Monthly Baby Subscription Boxes: Are They Worth the Price Tag?

Are baby subscription boxes worth the price? We take a look at 2 services.Monthly subscription boxes are growing in popularity. Just watch an episode of Shark Tank, and you’ll see that there are many entrepreneurs trying to jump on the monthly box subscription wagon.

In a fast-paced, technological-focused world, there’s something so addicting about getting a box filled with goodies in the mail. This is especially true if you’re a new mom stuck at home with an infant.

With my first child, I received 3 baby subscription boxes from Bluum as a gift, and with my second, I just started receiving 16 Minute Club boxes. Here’s a quick review on what I love and don’t love about each, and whether I think they are worth the price.

Bluum Boxes

I first received the Bluum boxes almost 3 years ago, and since then, the company has really flourished. They’ve expanded past baby ages and now offer boxes for pregnancy through preschool.

Initially, I wasn’t impressed by the box. It had a lot of samples and not a lot of “meat” to it. Looking through pictures of their boxes now, the company has definitely revamped their boxes to include better quality items.

At $29 a month, I would purchase the box for a baby gift and of course, I wouldn’t mind being on the receiving end. However, I wouldn’t purchase the box for myself.

The biggest reason is because the boxes are very book-heavy. Of course, I love books for my daughters and read to them often. The problem is that I think the books they send are too babyish for preschool ages, and I would never pay full price for the type of books they send.

The world is flooded with hardcover picture books for babies and toddlers, which means you should be able to find them second hand or new at discount stores, like Ross and TJ Maxx.

16 Minute Club

The 16 Minute Club boxes are centered around breastfeeding support, which I think is a must-have for any new mom. I received my first two boxes right when I got home from the hospital.

The first box was for pregnancy, and the second for after baby arrives. The only experience I had with subscription boxes was with Bluum, so I was amazed by how much was packed into each box.

Both boxes had a wonderful mixture of helpful advice and items, as well as some fun products. I was surprised to receive not only helpful samples, but full-sized items, along with a onesie, bib, toy, and more.

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As a second time mom, I loved the fun baby and mom products. I know I would have loved this box subscription even more as a first time mom with all the resources and reading material it came with.

As a first time mom, I Googled everything, and I think the resources in the box would have saved me a lot of Googling and stress.

At $31 per box, it’s slightly more expensive than Bluum, but I do feel it’s a better deal overall given what you receive.

In the end, whichever type of subscription service you receive, some months are going to be better than others. I think they make a wonderful gift idea, especially for new moms. Who doesn’t love a little happy mail?

Have you ever signed up for a subscription box service? What’s your opinion on them?