I ended my bluum subscription back in the spring, but they’ve made a lot of changes since then so I decided to give them another try.
If you’re not aware, bluum is a monthly subscription box for babies & kiddos from birth through age 5. Each box contains four or more products that are responsibly sourced, eco-friendly and often organic. The contents are based on the age of your kiddo in months, so there are many variations in the boxes that are sent in each shipment. (I don’t think I’ve seen any two boxes that were exactly the same.)
bluum (yes, with a lowercase b) now gives you the option to choose the exact items that you’ll receive in your box. When you log into your account you’ll be given a chance to pick one item from each of the available categories for that month’s box (food, toys, books, etc). If you’d rather be surprised, you can forgo picking and have them choose the items as they did in the past. They also give you the choice of opting out of the “mom” items, which I love because I kinda hated getting things for myself in a kid’s box. 🙂
Subscriptions are $29/month or less with multi-month commitments. (Note: As of 1/1/16, monthly boxes will be increased to $34. Join now to lock in the lower rate!) For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.
My girls are currently 39 months old (remember — they go by months), so the bluum box I received was geared towards a 40 month (3 1/2 year) old child.
Let’s see what’s in my December 2015 bluum box!
The big red box!
A peek inside.
As always, there’s no printed info card… just a generic insert indicating the current month and age range of your child. Once your box is delivered, you’ll be able to log in to your account and view a list of its contents on their site.
eeBoo Rhyming Words Puzzle Pairs Matching Game ($14.70) – A colorful matching game that features large puzzle pieces with text/drawings of rhyming words that link together (like “Tea” and “Bee” shown above). The box contains 50 pieces with 25 pairs in all.
Glowing Imaginations Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Stars ($4.97) – My kiddos have always loved those pillow pets that project images on the ceiling, so I knew they’d be into these old school glow-in-the-dark stars too. This package includes 60 mini stars with little adhesive squares to hold them in place.
“There’s a Dinosaur in my Soup!” Book ($9.99) – Another obsession shared by both of my girls is anything that involves the alphabet. They recite it in unison at least five times a day (especially in the car). This cute board book features 60 shape and letter pieces that fit into the scenes on each page. They’re all conveniently stored in an attached “case” on the right side of the book. Cute!
Cloud B Twilight Ladybug Flashlight ($8.99) – A toddler-friendly flashlight for all ages that features LED lights that stay cool to the touch. It also has 2 settings — a soft warm yellow light or a brighter white/yellow option. For some reason when I picked this I thought it projected images on the wall (like many other Cloud B products), but a normal flashlight is cool too. 😉
I LOVE that bluum gives you the option to pick your own items now! While I enjoy the mystery of subscription boxes, it’s also nice to be able to build your own box… Especially when it comes to baby/kids boxes so you can make sure you don’t get things you already have or that your kiddo won’t want. December’s total retail value (using Amazon prices) comes to $38.65. Not crazy high, but over the monthly cost so I’m happy. Plus, I since I picked the items myself I really can’t complain!
Remember — if you’d like to sign up for bluum, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“!Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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.