Every milestone in parenthood is magical, yet there is something about your little one starting school that marks a moment more special than most. Maybe it’s the realisation that they’re taking their first independent leap into the big world, or it’s because it’s the first time many parents realise their little one isn’t so little anymore – whatever the reason, watching your child enter the school gates for the first time is all at once exciting and …
August 24, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised
July 20, 2018How to, Parenting, Uncategorised
No-one likes jet lag. More formally defined as flight fatigue, the unpleasant combination of symptoms that follow travelling across time zones (loss of appetite, headaches, insomnia and nausea) can often be so irritating, they render the first few days of a holiday null, whilst you desperately wait to feel back to normal. Dealing with this change in your body is never easy but it’s particularly hard when you’ve got a little one who’s also experiencing …
As much as we love the warmer weather and sunny holidays there is nothing worse than a sleepless night, tossing and turning in the heat. The only thing worse than struggling to sleep in the sticky weather is managing to sleep but being woken by a hot and bothered baby! That’s why we have created a guide to help your baby sleep in the summer, to take the pressure and worry off you.
If you feel …
It’s International Women’s Day and we at My 1st Years HQ couldn’t be more excited about it! An annual celebration of the women’s rights movement, today provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the historic achievements women have made towards global equality as well as, the chance to highlight the strides they continue to make through empowerment movements worldwide.
Although for adults, today is always an inspiring and exciting day, for little ones it can …
January 26, 2018Advice, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting
In their early years, seeing your little one develop and hit new milestones is one of the most rewarding perks of parenthood. If there’s one particular moment new parents often can’t wait for, it’s the experience of their little one sleeping through the night. Not only does this mean you can finally catch more precious hours of snooze yourselves, it indicates that your little one is developing important skills such as self-soothing.
As with most infant …
August 7, 2017How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised
No summer holiday is complete without a sleepover with friends or cousins, that is why we have created this simple guide to throwing a fun and stress-free sleepover. Although children love sleepovers it can be a stressful experience for parents. Combining a mixture of over excited little ones, homesick feelings and the occasional argument over whose turn is next, a slumber party can be a stressful experience. But fear not, follow our simple steps and …
August 2, 2017How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised
Everyone talks about that ‘pregnancy glow’ but let’s face it during the summer heat it’s less of a glow than a sweaty mess. Pregnancy always makes women hotter than usual and during the humid summer nights and warm days that is only worsened. That is why we have put together our top tips for keeping cool, while pregnant, this summer.
Wear Lightweight Clothing
From your underwear to your clothing choose lightweight fabrics such as cotton, during hot …
July 31, 2017Advice, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised
Summer is here and whether you’re off on a holiday somewhere sunny or waiting for the sun to show his face in the UK, it is important that we all keep our children safe in the sun. Most of us know that we need to protect our little ones in the warmer weather, but we’re not always sure how to do this correctly. Check out our advice for the best tips on sun care for the …