Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 128 : October 2015

Welcome to the October newsletter. Some of you received last month's newsletter late - my apologies. We moved servers and had a few teething problems.


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


Day Nurseries

A day nursery takes children up to school age for whole or half day sessions. You can now find more day nurseries at

Baby Massage

Baby Massage

Find a baby massage group near you - more listed at

Tiny Talk Baby Signing - 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.

Half Term Family Fun at the Farm at Shugborough Estate

Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October. Autumn Activity Week at the farm with spooky crafts, pumpkin carving and fun quizzes and trails.

Family Fun Boat Trips

Sunday 25th October in Chesterfield.

Xplorer Family Challenge

At Carsington Water Visitor Centre on Sat 31 Oct from 10 to 12 and 1 to 3 - a family friendly navigation challenge.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

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

Christmas at the Ark

Visit the kennels and cattery which are decorated for Christmas. All the cats and dogs have a stocking ready to collect for their Christmas Dinner! Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2015 from 11 to 4.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Babies better than adults at knowing where they're being touched

Mr Tickle can't bamboozle a baby. Unlike grown-ups, young infants donít let the positioning of their bodies confuse their sense of touch.

Should babies be given solids earlier to prevent food allergies?

To avoid developing food allergies, research says it is better for babies to be exposed to food from 4 months old rather than the recommended 6 months.

Why stressed-out infants are less likely to learn new things

Stressed-out toddlers who are placed in uncomfortable and unfamiliar circumstances are more likely to fall back on their habits and less likely to try new things, research shows. Situations like parents leaving the room, a stranger sitting next to them or a robot dancing around to loud music all stressful.

Giving dummies to babies can slow their ability to talk, research suggests

The study also indicates that toddlers who suck their thumbs are also at greater risk of delayed speech development.

How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? US pediatricians say none

Study says there is no 'safe' amount of alcohol for expectant mothers, but advice comes amid widespread uncertainty

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