Noobie Box Free Pregnancy Box Review – August 2017
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the free one-time pregnancy box. One box per mom-to-be per pregnancy.
The Subscription Box: Noobie Box
The Cost: FREE + $6.95 shipping
The Products: “Pregnant? Ready to celebrate a new life?! Noobie Box is a free gift box for moms-to-be, filled with products, samples & coupons.”
Ships to: Delivery in Northeast (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT) only.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a welcome card that offers a greeting to the Noobie Box experience as well as a separate card that introduces their four milestone boxes. You are encouraged to share photos of your Pregnancy Box with #noobienox on social. The box is also topped with a coupon from HAPP brand diaper bags for 15% off.
Upon opening, I quickly realized that this box is quite heavy on the coupon offers and paper cards/pamphlets. I’ll go through these first. Some of the cards are informational or are simply advertisements, while others offer a % off code:
Cordblood.com offers some valuable information around the benefits of saved stem cells via cord blood banking.
This breastfeeding booklet from Lansinoh provides an overview of breastfeeding basics for new moms (or those that want a refresher course).
I hadn’t heard of the Babymoov Dream Belt prior to receiving this box. This belt is designed to fill the gap between your hips and your mattress in order to give you a peaceful night’s sleep. No coupon code, but I’m glad to have been introduced to the product.
Receive $1 off of WaterWipes: “the world’s purest baby wipes.”
Babyota is an interesting swaddle brand that originated in the Czech Republic. Learn about its history and benefits on their website and get 20% off of your first order.
Get 20% off your order of $40 or more from the Carters website or from one of their 650+ locations.
I found the breastfeeding 101 booklet to be quite informative and was also pleased to have discovered Baby Ota swaddles!
The box also came with a few sample-sized items:
WaterWipes Baby Wipes (10 count) – Value $0.95 (buy 2 packs of 60 for $11.41)
These seem to be the most gentle wipe option available, and they were actually recommended to me by my midwife too. Super straightforward, and no frills — I’m thrilled to have these on hand in case my baby is sensitive to additives in more mainstream brand wipes. The fact that these are free of fragrance, detergents, or alcohol is super appealing.
SmartyPants Prenatal Complete Gummy Vitamins (2) – Value $0.21
I’m pretty happy with my current prenatal but am all about branching out and exploring my options. These gummies are sweet and jelly-like. Really tasty! The packet comes with 2, but there are actually 6 in a daily serving. I took these in the morning on a mostly empty stomach, and they were gentle enough to not bring on that sick feeling you can sometimes get from prenatals.
Green Shield Organic – USDA Certified Free and Clear Laundry Detergent, 1.5 oz. – Value $0.41 (buy a 100 oz. bottle for $27.58)
It’s really awesome that Noobie Box seems to focus on organic and natural products to make life easier post-baby. I didn’t really give the type of detergent I’m using much thought, but I definitely want to make the effort to switch to organic after receiving this sample. This formula is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, and it does not test on animals.
Chatbooks Monthly Growth Cards – Value $1.50?
These cute cards can be used in photographs to document your little one’s growth each month. I love the variation in patterns from dots, to dashes, to stars. The grey shade is also nice and neutral.
Carter’s Onesie, 3 Months – Value $6.00? (based on similar styles)
I’m definitely in need of baby clothes, and these onesies that snap off in the front look to be a terrific option for busy moms and daily diaper changes (and accidents). The terry material is a cotton/polyester blend and feels pretty durable too. I also love the cute elephant/fox/bird appliqué.
This onesie also came with a free pack of monthly marker cards from Carter’s. Never hurts to have options! These are reversible, but all of the cards are consistent in their cloud background print.
MAM Anti-Colic Bottle – Value $11.56
From MAM’s description of the bottle:
All bottles utilize MAM’s patented, ultra soft silicone nipple for an easy transition between breast and bottle and feature leak-proof caps that help keep bottles clean when not in use. Anti-Colic Patented ventilation holes in the bottle’s base regulate the pressure balance of baby’s milk, allowing milk to flow evenly without bubbles or air pockets for reduced gas and colic symptoms.
In reading reviews of various MAM bottles, it sounds like a lot of people have had success with their design. They’re apparently great for avoiding nipple confusion and ideal for busy or working moms that need to switch between breast and bottle. I’m already impressed with the quality. It’s also great that you can boil or microwave them to sanitize.
Verdict: I loved my Noobie Box Pregnancy Box! I wasn’t sure what to expect with a free box, but I was pleasantly surprised with a healthy mix of samples, informational material from trusted brands, and a couple pretty substantial essentials. The bottle was definitely my highlight! The value came out to around $20.63 (potentially more considering coupon offers). And for the $6.95 shipping cost, you can’t beat this box. I may even give their other boxes a try now that I’ve checked this one out.
What do you think about Noobie Box?