• What parents need to know about Autism and how you can find the right support

    April 1, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    By Amber McMorrow (@TheAutismMammy)

    Firstly, hello! My name is Amber. I am a mum to a beautiful little girl called Leah, who is three and has autism. 

    You may have heard of the term ‘Autism’. You might not really know what it is. I sure didn’t before I had Leah! So today, on Autism Awareness Day, I would like to tell you a bit about Autism.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that usually appears …

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  • 8 Mums share their positive birth stories

    March 12, 2021Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Real life

    If you’re expecting a baby in 2021, you may already be feeling a little uneasy about childbirth. There’s something about a pregnancy announcement that suddenly prompts well-meaning friends, family and even strangers to share every birth-related horror story they have heard on the wind. Sometimes scary, often gruesome and rarely reassuring, conversation around childbirth tends to focus on the risks and what could go wrong rather than the joy that can come from it. In …

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  • How to celebrate Mother’s Day in Lockdown

    March 6, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Real life

    Mother’s Day: a day dedicated to the wonderful women who make our children’s worlds go round. Following the lockdown baby booms, for many new mamas this is their first Mother’s Day and milestones like this have never felt more difficult or more important to mark. While you can’t celebrate with a traditional meal out or take a day trip away and many of us still can’t see our own Mums for a cuddle, this Mother’s …

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  • Gift Guide for Mother’s Day 2021

    March 4, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    Whether you’re celebrating your partner, your best friend, your mother or even yourself, Mother’s Day is all about saying ‘thank you’ to the ones who make our worlds go round. Every day, mum is there to wipe their mouths, brush away their tears and cuddle away their fears – how can you fit all of that gratitude into one short day? Whether you’re looking for a classic keepsake, a thoughtful trinket or even just some …

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  • The best gifts to give a new older sibling!

    January 15, 2021Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    Welcoming a new baby to your family is a wonderful thing but it can create problems for their (now) older siblings. The transition from only or youngest child to older sibling is tricky for a lot of little ones who are used to having all or more of their parents’ attention. This can be a difficult time for young families to navigate, but a little toy or gift is a tangible way to remind a …

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  • The best keepsake gifts for new parents (and babies!)

    January 12, 2021Celebrate with us, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    If you’re looking for something to celebrate the arrival of a new baby in your life, we have rounded up the very best gifts that their parents are sure to love. For new parents, these first few months with their baby are a dizzying time, filled with sleepless nights and strange schedules. Help them to remember this precious period of life with a special keepsake gift to commemorate their new arrival. At My 1st Years, …

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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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