• Recipe Roundup: Freezer Friendly Meals for New Parents

    June 25, 2021Uncategorised

    Whether you’re about to be a new mum, or are welcoming your second, third or fourth little one to the family, it’s always good to be prepared with some make-ahead frozen meals for your first week of newborn parenthood.

    Cooking up a storm on the first night as a new parent might not be the first thing on your to-do list, but a batch of homemade, ready-prepared meals can make those early days so much easier. …

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  • All about the milestones that matter when your baby is in the NICU

    June 22, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Information, Real life

    If your baby is born early or unwell it can make all the difference to celebrate every milestone reached. Families often tell Bliss, our charity partner for babies born premature or sick, that marking these milestones through memory boxes, journals and baby cards had a positive impact at a worrying time. Here’s two parents’ experiences of this time, using Bliss’ milestone cards.

    Our baby boy Alisdair made a very early entrance into the world at 27 …

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  • What to expect from your first week of parenthood

    May 28, 2021Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    Your baby is about to arrive and your first week of parenthood will soon begin, so what should you expect? Unfortunately, a lot of the advice that you receive during pregnancy stops at labour, which can leave you literally holding the baby and wondering about exactly what happens next. Keep reading to find the information that you need to help you to make the most of a week that will feel equal parts magical and …

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  • How to bathe a new baby

    March 15, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting

    Bathtime, an early milestone that quickly becomes an everyday essential in your child’s routine. This is a time not just to get your baby cleaned up, but also to bond with each other and to make some (soggy) memories that will last a lifetime. To make it easier for you to enjoy these little moments with your baby, this article is here to cover any question you may have about their bathtime. 

    Before you read on, …

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  • ‘Full term but sick’: Bliss Charity explains the hidden & complex journeys of babies born sick

    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 …

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  • Our most-loved names for Valentine’s Day babies

    February 5, 2021Celebrations, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Capture the romantic spirit of the season with an adorable Valentine’s Day-inspired baby name. As more lockdown babies are born every day, why not welcome your little love bug with a name that shows them just how special they are to you. Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February every year and is traditionally a celebration of romance in love across the globe. This date signals the beginning of early spring: a time of …

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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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