It’s October 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.)
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.
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 49 months old (remember — they go by months), so the bluum box I received was geared towards a 50 month (4 year old) child.
Let’s see what’s in my October 2016 bluum box!
The bright red box!
A peek inside. — Once again, I decided not to select my items so I had no idea what to expect.
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.
Melissa & Doug Baby Farm Animals Wooden Stamp Set ($6.99) – I love Melissa & Doug toys, so I was happy to see this cute baby farm animal themed stamp set. It included 8 wooden stamps featuring a baby duck, piglet, lamb, and more. It also came with a 4-color stamp pad with washable ink.
Stephen Joseph Nested Snack Containers, Butterfly ($10.95) – These handy snack containers feature a pretty butterfly/flower design and easy to use snap close lids. They’re BPA, PVC, and phthalate free, as well as dishwasher/microwave-safe.
Clive and his Art by Jessica Spanyol ($4.99) – A simple board book about a boy named Clive and his love of art. He enjoys looking at it, making it, and even sharing it with his friends. The book features colorful illustrations along with culturally diverse “characters”.
Stephen Joseph Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($9.90) – A kid’s size (7 inches tall) stainless steel water bottle with a leak-proof lid/cap. The eco-friendly bottle is BPA, PVC, & phthalate Free and can hold 13.5 ounces. We don’t have any stainless steel bottles for the girls, so this will be perfect for summertime outings.
Crocodile Creek School Notebook ($5?) – I couldn’t find this for sale online, so I had to guess at the value. It’s a spiral-bound notebook featuring blank, unlined pages and a sheet of over 25 butterfly/flower stickers.
I’m pretty happy with my October 2016 bluum box. All of the items are useful and from great, trusted brands. The total retail value (using Amazon prices) was about $38… Not the highest value box, but still a tad more than the monthly cost. 🙂
Remember — if you’d like to sign up for bluum, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“!
October 2016 bluum Review
A decent selection of items. I wish the value was a bit higher, but we’ll use everything we received, so I’m happy. 🙂