• 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 parenthood changes relationships

    October 15, 2020Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    About Zoe 

    Zoe Blaskey is a coach and the founder of Motherkind, a personal development platform for modern parents. Zoe has coached hundreds of parents of all backgrounds on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern parenthood. There is currently a two year waitlist to work with Zoe one on one. Zoe hosts The Motherkind Podcast which is the UK’s number one family podcast on iTunes and has been featured in Red, The Telegraph, Psychologies, …

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  • Gift Guide: Baby Shower Gifts They Actually Want

    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 …

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  • Expert advice: How to sleep train a newborn

    October 9, 2020Advice, Gift Inspiration, Lifestyle, Parenting

    About Jo Tantum, Baby Sleep Expert

    Meet Jo Tantum, Purflo’s resident sleep expert! Paediatric Sleep Consultant Jo Tantum, a previous Purflo customer herself and Mum of 1, has been working with babies and parents across the globe for more than 30 years. Jo was a key speaker at ‘The Baby Show’ for 7 years and a Sleep Expert for Prima Baby Magazine for 8 years. She has also appeared on GMTV, Richard and Judy, …

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  • Adorable Names for Autumn Babies

    September 29, 2020Celebrations, Parenting, Real life

    Tuesday 22nd September marks the Autumn Equinox and the arrival of a new season. Autumn is the most popular time to have a baby, with birth rates rising every year from September to November. Studies have shown that babies born during this time often live longer, grow taller and have stronger bones than babies born in other months. So, celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy with a seasonal name that pays …

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  • Why your newborn needs monochrome

    September 8, 2020Uncategorised

    Ask any expectant parent what the best part of preparing for a new baby is and they are sure to mention the nursery. This is where your instinctive need to nest really comes into its own. You want to create a cosy environment where your new arrival will feel safe and soothed and with so many magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to decor, the choices can be overwhelming. While it can be tempting to …

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  • Bringing home a new baby: what should you expect?

    September 4, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    No matter how many books you read or how much advice you hear, the day you bring your baby home will change your life in ways that you could never predict. Your capacity for love will stretch bigger than you ever imagined, but with this increase in emotion will come unexpected anxieties and new worries.

    It doesn’t matter if this is your 1st, 3rd or even your 8th baby, each newborn arrives with a brand new …

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