Citrus Lane Review: September 2012 – Animal Parade

Yay! I got my Citrus Lane box this week!  [Note:  For those are not familiar with Citrus Lane, it is a subscription box company that mails monthly boxes to your house full of products for your munchkins – it’s like they say, “care packages for parents”.  I liken it to grab bags (or boxes, in this case) for parents] My box was a little mangled on the outside this time but it didn’t affect the items  inside the box.  Phew!

 

This month’s theme was called “Animal Parade”.

Here’s the other side:

Let’s go through the list, shall we?

1.  Green Sprouts Long Sleeve Bib – I’m actually excited for this product.  I’ve seen it available on various baby websites but I never actually purchased it. I’m kinda glad I didn’t because I got one in my Citrus Lane box!  This will be great for BB when he really starts eating his own food.  Right now I’m just spoon feeding him rice cereal and purees so mealtime isn’t as bad right now compared how it will be later on.  Awesome!  CL prices it for $20.00 but Amazon actually has this same pattern on sale for $14.79.  The first picture is the one I received in the box and the second picture is the one pictured on Amazon.

 

2.  InnovativeKids Faces Book –   Farm Faces.   This looks like a fun book for both CB and BB.  CB already loves books so much and we actually don’t have this book so it’ll be a nice new item into his library.  I like how there are other similar books with different titles – Goodnight Faces and Zoo Faces.  How cute and fun are these books?

 

 

These books are priced at $6.99 by both Citrus Lane and InnovativeKids.

3.  Rich Frog Tub Sponge – These sponges are adorable! They didn’t seem like much when I first looked at it but they are growing on me.  I think I’ll start using this with BB during bath time and see how he takes to it.  This is priced at $5.95 on Citrus Lane, Amazon prices it at $9.99 (trying to make a profit, I see..) and Rich Frog (the company) prices it at $5.95 as well.

 

4 & 5. BabyGanics Toy & Table Cleaner and HappyBaby Happy Tot Pouch in Pear –

Yay, BabyGanics! I like how this company provides organic, green and safe products for kids!  I can definitely use this out in public with the kids.  I also LOVE HappyBaby products.  Have I mentioned their customer service is spectacular?  I purchased a rice cereal canister from my local grocery store only to find that it smelled a bit rancid.  I used to purchase multiple packs via Amazon when CB was just starting on solids and have noticed that off and rancid smell.  The firsts time I had emailed Amazon and complained about the smell and they refunded me on the full amount I bought all the rice cereals for.  These days I prefer to just buy it from a local grocery market and not in bulk.  If it’s bad, I don’t want to end up with a large quantity of rancid rice cereal.  So this one time, I noticed that same rancid smell and emailed customer support at HappyBaby.  They assured me that it was still a safe product to feed the baby and it wouldn’t cause any harm but the person I dealt with sent me coupons (buy 1, get 1 free, as well as other coupons) so I could get some new cereal. Great customer service!

I primarily feed BB homemade purees but sometimes when I need variety, I buy HappyBaby baby food pouches, as well as Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouches. I love those food pouches. It’s so convenient, especially if you’re traveling. I totally prefer those pouches over baby food in jars!

Both BabyGanics and Citrus Lane price the cleaner at $3.99 and HappyBaby prices the pouch at $1.15 and Amazon prices it at $1.13.  I usually purchase my pouches via Amazon. I’ve actually compared the prices on Amazon for all those different companies that make baby food pouches.  I found Plum Organics to be a lot cheaper than the other companies, like Ella’s Kitchen, Happy Baby and Peter Rabbit.  Whenever there’s a sale for baby food pouches in my grocery store, I am all over them like white on rice. Haha!  And yeah, I also make homemade purees once very few months.  I can’t make a huge variety of foods so I just purchase them.  BB loves butternut squash but those suckers cost a lot, especially if they are organic!  So I just prefer to purchase them from the store.

So overall, Citrus Lane thinks the box costs $38.68 and I think it costs about $32.87 from the prices I can find online.  All in all, it’s well worth the $25/month a box.  Totally worth it!  Next month is my last month of my subscription.  I would love to stay with the subscription but honestly $25/month is pretty steep.

If any of you are interested in a subscription to Citrus Lane, please click HERE.  If I sent you an email containing my individual link, it would have said this:

I love Citrus Lane! For $25 a month, I get a box filled with products recommended by moms in the know. I think you’re going to love it, too.

Right now you can start your monthly subscription for less! Take 10% off the cost of your subscription with code SPRINGFUN. You’ll save $7.50 on three months, $12.50 on six months, or $25 on twelve months!

I love Citrus Lane!

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About babydot74

Just a 30-something year old mother of two little boys, who bitches, gripes, ponders & wonders about everything. View all posts by babydot74

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