Bluum Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Bluum is a monthly subscription box for babies and toddlers. Their boxes are very customized – specific to the month of your child’s age. Also, they recently began allowing you to “build your own Bluum,” meaning you can even pick what products you’ll receive out of a very wide selection of items (one of my very favorite parts of this subscription!). However, susbcribers can still skip choosing their items in order to still be surprised each month.
The box I’m reviewing is customized from my preferences and choices for my son, who was born this past September! Because of this, my box may look completely different than someone else’s box.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Bluum
The Cost: $34/monthly, $93/3 months, $162/6 months, $300/12 months
NEW COUPON: For a limited time only, save 40% off of any length Bluum subscription.
Use coupon code GETBLUUM to save $10 off your first box
The Products: Items selected for baby’s age, plus gifts for mom too!
Ships to: US
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
EIGHT months? That can’t be right. I just had my baby last month, didn’t I? This is going too fast!
Bluum doesn’t send item cards in the boxes, they email you the information about the items.
Kid O Mini Tug Boat in Blue – value: $8 (on sale for $6.48)
This is a cute little bath toy. My son has always hated baths but he’s finally starting to have fun and learn to play a little. He actually really liked this and grabbed for it as soon as I pulled it out of the box!
Parragon Inc. Wide Awake Jake – value: $5.99
I picked this book because I was wanting a bedtime-specific book. Part of our night time routine is reading a book!
Here’s a look inside. I think the story is pretty cute, and you get to follow along as Jake gets ready for bed.
Mam Learn to Brush Set – value: $8.99
This is interesting. I wanted to get all baby items this month so I picked this, plus he just cut his first tooth so this caught my eye. It has a guard you can clip on the brush to help them keep it from going too far into their mouths, and it comes with a little brush and a long-handled one that you can both use simultaneously so you can help them learn.
Oilogic Slumber & Sleep Calming Cream – 5 fl oz, value: $9.99
I love using essential oils, and using them in a lotion is great. This smells really nice and, while I haven’t tried it on my son yet, I like the consistency and moisturizing on my hands.
Here’s a look at the back of the toothbrush for some more details. I like how it has red bristles to indicate the amount of toothpaste you should put on it.
And here’s my son, Gideon, playing with the toy boat!
The Verdict: In full disclosure, I’m kind of bummed about this month’s Bluum box because I had originally chosen a different item instead of the toy boat – a gorgeous little blue, knit cardigan for my son. However, right before it shipped I got an email stating they were all out and I needed to either pick a replacement item or re-pick all of my items, even though I had picked my items a couple weeks before and received a confirmation email! This made me pretty frustrated because I picked the whole box around the cardigan and it was a great value item. I emailed customer service about it and they told me that they had resolved the issue already by letting me pick a replacement, and that it just happens sometimes because sometimes they allow for x number of an item to be chosen, but when they get that x amount they end up with some that are maybe damaged or defective, etc. To me, that sounds like an issue they need to take care of with the company sending the items. I don’t know – that really bugged me and set me up to be disappointed with this box no matter what I got.
That being said, I received some cute items my son seems to like and that I think will be nice and helpful, too. The value adds up to $32.97 which doesn’t add up to the cost of the box. I’m not super okay with that (especially because I didn’t get my baby cardigan) but at the same time I am the one who picked my own items, so I’m torn. Ultimately, I wasn’t happy with this month, though.
What do you think about Bluum?