The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 156: April 2018
Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you find it useful. Any comments or suggestions for places to visit, please get in touch.
Henry Prince is a village school near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Drop in on Wednesday 9 May from 9 am to 12 noon. A parent will show you around and answer any questions over a cup of tea.
It's a fun way to introduce new ingredients, and encourages little ones to explore unknown tastes, smells or textures. Find a toddler cookery club near you at
Loads of suggestions for places to go with your little ones at
E-mail your event to email@example.com and I'll be pleased to publish it here.
Fun Dog Show
The Allsorts Dog Show starts at 12.30, 13 May, at The Arc, Ashbourne. Including waggiest tail, most appealing eyes and best puppy.
Staffordshire Day - crafts for kids
2 May, Cheadle library, 3.30 to 4.30. Admission just 50p.
Storytelling at Tamworth Castle
Come along dressed in their favourite costumes and listen to stories of Knights, dragons, princesses and other Castle related themes. 5-7 May 11.30 to 16.00.
Discover what Viking life was like with this hands-on exhibition for children. Until 12 May, Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery.
Meet, pet and hold a hedgehog. 13 May 11.00 to 15.00.
The Selfish Giant
Children's performance on 27 May, Chesterfield.
Glewy the Alien and Friends Shows
Matlock Farm park on 28 May from 10-16.30. Play party games, sing songs, tell jokes and stories. Win prizes, and have fun with the naughty little monster and his friends.
Knights and Princesses
Bolsover Castle, 29 May to 1 June from 11 to 5 pm. Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it's time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.
Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.
Dust, food and baby wipes linked to infant allergies
New study shows a complicated combination of factors could be to blame for allergies, including our genetic coding, along with exposure to dust, and even baby wipes.
Mothers and fathers interact differently with babies
New mothers are often willing to engage their newborn in all manner of sounds, gurgles and baby talk. Meanwhile, dads can be a little reluctant to engage in baby talk, according to a new study.
Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce infant allergies
Taking a fish oil capsule from week 20 of pregnancy and during the first three to four months of breastfeeding is associated with a 31% reduction in the risk of egg allergy.
Study suggests taking painkillers during pregnancy can harm baby
Pregnant women could be putting the fertility of future generations at risk by taking every day painkillers such as paracetamol.
Babysitters put infants at risk of cot death by placing them in unsafe sleeping positions
Newborns who die from sudden infant death syndrome while under the supervision of a childcare worker are more likely to be placed lying on their fronts, a study found.
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