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Issue 27 : October 06

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 27 : October 2006

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Child Seats in Cars: The New Rules

New rules governing the use of child car seats came into 
force on the 18th of September. Briefly, this is what 
is now the law.

Children under 3
  Children under 3 years must use the child restraint
  appropriate for their weight in all cars, vans and other 
  goods vehicles, EXCEPT for in the back seat of a taxi. 
  They cannot travel otherwise. This means for example that 
  they may not travel in cars, vans or goods vehicles which 
  do not have seat belts installed.

  Rear-facing baby seats must not be used in a seat 
  protected by a frontal air-bag unless the air-bag has 
  been deactivated manually or automatically.

Children ages 3 to 12, under 135 cm tall
  Where seat belts fitted a child seat must be used. 
  However, the child can use the adult belt...
  - in a licensed taxi/private hire vehicle; or
  - for a short distance for reason of unexpected 
    necessity; or
  - two occupied child restraints prevent fitment of 
    a third.
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Toddler Lunch: Henry Prince CE First School
  The Henry Prince school invites anyone with a child 
  under five to their "Toddler Lunch" on Tuesday 17 
  October. A chance for you and your child have lunch 
  with the children at the school.  Ring 01335 342613 to 
  book your place. That day is also the school's 
  open day.

Baby Loss Awareness Day
  October 15th is Baby Loss Awareness Day to raise 
  awareness of pregnancy and infant loss.  You are 
  invited to light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning 
  for at least one hour to remember all babies that 
  have died during pregnancy or at, during or 
  after birth.

Drop-In Session for those who have lost Babies
  October 14th, Basement of the Cathedral Coffee Shop, 
  Derby. From 11 till 3 people can get information on 
  the local and national support that is available for 
  those who have experienced the loss of a baby, during 
  any stage of pregnancy or after birth.  Meet and talk 
  to others who have experienced the loss of a baby.


  Think you may have a postnatal illness or birth trauma? 
  The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web 
  site - http://www.pni-uk.com/
  PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767.

Language link to 'bubble blowing'
  Infants who can blow bubbles and lick their lips are 
  more likely to pick up language quickly, research 
  suggests. Children who were good at pretending 
  an object was something else also had better language 
  skills.  "The best thing parents can do to help is
  talk to their kids."

Keep slapping on that sunscreen
  When used properly, sunscreens are proven to prevent 
  skin damage. But if not applied often enough, a 
  sunscreen can actually enhance skin damage, according 
  to a new study.  Scientists have found that sunscreens 
  contain free radicals that can damage skin cells and 
  increase the risk of skin cancer.  To be beneficial
  sunscreen needs to be applied every 2 hours.

Young children need more exercise than adults
  Nursery children need more physical exercise to burn 
  off their energy and stave off the threat of obesity, 
  experts warn.  The recommended adult level of 
  exercise - 30 minutes, three times a week - is 
  not enough for young children.

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