Simply Nerdy Mom: April Bluum Box Review

Monday, April 21, 2014

April Bluum Box Review

Our April Bluum Box arrived on Saturday, just in time for Easter! Overall, I think it was a pretty good box. I've recently discovered that when you log onto the site each month, they have milestone boxes for you to check off. Apparently, this helps them determine what items would best suit your child and make up the boxes accordingly. I wish I had known this a few months ago, but at any rate, the boxes still seem to be pretty close in providing age appropriate items.

Here are the goodies from the April Box.

Melissa and Doug: See Inside Peg Puzzle (Shapes) - This retails for $9.99 and it's Melissa and Doug so you know it's high quality. This item was chosen for our box because I chose the milestone "Can do simple puzzles." My soon to be 21 month old is actually pretty good at this puzzle. He even goes as far as naming the colors of the shapes.

Melissa and Doug: See Inside Peg Puzzle (Letters) - Also $9.99 and just like the shapes one, this promotes hand/eye coordination and teaches the alphabet. Underneath each letter is a picture that starts with that letter. The pegs on these are a little small in my opinion, but my son doesn't seem to have too much of a problem with them. We've already been teaching him the alphabet and he already knows his letters pretty well, but this helps him see the placement of the letters in the alphabet. 

Ella's Kitchen (Stage One) Carrots, Apples, and Parsnips Pouch - This retails for $1.89 and my son absolutely loves these. He sucks them down immediately each time we get one in a box. These are great for on the go snacks. Throw one in the diaper bag to take with you for a quick snack while at the park. The stage one foods are, however, a bit "young" for my son, but he loves them none the less. These were mainly designed for babies just starting out on foods who's parents want to give them a little more than just fruits and veggies, but haven't transitioned into dairy and proteins yet. 

Tom's of Maine: Toddler Training Toothpaste - This retails for $4.95 and is a popular brand in many baby and toddler subscription boxes. There are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and it's safe if swallowed. The flavor is "Mild Fruit" instead of a minty flavoring so babies and toddlers are more prone to actually let you in their mouths to clean those pearly whites. It's also fluoride-free. This gently cleans teeth and gums with a non foaming formula. SLS-free as well as gluten-free. 

Klorane Dry Shampoo - This was the mom item this month and a 3.2 oz can retails for $19.50. I have never used dry shampoo and also have never really had a need for it. However, if you are a busy mommy who only has time for a quick in and out shower (assuming you even have time for THAT!) this may benefit you! If your hair tends to flatten out halfway through the day this may also help as it lightens up hair and gives it renewed volume. It may actually be healthier for your hair as chemicals in shampoos tend to break down hairs natural oils that helps keep hair healthy. This (and any other brand of dry shampoo) allows for less frequent shampooing. 

Total retail for items in this month's box was $46.92 and as always, it exceeded the $24.95/month cost of the box. If you are interested in receiving Bluum or would like to know more, you can click on the link in the sidebar at the right or click HERE. If you are a first time subscriber, you can use code "TRYBLUUM13" and save 50% off your first box!

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