Amazon Prime Second Trimester Maternity Box Review – January 2018
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Brandi!
Amazon is offering 3 new Maternity Boxes exclusively for Prime members. The boxes are grouped into products meant for the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Each box contains four top-rated products and access to exclusive offers all designed to meet the needs of parents to be.
This box is exclusively for Prime members who have shared their baby’s due date and there is a limit of one box per trimester per customer. FYI – boxes are still available for purchase!
This review is for the Second Trimester Maternity Box which is currently being offered for $19.99 with free Prime shipping and free returns.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About the Amazon Maternity Box
The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping
LIMITED TIME DEAL: All Amazon Prime Maternity Boxes are currently being offered for $19.99. It does not say how long this offer will last.
- Acure night cream (1.7 fl oz)
- Traditional Medicinals organic pregnancy tea (16 bags)
- Motherlove pregnancy belly salve (4 oz)
- “The Baby Names Wizard” book
Good to Know: This is exclusive to Prime members who share their baby’s due date. Only one box per customer per trimester.
Ships to: The U.S. and APO/FPO boxes.
Amazon Second Trimester Maternity Box January 2018
This box features four top-rated products and exclusive offers designed for parents to be valued at $40 or more. Let’s check it out:
The box contained three info cards detailing the aspects of various programs Amazon offers to new and expecting parents.
The first card explains the perks of the Amazon Baby Registry.
The second card describes the benefits you can receive through the Amazon family.
The third card identifies brands that Maternity Box purchasers can find exclusive offers from and provides the link to where to find them. The offers available ranged from 15-25% off. Please note: these offers are not available until seven days after purchasing the box.
This cream is for normal to dry skin and is made with Argan extract + chlorella. In case you aren’t familiar with Acure, they describe themselves as “a family owned and operated company founded on sustainable principles to provide the highest quality natural and certified organic personal care.”
The organic aspect of this product is what makes it a perfect addition to a maternity box. It does have a light scent which I think I am picking up from the chamomile and calendula extracts. I am a little sensitive to smell, but this did not bother me.
I found the cream to be a little thicker than what I normally would like for my face, but since it’s a night cream, it didn’t bother me as much as it would if it were something I wore under my makeup. It left a slightly greasy feeling on my fingers and face, but it actually left my dry, winter skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Good to know for Swaps: This product does have an inner foil seal.
Motherlove Pregnant Belly Salve, 4 oz – Retail Value $15.99
This product is only available from third-party sellers on Amazon, so I used the price from Target as a baseline. They offer a free ship to store option or free shipping for Red Card holders. I found it for $15.29 through a few different online retailers that I am not personally familiar with, but they did not offer free shipping without a minimum.
This salve is meant to help prevent stretch marks and provide relief from the itch of stretching skin. It is made with certified organic ingredients such as beeswax, shea butter, and natural oils. The scent was very light, mostly beeswax that I picked up.
This jar is a good size and seems like it will go a long way. The texture starts out thick but smooths out quickly and just a little bit covers a good amount of surface area, which is great for an ever-expanding belly! It did not absorb into my skin as much as I would have liked, but hopefully, that’s part of the magic. My first two pregnancies left me with stretch marks, so we’ll see if this can help to repair some of that skin elasticity that I lost.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Pregnancy Tea, 16 bags – Retail Value $3.99
This is only available in this quantity on Amazon with a Prime Pantry order, but it is currently on sale for $3.99 at Target. After doing some research, this seems to be the top recommended Pregnancy tea. It is meant to support a healthy pregnancy.
You steep the tea for 10-15 minutes and they recommend 3 cups per day. The flavor was smooth and I mostly picked up on the notes of mint and strawberry. While this doesn’t sound like a good combination, I actually found it to be quite pleasant. I could definitely drink this 3 times per day, especially if the benefits are really there!
After noticing this warning about consulting a Doctor if pregnant or breastfeeding, I did a little bit more research and it seems that the controversy lies in the ingredient of raspberry leaf. If you have researched anything related to pregnancy or childbirth, you know that there are a lot of conflicting ideas about almost everything.
Raspberry leaf tea can help to shorten the duration of labor as well as strengthen the uterine walls, but there were also studies that showed it could have negative impacts on pregnancy. The general consensus is that it can be safely used in the third trimester, but isn’t recommended for use before that. I recommend trusting your mama instincts and maybe getting the okay from your doctor before incorporating this into your daily routine!
The Baby Name Wizard, Revised 3rd Edition: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby by Laura Wattenberg– Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $12.51)
I was excited to see this book as I am expecting my third child and still dread the challenge of finding a name.
This was a great guide of different names and provided some useful information about the popularity of names and even described some of the trends across America. They also included information on names from various regions around the world.
The section I enjoyed most as a mother who already has two kids was how each name gave a list of possible sibling names to go along with it. I thought this was helpful, but other than that, I had really already been through this process and knew a lot of the information that was included. I think this would really be more suited to first-time parents to help them get started on the naming process.
Overall, I liked the book, but this Wizard did not solve my dilemma of what to name the baby!
The Verdict: Overall, I felt the Amazon Second Trimester Maternity Box provided a good mix of products to support pregnancy and pamper a mother-to-be. The night cream is the one item in the box that might affect the value for an expecting mom as the scent might be too overwhelming for some who have a heightened sense of smell and I also can’t speak to how it would work for someone who experiences breakouts in their pregnancies.
My favorite item in this box was probably the tea. It was something I’d thought about trying before and of course, anything that can shorten labor is a must!
Although the baby name book was a miss for me, I feel that if I had received this box while pregnant with my first child, it would have upped the value for me!
The box normally costs $29.99, but is currently on sale for $19.99. I estimate the total retail value to be $52.96, which is good for the original price and also in line with their promised value of $40 or more. This also does not take into account the special offers that I will be able to access on Amazon once it has been 7 days.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all three trimesters are available! Although, I’m not sure how long the $19.99 price will last.
Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Acure cream- $10.19
- Belly salve- $9.05
- Pregnancy Tea- $2.26
- Baby book- $8.49
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What do you think of Amazon’s Second Trimester Maternity Box?
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