Bumby Box is a new children’s subscription box that sends developmentally appropriate and eco-friendly toys to your little one every month.
Each box will contain 3 to 4 high quality products selected based on the age and interests of your child. Items can include sustainably made toys, books, pretend play components, and more. Boxes also include fun activity ideas — designed by child development specialists — which are based around the items inside. Bumby Box is geared towards children 0 to 5 years old.
Subscriptions are $49.95/month with shipping included.
Let’s see what’s in my April 2016 Bumby Box!
The big Bumby Box (box)!
A peek inside! My girls are currently 3 1/2, so this box was catered to that age group.
An info sheet welcomed me to Bumby Box and included some activity ideas using the items inside. It also stressed the importance of open ended play.
The back of the info sheet listed all of the items in my April box, along with photos and a brief description for each one.
Plan Toys Assorted Fruit Set ($14.99) – My girls LOVE play food so I was happy to see this cute wooden fruit set included. It’s made from sustainable rubber tree wood and colored with child-safe dyes. We actually have a mini set of these from the now defunct Citrus Lane, but I believe those were veggies so all of these are new to us (yay!). The set features a wooden kiwi fruit, green apple, strawberry, orange, and lemon. A cutting board and knife are also included to assist in “chopping” the velcro-attached fruit.
Two different Aeromax dress-up “costumes” were included.
Aeromax My 1st Career Gear Zoo Keeper Dress Up ($12.72) – This came at the perfect time, since my kiddos are obsessed with “Wild Kratts” — a cartoon about two brothers going on “animal adventures”. The adorable dress-up shirt is printed with everything a zookeeper needs: a feeding schedule, cage keys, sunglasses, official patches, a bird friend… 😉 I love that it has velcro closures to make for super easy removal. It’s also machine washable.
Aeromax My 1st Career Gear Chef Dress Up ($13.53) – Another cute dress up shirt. This one features a chef-themed design complete with a printed potholder, wooden spoon, spatula, and “CHEF” title. It also has a little pocket for personalization — or if you’re my kids, a little plastic banana. Ha! Hey, whatever works. 😉
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton ($6.91) – A colorful board book about a dog named George who, like all of us, has a hard time resisting temptations. Toddlers (and adults) will definitely be able to relate to his struggles!
Wildflower & Herb Seeds – As a special bonus for Earth Month, Bumby Box included colorful seed papers so that every family can start a mini garden. The hearts hold a variety of herbs, while the stars are embedded with wildflowers. Planting instructions were also included for each type.
I really enjoyed my first Bumby Box! As promised, the items selected were perfect for my daughters’ age and interests. I love that they feature high quality items and eco-friendly brands. The total value (using Amazon prices) was roughly $48, which was a little under the cost of the box. However, if I had used actual retail prices, it would have been considerably more. That said, I do wish they offered a coupon code or had a lower monthly cost. $50/month is a bit steep for a children’s box. Other than the price issue, it has great potential! 🙂
April 2016 Bumby Box Review
I’ve been hoping some more children’s boxes popped up that were similar to Citrus Lane and Bumby Box comes pretty close. If they can somehow make the monthly cost more affordable/closer to what Citrus Lane was, I think they’ll be a great replacement!
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.