Whether it’s a choice or a practical necessity, we know that sibling room-sharing can be a tricky subject. Often idealised in the media with images of rosy-cheeky siblings in bunk beds, the reality of transitioning your toddler into sharing a room can be tough. With the right measures in place, room-sharing can be a wonderful way for children to learn to share, improve their communication skills and become more considerate If you’re looking to make …
February 24, 2021Advice, How to, Parenting, Real life
February 11, 2021Information, Real life
My 1st Years is proud to support Bliss, the charity for babies born premature and sick.
When Bliss was founded in 1979, the charity set out “to support the life of babies in distress at birth”. Since their foundation, Bliss has sought to deliver this for all babies admitted to neonatal care, whether they were born prematurely or at full term. Nevertheless, the common public perception of neonatal care is often something that only …
December 29, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Things To Do
New Years has always traditionally been a time to get together with family and friends and to toast to the year that’s passed. Parties will certainly be a lot smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be special. After all, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us and the end of it is certainly something to celebrate.
The best part of staying home through 2020 has undoubtedly been not really …
December 17, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts
Twas the day before Christmas and all over the house, everyone was excited – even for sprouts! If you are looking for new ways to celebrate this year, bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with a Christmas Eve box. This tradition originated in Germany, where presents are opened on Christmas Eve. You can fill your box with whatever goodies and little gifts you want to to get the Christmas party started. If …
October 30, 2020Behind The Scenes, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Meet The Team
To celebrate 10 years of My 1st years, we sat down with founders Dan and Jonny to find out all about their journey so far. From their 1st meeting on the playground to meetings in boardrooms, the last decade has taught them a lot about life, business and above all, friendship.
Q: How did the two of you meet?
A: We met when we were 4 years old at Primary School! We were good friends from …
October 27, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Parenting, Party, Uncategorised
Organising a birthday celebration takes a lot of planning at the best of times, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. With lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing, it’s basically impossible to throw a traditional birthday party with friends, and even family. More than ever, now is the time to appreciate the little things and birthdays provide the perfect time to show our loved ones just how special they are. That is why we …
October 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts, Parenting, Real life
The big day has arrived, it’s your child’s birthday! The presents are wrapped and the party is planned but what about their siblings? When they’re really little, kids can have a hard time being patient, taking turns or accepting that today is not all about them because let’s face it, most of the time it is!
On birthdays, your other children may throw a tantrum, sulk or even refuse to participate. Don’t worry, you haven’t done …
October 12, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts
Whether you are attending a small in-person gathering or a virtual Zoom party, a Baby Shower is a wonderful way to celebrate an impending new arrival. This year it is difficult to provide new parents with the hands-on support that they need and choosing the right gift feels more important than ever.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or a little bit lost about what exactly to get, this simple gift guide is here to help. From …