Cricket Crate is the newest subscription in the Kiwi Crate family, their first box designed for babies ages 0-2! Currently, you can only buy a "3-Month Newborn Pack" subscription. We're hoping that Kiwi Crate expands this box to the 4 - 36 month age range later this year.
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This is Newborn Pack Box #3 (of 3) from the Cricket Crate subscription by Kiwi Crate, $60 for three months.
The Subscription Box: Cricket Crate
The Cost: $20/month (billed upfront as $60 for the 3-month Newborn Pack)
ACTIVE DEAL: 15% off
The Products: Every month, get an age-specific product, a board book, a copy of Wonder Magazine with more information about your child's age and developmental stages, and access to more online resources.
Ships to: Anywhere in the United States and Canada, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO addresses. Free within the United States, $6.95 to Canada
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This is box 3 of 3 in our Newborn Pack subscription. For more info on boxes #1 and #2 and notes on giving this box as a gift, check out our previous reviews.
This month we got a reminder card that this is our last month, with a coupon to renew! Unfortunately, Cricket Crate is currently only available in the 3-month "Newborn Pack" subscription, so we actually can't renew. I really hope this means they are expanding it to ages 4 to 36 months soon!
Each box comes with a copy of Wonder Magazine, which helps parents with more info about the items included and their baby's current developmental milestones and capabilities, plus more:
This month, the focus is on faces and emotions.
Tummy time is so important, and this month's toy is designed to help keep your kiddo interested in lifting their head up and exploring the world! I love that the booklet gives some examples of different ways to use it.
Like other boxes from Kiwi Crate, there are plenty of resources online too, including printable cards, book picks, and more education for parents.
All three boxes in the Newborn Pack include a board book. This month's board book, Cricket's Feelings, is a simple introduction to different emotions and how we express them.
I was just listening last night to the newest episodes of the podcast Invisibilia, which were all about how emotions are shaped and formed, which really put this month's theme into a new perspective!
The book is really simple, but I think this is a great tool for teaching older kids about emotion, too. My 2-year-old and I read this and pretended we were surprised, talked about what makes us excited, etc.
The hero item this month is this soft tummy time mirror! This is a nice big size for baby to play with but also packs down small if you like to take toys with you when you leave the house.
How cute are these bananas?
There are lots of flaps to play with too, revealing a variety of little fruit faces. This goes along so well with the faces and emotions theme. I love this happy & sad cherry pair!
You can tie the book up in a few ways, including as a little stand-up mirror for tummy time so your baby can explore their own face!
Verdict: I thought the mirror toy this month was the best thing in the whole 3-month Cricket Crate subscription - it's a nice size, well made, and the fruit face designs are so cute! Like always, I appreciate that the board books have some longevity and can be used for older kids, too.
Now that we've gotten through all three Newborn Pack boxes, I can definitely say that I love this box as a gift for new parents. It's geared toward first-timers and those that enjoy learning about their baby's development. The first three months with a newborn are hard in a lot of ways, and while this doesn't exactly make it foolproof, Cricket Crate certainly helps with thoughtful ideas for entertaining and engaging with baby as they grow. Getting a box every month instead of getting everything before baby is born is a nice treat, too. For me, $20/month is a reasonable price point for a baby shower gift, and it's made better with our 40% off your first box coupon.
What do you think of Cricket Crate? Do you hope this box gets expanded up to age 3?