Baby subscription box review: Bluum versus Citrus Lane

This month with the help of a coupon and a Groupon and a Living Social deal, I ended up ordering a Bluum box and a Citrus Lane box for the kiddies.  I was curious to see what kind of products each of them shipped and, honest, to stack them up against one another to see which I liked best.

One of the mistakes I made is that I ordered one for each of the girls instead of ordering both for the same age…so take that into consideration.

I ordered Bluum Box for Taylor, 10 months old.  And here is what I received.

  • Ella’s Kitchen – Stage 1 – Carrots,Apples,Parsnips:  Taylor is 10 months old……Stage 1 is like 4 months old.  Regardless, she loves it and gobbled it up.
  • Blum Naturals – Towelettes – Cucumber: never going to use it.  Gave it to my SIL.
  • Weleda – Calendula Weather Protection Creams: probably won’t use it. We use AquaFore.  But, cute attempt.
  • Haba – Clutching Tricorn – Orange: this one actually annoyed me.  A lot.  She’s 10 month old – do I really need a newborn toy????
  • Deep Steep – Hand Scrub – Tangerine Melon: Will never use it.  But ya know, cute.

bluum box review

I also ordered a Citrus Lane box for Addison, 3 years old. Here’s what we got:


  • A “make your own book”: actually cute, can’t wait to do this with Addi-pie
  • Puzzles: adorable. Love them.
  • Play doh: Okay, most kids have this.  But my kids are into arts and crafts and we always welcome play doh.
  • Nail stuff for kids: cute. Great idea. Was so excited!  Then I opened the nail polish and it was chunky.  Big fail.  The stickers were fun though.

Citrus lane


My opinion overall?

I really do wish I ordered them for the same age group side by side for a true comparison, but, from what I did get, I’d prefer Citrus lane.  The products were better geared toward the age group I specified, they concentrated on my kids, and they were things I was actually excited to try!

Which is your favorite subscription box?

Note: none of these were sent to me free.  I ordered both with a Groupon/LS deal I saw.  These opinions are my own based on one shipment.  The links are referral links.


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