Tackle those last minute holiday preparations with a drop-in childcare night

Has the holiday season crept up on you? If you’re anything like me, you might be doing your best to plan for these things but there are always those last few errands that need to be taken care of before Christmas Day arrives.

For those of you that are parents to children over the age of 15 months, UOIT’s Campus Childcare Centre is offering a drop-in childcare night this Thursday from 6.30-9pm. That’s just enough time to visit the Oshawa Mall for some last-minute gift shopping, do a deep clean in the guest room, or wrap the kid’s presents for Christmas Eve!

The UOIT Campus Childcare Centre (CCC)

The Campus Childcare Night will be held at the UOIT Campus Childcare Centre (202 Simcoe St N, Oshawa), this Thursday, December 18th, from  6.30-9pm.

Cost: Care is available at $20 per child, and $10 for every additional child. Space is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact Carrieann Knapp, Supervisor, CCC, at 289.222.0337. To find out more, visit the event page for details.

Take baby for their first trim at Melonhead

There comes a time that you’ll start to feel like you want to take your baby for their first haircut. However you look at it, it’s an emotional day for us as parents because it’s such a big step toward toddlerhood.

A view inside of a Melonhead salon

A view inside of the Melonhead Whitby salon

For a first time haircut, Melonhead is a fun salon to consider because it specializes in kid’s haircuts. The whole space is decorated top to bottom with bright colours and has themed seats for baby to sit in while having their hair done. Best of all, your little one gets to choose if they would like to sit in an airplane, train, car or horse. All the elements are here for any mom looking to make a special occasion out of this opportunity. After the haircut is done, Melonhead staff provide you with a first-time-haircut certificate, “after” photo and a clipping of your little one’s hair.

A photo of the full service price list at Melonhead in Whitby

The full list of prices for services available at Melonhead in Whitby

There is only one Melonhead location in the Durham region, in Whitby. The salon is located at 3930 Brock Street North, close to Brock and Taunton.

Cost: In total, you can expect to pay $23 + tips + tax.

More information about locations, hours and services are available on the Melonhead website.