• Thoughtful messages to write in a birthday card for your niece or nephew

    November 9, 2022Celebrations

    You love your niece or nephew more than you can even explain. But as soon as it comes time to write a thoughtful message for their birthday card, your mind goes blank.

    We get it. It’s impossible to write a message that conveys just how much love you have for them! But fret not. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of messages to write in a birthday card for your niece or nephew.

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  • The World’s Most Beautiful Sounding Names, According To Science

    October 26, 2022Inspiration, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    There are a number of different ways we can name our newborns, from generations of passed down monikers, to celebrity-inspired trending names. However, the names which sound best to our ears (and minds) are often the ones which get picked as the chosen name for our new arrivals. Here at My 1st Years, we think every name is beautiful – but what does the science say?

    Principles of linguistics such as iconicity (or ‘sound symbolism’) and …

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  • Gifts for new mums that aren’t for the baby

    October 11, 2022Gift Inspiration, Real life

    So, a close friend or family member has recently become a new mum. Hurray! Having a baby is incredibly exciting, but new mums often find themselves overlooked in favour of their bundle of joy.

    While you should shower newborns with gifts, new mums deserve a treat after going through 40 weeks of pregnancy, labour and childbirth. That’s why it’s important to surprise new parents with a thoughtful present for their tot and a gift for mum. …

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  • 7 Best Personalised Gifts for Twins

    October 6, 2022Gift Inspiration, Parenting

    What’s better than one bouncing baby? Two! While double the number of tiny fingers and toes also means double the joy, twins can be a little difficult to shop for. Whether you’re shopping for Christening gifts or celebrating a special birthday, you’ve not only got one mini personality to cater for but two.

    While some parents prefer matching gifts, others would rather avoid having doubles of everything. So, do you go down the matchy-match route or …

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  • How to celebrate Bonfire night with kids!

    October 25, 2021Inspiration, Parenting, Things To Do

    Remember remember the 5th of November: now that Bonfire night is just around the corner, it’s the time of year for sizzling sparklers, cosy clothing and a trip down to whichever field is putting on a marvellous fireworks display for the whole town. Bright sparkling lights that fall from the sky along with whiz, pops and bangs are understandably very exciting for little children. 

    We’ve come up with a list of some essentials that …

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  • Pre-historic Baby Names

    October 20, 2021Inspiration, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    There’s so much in a name. That’s why it’s important to give your newborn one that fits them just right. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered by sourcing the following list of unique and creative baby monikers with staying power – they are derived from ancient cultures, after all. From a multitude of cultures and derived from different time periods, we’re sure to have something that’s perfect for you.  

    Some of these baby names are so …

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  • Our backpacks and what they’re great for

    October 6, 2021Gift Inspiration, Inspiration, New Collections, Parenting

    With our relaunch came lots of new backpacks just waiting to be tried out. Whether little ones need a new backpack for nursery, to take with them on days out or to bring along to sleepovers at the grandparents, we’ve got you covered. Not to brag, but we do believe that we have a backpack for pretty much every occasion.Keep reading to see our new backpacks and why they’re great for certain things. 

    Wonderful walks 

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  • Unusual Names for Autumn Babies

    September 28, 2021Advice, Inspiration, Parents-to-be, Real life

    Autumn is the season of golden crunchy leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and long walks in warm clothes. The most popular time to have a baby is between the September to November months and birth rates tend to rise during this period every year. With so many baby names to choose from, seasonal themed names offer parents a variety of quirky yet meaningful ones to draw from. 

    Here’s our list of unusual Autumnal baby names …

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