Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 131 : January 2016

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Discover more Soft Play Centres

You've been recommending more soft play centres and we've listed them all at

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@studholme.net and I'll be pleased to publish them here.

Monkey Madness! at Middleport Pottery

Monkey themed crafts, family fun, and free face painting. Sunday 31 January.

Ozzy Owl's Chinese Zodiac Trail

Help Ozzy Owl find the animals from the Chinese Zodiac at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery throughout February.

Wizard and Witch Storytelling

Hear some magical stories about spells and magic. Drop in 11am - 3pm Thursday 18 Feb.

Make a Busy Person

At Sudbury Museum of Childhood's drop in craft for half term - 15-19th February

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Breastfeeding saves lives

About 13 percent of all under-5 child deaths could be prevented globally by improving breastfeeding rates, and the better health which breastfeeding gives mothers and children gain would save $300 billion each year in medical costs. For each of the first two years a mother breastfeeds over her lifetime, she decreases her risk of developing invasive breast cancer by six percent. She also benefits from reduced ovarian cancer risk.

Antidepressants during pregnancy do not pose risk to unborn child

Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at greater risk of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects compared to women who are not exposed to the drugs, according to new research.

Do parents need more guidance to prevent toddlers overeating?

Reducing toddlers' portion sizes or number of eating occasions could potentially help to target weight gain in later life, researchers say.

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