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