BabyBin Subscription Box Review – November 2015
BabyBin is a monthly subscription box for moms and babies from 0-24 months. 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 other subscribers’ boxes.
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. I only have 10 items in my box (last time I received a Baby Bin I had 18, although there’s no standard number of items) because they changed their system.
When you’re reviewing your items that were selected for you before they send your bin, you can click “don’t send.” It used to be that when you clicked that you could leave feedback about why and could request other kinds of items instead, and they’d surprise you with a different option in its place. Now, if you click “don’t send” on something, they just take it out of your bin and don’t replace it. My guess is they did this so that there’s a better chance you’ll buy the whole bin they send?
Pampers Softcare Baby Fresh Wipes 7x box, 504 Count – Cost to Keep: $12
I’m actually currently running low on wipes, so I’m glad to have these.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash – 12 oz, Cost to Keep: $7
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion – 6 oz, Cost to Keep: $7
These are my baby wash/lotion of choice. They smell like “baby” already to me, so when my son is all fresh and clean he doesn’t smell like anything but him.
Oball Rattle – Cost to Keep: $6
I’ve heard good things about these rattles. They’re easy to grab and fun for babies to chew on. My son is just starting to grab things, and he’s been able to wave this around a bit! I think he likes it.
Munchkin Bobble Bee Suction Toy – Cost to Keep: $7
Suction toys sound like a great idea – you can stick them to tabletops and let babies play with them in their high chairs while you eat.
Nuby Step 1 Teether – Cost to Keep: $5
I realized when I saw this that I don’t think I have any teething things for my baby (I have 1 or 2 toys that are labeled as “teething” toys because babies can chew on them but nothing that is specifically a teether designed to help their gums like this). This also has great reviews!
The Mommy Hook – Cost to Keep: $7
I’ve wanted one of these since I was pregnant, and I’m so glad to have one! It’ll be a help when strolling around the grocery store and such, for sure.
OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers – Cost to Keep: $10
These are something I registered for but never got. I didn’t make it a priority to buy them yet because my son’s a few months away from introducing baby food. I like the design of these, they get great reviews, and I like that this tray is designed to stack more together!
Carter’s Baby Boy 4-Pack Solid-Color Body Suits – Cost to Keep: $24
While these bodysuits are nice, and I like the colors, I think the price is a bit high. I know I can find a 4-pack like this for about $10 cheaper. Also, my son is very long and he was already 10.5 lbs when he was born so he’s ahead of his age in sizing. He’ll probably be in 12-month clothes (which these are) sometime next summer so I don’t think we’ll need these long sleeves.
Little Me Leap Frog Footie – Cost to Keep: $15
This is definitely cute, and I love the little frogs on the feet! Not sure about the price on this one, either. I may send it back, too.
Verdict: I liked my second BabyBin quite a bit! I think they definitely included some great basics and essentials, and I was happy to see some things I had even registered for picked out for me, too. 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 really don’t get around to 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?