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Issue 53 : January 2009

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 53 : January 2009

A belated Happy New Year to you. I hope you find the 
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can do so at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Shopping Vouchers
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Birthday Parties
  More venues to hold your child's party are now listed. 
  From play centres to farm parks and swimming pools.

Special Offers and Discount Codes

These companies have this week have made these discount 
codes and special offers available to Under-Fives 
readers.  For more offers see 

Free contents insurance from Norwich Union
  For a limited time, Norwich Union Direct is offering 
  free contents insurance to all new customers buying 
  building insurance who have three or more claim free 
  years with their current buildings and contents insurer. 
  For more details click the link below and go to the 
  Home insurance page.

Up to 70% off at Figleaves.
  Elle  Macpherson, Fantasie, Freya, Intimates, 
  Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Diesel...all in the sale at 

White Company: 60% Off
  Get 60% off bed linen, great children's clothes and 
  gifts at the White Company when you click the following

Body Shop, Amazon, BBC, Marks and Spencer...
  For more special offers and discount codes see

News and Events

Please send announcements of future children's events to 

Belper Nappucino
   Interested in finding out more about Real Nappies? The 
   Real Nappy event lets you see a wide variety of real 
   nappies and to find out about the different types and 
   styles available over a drink. Children welcome. 
   6 Feb 09 from 10.30 am to 1 pm at Belper Chucklebutties 

New antenatal programme for dads
   Antenatal sessions for dads-to-be where they can 
   discuss concerns, thoughts and meet other dads who care 
   for their babies -  are now available to children's centres 
   and other antenatal providers following a successful pilot 
   in Staffordshire. 
Epidurals in labour safer than thought
   The most comprehensive study into the risks posed by 
   epidurals concludes that they are safer than 
   previously thought. The chance of suffering lasting 
   harm is between 1 in 320,000 and 1 in 80,000.

Call for more male nursery staff 
   For every 100 people working in childcare, only two 
   are men. Men are being urged to take jobs in 
   nurseries after a survey suggested many parents 
   want their toddlers to have more contact with 
   male role models.  

Implants for babies could help deaf learn to speak
   Brain activity that is "scrambled" in deaf cats 
   develops normally if they are fitted with a cochlear 
   implant shortly after birth. The finding may explain 
   how deaf children given implants as babies can learn 
   to speak almost as well as hearing children. 

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