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 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 …
Looking for the perfect christening idea is a mind-field of silverware, classic books and tablewares. If you’re struggling to find that personal baby christening present, don’t worry our gifting experts here at My 1st Years are here to help.
A little one’s christening is always a momentous occasion, watching them be introduced into their faith is a special moment that you will want to cherish with the best christening gift idea. However, picking that perfect present is easier said …
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 …
January 25, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
Every time the New Year rolls around, we make lists of resolutions that we never keep. In fact, last week marked ‘Quitter’s Day’ when people are most likely to give them up altogether. As a parent, we know that your children are your priority; if motivation to keep to your own resolutions is faltering, take a look at the milestones your child can reach this year and focus on reaching these goals as a family.
To make …