3 designs to choose from, kids can pick their favourite or colour in …

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  • Printable Activity Dice to keep kids happy at home

    May 5, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    If you’re having trouble thinking up new ideas to entertain your little ones, we’ve got you covered. To keep your kids busy during lockdown, we’ve designed these easy-to-use activity dice. These dice can be printed, coloured in and stuck together to provide hours of fun at home.

    To use, simply:

    Print off the dice on A4 paper.
    Cut out around the outline of the template.
    Colour in the squares in your favourite colours. 
    Fold along each line and glue the …

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  • How to host an eco-friendly baby shower

    May 1, 2020Uncategorised

    The celebration experts at Ginger Ray are here to give you their top tips for hosting your own eco-friendly Baby Shower. 

    With everything that’s going on in the world, we’re all trying to be a little more eco-conscious with our celebrations. If you are thinking of hosting an eco-friendly baby shower but want a few tips and tricks, keep reading! While throwing an environmentally friendly party may require a little more thought and effort, …

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  • How to pay it forward during lockdown

    April 27, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    These days it’s more important than ever to be kind but it can feel harder than ever to pay this kindness forward. Whereas a couple of months ago you could have bought a friend a coffee or perhaps a slice of cake for someone behind you in a cafe queue, as we stay home our opportunities to be generous feel ever more limited. 

    What does it mean to pay it forward? 

    To put it simply, paying it …

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  • How to raise your children to be kind

    April 23, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Now more than ever we need to practice kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. Children are born with a gentle nature and as they develop they learn what it means to be kind. As a parent, there are lots of ways that you can nurture your child’s gentle spirit and support their development into a kind-hearted adult. To help you through this process, we’ve put together some tips on raising children to learn how …

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  • Shop essential items your baby needs from My 1st Years

    April 22, 2020Food & Drink, Information, Lifestyle, New Collections, Real life

    As lockdown continues, here at My 1st Years we want to do everything we can to make your life a little easier. You come to us to help celebrate your good times but we also want to be there for you when things feel a little more difficult.

    Why we’re doing this

    We understand how difficult it can be to shop at the moment, so we’ve also partnered with some of our favourite brands to keep you …

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  • How to potty train: advice from expert Amanda Jenner

    April 20, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    To answer your concerns about potty training your little one, we asked Amanda Jenner to write a guest blog article. Amanda is the UK’s Toddler and ITV’s Toilet Training Expert and she is also a mum of 3. 

    Signs of Readiness

    There is no set age for potty training, but most importantly they must be showing some signs of readiness, because if you start without them being ready this will make your life difficult and prolong the process. Signs …

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  • How to host a virtual Baby Shower

    April 15, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Party, Real life, Things To Do

    Since the day you found out that your loved one was pregnant, you’ve probably been planning a Baby Shower to celebrate their new little life. Unfortunately, with the arrival of Covid-19, things may be feeling a little scarier than you expected and for expectant parents, the support of those around them can seem so far away. While we socially distance, there are ways to feel closer than ever to the people who mean the most …

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