Target Cat & Jack Baby Outfit Subscription Review – Fall 2018

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Cat & Jack Fall 2018 outside box

Target has a new quarterly baby clothing subscription box! Each box includes items that haven’t been released for sale yet, for baby sizes newborn to 24 months.

This is a review of the 18 month Boy’s box.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 inside box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 all items

About Cat & Jack Baby Outfit Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Cat & Jack Baby Outfit Subscription Box

The Cost: $40 + free shipping

The Products: “Get ready for a little bit of everything in this clothing-subscription box. Our designers curated their favorite items of the season, making it super easy to style your little sweetie. (Available in sizes Newborn to 24 months.)”

Ships to: the US

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How it works:
1. Pick a gender & select Baby’s size, from newborn to 24M.
2. Receive and open your Cat & Jack™ Baby Outfit Box. You’ll get 6–7 pieces that haven’t been released to yet, plus a surprise gift.
3. Dress up your little one & make sure it all fits. Keep what you love & return what you don’t.
4. A new box will be delivered every season! We’ll automatically send the next size up to match your growing baby.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 info & coupon

Included in my box was a coupon for 20% off a Cat & Jack baby or toddler apparel purchase! They also included a packing slip.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 dinosaur onesie

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 dinosaur onesie close up

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 dinosaur onesie worn 1

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 dinosaur onesie worn 2

Cat & Jack Dinosaur Roar One Piece – Listed Retail Value: $15.50

The art on this one piece is really cute, and I love how it wraps around the side, too. I love a one piece for Jace because they’re so low-maintenance and his shirt never rides up when carrying him around.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 blue bodysuit 1 Cat & Jack Fall 2018 blue bodysuit 2

Cat & Jack Blue One Piece with Side Spikes – Estimated Retail Value: $12.99

Cat & Jack’s boy boxes have seemed to have at least one item with these side spikes in each box and I kind of love them. They’re so cute! Plus, this suit also has some little teeth on the sleeve! This piece is perfect for heading into Fall.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 all smiles bodysuit Cat & Jack Fall 2018 all smiles bodysuit close up

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 striped pants

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 all smiles and striped pants worn

Cat & Jack Smiles AALLLL Around Bodysuit and Striped Pants Set – Listed Retail Value: $9.99

I super adore this graphic for Jace! I’m picky about what words and phrases I allow on my kids’ clothing but Cat & Jack generally have neutral/adorable/uplifting phrases like this. This is perfect for Jace especially because he is the smiliest little boy! And this color scheme is a great choice for Fall, too.

These 18-month sizes definitely have some room for Jace to grow (hence the rolled waistband and cuffs on the pants), which means they’ll last through the Fall for sure.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red hoodie & pants

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red hoodie

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red pants

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red pants behind

Cat & Jack Crisp Berry Hoodie & Fox Pants Set – Listed Retail Value: $12.99

I’m a sucker for little animal patches on the back of baby pants! And I love that there are so many matching outfit pieces this month. This set will be great through the Fall & Winter.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red pants hole

Unfortunately, the pants came with a defect: there’s a hole in the seam where it looks like the fabric just didn’t get held straight into the sewing machine. This is a pretty easy fix if you have access to a sewing machine, though. I called Customer Service about this, asking if they could just replace the pants or the set, and they told me they didn’t have any inventory to replace the single item so they just refunded the entire box, so I could re-order the whole thing again to get a pair of pants without the defect, and they said I could just keep the duplicates. Generous of them, and more than I anticipated for them to do!

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red hoodie outfit 1

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 red hoodie outfit 2

Here’s Jace modeling this outfit by our makeshift baby gate by our stairs…

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 blue hoodie

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 blue hoodie close up

Cat & Jack Baby Boys’ French Terry Hooded Sweatshirt – Retail Value: $9.99

I actually found this hoodie on Target’s website, but in red. Again, a baby clothing detail I love: ears on hoods! So cute. This hoodie is made with comfortable, stretchy fabric and the blue colorway will actually go with a lot of what Jace wears already.

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 bibdana

Cat & Jack Fall 2018 bibdana back

Cat and Jack Striped Bibdana – free gift

Every box from Cat & Jack includes a free gift. This quarter it’s a little bibdana. These little guys are one of my favorite accessories for my baby because it’s cute, goes with most outfits, and is so helpful for my drooly, teething 10-month-old.

Verdict: I love Cat & Jack, so I am so thrilled that Target launched this box! It seems like a natural response to the quarterly BabyGap Outfit Box, and it comes in at a lower price point as well. The items in this box are from the new Cat & Jack collections that haven’t been released for purchase at Target yet! The designs are all really cute, playful, and I’m a fan of the navy, maroon, and grey color scheme for Fall. I’m also happy with customer service’s response to the defected pants. Also, I know I’m not alone in hoping that they expand this to toddler sizes, as well! I’d love a Cat & Jack box for my 3-year-old, too.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, you should get this season’s box. Note that your box may change depending on whether you choose for a boy or girl (and also the sizes, but I think they send the same items in various sizing since they only go from 0-24 months right now). 

Value Breakdown: Not including any value for the free gift bibdana, this box adds up to $61.46. At $40/box, here’s what you’re approximately paying per item:

  • Dinosaur One Piece: $10.09
  • Navy One Piece: $8.40
  • Smiles Set: $6.50
  • Red Hoodie Set: $8.45
  • Blue Hoodie: $6.50
  • Bibdana: free gift

Additionally, these are exclusive items that have yet to be listed for sale from Target, so the only people who have their kids in these items are ones who bought this box. That may have its own kind of value to many people. Plus, I personally can’t deny the fun of having a surprise collection of clothing come in my mail, especially when it comes from a brand that I genuinely like almost everything from, like Cat & Jack. For me, I also get value from just not needing to go shopping. Jace automatically gets a mini, mix-and-match, seasonally appropriate collection of clothing. I still have to go dig through my toddler’s old 12-18 month boxes to find things to fit Jace, and many of those are not seasonally appropriate in his current size.

What do you think of the latest Cat & Jack Baby Clothing box from Target?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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  1. FYI, Target does ***not*** send the next size up as I discovered today when I received 0-3M size clothes for my 4 month old daughter. Please look into this, MSA, and amend this post.

  2. So I have to revive this post because I’m fuming right now. I signed up for the baby girl box in Aug (my daughter was 1 month, perfect!) and received size 0-3M clothes. Again, perfect. I got my next box (it’s quarterly) today….SIZE 0-3M AGAIN!! I called Customer Service to ask them what the H happened, and not one but two people (because I didn’t believe the first and asked for a manager) told me that the subscription is not set up to send the next size. They told me the only way to have that happen is for me to call Customer Service before each box gets sent to have them manually update the size. I repeatedly explained to them why this makes no sense and repeatedly got no where. Screw this!! I canceled. I’m so bummed (it’s CUTE stuff), floored, furious etc etc etc. And that box of 0-3M clothes I received that I can’t use….? They told me I get to trek me and my daughter in to a store to return it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE. SO MAD!!!!!

  3. I Got mine on August and waiting for the September one, but just wondering is this a monthly or quarterly thing? According to my target account it says new one is coming in October.

  4. I got a baby girl box and….kind of a let down. The boys clothes are way cuter. On the upside, my little one scored a lot of outside play clothes. Maybe just preference, but the girl items from this brand in Target are usually so darn cute and feminine.

  5. I wonder what happened to my original post.

    Anyho, this post made look into the Baby Gap box and according to their website, Baby Gap box is on “pause” right now and longer selling new subscriptions.

  6. Because of this posted I decided to check out the baby Gap box again and their website states that it is on “pause” right now and no longer accepting new subscriptions

  7. So cute! (The clothes and the boys…) I wish there was a review of the baby girl box! I sure wouldn’t mind doing it 😉

  8. You have beautiful and very photogenic children! So cute!

  9. Just ordered one for my baby girl, so cute!

  10. I wish they had this in 3t

  11. Thanks for this review. I just ordered for my son, the clothes are so cute…. I got 20% off with the code LABORDAY and 5% off and free shipping signing up for recurring boxes. I’m so excited, thanks again!

  12. I can’t with the cuteness.

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