Now that nurseries and schools have closed, you’ve got the kids to look after and most of us are working from home, ‘normal life’ can feel very far away. As hard as it may seem, developing and maintaining a routine for your family is more important than ever. Children thrive in a routine and guidance from UNICEF recommends that parents and children find the middle ground with a flexible but consistent daily routine to keep …
April 6, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do
Collecting seashells on the beach. Playing hide and seek in the back garden. Loading up the car for your summer family road trip. We all love to reminisce about our fondest childhood memories. Back when life seemed simple and carefree and your biggest worry was deciding which cartoons to watch after school.
Here at My 1st Years, we love sharing stories about the good old days and with all of our special occasion gifts on offer, we’ve …
March 20, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Things To Do
Not long to go now until Mother’s Day! No matter how long you’ve been a mum, Mother’s Day never stops being exciting. Our children show us their love every day in tiny, ordinary moments, but it always touches our hearts when they go the extra mile to make us feel special.
The same goes for your very own mum! Now that she’s a grandma she’s a different kind of mother figure, and that deserves celebrating just …
When it comes to hosting your child’s birthday party, it can be hard to know where to start. If you want to give them a birthday they’ll never forget then choose a children’s party theme that’s guided by their own special interests. It’s also the perfect chance to let the little kid in yourself come out too! To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of 6 adorable children’s party themes and the …
February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting
The first year is an emotional roller-coaster for new parents, and it all culminates in Baby’s 1st birthday. Wondering how to celebrate? If you believe Instagram or Pinterest, the only way to do it is with a perfectly planned, colour-coordinated extravaganza. Believe us when we say it’s not worth the stress.
If you try too hard to make Baby’s 1st birthday perfect, neither you nor your little one will end up having a good time. And …
So much happens in the first year of Baby’s life. Okay, yes, when you have kids, there’s always a lot happening, every single day. But that first year is an especially magical time when Baby transforms completely before your eyes. It’s a short 12 months, full of precious memories you’ll hold on to forever.
How does it make sense, then, to have the first celebration after a whole year? Here at My 1st Years, we firmly …
February 26, 2019Celebrate with us
When a close friend has a baby, you want to support them in any way possible. Even if you’ve never had kids of your own, you can still imagine just how exhausting and overwhelming it must be. But if you’ve never had kids of your own, you might be a bit unsure about the best way to help.
If we’re unsure, we tend to react by avoiding. You might tell yourself that what your friend truly …
February 19, 2019How to, Lifestyle, Parenting
It warms our hearts when we scroll through Instagram to see adorable children wearing My 1st Years, wrapped in robes and blankets with their names on, playing with personalised toys we made just for them. Whenever we find a great photo, we jump at the chance to share it on our feed so all our followers can gasp at the cuteness, too.
Would you like to be featured on our Instagram? All you need to do …