Baby3&me is a new subscription box that caters to young families by sending products for babies, toddlers, and even mom & dad.
Each box will feature a collection of items for every member of your family. When you sign up, you’ll be asked a few questions to determine who the box is for, such as the ages of the baby and toddler. Boxes can include items such as age-appropriate toys and devices, books, bath time essentials, imagination/dress up items, gluten-free & organic foods, skin care products, spa essentials, books, home essentials, and more.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
There are currently 2 different subscription options available: “Treasure Chest” (6 items) for $39/month and “Family Treasure” (12 items) for $85/month. Shipping within the US is free.
Let’s see what’s in the October 2018 Baby3&me “Treasure Chest” box!
Everything was shipped in a dark blue box with the Baby3&me logo on top.
A peek inside!
There wasn’t an info card enclosed, but they did send a short thank you note that encouraged subscribers to like them on Facebook & leave a review on Cratejoy.
This 100% cotton muslin changing pad cover is designed to fit most standard-sized changing pads. It measures 33 inches long by 17 inches wide and features an all-over playful monkey print. The breathable muslin fabric has built-in slots for restraint straps and is trimmed with an elastic border to help keep it in place around the pad.
I’m assuming this item was too large to fit into the box in its original packaging, so Baby3&me included a printout showing what the packaging looked like. This was certainly helpful, since I wouldn’t have known the toy’s brand otherwise. Designed for children 18 months and up, this wooden puppy has four bright red wheels, a wiggly tail, bobbing head, soft fuzzy ears, and a long red string to pull him along. Cute!
Modern Baby Muslin Bandana Bibs
A set of two 100% cotton bandana bibs to catch baby’s dribbles in style. 😉 The set includes two different designs — a fun zebra print and classic gray & white stripes. A nice neutral color palette that’s appropriate for either gender (and great for baby shower gifts!).
Since this giraffe puppet is sold as a package of 4 (with 3 other animals), a printout of the original packaging was again provided. As with the puppy toy above, I’m happy they thought to include it because I wouldn’t have known it was Melissa & Doug otherwise. I did figure it had to be a decent brand judging on how well made it seemed to be. — He’s SO soft & cuddly!
For Mom & Dad:
A sweet treat consisting of organic apricots coated in smooth (also organic!) dark chocolate. It’s made with 70% cacao and contains absolutely no additives or preservatives.
An all natural, small batch “harvest jam” made with real ingredients including sugar, cranberries, apples, pectin, pecans, orange peel, and cinnamon. I can’t say that I’ve ever tasted a jam made with pecans, so I’m looking forward to giving this a try.
I’m not sure how I feel about the giant “MOM” sticker on this item, especially since it can be used by either spouse/partner… That aside, this big 1-pound bag of Himalayan pink salt is 100% natural and contains more than 84 mineral ions. It can be used for seasoning grilled meats & seafood, for baking, and even in soothing salt baths.
Okay, now the big “DAD” sticker on this makes sense. Although, I’m not too sure it was really needed, but still. I get it. That aside, I do think this was kind of an odd item to include — especially considering the nod towards more natural/organic brands. It would have been nicer to see something like a hand-crafted bar of soap or something similar. It’s definitely a practical item though, which I’m sure most new dads would appreciate.
While the curation did feel a little random at times, I was nonetheless happy with the October 2018 Baby3&me box overall. I received 8 items in total — which was 2 more than promised — and the value was certainly there. (The Aden & Anais changing pad alone retails for $25.) I didn’t love that some of the items were sent without their original packaging, but unless it’s intended as a gift I suppose it’s not too big of a deal. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome