NCT december newsletter

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Hereford and District Newsletter Autumn Issue Introduce yourselves to any neighbours with children of a similar age, so you can have impromptu play dates instead of being stuck inside on your own. If it snows, amaze a small person by rolling a little surprise present inside a snowball and freezing it hard. Make marzipan fruits with marzipan, food colouring and few cloves for the stalks. Roll the oranges on the side of a grater to get the texture!

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  • Hereford and District Newsletter Autumn Issue

    Introduce yourselves to any neighbours with

    children of a similar age, so you can have

    impromptu play dates instead of being stuck inside on your own.

    If it snows, amaze a small person by rolling a little surprise present inside a snowball and

    freezing it hard.

    Make marzipan fruits with marzipan, food colouring and few

    cloves for the stalks. Roll the oranges on the side of a grater to get the texture!

  • Letter from the Committee

    Following our AGM in November, we have a couple of new faces helping run the committee. We are always keen for new ideas and with all positions being taken now there is no obligation to take on a role and you do not have to be a member, just enjoy the social side of it!

    We ran another hugely successful sale at Hereford leisure centre back in October, so lovely to see lots of friends and also so many new faces. Make sure you have the next sale in your diary (16th Feb 2013). Before then though we have Christmas, a time for eating too much and seeing too much of your families. If you fancy escaping for a morning, we have a Christmas party at tiny toes on December 18th, this is a lovely group, run by mums. You do not have to be a member to come and enjoy the craft, snack, music and games from 10-12 on a Tuesday at Stretton Sugwas village hall. Hopefully well see lots of you at the Christmas meal on the 6th Dec (email for details)

    Happy Christmas!

    BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Harriet & BenJoshua Allen

    16th September 2012 Cressida & AlexSophia Grace

    18th September 2012 Lauren & WayneHuw Richard

    19th September 2012 PJ & PaulMax

    28th September 2012 Amy & DannyReuben

    13th October 2012

  • Our breastfeeding experience

    Wed already decided that breastfeeding was our chosen method before the

    birth, but once he was here it was so hard! We stayed in hospital for 3 days

    getting excellent help, but soon I developed mastitis and was struggling. He

    was tongue tied so physically struggled to latch on, plus he was very lazy!

    Being stubborn I didnt want to give up, so I googled, got his tongue fixed, rang

    the NCT support line and bought myself an electronic pump. When he was 5

    weeks old I realised I needed more support so found a baby group to go to

    (Tiny Toes on a Tuesday at Stretton Sugwas village hall 10-12)as well as the

    NCT bumps and babes group. I made a circle of friends who helped us but

    most importantly I felt they didnt judge me. I did try to go back to breast-

    feeding during the day, but as he got older and nosier it became even more

    impossible. I expressed for 7 months and continued feeding him at night until

    he was 9 months (it was a lot more comfortable lying down!) I am pleased

    with my decision and my only recommendation would be to seek help and ad-

    vice before you get to the point of exhaustion and exasperation!

    To hire Ameda or Medela pumps, via a local NCT

    volunteer agent,

    please call NCT Enquiries on 0300 330 077

    Breastfeeding Support Group on Wednesday 10-12 at Fred

    Bulmer Centre

    Tiny ToesTuesday 10-12Stretton Sugwas Village Halllots

    of mums with plenty of experience and support!

  • Nct sale

    advert

    Contact de-

    tails and

    HEREFORD NCT NEARLY NEW SALE

    16th February 2013

    1.30

    (1pm for members with valid membership card)

    Hereford Leisure Centre

    Thurs 6th December - Christmas Meal - 7.30 @ Ask

    Tues 18th Dec - Tiny Toes Christmas Party - 10-1 @ Stretton Sugwas

    Tues 8th Jan - Committee Meeting - 7.30 @ Stretton Sugwas Village Hall

    Tues 15th Jan - Health Visitor at Tiny Toes @ Stretton Sugwas Village Hall

    Sat 16th Feb - Nearly New Sale - 1.30 @ Hereford Leisure Centre

    If you would like to volunteer, find out more or get directions then please

    e-mail us at [email protected]

    TINY TOES

    Christmas

    Party Tuesday 18th Dec

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    Stretton Sugwas

    village hall

    Fun, games

    & craft