July 2016 bluum unboxing time!
If you’re not aware, bluum (yes, with a lowercase b) 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 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 $34/month or less with multi-month commitments. For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.
My girls are currently 46 months old (remember — they go by months), so the bluum box I received was geared towards a 47 month (almost 4 year old) child.
Let’s see what’s in my July 2016 bluum box!
For some reason the box this month was HUGE.
A peek inside! — Again, still not sure why the box was so enormous.
As always, there’s no actual 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. Since I chose the items myself, I knew exactly what would be in the box. (Oh, and I’m not sure why the card is celebrating my kiddo’s first birthday, since
she’ll they’ll be four next month. Weird.)
Crazy A’s Card Game ($8.95) – My girls have been obsessed with letters since they were 2 years old, so I figured this card game would be a great choice for them. It’s a phonics-based game for children 4 & up that helps them begin to read by using sight, color, and sound. It has great reviews on Amazon and additional levels (this is level one) are also available for further learning fun.
Urban Infant Crayon Wallet ($13.50) – While I wish we would have gotten a more feminine design choice (I found poppies on Amazon!), I still think this crayon wallet is super cute. It features ten little individual pockets for holding crayons, as well as a larger one for paper or a small notebook. It has a handy velcro closure and comes with 10 crayons & a little graffiti style coloring book. 🙂
The Cloud by Hannah Cumming ($7.99) – A sweet book about a little girl who always has a dark cloud over her head. No matter what she does, it’s always there. It isn’t until all of her classmates get together to draw a huge picture together that her cloud finally goes away. It’s hard to tell from my photos, but the book is surprisingly large — maybe 10 to 12 inches high/wide. — A lot bigger than other Child’s Play titles we’ve received. 🙂
Eeboo Plaid Crayons ($9.21) – We can never have enough “fresh” crayons, so these were an easy choice. They come in a pretty plaid box with matching plaid labels in 18 creatively named colors. They’re larger than regular Crayolas, yet smaller than Jumbos… The perfect in-between size for four year olds. 🙂
I honestly wasn’t too crazy about the choices available for my bluum box this month, but the things I ended up picking should all end up getting put to good use nonetheless. July’s total retail value (using Amazon prices) was just under $40, which was right in line with the month-to-month subscription cost.
Remember — if you’d like to sign up for bluum, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“!
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.