Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 167: April 2019

Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter - I hope you find it useful.

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

Nursery painting


More nurseries in Derbyshire and Staffordshire are listed at

Visiting a farm

Places to go with Babies and Toddlers

Play centres, farms, climbing walls, train journeys, parks, playgrounds - there are loads of places to visit with children in our area.

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Puss In Boots

3 May Buxton Opera House

Meet the Groups in Mayfield

Discover Wendy Toddler Club, Sunday Club, Beavers and more groups for children at the Mayfield Memorial Hall, Saturday 4th May, 2.30 to 4.30 pm.

Enchanted Woodland Weekend

There's magic and mischief hiding in the woodlands at the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, 11am to 4pm, 4th May.

Unicorn Daze at the National Forest Adventure Farm

4-6 May. Meet and feed the animals and play in the huge indoor and outdoor play areas plus enjoy fabulous Unicorn activities.

Meeting a unicorn

Giant Miniature Weekend

Over 100 miniature engines from across the UK will be in steam, operating alongside the narrow gauge steam trains of the SBR. Statfold Barn Railway, 11-12 May 10 am to 4 pm.

Paw Patrol Family Fun Raceday

See Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at Family Fun Raceday. The pups will be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at intervals throughout the day. There will also be lots of other family entertainment including a soft play area, PC Bluey and Konk, inflatables plus fairground rides. 26 May 11:50 am to 5 pm.

Glewy the Alien and Friends

Play party games, sing songs, tell jokes and stories. Win prizes, and have fun with the naughty little monster and his friends at Matlock Farm Park. 12 May.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%

World Heath Organisation says companies claiming formula is as good for babies as breast milk are misleading parents.

No more infant formula advertising in The British Medical Journal

Following the above advice, the BMJ have banned formula milk advertising in their magazines, even though it will cost them 300,000 pounds in lost revenue in 2020.

Guidelines issued on activity and screen time for babies and toddlers

Children aged less than 2 years should not spend any time passively watching screens.

Just two hours' screen time a day can make toddlers more likely to be badly behaved or have ADHD

Toddlers who spend hours staring at screens every day are more badly behaved by the time they are five, another study has claimed.

Breech baby scan would save lives

Mums-to-be could be routinely offered an ultrasound scan at 36 weeks to help spot risky breech deliveries, when a baby's bottom or feet will emerge first, say UK researchers.

Do not give peanuts to children to cure their allergy, study warns

Study reveals it may make them more sensitive.

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