Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 139: September 2016

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TinyTalk Baby Signing

TinyTalk Baby Signing:

Learn to communicate with your baby before they can speak - more classes and a free trial now available in Castle Donnington and Melbourne.

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Events for the Under-Fives

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Spooky Trail at Ilam Park

A self-led spooky trail for families; take a walk through the spooky woods and hunt for hidden clues. Collect a spooky biscuit at the end. 22-30 October, 11 am.

Family Treasure Hunt and Leafy Craft

At Hardwick Estate, 22-30 October from 11 am. Collect your paper bag at Visitor Reception and go off and explore the garden or park to collect fallen leaves, seeds and sticks to create some wild art together under the shelter of the Cart Shed in the Stableyard.

Play with Clay

At World of Wedgewood, 23-24 October from 10 am.

A Friendly Giant Experience

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl meet 'Windy Pops' the friendly giant and make a clay giant to take home. At The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, 11 am, 29 October.

Beatrix's Animals

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

A clutch of news about preventing allergies in infants this month, but first

Oliver and Amelia most popular baby names in England

Second are Jack and Olivia and third Harry and Emily. New entries to the top 100 for boys include Jaxon, Roman, Reggie and Carter. For girls Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddision and Aria make their first appearances..

Map of Girls' name popularity

Eggs and Peanuts May Help Babies Avert Allergies

Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they're as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them later, a research review suggests.

Infants Predisposed to Asthma may find Protection in Breastfeeding

Infants who are genetically predisposed to asthma may find relief from symptoms if they are breastfed.

Giving antibiotics to children increases their risk of allergies

Giving antibiotics to children increases their risk of allergies such as eczema and hay fever, scientists have found. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

Choking risk for baby-led weaning no different than spoon-feeding

Infants who feed themselves are no more likely to experience choking than infants who are spoon-fed, an experiment found.

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