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The BabyGuy Box Subscription Review – December 2016

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The BabyGuy Box is a monthly Baby and Toddler/Pre-K subscription box that sends you full-size products that have been hand-picked by Jamie Grayson (The Baby Guy NYC) who is a well-respected authority in baby gear and child safety over the past five years. They aim to send functional, practical, innovative, and fun things like toys, baby gear, books, feeding essentials, and clothing accessories.

They also offer monthly themed/curated, once-off purchases that do not renew which is a great, no-commitment way to try their service, too. Monthly subscribers get to choose whether to have a personalized surprise box or to receive a themed/curated box for that month instead.

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This review is of the December Personalized Surprised, $39.99 a month, box.

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The Subscription Box: The BabyGuy Box

The Cost: $39.99 with free shipping

The Products: About 5 full-size products that are meant to be functional, practical, innovative, and fun. You can expect things like toys, baby gear, books, feeding essentials, clothing accessories, and more.

Ships to: U.S.

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Oilogic Slumber & Sleep Vapor Bath – 9 oz, Value $9.99

This is an all-natural vapor bath that is made with essential oils to relax and calm children. I love adding this to my son’s baths! We don’t have baths as part of our regular bedtime routine, so I can’t confidently say whether or not this has helped him sleep better or calm faster, but I like this brand in general and love the ingredients, natural scent, and the concept of this product!

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Zoe Organics Breathe Balm – 0.6 oz, Value $14

I love this brand so I was really excited to see this in my The BabyGuy Box! This breathe balm is made with essential oils, 100% organic, and petroleum-free.

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I like that they chose this product to feature because 1) it’s cold season and 2) even if you’re not “into” oils, this is just like a natural vapor stick so it’s something anyone can use, regardless of how they feel about the essential oil trend.

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Giggle Face & Body Lotion – 12 oz, Value $9.99

I’m loving this lotion! It’s hypoallergenic, has no parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or fragrances, no animal testing and is made in the USA! This is fast absorbing and the scent is a natural “sweet rice milk” scent, which is very light and fresh.

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Pals Mismatched Toddler Socks, Polar Bear & Penguin – Value $9

I think $9 for 1 “pair” of toddler socks is pricey, but they have a really cute concept. These socks are made to be mismatched because “it’s fun to be friends with someone different!” and they’re meant to be fun for kids as well as promote empathy/diversity. Although, as a mom, I see the glaring benefit of never having to actually pair together socks during laundry!

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These are nice quality, though. Nice and thick and have grippy bits on the bottom of the feet. I love that the polar bear has a little tail on the back!

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Babar Shadow Puppets – Value $10.31 (retail price $16.99)

These are cute! Gideon is obsessed with elephants right now, so I really liked this. This is a set of 8 shadow puppets that comes with a little info packet of storytelling tips, instructions, and a short history of shadow puppets.

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It’s just a nice boxed set of pre-made shadow stick puppets, though, so I don’t think I’d have gone out and bought this myself – but it’s something fun to get in a box.

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That being said, the packaging is super nice – this would be great to gift.

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Ah Goo Baby Minky Stroller Blanket, Poppy – Value $34.95

This is a 41”x30” stroller blanket that comes with a matching duster bag – that’s so smart for traveling or tossing in a tote or car with you.

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The patterned side is 100% cotton (water-repellant!) and the opposite side is a very soft, plush fabric.

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This print, “poppy,” is so cute. I’m a little surprised they put a floral pattern in a box personalized for my son, but I will either still use it or gift it because it’s a nice product.

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One thing, though, is that the soft underside is a material I can see will pill with time. Just something to keep in mind.

Verdict: My December The BabyGuy Box was pretty fun – I especially love the lotion, breathe vapor stick, and vapor bath products. The other items are ones I wouldn’t have picked up myself but know I’ll either use or gift since I’m happy with the quality and functionality of everything. I do have to say that this box doesn’t feel as completely personalized as I would expect from a personalized subscription box. The value comes out to $88.24, which is pretty good for a $40 box, but I don’t think it’s worth $88 to me. I personally wouldn’t pay that much for one pair of toddler socks, or paper shadow puppets on sticks that I could DIY, so I just feel like some of that value is inflated. All in all I got my money’s worth, but I’m looking forward to seeing if future boxes will be better for me. My first couple boxes were great!

What do you think about The BabyGuy Box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. They actually gave you the wrong blanket, according to their webpage they said which one was the “boy” “girl” and neutral blanket. The “boy” blanket was supposed to be green and brown, if you email customer service they will fix it! I think that happened to a lot of people, me included!

  2. Great review and i love baby guy boxes! I ordered this box and i believe it is the Jen and Jamie pick. You may email customer service if you choose the personalized box!

    • Oh, shoot, it could have been the Jen & Jamie pick! I thought I might have chosen that option but I find their system to be sooo clunky. They don’t have confirmation emails of your choice or info cards (whyyy not info cards? At least a “here’s a box of Jen & Jamie’s picks for ‘winter essentials’!” or something), so by the time my box gets to me I sometimes don’t even remember what the theme was supposed to be or if I picked that or a personalized box. Last month it was supposed to be holiday survival themed and there was only one holiday item in it, so I was pretty disappointed in those “picks” according to the them. I really wish they’d put a little more effort into those aspects.

      Thank you so much for reading/commenting, Jt!

      • They’re right – that was the Jen & Jamie pick. I actually skipped December because I had a feeling I wouldn’t need anything in the box, and I’m glad I did. I’d email customer service and let them know you didn’t get your personalized box.

        That being said, I have ordered January’s Eco Friendly box, and I’m crossing my fingers it’s awesome!

  3. I wish that we as a society would move away from labelling things as inherently ‘girly’ or ‘boyish’, especially for young children.

    • Excuse you! It’s her choice to raise her son as she please! You sound like a freak telling someone how to raised their child.

      • That’s not kind :(. It’s not an unreasonable comment. Of course everyone has the right to raise their child as they wish, but I don’t think it is wrong for a sub box to not do everything as girl pink and boy blue.

        • She said floral not even about the color? Why do you care if anyone likes a particular style for their kids? Ridiculous.

          • Her original comment did not mention color–she brought color up only to clarify that she doesn’t feel it’s wrong for a sub box not to conform to stereotypes. The same logic would apply to floral–why are floral patterns necessarily “girly”? What’s so inherently gendered about flowers? Neither of her comments were unreasonable or ridiculous. And she did not criticize the reviewer for wanting to raise her child as she wishes or for liking particular styles for their kids. It was social commentary. And I feel the same… it’s too bad that items for young children are seen by society as inherently girly or boyish based on color, pattern, or anything else.

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