The BabyGuy Box Subscription Review – January 2017
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 Personalized Surprise, $39.99 a month, box for my 17-month old son.
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?