• 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. 

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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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  • What to name your new year baby

    January 4, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting

    Congratulations, you made it to 2021! But what’s that, you have just or are about to give birth? Double congratulations! With more and more pandemic babies entering the world every day, it’s time to give them a warm welcome with a name as special as they are. For those born in the first half of the month, their star sign will be Capricorn: the sign of hard-workers and practical thinkers who make excellent leaders; however …

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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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