• Clean and Tidy: Bath Toy Storage Ideas

    November 10, 2022Advice, How to, Parenting

    Rubber duckies, sailing boats and bath books — your bathroom is full to bursting with adorable bath toys! But what are you meant to do with them once bathtime is over?

    While it can be tempting to leave their toys in the bath (and, if we’re honest, there are times when we give into that temptation), tidying them away once they’re done having a splash gives you your bathroom back and allows the toys to dry …

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  • The best type of scooters for toddlers and bigger kids

    November 10, 2022Gift Guides, Information, Parenting

    As little ones head off to nursery or school, they’ll be excited to start exploring their independence. Scooters are fantastic for helping get them comfortable exploring the world in a safe and fun way.

    What’s more, these stylish rides help tots develop their balance and coordination whilst incorporating more exercise into their daily routine. And let’s be honest, what’s one easy way to make a trip to the park even more enjoyable? A scooter!

    To help you …

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  • How to choose memorable first birthday gifts from grandparents

    November 10, 2022Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    A first birthday is an exciting occasion for the whole family. Everyone wants to celebrate a little one’s first 365 turns around the sun, including their grandparents. And we all know a birthday celebration means presents!

    But finding a memorable first birthday gift isn’t easy. Luckily, with our handy guide to birthday gift ideas for grandchildren, you’ll soon find the perfect present.

    How to choose first birthday gifts from grandparents

    You know you’ve chosen a memorable first birthday …

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  • 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.

    From …

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  • When can a baby start sleeping with a blanket?

    November 8, 2022Advice, Information, Parenting, Parents-to-be

    To answer any queries regarding when babies can start sleeping with a blanket, we asked motherhood mentor and baby care expert Millie Poppins to collaborate on this blog post with us.  

    When can a baby start sleeping with a blanket? It might seem a silly question — after all, what harm could such a soft, adorable object do? Just as babies are weaned onto solids and move from nappies to using the potty, they need to …

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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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