• 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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  • Make your own My 1st Years Sensory Box

    July 16, 2020How to, Things To Do

    Playtime is the best time to help your little one learn and grow. Make the most of this time for their development with some good old fashioned sensory play. You don’t need fancy toys to make this happen: all you need is a little creativity to put together a fun filled at-home activity that is budget friendly and easily adapted as your child learns and grows. 

    What is ‘Sensory Play’?

    Sensory Play is any playtime activity that …

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  • Picnic at home in 5 easy steps!

    May 21, 2020Advice, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    This week, we’re bringing you our top tips to enjoy the outdoors indoors with a picnic at home. Lockdown is still in action and unfortunately many of us don’t have access to our own outside space – but you can still enjoy your favourite spring activities at home! This bank holiday weekend, do something different with your extra time and follow these 5 easy ideas to enjoy the perfect picnic at home. 

    1 – Make some …

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  • Keep up your kids’ playdate during lockdown

    May 19, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    Lockdown is dragging on and kids arehome all day; the prospect of little ones being reunited with their friends feels increasingly  distant. Don’t despair – there are still ways you can help your children stay connected. Thanks to the magic of modern technology, it’s easier than you might think to organise a playdate online and give your kids a chance to laugh, play and hang out with their favourite little people. 

    1. Choose your platform 

    For 1 on …

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  • How to make playdough at home

    May 12, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    Between us, how are you finding having the whole family at home? With shops shut and delivery services reduced, it’s not easy to find new ways to entertain the kids. With days rolling into weeks, it’s time to get crafty and make some playdough! 

    If you’ve been lucky enough to get hold of some flour then we have a surprisingly simple idea for you. Keep little hands busy and out of trouble with some homemade playdough. …

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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 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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