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Cricket Crate Newborn Box Review + Coupon – October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate is the newest subscription in the KiwiCo family, their first box designed for babies ages 0-2! Previously, Cricket Crate only offered a newborn pack for babies 0-3 months old. You can still purchase the newborn pack on their website, but they have now expanded to a monthly subscription for babies 0-36 months! How exciting! It has been a long time since I had a baby in that age range, but it seems like I still have friends who are having babies all the time, so this might work as an awesome gift for them.

Cricket Crate October 2017

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Cricket Crate October 2017

The Subscription Box: Cricket Crate

The Cost: $19.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

COUPON: Save 40% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Have an older kid? Check out all of our Koala Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Each box comes with a copy of Wonder Magazine, which helps parents with more info about the items included and their babyís current developmental milestones and capabilities, plus more!

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017


The box included this card with suggested activities for your newborn using the contents. Like other boxes from KiwiCo, there are plenty of resources online too, including printable cards, book picks, and more education for parents.

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Board Book – Cricket’s Great Wait

Board books are a standard inclusion in Cricket Crate, and this month’s is a great one! It’s all about the importance of patience.

Cricket Crate October 2017

The package came with this cute bookmark! I don’t know that you actually ever need to save your spot in a board book, but it has helpful suggestions for things to talk about with your child while reading the book.

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket and Sam Wooden Blocks

Here are the story’s main protagonists, Cricket and Sam, in wooden block form! I can imagine a baby would love to play with these! They would also be fun to use to act out the story after (or while) reading it together.

Cricket Crate October 2017

Mini Tub and Washcloth

You can use the washcloth in the traditional manner with your baby if you like, but the activity card suggests engaging your tot in bathing Cricket and Sam in the mini tub. How fun! You can then dry them off and wrap them up in the cloth. I really think kids learn the importance of tub time when they can give baths to their toys, so this is very cool.

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Cricket Crate October 2017

Water Play Mat & Brush

This is so cute! It’s a mat with illustrations of a neighborhood printed all over it. You can use water with the included brush and “paint” on it. It works like magic, making the painted areas a dark grey. How fun! Then when it dries the color fades back to white. I think babies will absolutely love playing with this, and it will be great for developing grasping skills. Plus playing with water is so much less messy than actual paint!

The Verdict: I am so happy to see Cricket Crate has been expanded into a monthly subscription! I think everything included would be wonderful for babies in this age range, and I think this would make an awesome gift subscription for a new mother. And as with every single box I have received from KiwiCo, I simply cannot believe how much you get for $20. The value is incredible!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. From Cricket Crate:

We will try to ship the first crate of a new subscription within 2-3 business days of purchase (U.S. only), unless the recipient already has an active subscription. We consolidate Canadian orders to two shipments per month.

Coupon – Save 40% off your first box, no coupon code required, just use this link!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $19.95, which means that each of the 5 items in the box (including the Wonder Magazine) has an average cost of $3.99.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Cricket Crate Reviews, KiwiCo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: cricket crate | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Actually this crate is for 24m til 36m. They have 0-3m newborn crate but there is no crate for 4-23m yet.

    • Thanks for the correction Ele!

  2. I got this crate, but am saving it for a present for my daughter so she hasn’t got to open it yet. The next box will be a birthday present in January. It looks so cute! I peeked inside and loved the water play mat – that will definitely be a hit with her. She loves baths, loves scribbling, loves books – all around a great box.

    • Yay! Funnnnnn! Sometimes I wish I still had babies!

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