It’s September 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 48 months old (remember — they go by months), so the bluum box I received was geared towards a 49 month (4 year old) child.
Let’s see what’s in my September 2016 bluum box!
The box was pretty large this month… I forgot to choose my own items in time, so I had no idea what was was in there.
A peek inside! — Normally they include an insert indicating the current month and age range of your child, but there wasn’t one in my box this month. That said, let’s get right to the items!
Stephen Joseph Owl Snack Box ($11.31) – This bright pink owl snack box measures 6.5″ x 4.75″ x 2.25″ and features a snap close lid. It’s the perfect size for not only snacks, but also craft supplies, crayons, and other small-ish items.
Crocodile Creek Horses 5-Inch Playground Ball ($10.33) – We got this exact item — design and all — from the now defunct Citrus Lane box a few years ago and it’s still one of our favorites. It’s just 5 inches in diameter, but perfect for little ones. Made of sturdy textured rubber, it contains no PVC, BPA or vinyl.
Cinderella Board Book ($5.99) – The classic fairytale in board book version. It’s beautifully illustrated and includes a lot more text than typical board books do. A nice preschool-friendly introduction to the tale of Cinderella.
Eeboo Carnival Glitter Glue ($2.85) – A 4-tube pack of fine tipped glitter glue pens/sticks to help add a little bling-y sparkle to craft projects. I’m not too fond of glitter, but I’m assuming the glue holds it all in place, so it shouldn’t be too messy. (Hopefully.)
Crocodile Creek Eco Kids Snack Keepers ($8) – More handy containers! This fairy-themed set includes two 3″H x 3.5″W x 2″D snack keepers with easy to open latches. They’re BPA free, phthalate free, and completely non-toxic. My girls are both really into fairies these days, so I know they’ll be stoked to see these cute containers. (I’m SO glad it was a 2-piece set! 😉 )
Mudpuppy All Around the World Book of Stickers ($9.55) – I had seen this sticker book offered in my bluum selections and always imagined it being much larger. Maybe the size of Melissa & Doug sticker pads. Surprisingly, this only measures about 6.5″ x 4.5″ — pretty small! That said, it’s still a nice set of stickers that features famous landmarks from around the world.
While I didn’t intend on having bluum select the items for my September box (I forgot to choose myself), I’m pretty happy they did. I was pleasantly surprised to see an impressive six items in there, which is 2 more than the standard amount. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m certainly not complaining. 😉 The total retail value (using Amazon prices) for this month’s box was just over $48. Nice!
Remember — if you’d like to sign up for bluum, you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“!
September 2016 Bluum Review
I’m not sure how I managed to get 6 items in this month’s box, but it was certainly a nice surprise. I know they sometimes include extra products to up the box value a bit for subscribers, so maybe that’s why? Either way, I’m happy. 🙂
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.