I love getting a package in the mail and it’s even more fun when the contents are a surprise, so Citrus Lane is right up my alley. Citrus Lane offers monthly boxes – like care packages – of products for parents, babies, and young children. You provide the age of the child the box is intended for (birth to 5 years) and Citrus Lane sends you age-appropriate items like toys, snacks, and other useful products.
I really like the brands Citrus Lane includes in their boxes; some of them are Skip Hop, Babybug, Ella’s Kitchen, Boon, Plum Organics, Green Toys, and Melissa & Doug.
I decided to get a box for Campbell, who is 11 months now. Here’s what Campbell received in his box and the approximate value of each item (according to an Amazon or Google search):
- Plum Organics Little Yums teething biscuit – $0.50
- Babybug 3-month digital subscription – $5.00
- Green Tones Handle Cage Bell – $11.99
- Cool It Buddy Instant Cold Pack – $2.99
- Boon Dive Tub Appliques – $8.00
These were all new products to us so I was excited to try them out. Campbell is teething constantly so the teething biscuits are great; he seemed intrigued by them. I haven’t signed up for the Babybug subscription yet, but the sample copy online is very colorful and I think it will be really interesting to Campbell, especially on a tablet (rather than my computer).
The cage bell is like a rattle; it’s probably not something I would normally buy because wooden toys generally make me nervous (I keep waiting for them to be used as projectiles or weapons), but so far it’s worked out great! Campbell loves it and likes that he can make some noise and get everyone’s attention.
I’ve never heard of the Cool It Buddy, but it looks like a great product. It’s an ice pack but you shake it to get it cold rather than freezing it. This will be in my diaper bag because with 2 active older boys and a brand new walker we’re bound to have some bumps and bruises and when we’re out we don’t always have access to regular ice packs.
The Boon tub appliques are probably my favorite. All three kids love bath toys so I’m sure they’ll get a lot of use.
The total value of the box I received was approximately $28.50. A monthly subscription is $19/month if you pay for 6 months so that’s a good savings. If you’re paying for 3 months, it’s $24/month, or $29/month if you pay each month. It can be a great savings if you’re paying for 6 months at a time, but even at a monthly subscription price you’re getting free shipping and a chance to try out products you may not have known were out there. I think it would make a great gift, especially for a baby shower.
Order Citrus Lane now with coupon code CLBLOGGER and you’ll receive $10 off your subscription. Offer Terms: can only be applied to subscription purchases by new Citrus Lane customers. It cannot be applied to gift subscriptions. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime.