As a mom, I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting products to introduce to the boys. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I turned to blog world and the gaggle of moms that I followed asking them to share their favorite baby products with me. Within seconds I received countless comments and emails regarding everything from teethers to strollers to bottles and more. And that's when I realized that the best advice? Comes from moms who've been there.
Similarly, one of the best ways I've found to discover new products has been to sign up to receive one of those monthly "product" boxes that I'm sure you've heard about or seen on Twitter or Instagram. With a few notable companies to choose from, I've now received boxes from a handful of different suppliers and currently have a paid subscription with one of them. With each of the boxes that have arrived, some months have proved to be wild successes and others? Slight disappointments.
But isn't the point of these boxes to learn what products work for you and your family? It goes without saying that what my toddler likes may not be what the toddler down the street likes and so on and so forth.
Most recently, the wonderful Nicole, beautiful Mom and Bluum Brand Development guru, sent Carter and I the brand new Bluum Toddler box which launched this month! You can sign up by clicking the bluum logo at the bottom of this post. To receive this month's Toddler Box, you have until the 10th to sign up as the boxes will ship out January 17th!
Bluum Toddler will consist of samples catered more towards, you guessed it, the toddler ages 13-36 months. Each monthly box will be tailored by your toddler's age and will retail for a subscription price of $24.95 per month. It will also include full size products. Umm, awesome.
As always, each box will highlight milestones that your child will soon be achieving and what to expect during that particular month of your baby's life. As Bluum launches their new boxes, the Bluum website will be completely interactive with some exciting new customization options!
This month our Toddler Box featured fantastic products from companies like Little Pim, Oogaa Baby, Boogie Wipes and Happy Family.
Each box sells for $24.95 per month and includes full size products. Umm, awesome. After tearing into our goodies, I think it's safe to say that we are hooked.
This month we received the following:
Brain Rules For Babies ($15)
Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and Dad, unravels how a child's brain delveops- and what you can do to optimize it. YES, PLEASE.
Boogie Wipes Saline Wipes (30 wipes, $3.79)
This isn't the first time I've been introduced to these wipes and it goes without saying that they are an absolute necessity when it comes to babies and toddlers. Tiny runny noses, whether due to teething or that pesky cold, love the gentle feel and deliciously smell of Boogie Wipes. I would be lying if I said I never used them on myself!
Happy Family Happy Creamies ($3.59)
An easy on the go snacks for toddlers that consists of veggies and fruits mixed with coconut milk. With probiotics added for digestion, these treats are gluten free and contain NO artificial flavors and preservatives. These tasty little nuggets were a huge hit in our house, as are most Happy Family products and made for a great little treat while out running errands!
Happy Family Happy Baby Pouch ($2.09)
We received the mango squeeze pouch and before I had a chance to photograph it, Carter was off and running with it. Needless to say he loves these little pouches and they are an excellent source of super food tastiness in a tiny, on-the-go pouch.
Smile Makers Assorted Reward Stickers (75 Stickers, $5.99)
Full of playful designs, these stickers are so fun! And for my sticker-obsessed toddler they were an absolute hit. I'm tempted to hang onto them as we begin the much-loathed parental responsibility that is potty training but I'm not sure they'll last that long!
Wee Can Too Veggie Crayons (Pack of 5, $11)
One of the newest and most creative products yet! These crayons are made from edible ingredients which means they are hand to mouth safe! Made with organic ingredients they're practically good for you! We have yet to try these crayons but with the temperatures dropping and many days spent indoors just around the corner, we'll be breaking out our new crayons for sure! I've never worried about Carter eating them but our dog, Sullivan, LOVES to much on a lone crayon or two. I'm actually pretty excited that these are safe to ingest!
Oogaa Baby Mealtime Spoon ($5.99)
Made from soft silicone and BPA-free, our new spoon will definitely make mealtimes fun! As soon as Carter pulled his "Choo-Choo soon!" from the box, he immediately starting making all kinds of whistle and chugging noises. I have a feeling pretty soon I will have two little boys fighting over who gets to eat with the awesome "Choo-Choo soon!"
Little Pim French Wake Up Smiling Disc ($17.95)
I've always had dreams of raising bilingual children. With a fairly decent grasp on the Spanish language, it was always in my plans to introduce Spanish to my boys at a young age but with our brand new Little Pim French disc, I've had a blast learning up to 60 French words and phrases with Carter!
All in all, I would have to say this box would be a steal at the monthly subscription rate of $24.95. More than that though, it was filled with some really great products that I'm so happy to have found and found again.
Needless to say, I'm excited to see what next month's Toddler Box holds! Thanks, Bluum!
I received this box from Bluum for free in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions which have been expressed above. I did not receive financial compensation for this post.