Issue 26 : September 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 26 : September 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* September is here already and some of you will have children going to school for the first time - I hope it is going well. My daughter is already complaining that her teachers "boss her about". The exodus to school has left some toddler and play- groups depleted. So if you have been thinking of going to one now is a good time. You'll get a very friendly welcome and it won't be too busy. For a group near you see http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html To read previous issues of this newsletter, subscribe or cancel your subscription see http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Trentham Gardens Woodland walk, rowing boats, mini steam railway and adventure playground inside the Italian garden. Plus new Monkey Forest lets children get close to monkeys in trees. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Do you provide a service for the under-fives? Then promote your business here. Over 3000 people visit our web site looking for things to do with their children. Visit http://www.under-fives.org/advert.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Playgroups New information is on the playgroups page. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Childminders I'm starting a page listing childminders - so if any childminders are reading this and would like to be added please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do the same if you would like to recommend your childminder. http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html (Circulation: 438 subscribers) NCT Nearly New Sale Sunday 24th September, 10 am - 12 pm at Ashbourne Leisure Centre. For toys, clothes, cots, books, pushchairs, maternity wear, etc. If you have baby equipment you wish to sell contact Kate Fitzpatrick on 07909 984639. Toys Needed for Toddler Group The Committee of Wirksworth Toy Library are planning to set up a new Baby and Toddler group in Wirksworth. They need donations of good quality baby toys (0-2 yrs) (They need toys to start with before they can apply for grants to buy new ones.) They are happy to collect toys locally. They also need stair gates. If you can help contact Hanna Link on 01629 826851. Peter Pan Pantomime Tickets are now on sale for the Peter Pan pantomime at the Derby Assembly Rooms, Fri 8 December to Sunday 7 January. Tickets from £9.50. http://www.assemblyrooms-derby.co.uk/ :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have postnatal depression or illness? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Simple blood test may detect pre-eclampsia A simple blood test could predict a potentially fatal pregnancy complication up to three months before symptoms occur, researchers report. Pre- eclampsia is little understood complication occurring in 5% of pregnancies. It is the leading cause of premature delivery worldwide. http://www.newscientist.com/ Morning sickness 'regulates diet' Morning sickness might have evolved to ensure pregnant women do not digest too much unhealthy food, say scientists. They found evidence that nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is associated with high intake of sugar, alcohol, oils and meat. Cereals were least likely to trigger sickness. Research has suggested that morning sickness might have positive consequences - such as a reduced risk of miscarriage. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5168882.stm Older dads boost risk of autistic children Men over 40 are almost six times more likely to father a child with autism than younger men, according to a new study. Older maternal age was not found to be a risk factor. http://www.newscientist.com/ If you would like to read this news as it happens, without waiting for this newsletter, then grab our newsfeed from http://www.under-fives.org/newsfeed.html It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and events via e-mail, your web site or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2005 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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