• The benefits of play (and the best toys to use!)

    February 17, 2021Parenting, Things To Do

    With schools, nurseries and workplaces mostly closed, parents may be feeling a lot of pressure to keep their children entertained at home. For most of us, home-schooling our children is a challenge, one that feels especially intimidating at the moment. Luckily for little ones, playtime at home can provide a lot of the same educational fun as your toddler’s most-missed nursery activities – all you need is a few of their favourite toys. So, if …

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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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  • 4 ways to have a fun family New Year at home

    December 29, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Things To Do

    New Years has always traditionally been a time to get together with family and friends and to toast to the year that’s passed. Parties will certainly be a lot smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be special. After all, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us and the end of it is certainly something to celebrate. 

    The best part of staying home through 2020 has undoubtedly been not really …

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  • Sleeping for Santa: Tips and advice from The Daddy Sleep Consultant

    December 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Information, Parenting

    The idea of Father Christmas coming is enough to get anyone excited! So it’s no wonder that it can be harder than normal to get your little ones to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. In theory a later night on Christmas Eve isn’t the worst thing to happen, but we often find that this can lead to children who are grumpy and tired on Christmas Day itself (well maybe once all the presents have …

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  • 7 Ways to Reduce Family Conflict Over the Festive Season

    December 19, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting

    About Sarah

    Dr Sarah Mundy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author of Parenting Through Stories. Sarah has worked with children and families for over 20 years and is mum to three children, including a pre-schooler.  

    Parenting Through Stories is an approach to help young children make sense of their experiences, particularly those that they, and their parents, find hard to manage. It comprises a series of interactive children’s stories – Bartley’s Books – and a Parenting …

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  • What should I put in my child’s Christmas Eve Box?

    December 17, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    Twas the day before Christmas and all over the house, everyone was excited – even for sprouts! If you are looking for new ways to celebrate this year, bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with a Christmas Eve box. This tradition originated in Germany, where presents are opened on Christmas Eve. You can fill your box with whatever goodies and little gifts you want to to get the Christmas party started. If …

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  • The personalised Christmas gifts to shop now, according to My 1st Years staff

    December 9, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Meet The Team

    ‘Tis the season for giving, but how do you find the perfect gift? This year, it really is the thought that counts and at My 1st Years, we know just how much a personalised gift can mean. Our team members are here to share what they’re shopping for their own little ones and hopefully inspire you to find the right present for yours this Christmas. 

    Chris, Videographer & Photographer. 

    AKA, Dad to Holly. 

    “Holly has already begun …

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  • Mums share their favourite personalised Christmas gifts from My 1st Years

    December 3, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    This Christmas when it comes to gifting, it really is the thought that counts. When we can’t be together, sending something special in the post is the next-best way to be present. We spoke to some of our favourite insta-mums to find out what’s on their little one’s wish list this year and what a personalised gift means to them. 

    Laura @_islajune

    “I love the size of the reindeer stocking, it’s the perfect size to hold plenty …

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