Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 132: February 2016

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Events for the Under-Fives

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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.

Beatrix's Animals

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Saturday 19 March until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Easter Bunny Hunt

Find the missing Easter Bunny at Tittesworth Water. Fri 25 Mar - Wed 6 Apr 2016

Cadbury Easter Hunt

At at Ilam Park. Shorter trail for toddlers. Dogs on leads welcome. Fri 25 - Mon 28 Mar from 11 until 4 pm.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 27 March in Mayfield Church.

Easter Egg Hunt

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Chocolate is good for mum and baby

Good news: eating chocolate whilst pregnant may boost a baby's growth and reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia.

Cuddled infants grow up healthier, kinder and more productive

Study finds that, along with cuddling, a positive childhood with lots of affection and quality time also led to healthier adults with better coping skills.

Babies given paracetamol more likely to develop asthma

Babies who are given paracetamol are nearly a third more likely to develop asthma, reports the Daily Mail.

Children recognise colours before they can speak

Infants have the ability to distinguish between colors even though they don't possess the language skills to define them. I

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