Finding ways to entertain the munchkins can be a taxing experience, especially if you don’t have the time or ability to go shopping for new toys or books. There’s no need for a tantrum, though. If you’re running out of ways to keep your little tike engaged, you might want to consider one of these best baby box subscriptions.
This phenomenon has exploded in recent years, which means you have endless options to choose from. Baby subscription boxes vary by service, but the central concept is the same: Each month, you’ll receive a package with a curated selection of playthings, books, and staples. These subscription boxes are an easy and affordable way to let baby experts shop for you — and if you don’t have your own kids, they’re a great gift idea for a new parent in your life.
Here’s Savetastic’s list of the best baby subscription boxes available, with quick links at the bottom.
Lovevery Baby and Toddler Play Kits
Lovevery is a chart-topper across parenting websites, even earning the Best of Baby Award in the toy category from The Bump. Every 2-3 months, Lovevery sends subscribers a box full of educational toys and accessories, specifically tailored to your baby’s age. And by age, we mean month-to-month, as their team of child development experts has matched Montessori-style playthings to each particular stage of development. All packaging and products are sustainably sourced, use organic cotton, and are, of course, baby safe.
“Upon seeing the toys I can say they are worth every cent,” wrote customer Janetta K. “And, the toys definitely develop creative play, fine motor skills, all without over stimulating like so many other products out there.”
Cost: Starting at $36 a month. Enter your baby’s age and interests, and the site will direct you to a specific plan and price.
Bluum Baby Box
Bluum prides itself on providing items that have been thoroughly reviewed. Using data from Amazon and from consumer experts, Bluum curates boxes that include toys, books, clothing, and body care products that have received high marks from previous customers. Bluum also gives you a mix of surprise items and products you can preview in their monthly email. And if one of the curated offerings doesn’t meet your standards, you can always trade it for an alternative.
Cost: Approximately $45 for a one-time kit, or begin a subscription for $34/month.
Honest Diaper and Wipes Subscription
Undoubtedly the most practical sign-up for early parents is a diaper and wipes subscription, especially through the eco-friendly Honest Company. Each month, Honest sends subscribers seven packs of hypoallergenic diapers, plus four packs of plant-based baby wipes. And the company offers a huge, colorful variety of products, like diapers with fun cartoon patterns.
You can also buy a single-item subscription, like skin care or training pants, from Honest’s catalog.
Cost: Bundles begin at around $80.
If you’re trying to raise a lifelong reader, Lillypost might be a great launching point. This literary subscription box is aimed at children from newborns to 7 years old. You can choose to receive 4 board books or 3 picture books or a mix of both, all curated to your child’s age and delivered right to your door.
The service costs $18.95/month, though you have to commit to at least three months of service. Still, when compared to the retail price of such books, you’ll end up saving a lot of money.
Lillypost claims that “every box is up to 70% off the retail value,” as the in-store cost of each book is somewhere between $25 and $30. That’s a steal for the amount of targeted content your little one will receive. Best of all, Lillypost is committed to giving back by donating one book to a child in need for every book it ships.
Cost: $18.95/month, with a three month commitment.
Walmart Baby Welcome Box
Though it’s not a subscription, this one-time welcome box is a great way to sample the various baby products available at Walmart. Plus, it comes free for any parent who opens a baby registry at the super-store.
The kit contains 12 samples of premium products like onesies, pacifiers, toys, disposable nursing pads, and diapers. It also offers two buying guides that make it easy for new parents to understand what items they might add to their shopping list.
Never purchased a stroller before? Unsure what kind of car seat you need? The buying guides have you covered. This truly is an awesome offer that no parent should pass up.
Cost: Did we mention it’s FREE?