BabyBin Subscription Box Review – June 2015
BabyBin is a monthly subscription box for moms and babies. Every month, they send you items necessary for the day-to-day process of caring for a new baby, and you only pay for what you keep. Their goal is to make parents’ lives a little bit easier and anticipate the needs involved in having a baby, including eliminating those “uh oh” moments or last-minute trip to the store for items you didn’t realize you’d need.
Every month, they send you a list of suggested items to be included in your box and you can go through and choose what items get sent and what items get swapped out for something different. Then you get your BabyBin in the mail and have 30 days to decide to keep what you want, and send back what you don’t (they include a free return shipping label)!
Because of this personalization process, my box will look much different than someone else’s box!
FYI – I’m due in late August with my first baby, a boy!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: BabyBin
The Cost: $1 for the service, plus the cost of the items you keep.
The Products: BabyBins are filled with consumables, development products, and baby gear.
Ships to: US
Each box contains a breakdown of your items by price so you can better decide what you want to keep or send back.
Nose Frida the SnotSucker – value: $15
This product is supposed to be the new replacement for the round, suction thing for baby noses. It’s basically a tube that has one end in the baby’s nose and the other in the parents’ mouth, with a disposable filter in between to prevent the obvious gross mishap. I’ve heard a few moms say that this was the weirdest, but one of the most useful things they received as gifts when they had their baby. However, I just can’t get over the thought of using this! I think I’m going to send this back and if it ends up being something that I really could use once the baby’s here, then maybe I’ll buy or order it then.
Boon Grass Drying Rack – value: $13
This is such a pretty drying rack! I love the modern design and that it helps save space.
Basic clothing items like this are something I got a good amount of at my baby shower (in fact, I think I got these exact gowns!), so I feel like I have what I need in that regard.
Gerber 4 Pack Newborn Mittens – value: $6
Gerber Newborn 6 Pack Terry Hippo Burpcloth – value: $10
I still need burp cloths, but these are so thin that I feel like they really wouldn’t be very effective. Maybe for next month I can request nice, thick burping cloths.
Sassy Rattlin Rings, Blue/Black – value: $5
Lamaze Jacques the Peacock – value: $13
Bright Starts Lots of Links – value: $5
Toys were something I told myself I wasn’t going to buy for the baby because I was expecting to get plenty as gifts, but we actually didn’t end up getting many at the shower. These three all have great ratings and are different enough from each other that I think they’ll be nice to have. The links, especially, I feel will be useful to “anchor” some other toys to his car seat or crib, as well as be fun on their own. Also, the rattling ring has some tips on the back about how to use it to develop touch and other senses, which I think is nice!
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment – 3 oz, value: $5.99
I like Burt’s Bees other products, so I’m hoping they will work well for my baby, as well! This has really great reviews, too.
Babyganics Moisturizing Daily Lotion with Chamomile & Verbena – 17 oz, value: $11
Babyganics Shampoo + Body Wash with Chamomile & Verbena – 16 oz, value: $12
I like the Babyganics brand, but the lotion packaging looks old. Another thing is that I’ve been stocking up on more trial-sized lotions and creams to see what I like and what works for my baby best – I was a very sensitive and particular baby, and if mine ends up that way, too, I don’t want to have already committed to such a large bottle of something he may not like.
Hyland’s Baby Natural Gas Drops – 1 oz, value: $10
Safety 1st Complete Healthcare Kit – value: $14
Both of these things are great essentials that many people may not think of until they need them, so I think they were good inclusions in my box.
Neat Solutions Sesame Street Multi-Use Pads – 10 ct, value: $5
These pads will be great to help save us some laundry and can be used in a crib, car seat, changing pad, as disposable placemats at restaurants – basically anyway you could think of.
Summer SwaddleMe Adjustable Infant Wrap in Sage – value: $10
I’ve been looking for a swaddling suit/blanket like this! I think it’ll be way easier for my husband and I than trying to only use swaddling blankets. Especially if it’s in the middle of the night, I feel like velcro just makes the process easier.
Pampers Softcare Babyfresh Wipes 7x box – 504 count, value: $11
A parent can never have enough wipes, right? I thought it was great for them to include a whole box’s worth instead of just a pack or two!
The Verdict: For my first BabyBin, I think they definitely included some great basics and essentials! As far as prices for each item goes, I found them to generally be right on with what I could find them for at Babys R Us or Amazon. The only difference, to me, would be that you could possibly coupon to get items cheaper at retailers, but I often don’t get around to every successfully doing that, personally.. I love the concept, and I like the convenience – it’s like shopping online without having to pay for the items until you get to have them in your hands!
What do you think about BabyBin?