Target Baby Box Review – October 2016
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The Box: Target October Baby Box
The Cost: $7
- Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm
- Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes — for you!
- SheaMoisture Baby Shampoo & Bath Milk
- California Baby Calendula Cream
- The Honest Co. Wipes
- Dapple Pure ’n’ Clean Bottles & Dishes
- Seventh Generation Coconut Care Lotion
- Babyganics 3X Laundry Detergent
This box came with an info card and a Target coupon good for $10 off a baby purchase of $50 or more. These are great to save for future baby boxes, or (my favorite!) use them to save on diapers and formula that you’d be buying anyway!
Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm – 2 oz FULL SIZE! Value $18.99
This full-size item was one of my favorite in this box. I hadn’t used Skinfix products before, but I loved the 0% water formula! This stuff is very thick but it warms quickly in your hands, and absorbed and hydrated well — a little goes a long way.
My son is 18 months so he’s through his baby eczema phase, but I wish I had known about this when he was a newborn! We used it on a little rash he has around his mouth from teething and it did seem to help overnight. So far it seems like a great general purpose moisturizer too, with no discernible scent and a lot of hydration power. I appreciate that it’s steroid-free and nut-free as well – you never know what products your baby is going to react to.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – 10 wipes, Value $1.79
I love that Target threw in something for mom, too! When I traveled a lot for work, I always had pre-moistened towelettes in my laptop bag. I tried these instead of my normal nightly washing routine (Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, which I’ve been using for years). The fragrance was bright and herbal, and they left my skin feeling soft the next morning.
SheaMoisture Baby Shampoo & Bath Milk – 3.2 oz, Value $2.45
We used this in our nightly bath time routine and I’m obsessed! The lavender smell is SO rich and good and it lasts all day. It turns my toddler into an walking, babbling aromatherapy treatment! When he starts throwing a tantrum, I just pick him up and smell his head and we work on calming down together.
I’m definitely buying this in the full-size when I run out.
California Baby Calendula Cream – 0.5 oz, Value $2.45
Calendula cream was also a new item for me – lots of people love it for treating baby eczema and other skin issues. This one had a very strong scent, so I hesitated to put it on my son since his skin can sometimes be a little sensitive and he doesn’t have any skin problems that need treatment. (It works great for mom’s dry hands though!)
The Honest Co. Wipes – 10 wipes, Value $0.99
I’m an Honest Diapers & Wipes subscriber already, so even though these are my favorite baby wipes, the last thing that I need is more of them! These travel sizes are handy for the car though. I’ll probably gift these to a friend; they’re definitely nice inclusions in baby gift baskets.
Dapple Pure ’n’ Clean Bottles & Dishes – 3 Oz, Value $1.49
I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but I did smell the liquid and it’s definitely fragrance-free. In the early days with my son, I was using a regular dish soap, and it left a terrible residue on our bottles and nipples if we weren’t careful. I’ve since switched to a fragrance-free soap, so I’m excited to see how this stacks up with washing our sippy cups.
Plus, I love that it’s travel size and airplane-ready. When I first went back to work after maternity leave, I had to travel for work, and little things like this make traveling and pumping so much easier.
Seventh Generation Coconut Care Lotion – 0.5 oz, Value $0.50?
I was interested in trying this since I do like coconut oil products, but this was my least favorite product in the box. We tried it after bath time and it just didn’t absorb well, maybe because it was a little chilly or because he was still damp from the tub? I’m not sure about you, but chasing a naked toddler around the house with non-absorbed lotion all over him is not my idea of a fun evening. (The scent was nice and light, though.)
Babyganics 3X Laundry Detergent – 1 oz, Value $0.25?
I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but it’s a nice sample to have on hand. I use fragrance-free detergent in all our laundry so I’m interested to see how it stacks up compared to other brands.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $28. For $7, I definitely think I got more than enough product in this box – the Skinfix lotion is such a great value for that price, and the rest is just icing on top. I wish there’d been just a little more variety – like some diapering products or even food pouches to try – but I’m excited to see what Target will offer if they plan to offer this box more regularly!
What do you think of the October 2016 Target Baby Box? I know Target offers a “welcome kit” with samples and coupons if you use their Baby Registry, too — if you’ve gotten one, how do you think that stacks up compared to this box?
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