Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 127 : September 2015

Welcome to September's newsletter - I hope you all had a good summer. Could tell our readers about the places you visited and whether you would recommend them to others? Email jill@under-fives.org - thanks!


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

Toddler hand prints

Childminders and Babysitters

You can now use the site to find a childminder or babysitter in any of these places: Alfreton, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Belper, Brassington, Burton on Trent, Buxton, Cannock, Cheadle, Denstone, Derby, Ellastone, Hemington, Littleover, Long Eaton, Macclesfield, Mappleton, Marchington, Melbourne, Newcastle Under Lyme, Ockbrook, Ripley, Rocester, Spondon, Sudbury, Stafford, Stenson Fields, Stone, Swadlincote, Swanwick, Tamworth, Tibshelf, Tideswell, Tutbury, Uttoxeter and Waterhouses

Tiny Talk - First Class Free

New classes for babies and toddlers promoting vital early communication skills with exciting activities. Taster class for free!

See more details...

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

A spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent every weekend until 31 October.

Family Fun Boat Trips

Until October in Chesterfield.

Knotty Train Day at Foxfield Steam Railway

Special Vintage trains will operate throughout the Sunday the 4th of October using steam locomotives and coaches dating back to the days of Queen Victoria.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Portion sizes for young children: how much should a toddler be eating?

Many parents worry that their toddler is not eating enough and most expect them to eat more than they need, which can lead them being overweight and obese. Some portion sizes are now double what they were 20 years ago. See recommended portion sizes for toddlers.

Baby foods found too sweet to encourage variety of tastes in children

Despite containing large amounts of vegetables, commercial baby foods are probably too sweet to encourage children to eat their greens, scientists have said.

Free school meals 'could be scrapped'

Government considering scrapping Nick Clegg's flagship policy of free hot lunches for infants

Babies time their smiles to make their mums smile in return

When babies smile, they do so with a purpose--to make the person they interact with smile in return. Babies reach that goal by using sophisticated timing, much like comedians who time their jokes to maximize audience response. But there is a twist: babies seem to be doing this while smiling as little as possible.

Early pregnancy test may predict miscarriage and chance of twins

Home tests can tell you if you're pregnant - but what if they could also reveal if you're expecting twins, or likely to miscarry? This could soon become a reality.

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