Sorry, bluum, but I think it might be time for us to part ways. We’ve had a good run, but it’s just not the same… To renew, or not to renew…
If you’re not aware, bluum is a monthly subscription box for babies & kiddos from birth through age 5. Each box contains five 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 boxes tend to vary a LOT.
My girls are currently 30 months old, so the bluum box I received was geared towards a 31 month old child.
Let’s see what’s in my February bluum box!
The familiar big red box.
I’m not sure if this was just for February/Valentine’s Day, but they used tissue paper this month in addition to a few packing squigglies. It was a nice change from a box full of packing material.
As always, there’s no printed info card… just a generic insert indicating the month. Once your box is delivered, they email you a list of its contents. You can also find it when you login to their site (again, after the box is delivered.)
If You Can, We Can! Board Book ($4.99) – I’m used to seeing books in my bluum boxes, which is great since my girls love to read. However, I wasn’t really a fan of this one. The illustrations were nice, but the words were just… odd. It looked like they’d have a fun, rhyming pattern but they totally don’t. The flow just isn’t there and it makes it sort of awkward to read. Granted, I haven’t let the girls see it yet, so maybe they’ll be a little more forgiving than I was. 😉
Toysmith Pull-String Sailor Duck ($9.99) – We don’t have any pull-string toys yet, so this should be fun for the girls to try out. The little duckie can sail his vessel both on the water and on land (smooth surfaces only). We’ll definitely be taking him for a test drive in tomorrow’s bath.
Green Sprouts Splash Toy ($9.95) – At first this seemed a little young for a 2 and a half year old, but then I noticed the girl on the tag and she actually looks about 4 or 5… So I guess there’s no age limit on stuffed lobster bath toys. Hell, maybe I’ll take a bath with the lil’ dude too. Why not? He’s made of organic cotton and has a little loop for drip drying.
Bumkins Reusable Snack Bag ($4.95) – We have a zillion snack bags like this, but I’m liking the neutral, “grown up” design on this one. It’s something I could actually use myself, if I chose to. Like all Bumkins products, it’s free from lead, PVC, BPA, phthalates, and vinyl.
Shave With Benefits Botanical Shave Foam (~$17.50) – As much as I enjoy the occasional “mom gift”, I really wish they weren’t the highest value item in the box. While I’m sure this shave foam is great, I’d much rather have another toy/book/whatever for my kiddos.
Like last month, the value was definitely there (roughly $47, using Amazon prices), but I just wasn’t thrilled. The mom item had the highest value again, which always irks me. This was the last box in my current subscription and I don’t think I’ll be renewing at this time. I may pick up a box here and there, but for now it’s over. Sorry, bluum. It’s been… interesting.
If you’d like to give bluum a chance, you can save 50% off your first box just by clicking this link and using coupon code “SAVEMEHALF”.Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
Disclosure: I purchased this box on my own. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links. Amazon prices subject to change at any time.