Lovevery “The Charmer” Play Kit Review – February 2020
Lovevery is a subscription box created by child development experts to deliver age-appropriate play products to stimulate your child‘s growing mind. Each stage of development requires a different approach to play to best suit your baby and his/her expanding mind, and Lovevery is here to provide the tools, taking the guesswork out of how to play and interact with your baby to give them what they need for each crucial stage.
There are six $80 boxes available for purchase starting at age 0 to 12 months. These boxes ship every 2 months:
- The Looker Play Kit for weeks 0-12,
- The Charmer Play Kit for months 3-4,
- The Senser Play Kit for months 5-6,
- The Inspector Play Kit for months 7-8,
- The Explorer Play Kit for months 9-10,
- The Thinker Play Kit for months 11-12
There are four $120 boxes available for purchase for ages 13-24 months. These boxes ship every 3 months:
- The Babbler Play Kit for months 13, 14, 15,
- The Pioneer Play Kit for months 16, 17, 18, T
- he Realist Play Kit for months 19, 20, 21,
- The Companion Play Kit for months 22, 23, 24
This is a review of The Charmer Box, suitable for a 3-4 month old.
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: Lovevery
The Cost: Play Kits are priced at $40 per month. Kits for babies arrive every 2 months for $80; kits for toddlers arrive every 3 months for $120. Save 10% when you pay upfront for all boxes.
The Products: Stimulating play products for each developmental stage of your child.
Ships to: The US and Canada for free
Lovevery “The Charmer” Play Kit Review
Each box comes with a thick stack of colorful info cards called The Play Guide. The amount of information provided in this box is staggering! I am shocked and overall very impressed by how thoroughly they covered each detail, leaving no questions on how to use each item and why it was chosen for this specific box and age. The box came with another info booklet including care instructions and safety warnings for each item as well.
They also included three- and four-month stickers for the ‘gram!
Silicone Beaded Teether
This teether is beautifully bright and fits perfectly around my boy’s wrist and ankles. He loves to chew on everything he can get his hands on, so it will get lots of use in this household! The beads are very soft, except for the few wooden ones, but he loves them all the same!
Simple Triangle Teether
Another teether for this little man. He definitely is more fond of chewing on more malleable toys, but he put this in his mouth all the same. Apparently a baby’s mouth has more developed nerves, and that is why they love to put everything in their mouths.
Mirror Card & Black and White Card Set
Lovevery sent a pack of black and white cards in The Looker Play Kit, but this set is bigger and has more complex images. This set includes a mirror as well, and each of these fit perfectly into the following item…
According to Lovevery, this book is perfect for sensory development during tummy time or while side-laying. Every time I turn the page for Ronan, he has something new and bright to look at. The pages are full of fun elements like crunchy fabric, a rattling flag, pockets for black and white cards and pouches to store items and play peek-a-boo.
He loves exploring the different textures with his hands and especially, you guessed it, his mouth.
Ro loves making noise, whether it is with his own mouth or with all the noisy toys he has. This wooden rattle is the perfect size for him to grasp, and he loves to hear different rhythms I help him make by guiding his hands.
The play guide suggests using the rattle to help him associate sound and movement, and they also recommend making sound patterns and then switching it up after a few of the same patterns to see if he notices (he does, and it makes him laugh!).
Hand to Hand Discs
I don’t think Ronan really understands how to use this toy, yet. At this point in his life, everything goes straight into his mouth without further inspection or consideration. This is used to develop hand to hand coordination, grasping an item in one and passing it to the other. They acknowledge that this toy may require several introductions before it is utilized right, so we will just have to keep working at it.
This is the toy I was most impressed with this month. I was surprised by how sturdy it is and how much it weighs, very high quality! The play guide offers a few ways to play with this item, my favorite being to turn the toy on its side and roll it in front of the baby during tummy time.
It is entertaining for him to watch the toy roll and listen to the bell while mom is encouraging a reaction from him.
This may be Ronan’s favorite thing out of this month’s box. He can’t get enough of the crinkly sounds, and he loves when I pull something out of the pouch or put his hand in it to pull something out (with my help).
His favorite way to play with the pouch is when I wear it on my hand and grab his hands and feet with it, but he likes to wear it sometimes, too.
One of our favorite activities to do, that is sure to get a belly laugh for both of us, is to pose and dance and sing in front of the mirror. This framed mirror helps to fit in more mirror time while Ro is on his tummy or while he is just relaxing in his crib.
He also enjoys the other side with the black and white print, but it can’t compete with when he can see his reflection and touch it.
Talking Topics Book
Lovevery included a small book with “conversation” topics to talk to your baby about. Some people feel awkward talking to someone or something that can’t carry a conversation or even answer you, and this would be a nice starting point for them. Luckily, I have years of practice talking to my dog, so I will be donating this find.
Verdict: The Charmer Play Kit was jam-packed with so many smart picks for my little charmer. This subscription, in my opinion, is worth every penny when you consider the research and effort put into each thoughtful pick and how stylized and high quality each item is. I love that this box is also very informative on how and why it is important to engage with your infant while also supporting their growing minds and senses.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Before checking out, you’ll input your due date or child’s birthday, and they will send you the appropriate box for your baby.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $80 with free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $8.00.
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