I had every intention of posting this last month when my Citrus Lane box arrived, but the tracking date fooled me. First it was supposed to arrive a day before I left for my trip (perfect timing, I thought) then it said it would arrive the day I planned to leave (still doable), but then the last time I checked, it was due to arrive the day after I left. And that, my friends, is why I’m reviewing September’s box here in October.
I’ve been getting (or I should say, “Julia’s been getting“) a box a month since March. To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure if I liked them or not. Per recommendations from several friends, I inputted Julia’s birthday to make her a couple months older—the reason for this is so she’ll get things she’ll end up using for longer. That often means she doesn’t use things right away, but I’ve found that I actually really end up liking 90% of what comes in the box…it just may take us a couple months before we utilize them.
Starting this month (which is actually last month), I’m going to start showing you what’s inside each box, because how will you know if you want to join in, if you don’t know you’re getting? This is what we got for a 21-month-old girl:
- Snack bag from Bumkins (4.95). It’s a reusable snack bag that’s an eco-friendly alternative to a good ol’ baggie. It’s made from an easy-to-wipe, waterproof fabric, so you can throw them in the washer (woohoo). (It’s decorated with pink Mickey Mouse ears, so I like that it’ll entice Julia.)
- Write Your Own Labels from Emily Press ($9.99). Waterproof, long-lasting, and dishwasher safe labels good for water bottles, food containers, sippy cups, and more. Now you don’t have to worry about mixing up cups at playgroups! (I can’t wait to start using these. At mom’s morning out they usually just write a “J” on the bottom of her cup, but I’d love to start labeling her things.)
- Links 3D Foam Bath Pieces from Boon ($9.99 on amazon). If your child is growing tired of playing with the same bath toys, this unique toy will provide hours of new entertainment. The pieces fit together to create five different sea animals—great for practicing problem solving and improving fine motor skills. (I’m really excited for these, because Julia loves animals, fish, and bath time. This is an example of something that may not work right away with her—because of having to put the pieces together to create an actual fish—but I know she’ll “get it” over time.)
Long-sleeved Graphic Tea from Tea Collection ($26.50). Each fabric is inspired by a designer’s travels around the world. Bold graphics and incredibly soft 100% cotton jersey fabric is woven into every thread of the Tea Collection line. (So, sometimes Citrus Lane will let you pick between two or three different options as far as designs go, so I wish they did that with this shirt. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I would’ve liked to see what else was out there. I’ve heard of the Tea brand before, but their stuff is a little out of our price range, so I’d never buy it for
myselfher, so getting it in a box is awesome. It’s a size 2, though, so I’ll have to store it away for quite awhile.)
Retail-wise, this was a great box, and I think I’ll actually use everything in it. All of the products added up to around $50, but I only paid $24 (I should really switch to a 6-month so I can get even more bang for my buck).
Did you read this far? If you did, then you’re possibly in for a treat—Citrus Lane is giving away a free box, but you have to act super fast since this giveaway is only happening for 24 hours.
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