So last month I decided to subscribe to Bluum Box, after seeing some good reviews for previous boxes. When I got home from work today, I was excited to see that my October 2013 Bluum Box was waiting on my doorstep. For those not familiar with it, Bluum Box is a monthly baby and toddler subscription box, similar to Citrus Lane. Bluum Box is $24.95 a month, and each box includes a variety of hand picked, age appropriate items for your baby or toddler. Each month also has a theme, based on your child’s age. Claire is 9 months this month, and the theme of the 9 month old box is “Let’s Practice Standing”, which is exactly what Claire has been doing a lot of lately.
When I first opened the box, I was happy to see a large board book. When I looked at it more closely I saw that it made sounds, and so I was sure Claire would like it. I was also happy to see a new flavor of Luna Bar, since I eat Luna Bars frequently. The baby food pouch was another good item, as Claire loves those things and we can never have too many. Besides that, I did wish that there was some sort of toy in the box, instead of a lot of health care related products.
This is the card that was included in my box. The theme of my Bluum Box this month was “Let’s Practice Standing”, and apparently how Bluum works is that everyone with a 9 month old baby will get a box themed “Let’s Practice Standing”. All 10 month old babies would get a different theme. So each month your theme changes based on your child’s age. I like the theme, since Claire was been standing a lot recently. However, I didn’t think the box actually had much to do with the theme.
This was definitely my favorite item in the box. Claire loves toys that make noise, and also loves books. This is a book that both makes noise and has fur and other textures she can touch. It will be a nice addition to our board book collection.
I have bought baby food pouches from this brand several times, but I don’t think I have ever seen this Brown Rice Pudding flavor before. This flavor actually sounds really good, and kind of makes me tempted to try it myself. I am sure Claire will like it, as she likes almost all food.
I am also happy to see organic products, and I look forward to trying this cream. This cream is enriched with vitamin A and vitamin E and is designed for sensitive skin. I like that it is free of synthetic fragrances, parabens and dyes.
When I first saw this product, I didn’t really understand it. Why would you need wipes for just eyelids and eyelashes? My baby doesn’t really get eye gunk, but I think I will still use these, as they appear to be gentle face wipes.
I have been a fan of Luna Bars for a few years now, and so I am always happy to try a new flavor. I like carrot cake, so I thought I would probably like this bar. My husband and I ended up splitting it, and both thought it was good. It has a bit of a spicy flavor which I like.
Claire still doesn’t have any teeth, so I can’t comment about the effectiveness of this product yet, but I am sure I will have need of it in the future. The reviews I saw for it online were mostly positive, so I will stash it away for future use.
So overall I thought this box was decent, but not as nice as some others I have seen in previous months. I will continue to subscribe for November, and hope that next month there will be some sort of toy in the box. I do like that this box included several products I wasn’t familiar with, that I think I will use either now or in the future.
Do you subscribe to Bluum? What did you think of this month’s box? What was your theme and how old is your little one?