April Citrus Lane Box: Bed & Bathtime

Okay, they finally disappointed me. It’s had a superb first three months with Citrus Lane, but with April’s box I’m left underwhelmed. They are constantly outdoing themselves, so I’ve been expecting to be disappointed every now and then – and I’m okay with that. I still got my money’s worth out of the box (this month’s theme was Bath & Bedtime), they’re all things we can use, and I’m already looking forward to next month’s Citrus Lane box!

april citrus lane box 2012 bed and bath time

  • “Only In Dream” By Paul Frank Industries  ($6.99 at chroniclebooks.com) – Though I’ve never been a fan of Julius the monkey or Paul Frank designs, Abigail loves this little book. And I’ll admit it’s pretty cute and colorful and a good, quick, bedtime read. I really like that a book was included in this month’s box!
  • Green Sprouts Sea Friends Bath Toy ($9 at iplaybabywear.com) – We love bath toys and I was really looking forward to what would come in this months box, and this was kind of a bummer because we have pretty much the exact same thing already. But that’s okay. These are colorful and PVC-free and Abby’s had fun with them in the tub already.
  • Branam All Natural Xylitol Tooth Gel ($7.99 at branamsmile.com) – So there was a little mix-up with most of the boxes this month and I was included. I received a toothpaste geared for ages 4 and up versus the tooth gel. Citrus Lane, being excellent as they are in customer service, is replacing the product with the correct product in a separate shipment. I’m going to have my older daughter use this toothpaste once her current one runs out. I love all-natural toothpastes – it’s amazing to me what sneaky stuff is in traditional brands.
  • Seventh Generation Natural Hand Wash ($3.49 at seventhgeneration.com) – Another item we already have, use, and like, I’ll add this to the stockpile for future use. They included this to help kids learn proper hand washing techniques, but I would have much preferred a natural bubble bath or something along those lines.
  • Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum (sample sizes from juicebeauty.com) – I’m always anxious to try new skin care products, especially when they’re natural and made with organic ingredients like Juice Beauty’s are. I like using this at night and think it’s great!
  • EcoMom.com $15 certificate  – A nice inclusion in the box this month was a $15 credit to use at EcoMom.com. I’ve already used mine!

Remember, I get the toddler box, and this month the boxes varied to customers quite a bit, which I haven’t yet experienced with Citrus Lane and don’t particularly like. I understand when it’s age-related, for instance infants will get toys and books and products geared toward their level like the toddler boxes are, but I saw toddler boxes that had items I would have preferred. Anyway, that’s one of my least favorite things about box subscriptions. Like I said before, I would have liked to have seen something along the lines of a bubble bath included in this box, but I saw some boxes included bath towels for babies or washcloths, different books and toys, so it mostly just depended on my child’s age and history with Citrus Lane.

That’s about it for this month! About $42.50 in value for $25. Want 20% off your subscription? You can subscribe to Citrus Lane here and use code 20TODAY! I’d love to hear what you think of Citrus Lane, if you have had a chance to try it yet! I don’t know yet what to expect for next month as they haven’t released “spoilers” yet, but I’m crossing my fingers it will be great!

Comments

  1. Jessica Beard says:

    I like the things in your box, but I would have guessed with the theme that it would have had bubble bath, wash clothes, a towel, and maybe a stuffed animal. I’m going to check this site out for my infant son. Thanks for the review.

  2. i feel like im so out of the ‘loop’ with all these monthly kits youve been reviewing–never heard of them before! its a really great idea!
    thanks for the review and helping me get in the loop :P
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com