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The BabyGuy Box Subscription Review – January 2017

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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.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Personalized Surprise, $39.99 a month, box for my 17-month old son.

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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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I’ve never received any info card in my The BabyGuy Box boxes before, but they included a “17-month” sheet in my box, from Bluum, which is another subscription. I reached out to The BabyGuy to double check, and they confirmed they are not the same company as Bluum. They share a warehouse and the warehouse mistakenly put an info card in my box.

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Dream Baby Heat Alert Anti-Slip Bath Mats – Value $7.84

I’m really excited about these because I have bought one or two bath mats and they just haven’t worked or have been too wide or long for the flat surface of my tub. This pack is 10 little undersea animal shaped non-slip appliques, plus they turn white if the water gets too hot.

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Dream Baby EZY-Fit Door Knob Covers – Value $8.26

These are the classic plastic doorknob covers to baby-proof door handles. Every handle in my house is actually a lever (which is, unfortunately, much easier for toddlers to figure out and much harder to baby-proof), so I can’t use these myself. That being said, they feel sturdy and seem like they would work well to keep littles from being able to waltz right out of the room. I’m thinking I’ll pass these along to my sister-in-law. 

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Dream Baby Outlet Covers – Value $6.99

I have to say, I’m not impressed with these. The plastic covers feel a little flimsy and easy to pop off, even for a little kid. I played with them a little before installing… which I didn’t end up doing, because I’m confident my 17-month-old can pop these open and shut and think it’s a fun game. I honestly 100% prefer the cheaper, smaller, more aesthetically-pleasing traditional outlet covers that just plus into the outlet leaving a plastic cover over it.

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Naty by Nature BabyCare Sensitive Wipes – value: $3.17

These wipes are eco-friendly and compostable! They’re free of chlorine, alcohol, parabens, and phthalates, plus they have a really nice thickness to them. They work pretty well – nothing remarkably better in performance than traditional wipes I’m used to, but considering they’re so much better for the environment and natural, there’s still a benefit there!

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Blum Naturals Organic Cucumber & Aloe Vera Daily Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes – Value $8.51

I’ve tried these facial wipes before and I am just not a fan. The scent is a little too strong and they don’t do well at removing my makeup. I like that they’re hypoallergenic and certified organic, but they are just not for me.

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BabySoy 12-24 Month Socks – Value $12.99

I first discovered BabySoy through another subscription box a year or two ago when I received a little beanie hat that became my absolute favorite for my son to wear. The material they use for their products has a lot of stretch and is super soft and comfortable! I’m definitely happy to have a pair of socks from them, too.

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The BabyGuy Gear Guide Glass Mug – Value $3.99?

I’m a little thrown off by this inclusion in my box, just because it feels very merch-y. It’s a solid glass mug, and I will probably use it, so I suppose I’m not that bothered or anything. Part of me is hoping the logo will come off in the dishwasher so it’s a more classic/plain item, haha.

Verdict: I have loved all my The BabyGuy Boxes in the last couple months, but this one felt pretty underwhelming for me. Three of the items are ones I won’t use, so that’s a bummer. The value adds up to $51.75, so that’s not bad for a $39.99 box. I’m kinda of disappointed in the item picks for me, though, and I’m really hoping this is a fluke since it’s the first one that’s let me down.

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.

5 Comments

  1. Are you still reviewing bluum as well? I know a lot of us have been super frustrated with both these companies. I finally was able to stop bluum but not after pulling teeth for like six months. This looks like a bluum box to me as all these options were my bluum options last month, and babyguybox had said they guaranteed the personalized boxes to be valued at over $75 I thought. So, I am sure if you asked, they may say they sent the wrong box? I used to LOVE Babyguy when it first started, but have been increasingly unimpressed…

    • Cindy, that’s a very interesting idea… I hadn’t considered this, but since their warehouse (which I guess they share) sent me a bluum info card I wonder if they packed me a bluum box… I am definitely writing BabyGuy to ask about this right away and will report back with what I hear from their customer service.

      Thank you so much for that insight!

  2. We love babyguy and always pick jen and jamies box! Great review but the box seems off.

    • Thanks, JT! Yeah, I think I’m going to stick with their picks from now on too 🙂

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