Baby by Kidbox Clothing Review + Coupon – Fall 2018
Kidbox is a kid’s clothing box that “combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need.” KidBox ships 5 boxes a year (spring, summer, back to school, fall and winter) but they will notify you before they ship in case you want to skip a box, change your child’s sizing or even their style preferences.
Kidbox offers a few options: the Baby by Kidbox for sizes Newborn-24 months, Kidbox for sizes 2T-14, and a new Kidsentials, socks and underwear on-demand service.
This review is of the Boy’s Fall Box in 18 months.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Kidbox
The Cost: no styling fee, pay only for the clothes you keep or pay $98 to keep the entire box (free shipping both ways)
The Products: 6-7 clothing items based on the size and style preferences you select
Ships to: U.S.
Good to know: If you keep the entire box for $98 you can also select a cause and Kidbox will make a donation to a kid in need such as a military family or foster child. What a great idea!
Kidbox Fall 2018 Review
Each box comes with a price sheet listing each item of clothing, the retail price, and the price Kidbox will charge to keep that item (which is less than retail). There’s also a plastic mailer and pre-addressed sticker to easily return anything you’re not keeping. Also included were some stickers and crayons for Gideon.
Bib (free gift)
They include free gifts in their boxes, and this quarter’s was a bib. It’s a little odd, though, because it’s so small? Like, this would never protect my son’s clothes from any kind of drooling or food.
It seems I can always use some extra socks for my kids! These are cute and soft. The ankles seem like they may get snug before too long, but that’s probably just because of my son’s chunky legs. Although, I do have to note: these are cheaper to buy on Amazon than through this box.
Art + Eden Boys “Dakota” Dinosaur 2-piece set – Listed Retail Value: $30, Cost to Keep: $23
I like the Art + Eden brand; their clothing is sustainably made with organic cotton and low-impact dyes. This little t-shirt and pants set is really cute. It fits my son well and can easily be a comfy play outfit or pajamas.
At first, I thought the red/white/blue combo outfit may feel a little too Americana for him to just wear all the time but the way they laid out the colors and all the stripes and grey accents make it way cute. I think this is a really playful set, and it fits him perfectly.
Kyle + Deena Boys 2-piece “Hello World” Jogger and Pull-Over Set – Retail Value: $24, Cost to Keep: $16 (found here for $14.40)
I love this two-piece set! The pull-over is comfy and a great layering piece. The pants have a cute star print and are a nice warm fleece fabric. Again, these are perfect for comfy play clothes or pajamas. My son has some room left in it to grow so we’ll get lots of wear out of this combo.
Masala Baby Boys Quilted Bomber Jacket – Retail Value: $68, Cost to Keep: $66
This is the only item this month I’m disappointed with. First and foremost, the design on the back isn’t something I’d put on my children to wear, which is a gripe I’ve had with KidBox with at least one item per box so far, I think. But my main issue is how weirdly sewn/shaped this jacket is. A bomber jacket for my kid is a great idea but this one is just sewn strangely. The arm holes where they’re sewn to the body is so big they go more than halfway down the jacket’s torso, and the arms are oddly shaped and seem to bow outward. And, the whole jacket is just so short. The tag says its supposed to fit “sizes 3-12 months” which is a very large age gap.
The brand’s website lists this as a retail value of $68 but KidBox’s info sheet lists the retail value at $88. The price to keep it from KidBox is $66. I just couldn’t be willing to pay that much for this piece. For that price, a baby’s jacket should have solid construction and clearly good quality, and neither of those is apparent here. I don’t mean this blurb to sound scathing, it’s just kind of perplexing to me how oddly constructed this piece is. I will also note it really doesn’t look like the photos on the brand’s website, so maybe this is just a defective piece or something? I don’t know. I loved every other item in this box, except this one.
Verdict: This box is actually the best one I’ve received from Kidbox yet! I really love every item except the bomber jacket (and also the free gift). I really don’t know what happened with that piece, but I think the other items are great and he will get a lot of wear out of them. All the outfits they sent my son are soft and comfy and can work for sleepwear or just comfy play clothes, which I like.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your box will be personally curated for you based on your child’s age, style preferences, sizing, and Kidbox’s current/featured stock!
BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Now through 11/25, get $25 OFF your first box with code MSABLACKFRIDAY for a limited time only!
Value Breakdown: The retail price of all my items add up to approximately $173 from what I found (Kidbox lists the retail price at $193.99), but with the discount from keeping a full box my total is $68. That’s about $13.60 per item.
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