• How to fill your Christmas Eve Box

    November 25, 2021How to, Parenting

    Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Okay, maybe the little ones are stirring because they’re so excited, but that’s completely understandable. If cosying up on the sofa and sticking a classic film on whilst trying to settle the kids down before the big day sounds familiar, why not bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with an all important Christmas …

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  • Our great gifting cheat sheet!

    November 10, 2021Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    Gifting can be tricky at times, but when you get it right it’s so worth it! The perfect gift really does mean a lot, to both little ones and parents alike. That’s why we’ve decided to come up with our very own gifting cheat sheet to try to help you out as best we can. 

    Whether you’re gifting a newborn, a toddler or a special someone else, we’ve tried to cover all the bases. We hope …

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  • Our most-loved names for Valentine’s Day babies

    February 5, 2021Celebrations, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Capture the romantic spirit of the season with an adorable Valentine’s Day-inspired baby name. As more lockdown babies are born every day, why not welcome your little love bug with a name that shows them just how special they are to you. Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February every year and is traditionally a celebration of romance in love across the globe. This date signals the beginning of early spring: a time of …

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  • What to name your new year baby

    January 4, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting

    Congratulations, you made it to 2021! But what’s that, you have just or are about to give birth? Double congratulations! With more and more pandemic babies entering the world every day, it’s time to give them a warm welcome with a name as special as they are. For those born in the first half of the month, their star sign will be Capricorn: the sign of hard-workers and practical thinkers who make excellent leaders; however …

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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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  • Adorable Names for Autumn Babies

    September 29, 2020Celebrations, Parenting, Real life

    Tuesday 22nd September marks the Autumn Equinox and the arrival of a new season. Autumn is the most popular time to have a baby, with birth rates rising every year from September to November. Studies have shown that babies born during this time often live longer, grow taller and have stronger bones than babies born in other months. So, celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy with a seasonal name that pays …

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  • Bring our Furry Friends to life with Origami

    July 21, 2020Things To Do

    For a craft that is free from mess and guaranteed to impress, Origami is the way to go. All you need is some paper and one of our straightforward tutorials! 

    What is Origami?

    Originating in Japan, Origami is the art of folding paper (‘Ori’ means ‘folding’ and kami means ‘paper’), but the term is commonly used to include all examples of paper folding crafts. The aim of the game is to take an ordinary piece of paper …

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  • Here’s How to Build your Best Ever Blanket Fort

    July 2, 2020How to, Parenting, Things To Do

    As lockdown continues, we know how difficult it is to keep coming up with new ideas to avoid boredom at home. Enter the blanket fort, a childhood classic that will occupy and entertain your little ones for days. We know what you’re thinking: the mess, the faff…but what about the peace and quiet that giving your children a little space of their own could bring? Not only will the planning and building process keep your …

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