October 2016 Bumby Box review time!
If you haven’t heard Bumby Box is a 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.
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.
Subscriptions are $49.95/month with shipping included. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUD15“!
Let’s see what’s in my October 2016 Bumby Box!
Everything was shipped in a big box with a Bumby Box logo sticker on top.
A peek inside!
An info card listed all of the items in my October box, along with photos and descriptions for each one. This month’s box had a “music & movement” theme.
There was also a booklet with plenty of activity suggestions to complement the toys included in this month’s box.
Bear Paw Creek Rainbow Wrist Ribbon Set (~$10) – Confession: I totally put these on when I opened the box and even briefly considered working them into a Halloween costume for myself. 😉 Needless to say, these rainbow wrist ribbons are FUN. They’re made with US-sourced multicolored ribbon and are hand sewn by a women led team of seamstresses. They can be used for movement activities, dance, or just general playtime fun.
Playing from the Heart by Peter H. Reynolds ($10.66) – A sweet story about a boy named Raj who takes interest in his family’s piano at an early age. He shows great promise, so his father signs him up for lessons. Though he makes great progress learning notes, scales, and songs, he eventually grows bored with the precision and practice. He decides to quit for a while and it isn’t until years later when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, that he once again shows that he can still play from the heart.
Westco Child’s Drum ($28.95) – I was excited about this drum at first… Until I read that it’s made with calfskin. 🙁 Since I’m raising my girls as vegetarians and I’m vegan myself, I don’t feel comfortable with them using something made with animal skins. Maybe that seems a little extreme, but different strokes for different folks, right? Soooo calfskin aside, this is a nicely constructed child-size drum. It features a hardwood body with a satin finish and black fabric trim along the top. Two small mallets are included and there’s a thumb port for holding, which doubles as a sound hole when placed on a flat surface.
Child’s Cup Full Superhero Crown and Cuffs ($15-20?) – I couldn’t find this set on their website, so I’m guessing at the value. These superhero accessories are handmade and feature easy to use adjustable Velcro closures. The set includes a pair of yellow and red cuffs and a matching crown. Cute!
Brontorina by James Howe ($6.99) – Brontorina is a dinosaur with a dream to become a ballerina. When she enrolls in a dance class, she’s met with a few obstacles (as well as snarky comments), but is determined to pursue her passion. In the end, with a little encouragement from fellow students as well as a thoughtful gesture from her teacher, Brontorina makes her dream a reality.
I was really happy with the selection of items included in October’s Bumby Box. They were great for my daughters’ age group and for the most part everything went along with the “movement & music” theme. I couldn’t find retail prices for all of the items, but using Amazon and my best guesses I came up with a total value of roughly $70 for October’s box. Not bad! 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUD15“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome