Thursday, July 18, 2013

Citrus Lane newborn box (July)

        Our July Citrus Lane newborn box for little brother showed up yesterday and I wanted to share what was inside because I haven't seen many online reviews of newborn boxes. Like last month, it was a really light and there weren't a lot of items inside, but I was still really happy with everything we received. I have been liking the newborn box better than the toddler box lately. 
      Here is what we received inside:
  • Pack & Go Mini Mobile from Tiny Love ($11.74 on Amazon): I really love this mobile. I think it is super cute and will be handy in a number of locations, like the pack n play, stroller, carseat, etc. I love that you can just clip it wherever. It's very colorful and cute. 
  • Burpy Bib from Aden+Anais ($11.00): I really love these bibs. We have two already that I was able to buy online at a really great deal and I'm happy to have a third one for when baby brother arrives. They are huge and ridiculously soft and make great burp rags too. I think the blue and brown camo print is really cute for a boy. I have seen that the girl boxes seem to be getting a print with a frog on it, which is cute as well. So excited about having another one of these!
  • Little Buddy Wipes from Me4Kidz ($2.49): These antibacterial wipes are great for all sorts of things. We have received them before in Owen's box from Citrus Lane and they came in handy when Owen got carsick during a trip a few months ago. I am not sad to see them again. We still haven't used up our first pack, so these will go in our linen closet where I store extra bath and body products. 
  • Mum+Bub Soothing Ointment from Aden+Anais (roughly $1.33): A three ounce tube of this costs $15.95. We received just a quarter of an ounce sample. Again, I am getting pretty tired of samples when we used to get full-size toothpastes and body washes and lotions and things like that from Citrus Lane. But I am still excited to try this new line of products from Aden+Anais because they are one of my favorite baby product companies. And it will be good for throwing in the diaper bag. 
  • Postagrams from Sincerely, Inc ($10.00): We also got this card in Owen's box so now we have two. Not my favorite item in the box, but since they don't expire until November I will probably use them to send postcard photos of the new baby once he arrives. That will be a good way to use them, I think. 

    This month, the newborn box retailed for about $36.56, which is a bit more than $10 over the cost of the box. This is a good value for all the items inside, which we found to all be useful and cute. Citrus Lane used to claim to contain 4-5 full sized products in their boxes. It seems like now that has gone down to three full-size items and some samples.  
    For those of you not familiar with Citrus Lane, it is a subscription box company that offers a monthly box of products tailored to your child's age and gender for newborns to age 5. Boxes cost $25 a month, but currently, new members can save $10 on a subscription if they sign up through a referral link from someone who is already a Citrus Lane member. The Citrus Lane member will also receive a $10 credit. My referral link can be found HERE. Additionally, the coupon code TAKEHALF can get you half off your first month's box if you want to do a monthly subscription where you are charged each month. According to Citrus Lane's Facebook page, there is currently no discount code for a longer subscription other than using a referral link to sign up (though those subscriptions are already discounted some to reward people for ordering a longer term subscription). 
      We also received a box for our 27-month-old son. You can find that review HERE
      Do you subscribe to Citrus Lane? What did you think about the July boxes?

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