• 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.

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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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  • What to do if your baby hates the car seat

    October 11, 2022Advice, Parenting

    Some tots love feeling comfortable and secure in their car seats. For others, getting settled in for a car journey will be a constant battle.

    As a parent, listening to your child cry or squirm around in their seat can be heartbreaking, not to mention super distracting when you’re trying to concentrate on the road. Sadly, supermarket runs and trips to see grandparents can’t always be avoided.

    So, what can you do when your baby hates the …

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  • How to clean wooden toys

    October 7, 2022Advice, How to, Information, Parenting

    There are few things tots love more than toys. They’re not only fun to play with but are an important part of their development! But as little ones explore through taste and texture, your child’s favourite toys will likely end up in their mouth.

    Toys have a habit of finding their way onto the floor, under sofas and into the garden. Putting two and two together, it’s clear why their toys must be kept clean.

    Plastic toys …

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  • Top 10 unique christening gift ideas

    October 7, 2022Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Inspiration, Parenting

    A baby’s christening is a special day for them and their family. Christenings are a wonderful opportunity for new parents to share their faith and the joy of welcoming a new life to the world with their nearest and dearest.

    This special moment calls for an equally special gift, one that is thoughtful, timeless and personal, with the best christening gifts becoming cherished keepsakes representing an important milestone.

    Find the perfect gift to celebrate a beloved little …

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  • 7 Best Personalised Gifts for Twins

    October 6, 2022Gift Inspiration, Parenting

    What’s better than one bouncing baby? Two! While double the number of tiny fingers and toes also means double the joy, twins can be a little difficult to shop for. Whether you’re shopping for Christening gifts or celebrating a special birthday, you’ve not only got one mini personality to cater for but two.

    While some parents prefer matching gifts, others would rather avoid having doubles of everything. So, do you go down the matchy-match route or …

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  • Our backpacks and what they’re great for

    October 6, 2021Gift Inspiration, Inspiration, New Collections, Parenting

    With our relaunch came lots of new backpacks just waiting to be tried out. Whether little ones need a new backpack for nursery, to take with them on days out or to bring along to sleepovers at the grandparents, we’ve got you covered. Not to brag, but we do believe that we have a backpack for pretty much every occasion.Keep reading to see our new backpacks and why they’re great for certain things. 

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