The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 145: March 2017
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Easter Fun at Trentham Monkey Forest
Children's Fun Day, Sat 1 - Sun 23 Apr 2017
The Penkridge market will be entirely dedicated to children, with stall holders selling everything from nearly new children's clothes and equipment, to toys and handmade crafts. There will also be plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, including a petting farm, rides and children's crafts. Sunday 2 April.
Castle Egg Hunt at Tamworth Castle
Easter Event, Sat 8 - Fri 21 Apr 2017
Easter Egg-stravaganza at National Forest Adventure Farm
Easter Fun Day, Sat 8 - Sun 23 Apr 2017
Bluebells Ice Cream Trail
Bluebells Ice Cream Trail 25th March-10th April
National Trust Egg Hunts
National Trust Egg Hunts 25th-27th March
Sam's Easter Detective Trail at Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Trail and activities available daily throughout the school holidays. £1 trail pack, free entry to museum. Sat 8 - Sun 23 Apr 2017
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Sing to your bump: lullabies to babies in the womb decrease crying when they are born
Research suggests that the best way of ensuring a happy and contented newborn is by singing to it while it is still in the womb.
Airlines "ripping off" passengers travelling with infants
Some airlines charge infants up to four times adult fare. Others are considerably more parent-friendly.
Are baby boys more sensitive than girls?
Infant boys have less self-regulating stress hormones than their female counterparts. They naturally experience more frustration at 6 months and display more intense reactions to negative stressors at 12 months.
How to put your baby to bed to lower the risk of cot death
Putting a baby on their back for every sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome six-fold, says charity.
Photo credit: Carin Araujo
Unusually Hot or Cold Weather Could Affect Babies' Weight
Researchers have found that women who experienced unusually hot or cold weather during pregnancy were at increased risk for having babies with a low birth weight, even when the baby was not born prematurely.
Staying connected helps beat postnatal illness
Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal illness, according to University of Queensland research
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