Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lalaalu April 2013 Baby Box Review

We received our first Lalaalu box today. Lalaalu is a relatively new subscription box service for children ages 0-6 years. Originally designed to help busy New York City families find new and effective products, Lalaalu is now being enjoyed by families all over America. Their boxes cost $35.00 a month. I was a little bit nervous about subscribing because of the wide age ranges of the boxes. We got the baby box, which is for ages 0-12 months. Froggy is only three months old, so I was concerned that a lot of the items in the box would be things we wouldn't be able to use. I was pleasantly surprised!

This is Lalaalu's "HAPPY" box:

At first glance, I was thrilled to see that there were books included. We love reading to Froggy, and he enjoys looking at bright pictures.

These books are both from Lazoo, a company that I wasn't familiar with before now. The "Colors!" book is very nicely done, but the true gem is the "Hidden Animals!" book. Only an animal sound is shown on the first page. As you turn the pages, cutouts cover patterns to reveal whichever animal makes the given sound. I love how fun and interactive it is; and while it's something we can use now, it is also something that we can grow with. These books retail at $6.99 each.

The next things in the box were three items by Lansinoh. First, there was a package of eighty clean and conditioning baby wipes. These are kind of a meh item for me. They are a little more luxurious than what we typically use, sure, but not really a new or exciting item. The wipes retail at about $8.00. Then, there was a mOmma spoon. Froggy will be starting solids within the next couple of months, so this is something we will be able to use in the near future. The design concept is very cool, and I'm looking forward to being able to try it out. I was a little disappointed to see that my package insert said there were two spoons included, and I only received one. I shot Lalaalu an email about it earlier this evening and will update with how customer service handles the situation. (UPDATE: Customer service apologized and is sending the missing spoon.) The mOmma spoon retails at just over $6.00. Last, there were Therapearl 3-in-1 breast therapy hot or cold packs. As a nursing mother, these were a nice surprise. They retail for $15.99, and I was a little iffy on the highest value item being for me rather than Froggy.

 The final item in the box was TruKid bubbly body wash. I'm very picky about what kind of products we use on Froggy's skin, so I was a little weary of this item at first. A quick glance at the label revealed that this body wash is bpa and phthalate free, gluten free, paraben free, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty free, and made in USA. That makes me a happy mommy, and I can't wait to try it during Froggy's next bath. It smells amazing. The body wash retails at $8.99.

I'm very pleased with the contents of the box. The total value of my items is right around $53.00, not including my AWOL spoon. That's $18.00 more than the $35.00 cost of the box. I was introduced to several new products, and almost all of the items will be useful right away. This was the third of three baby boxes we received this month (Froggy also gets Stork Stack and Citrus Lane), and for April Lalaalu was our favorite. If you would like to subscribe to Lalaalu, you can do so by visiting their website HERE. Enter code MAMAFROG4LLL at checkout to receive 10% off of your subscription.


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