*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.*
Woah! My Citrus Lane box arrived SO early this month! I’ve never gotten it this fast. Plus, Monday was a no-mail day. How did this happen??!!
Due to its early-ness, I hadn’t seen many spoilers. It was fun opening the box without knowing exactly what would be in it. What a concept! 😉
For all the newbies out there, Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription for babies/kids (aged newborn-5). It’s $25/month (cheaper with longer subs) and includes a nice assortment of toys, books, snacks, toiletries, etc. Sometimes they even include a gift for mom. 🙂
This box was geared towards a 15-month old girl. The theme this time around was “Playtime! Bathtime! Bedtime!”, and included products to use for play, in the bath, and, yep, at bedtime.
Toddler Tambourine from Hohner Kids – I’ve been wanting to get the girls some kind of baby-friendly musical instruments, so this is perfect. It’s safe for kiddos 12 months & up and features a protective plastic cover over the “jingle-y parts”. It’s made by Hohner, who’ve been making musical instruments for 150 years. They actually created the very first harmonica. Neat! (Amazon Price: $8.29)
The tambourine proved to be quite the coveted toy. As you can see, the girls are awesome at sharing. 😉
Scrubble Bath Toys from Boon – This is a set of PVC-/BPA-free bath toys. Each toy consists of two parts that are interchangeable with the others. This makes it easy to clean and avoid icky mold build-up. You can use ’em as squirt toys, as well as encouraging your little one to scrub themselves clean. (Amazon Price: $9.16)
Cool it Buddy Instant Cold Pack by Me4Kidz – These are cold packs that don’t need to be frozen. You just shake the packets and they instantly get cold. I thought they were pretty neat until I noticed the ingredients: “Urea and water”. Um… Urea? As in pee? I consulted Mr. Google, and it looks like it can be made in a lab, so I’m really not entirely sure if there’s pee in these or not… Yum. (Amazon Price: $4.99)
Babybug Magazine – This is a cute magazine/book for kiddos from 6 months to 2 years. It has thick, plastic-y pages that can’t be easily torn or destroyed (so far, so good). Inside are colorful illustrations and silly little poems/stories perfect for little ones. Also included was a free 3-month digital subscription. (Amazon Price: roughly $3.77)
Plum Little Yums Bar – These are organic teething wafers in “spinach, apple & kale” flavor. They’re made with non-GMO ingredients and are great for encouraging self-feeding. Hopefully this is true, cos the girls are still resisting the whole “eating stuff without mom & dad’s help” thing. (Amazon Price: roughly $0.50)
Disclosure: I purchased this box with my own funds. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Amazon prices subject to change. Post contains affiliate links.