March Bluum Box Review

I apologize to everyone for not posting since for a while, I do hope everyone is enjoying the contest in my absence however!!

Bluum Box is a monthly mom and child box that is geared towards newborn to around 36 months. The cost is $24.95 per month or $21.00 per month for an annual subscription.

From a recent e-mail:
“We’ve been improving your bluum experience for the past couple of months. Things behind the scenes will go live starting in January.
Better matching – Each product we send will be based on your child’s age, every month. It’s like a personal shopper that guides your growing child!
Bluum for the whole family - Now you can add multiple children to your bluum family tree. Two babies, two toddlers, one of each – you name it, it’s possible.
New format – bluum toddler (13 months +) comes in a bigger box with full-size products and deluxe size samples – sizes you won’t get free anywhere else (bluum baby will soon follow).”

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WooHoo! The Kiddo’s Bluum Box is Here! (And A Great Big Thank You! to Samantha C. for using my referral link to make next month’s box possible!)

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First Peek!

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March’s Theme is “Spring Fling!”

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Paul Frank 17″ Julius Knitted Monkey – $14.99
This is so cute and our Monkey took to this monkey immediately!

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Happy Family Happy Yogis Yogurt and Fruit Snacks – $3.25
We haven’t eaten these yet, but other variety have been a huge hit!

Happy Family Happy Munchies Rice Cakes in Apple – $3.59
These disappeared in one sitting (Mommy helped a little) and they were good!

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Melissa and Doug Snake Bubble Buddy – $8.99
The Monkey Loves Bubbles (mom is not a fan of the bubble mess) but, we had so much fun playing with this outside!

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My First Sticker and Coloring Book by Make Believe Ideas – $3.00
This is great for entertaining the kiddo! Although we don’t quite color within the lines yet, we do love coloring and putting stickers everywhere, even on ourselves!

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Kids Konserve Food Kozy Wrap in Mud – $4.50
This is a really cool product and has already come in handy a few times! I love that it is re-usable and perfect for sandwiches and snacks on the go!

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Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb – $5.00
I have heard great things about this and am very excited to try it! Have any of you used this before?

So Bluum Box has figured out their assembly and shipping issues, which makes me a very happy camper (especially when I receive the box in the correct month!) The over all value was $43.32 this is well above the price I paid for the box and the kiddo loved everything in it. I also like the treat for mom they included in the box, I am a big fan of lip balm, especially one that imparts a nice color. This box is definitely a keeper!

February Bluum Box Review – Toddler

Bluum Box is a monthly mom and baby box that was initially geared towards newborn to around 13months. Just recently they decided to upgrade and expand their audience to toddlers and kiddos older than 13months. They made the announcement in an e-mail that went out in late December:

“We’ve been improving your bluum experience for the past couple of months. Things behind the scenes will go live starting in January.

  • Better matching – Each product we send will be based on your child’s age, every month. It’s like a personal shopper that guides your growing child!
  • Bluum for the whole family - Now you can add multiple children to your bluum family tree. Two babies, two toddlers, one of each – you name it, it’s possible.
  • New format – bluum toddler (13 months +) comes in a bigger box with full-size products and deluxe size samples – sizes you won’t get free anywhere else (bluum baby will soon follow).”

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Yay! My FEBRUARY Bluum Box is finally here.  they seem to be having some issue with timely shipping ever since they expanded their service, I am really hoping they pull it together!

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First Peek!

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This month’s theme is “Vrooom! Stay indoors and play make believe with your toddler.”

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A little blurb about this month’s theme.

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Melissa & Doug
 Press and Spin Game in Birthday Bear; Number Match and Drawing Game – $5.99
They included another press and spin type game last month, the Kiddo really enjoys pressing the dial and watching it spin, not quite sure how I feel about the redundancy.

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Play-Doh
Mini 4 Pack – $2.75
This really made me nostalgic! The smell was just as I remembered!

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Cricket BabyBug Magazine Issue – $3.77 ($33.95 9 issues/1 year)
I didn’t realize right away that this was a magazine type subscription, but it is cute with a lot of short stories and songs and pictures.

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Mix and Match Opposites – $2.99 (Amazon)
Great book, it is divided in half (top and bottom) with pictures you can align to show opposites (hot & cold, wet & dry)

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GoGo Squeez in Apple Banana – $1.00
The Kiddo loves these, in fact I think the box was open no more than 5 minutes before he grabbed this!

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Pure Bars Organic Wild Blueberry Bar – $2.19
The Kiddo liked this a lot too! I may have to look into getting more of these!

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Dapple Travel Size Dish Liquid – $1.99
I have been wanting to try this company’s products for a while now, I just wished it wasn’t the dish soap, I would have much preferred a surface wipe.

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BabyGanics Lip Balm and Sunscreen in Apple Berry – $9.99
Yay, more lip Balm! I am starting to build quite the collection, It is always great to have on hand or in a handbag!

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7 A.M. Enfant $25.oo Gift Voucher ( a minimum $50.00 dollar amount spent is required!)

So Bluum Box is still working out a few kinks after their expansion and upgrades. The over all value was $30.67 (not including the 7 a.m. infant voucher because it requires a purchase) this is not quite as high of a value as last month, but is still above the price I paid for the box. I also like the reading material and the Play-Doh (made me feel nostalgic) they included in the box.  They still need to get the shipping and organization in line, and if they do so soon, I would consider this box is a keeper.

January Bluum Box Review – Toddler

Bluum Box is a monthly mom and baby box that was initially geared towards newborn to around 13months. Just recently they decided to upgrade and expand their audience to toddlers and kiddos older than 13months. They made the announcement in an e-mail that went out in late December:

“We’ve been improving your bluum experience for the past couple of months. Things behind the scenes will go live starting in January.

  • Better matching – Each product we send will be based on your child’s age, every month. It’s like a personal shopper that guides your growing child!
  • Bluum for the whole family - Now you can add multiple children to your bluum family tree. Two babies, two toddlers, one of each – you name it, it’s possible.
  • New format – bluum toddler (13 months +) comes in a bigger box with full-size products and deluxe size samples – sizes you won’t get free anywhere else (bluum baby will soon follow).”

At this news, I decided to sign up for a 3 month subscription using a coupon code I bought from Plum District, so each box was $17.00!

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After 2 shipping delays, my Bluum has arrived!!

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First Peek!

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According to the web site, this month’s theme for toddlers is suppose to be “Let’s Make a Memory” However, I received the “Balancing Act” – for 15 months, information card in my box

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Little Pim French Wake Up Smiling DVD – $16.65

I love that they included this DVD, I wish I would have known about this series a little over a year ago when we took him to France (Yes, I am masochistic making his first trip international!)

Child’s Play, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – $5.99 (Amazon)

Books are a huge part of this household, we feel the more, the merrier!

Workman Brain Quest-3Y-4Y – $11.95

I love this, although the kiddo may not understand all of the pictures quite yet, he was more than happy to sit with Mommy for 15+ minutes answering the questions he did know, and the other to the best of his ability!

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Melissa & Doug Picture Bingo – $5.99

LOVE Melissa & Doug Toys, we have a boat load in our house! This was interesting trying to explain the concept of BINGO, he mostly just had fun spinning the wheel!

Mum Mum Toddler Snack in Strawberry – $3.25

Kiddo really likes these, they are now considered a treat! They are organic (which Mommy loves) and have a not too sweet strawberry flavor (yes, I took a bite of my kiddo’s snack!)

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Boogie Wipes – $3.65

Clean noses are good for everyone. We have noticed a lot of ‘digging recently and have been offering tissues, these will be a nice soft alternative.

StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles – $20.25 (Sephora)

I have been wanting to try this, but just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money seeing that I do not have any stretch marks and already use anti-aging products! I do believe this will warrant it’s own blog post!!

So Bluum Box may be working out a few kinks after their expansion and upgrades, but they are totally forgiven!! The over all value was $67.73! Plus I love the educational material they included in the box (it saves me time trying to figure out the best ways to engage the kiddo, an I have been wanting to try some of the products (namely Strivectin, but was unwilling to shell out $135 for a 5 oz tube!) So long as they get their shipping and organization in line, this box is a total keeper!!