The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 133: March 2016
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Easter Bunny Hunt
Find the missing Easter Bunny at Tittesworth Water. Until Wed 6 Apr 2016
Children's Potting Shed at National Memorial Arboretum
Children decorate their own plant pots and plant seeds in them to take home. If you can't wait for the real thing to grow we'll also provide all that is needed to make a pretty paper flower to decorate the pots in the meantime. Until 8 April.
Easter Egg Hunt
At Carsington Water from Saturday 12 April to Sunday 27 April. Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre reception, follow the trail and see how many eggs you can find.
Easter 'Chicks and Chocolate' Crafts
Easter craft making activities and adventure playground for all ages. Until 10 April at Weston Park.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Nut allergy 80% less likely if babies eat peanuts
Eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research.
Breastfeeding protects mothers and babies from diabetes
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing diabetes in women by 25%. Breastfed babies also have a reduced risk of diabetes in adulthood.
Sugar levels in children's fruit juices 'unacceptably high'
"Healthy" drinks marketed to children often contain as much sugar in one portion as a child should consume in a day, say researchers
Common antibiotic for children 'ineffective in half of cases'
A major review of existing data found worryingly high levels of resistance to widely used antibiotics such as ampicillin. This important study may mean that doctors need to change the way they treat one of the most common childhood illnesses.
Half a million children with asthma may not actually have condition
New research suggests that doctors are regulary misdiagnosing children.
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