Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Citrus Lane review (30 month old and one month old boxes)

   My October Citrus Lane boxes for Owen and Graham came while I was out of town last week, but I still wanted to share all the great products that we received. I have been really happy with our boxes over the last few months and these boxes were no exception. I will review baby brother's box at the end of the post. This month we received both a box for a 30-month-old toddler boy and a one-month-old baby boy. Though Citrus Lane has done away with themes for their monthly boxes, the ones this month all seemed to include items from bedtime and bathtime as well as musical instruments across the various age groups. 
       Here are the details on what we received in our box for our 30-month-old son:
  • Puppy Slide Whistle from Hohner Kids ($7.99): Owen has several musical instruments from Hohner Kids like a tambourine and a xylophone so this was a great addition to his collection. It took him a little bit to figure out how to use it, but now he has it down and he loves playing with it. It's definitely a fun instrument toy. 
  • Dreamz and Twinkles To Go from Cloud B ($18.95): Cloud B is one of my favorite brands for bedtime related products. We have the Sleep Sheep sound machine, a Sleep Sheep aromatherapy pillow, and the Twilight Turtle nightlight. This is a new product from the company and I am really excited about it. Its a more portable nightlight that will be easier to transport especially when we're traveling and visiting family. Owen loves his turtle nightlight and I know he will love this too. It might even be the perfect thing for when we move him into his big boy room and into his new bed. I may save it to give to him for Christmas. 
  • Bops chips from Good Boy Organics (?): These chips are gluten-free, organic and good stuff like that, but they taste like crap. Just being real. 
       The retail value of this box is a little more than $31.93, and is just a bit more than $10 over what I paid for it since I subscribe for six months at a time and get these boxes monthly for $21 rather than the $25 if you pay monthly. I didn't count the free digital subscription to Ladybug Magazine in my total because I probably won't redeem that. I prefer to keep Owen's technology time limited and would prefer to subscribe to the physical magazine over the digital one. The enclosed insert has a code to to get the magazine for $19.99, which is about $5 less than the yearly magazine subscription is normally. 

         And here is what came in baby brother's one-month-old box:

  • Elephant Shaker from Green Tones ($12): This is a super cute "instrument" for little babies. Obviously it will be a little while until Graham will be able to use it, but we can go ahead and add it to our instrument stash. The wood is very soft and smooth and isn't too loud or obnoxious. 
  • Odd Duck from Boon ($9.99): This is a repeat of an item we got back in June. There are four different styles of this duck and we got the exact same one. This wasn't too much of a bummer because I really love these ducks. They don't have holes in them so they don't get all moldy and filled with gunk like most bath toys. 
  • Gripe Water from Mommy's Bliss ($10.46): Graham has definitely been having some tummy troubles lately. I'm not sure whether this is helping or not though. Sometimes it seems like he's less gassy when I use it, but it also sort-of seems like he might spit up more after I give it to him. Not sure. Many people swear by it though. 
     The retail value of this box is about $38.44. That's a pretty good value for a box for babies and more than $17 over what I paid for the box by purchasing a multi-month discounted subscription. 

         If you would like to try Citrus Lane, you can use the code TAKEHALF to receive half off your first month in a month-by-month subscription (making your first month $12.50). Multi-month subscriptions are already discounted and there are currently no coupon codes for a discount on those. Though, if you sign up using a referral link, you will receive a $10 credit in your account. You can find my referral HERE if you wish to use it. I really love Citrus Lane and highly recommend it. I already can't wait for next month!

1 comment:

  1. You got some great items in your boxes this month!