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Issue 64 : January 2010

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 64 : January 2010

Hello and welcome to the first newsletter of 2010. This 
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What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

  More baby massage, baby signing and toddler church 
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  Childminders in Littleover and Swadlincote are now 
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  We've also added links showing all childminders' 
  locations on a map.

  Finally we have made it easier for you to find
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__________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Telling Tales East Midlands Childrens Theatre Consortium are performing an introduction to dance for children aged 4+. Tellin Tales takes a fresh look at well-loved children's stories and two brand new pieces. The performances are short, manageable and easily digestible for younger audiences. February 14 at 2pm, Deda, Chapel Street, Derby. E-mail info@deda.uk.com for more information. Finally, an excuse for pregnant women to eat bacon and eggs If you're pregnant and looking for an excuse to eat bacon and eggs, now you've got one: a new research study shows that choline plays a critical role in helping fetal brains develop regions associated with memory. Choline is found in meats, including pork, as well as chicken eggs. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-01/foas-fae010410.php Studies advise on fluoridated toothpaste use in children Parents should use toothpastes that contain fluoride with a minimum concentration of 1,000 parts per million to prevent tooth decay in their children, says a new report. Children's toothpastes range from 100ppm to 1,400ppm fluoride concentration. http://tinyurl.com/ybyaudv White mothers stop breastfeeding too soon The Government recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. But the UK ranks the second lowest among 32 countries in a World Health Organisation report, with a breastfeeding rate at six months of just 21%. A new study found white mothers were 69% more likely to stop breast feeding early than those of other races. http://tinyurl.com/yzcl7br For more news and events announcements grab our newsfeed from https://www.under-fives.org/newsfeed.html It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and events via e-mail, your web browser or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright jillstudholme.com , 2010 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - https://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at https://www.under-fives.org/news.html

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