Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 169: July 2019

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


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

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Children's Party Planning

Everything you might need for your children's party. Entertainers, face painters, venue suggestions, soft play hire and themed parties in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

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Services for Parents

Jewellery from baby's fingerprints, children's murals, etc

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Captain Cuthbert and Scat the cat book launch at GlossopBookFest

6 July 2019 Open 14:00 - 18:00. Meet children's author/illustrator and get a signed copies of her book at Glossop Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Glossop.

Big Chesterfield Teddy Bears' Picnic

Various Parks, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2NF. Bring your teddy and your picnic, and join in the fun on 7 July 2019.

Adult and Baby Film - Mamma Mia! Here we go Again

9 July 2019 9:30 am. Film, Chesterfield. Screening only for parents or carers with babies. Members of the general public will not be admitted, so there's no need to worry about disturbing other guests while your film is playing. Suitable for babies under one. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.

Heroes and Heroines

Apedale Valley Light Railway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 13-14 July. A chance for children to dress up as their favourite superhero or maybe a Princess? Kids in fancy dress travel free.

Make a Crazy Cress Head

Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent 23 July 2019 11 am - 4 pm. Decorate your own special plant pot and make a crazy cress-head to take home and grow your own cress. Included with admission, 11am - 4pm.

Peg Creatures from the Deep Sea

Create your very own ocean friend from pegs and a variety of materials. Drop in 10.30am-12:30pm and 1.15pm-3pm. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, 30th July - 1st August.

Mayfield Summer Fete

With children's fun fair, shire horses, bouncy castle, candy floss, giant slide - lots of fun for young children.


Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

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

Risk of autism increases with mother's exposure to pesticides

Findings suggest that a child's risk of autism increases following prenatal exposure to pesticides within 2 km of their mother's home during pregnancy, compared with offspring of women from the same region without such exposure.

Research shows baby brains are primed to be bilingual

It's never too early to expose kids to two languages.

Baby food nutrition slammed in government report

Commercial baby foods have been denounced in a new report from Public Health England for encouraging high sugar intake in infants, misleading parents with health claims and setting children up for potential diet-related issues throughout their life.

How You Hold a Baby May Say Something About Your Personality

New research examines personality differences between left and right-cradlers.

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The secret of being a good father

Studies are finding that non-maternal caregivers play a crucial role in children's behaviour, happiness, even cognitive skills.

Breast Milk Is Teeming With Bacteria - That's Good for the Baby

Breast milk, it turns out, is teeming with bacteria that colonise the infant's gut, and could help set the course for the baby's growing immune system and metabolism. Moreover, breast milk seems to be rich in beneficial bacteria only when it comes directly from the mother's breast - not even when the same milk is pumped and delivered later by bottle.

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