Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 121 : February 2015

Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. This month we've added more play centres to our listings. We'd really like to know which ones you recommend and which you don't like. Get in touch.


What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

Play Centre

Play Centres

Over 35 play centres now listed at

Under-Fives Events

If you have a children's event you'd like publicised, just drop me an email.

Mums go free at Mother's Day

At the Shugborough Estate on 15th March.

Nature Tots: Plants get growing, Matlock Bath

A fun playgroup session for pre-school children aged 3 and over. Discover how plants grow and plant your own grassy heads to look after.Booking essential as numbers are limited. Monday 16th Marh, 10 to 11.30 am at the Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath.

Easter Egg Trail at Biddulph Grange Garden

From the third to the sixth of April.

Easter Egg Trail at Ilam Park

Explore the park and hunt for clues. Collect a chocolate egg at the end of the trail.From the third to the sixth of April from 11 'til 4 pm.

Another Easter Egg Trail

This time at the Kingsley Falconry. Easter egg quiz trail, egg painting and competitions . Flying displays and handling throughout the day. Sat 4 - Mon 6 April.

Paddington is at the Churnet Valley Railway

Come and see Paddington as he arrives for his first adventure at the Churnet Valley Railway. Everyone's favourite bear will be making personal appearances at intervals on the 25th and 26nd of April.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

A rash of allergy news this month.

Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies

Study finds that early introduction of peanut products (not whole nuts) reduced the proportion of children that develop a peanut allergy by age five, compared to those avoiding peanuts completely.

Babies fed by bottle 'could be more prone to allergies'

New research discovers breastfeeding boosts growth of bacteria in baby's gut, making digestion of solid food easier. Bottle feeding could make babies more prone to allergies, diabetes, heart disease and bowel problems as they grow up.

Sound of mum's voice boosts brain growth in premature babies

Listening to recordings of their mothers' voices and heartbeats could help premature infants’ brains mature.

Musical software helps mothers push babies out faster

Audio-visual feedback helps women who have had an epidural to know when to push, speeding up labour and making tearing and infections less likely

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