Issue 27 : October 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 27 : October 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to October's newsletter. Thanks for subscribing: I hope you find it useful. If you want to contribute anything to the newsletter: tell us about a great place you've been with your child or warn us not to go somewhere, then please fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.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? - Child Seats in Cars: The New Rules - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Childminders The childminders page is growing slowly - to add a childminder fill in the form at the bottom of http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ SALE: 10% off new stock at Boden plus free delivery and returns. See their new winter range of clothes for adults and children. For this and other discounts visit http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: __________________________________________________________ Child Seats in Cars: The New Rules ---------------------------------- New rules governing the use of child car seats came into force on the 18th of September. Briefly, this is what is now the law. Children under 3 Children under 3 years must use the child restraint appropriate for their weight in all cars, vans and other goods vehicles, EXCEPT for in the back seat of a taxi. They cannot travel otherwise. This means for example that they may not travel in cars, vans or goods vehicles which do not have seat belts installed. Rear-facing baby seats must not be used in a seat protected by a frontal air-bag unless the air-bag has been deactivated manually or automatically. Children ages 3 to 12, under 135 cm tall Where seat belts fitted a child seat must be used. However, the child can use the adult belt... - in a licensed taxi/private hire vehicle; or - for a short distance for reason of unexpected necessity; or - two occupied child restraints prevent fitment of a third. For more information see http://www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk/ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html It's free and reaches our 466 subscribers. Plus the newsletters are archived on the web site for our monthly 3000 visitors to read. Toddler Lunch: Henry Prince CE First School The Henry Prince school invites anyone with a child under five to their "Toddler Lunch" on Tuesday 17 October. A chance for you and your child have lunch with the children at the school. Ring 01335 342613 to book your place. That day is also the school's open day. http://www.henryprince.staffs.sch.uk/ Baby Loss Awareness Day October 15th is Baby Loss Awareness Day to raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss. You are invited to light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died during pregnancy or at, during or after birth. http://www.babyloss-awareness.org/ Drop-In Session for those who have lost Babies October 14th, Basement of the Cathedral Coffee Shop, Derby. From 11 till 3 people can get information on the local and national support that is available for those who have experienced the loss of a baby, during any stage of pregnancy or after birth. Meet and talk to others who have experienced the loss of a baby. http://www.babyloss-awareness.org/EnglishEvents2006.htm :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have a postnatal illness or birth trauma? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Language link to 'bubble blowing' Infants who can blow bubbles and lick their lips are more likely to pick up language quickly, research suggests. Children who were good at pretending an object was something else also had better language skills. "The best thing parents can do to help is talk to their kids." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5106294.stm Keep slapping on that sunscreen When used properly, sunscreens are proven to prevent skin damage. But if not applied often enough, a sunscreen can actually enhance skin damage, according to a new study. Scientists have found that sunscreens contain free radicals that can damage skin cells and increase the risk of skin cancer. To be beneficial sunscreen needs to be applied every 2 hours. http://www.newscientist.com/ Young children need more exercise than adults Nursery children need more physical exercise to burn off their energy and stave off the threat of obesity, experts warn. The recommended adult level of exercise - 30 minutes, three times a week - is not enough for young children. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5409740.stm 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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