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Issue 34 : May 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 34 : May 2007

I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.  If you have 
any comments on it, or would like to recommend somewhere 
you have been with your children, please get in touch.
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What's New at the Web Site?

Jen's Childminding Service
  A registered childminder with vacancies for 3 months and
  upwards.  Jen has 6 years experience of working with 
  children of all ages and holds numerous qualifications. 


  Host Captain Tortue Children's Wear Parties at your 
  playgroup, coffee morning, work place or home.  A 
  new range of French children's fashion from the age of 
  6 months.  Unique prints and designs, unavailable 
  anywhere else, at high street prices.  Contact Shelly
  on 01298 73758 or see www.under-fives.org/services.html

NCT Baby Toddler Group
  Bramshall Village Hall, Uttoxeter. Monday mornings.  
  They invite you to come and have a chat whilst your 
  toddler gets to run around and play in a safe enviroment. 

NCT Bumps Babies
  The Friends Meeting House, Carter Street, Uttoxeter. 
  Monday afternoons.  For 'bumps' and children up to the 
  age of 12 months. Go along for a cup of tea or to 
  browse through the extensive library of books 
  and information.
[Advertising Feature]

Little Dippers - Inspirational Baby Swimming Classes

Did you know that newborn babies have a remarkable skill?

If put underwater they'll open their eyes, hold their breath 
an in-built response known as the mammalian dive reflex, 
stops any water getting into their lungs. After only a year, 
this reflex is almost gone and any baby in water will cough 
and splutter, like the rest of us.

Little Dippers is an inspirational training programme 
pioneered over the last ten years. Using the dive reflex, 
classes teach the youngest of children to not only enjoy 
and become confident in water but to equip them with skills 
that may one day save their lives.

Introducing babies to swimming aids and improves babies 
and children's development- physical, intelligene, 
language, emotional and social.

For more information on Little Dippers classes around 
Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Midlands contact 
Felicity Westlake. Telephone 07886 592804, e-mail 
littledippers@bohemianbaby.co.uk or fill in the form at 

Special Offers

20% Off at Cath Kidstone
  Save on Cath Kidston Star products. Offer valid until 
  21st May. Shop now for vintage inspired prints on clothing 
  to homeware.  

Save 17 Pounds on Charlie and Lola Boxset
  Get 17.99 off boxsets of Charlie and Lola DVDs from 
  the BBC.

Free Delivery from Marks and Spencer
  Marks and Spencer is offering free delivery when you 
  spend 30 or more. Enter the code FREEDELV at checkout. 
  With up to 30% off selected furniture, 3 for 2 on 
  selected women's t-shirts and 20% off selected 
  boys trousers.

3 Issues of Marie Claire for a pound
  Big savings on magazine subscriptions such as Vogue, 
  and Glamour.  Three issues of many magazines for a 
  pound, including Marie Claire. 

For more special offers see

News and Events

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East Staffordshire Storytelling Festival
  12-26 May at locations around East Staffordshire 
  including Stanton, Rolleston, Burton and Uttoxeter. A
  celebration of storytelling for all ages.

Baby toys 'no long-term benefit'
  Babies do not gain long-term benefits from having 
  stimulating toys to play with, researchers claim. 
  Toys and books had a major link to children's 
  development at the time, but the Institute of Education 
  found no significant future associations.  The most 
  important factor, especially for mothers with little 
  education, was playing with and talking to their children.

Breastfeeding may protect "older" mothers from cancer
  Women who delay pregnancy past their mid-twenties 
  may reduce their risk of breast cancer later in 
  life by breastfeeding their children, a new study 

Wi-fi laptop fears for children
  Computers with wireless internet should not be 
  placed on children's laps, says the head of the 
  government's committee on mobile phone 
  safety research.  He says children should keep a 
  safe distance from the embedded antennas.

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, 2007
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