Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 133: March 2016

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TinyTalk Baby Signing

Sign, Sing and Stimulate your baby's development at this fun and friendly group -
Free Trial Class!

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


Fundraise for your nursery or playgroup

We now have a section with ideas for fundraising for your school, playgroup, nursery or other good cause. See

Free toddler groups

Free Baby and Toddler Classes

Many activities now offer a free taster session, including Bumpalicious mum and baby fitness, Baby Signing, Twistin' Tinies, Monkey Music, Tumble Tots, Toy Library Stay and Play, Make and Bake, Pre-School Story Sessions, Tennis coaching, YogaBugs, Little Chatterboxes, Mummy Mornings and Cine Babies. Find out more at

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish them here.

Easter Bunny Hunt

Find the missing Easter Bunny at Tittesworth Water. Until Wed 6 Apr 2016

Children's Potting Shed at National Memorial Arboretum

Children decorate their own plant pots and plant seeds in them to take home. If you can't wait for the real thing to grow we'll also provide all that is needed to make a pretty paper flower to decorate the pots in the meantime. Until 8 April.

Easter Egg Hunt

At Carsington Water from Saturday 12 April to Sunday 27 April. Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre reception, follow the trail and see how many eggs you can find.

Easter 'Chicks and Chocolate' Crafts

Easter craft making activities and adventure playground for all ages. Until 10 April at Weston Park.

Beatrix's Animals

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Nut allergy 80% less likely if babies eat peanuts

Eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research.


Breastfeeding protects mothers and babies from diabetes

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing diabetes in women by 25%. Breastfed babies also have a reduced risk of diabetes in adulthood.

Sugar levels in children's fruit juices 'unacceptably high'

"Healthy" drinks marketed to children often contain as much sugar in one portion as a child should consume in a day, say researchers

Common antibiotic for children 'ineffective in half of cases'

A major review of existing data found worryingly high levels of resistance to widely used antibiotics such as ampicillin. This important study may mean that doctors need to change the way they treat one of the most common childhood illnesses.

Half a million children with asthma may not actually have condition

New research suggests that doctors are regulary misdiagnosing children.

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