Poor, deprived little Moo. She basically lives off hand-me-downs and scraps. Well, not really – but she doesn’t get a great deal of stuff brought for her “afresh”. The perils of having an older sister who was born at the same birth weight with a teetering pile of toys already in situ.
So, when I saw these boxes of toys and goodies by Sassy Bloom, I thought they looked quite snazzy. Designed as a gift subscription box for 0-3 years, they’re lovely presents for preggos and new mummies, filled with a range of goodies to a value of £40. You add in the date of birth or date date of the bambino, their name and gender (if known), and then a couple of weeks later, a big old box arrives ready to be squealed at. They use the age you provide to target the contents based on baby’s stage of development, which is handy, so everything inside should be pretty useful and relevant.
The box contents vary each month, and while some things I’d already seen in shops, other bits were welcome surprises. We got:
- A teething necklace (LOVE this)
- A sippy cup
- A stackable bath toy
- A door stop designed to sit on the top of the doorframe to keep little fingies from being squished
- A cute sensory dragon toy
The range was great, but as a book lover I’d probably have preferred a little picture book over one of the toys. Also, I’m a bit militant about gender stereotyping (Let Toys Be Toys, Let Clothes Be Clothes and so on), so it would be nice to be given the option for a gender-randomised box. As in, if I had a little boy, I wouldn’t care if he received the pink dragon because it’s a decent toy, and I wouldn’t want this omitted from the box because I’d stated it was for a boy, if you catch my rambly drift).
Moo’s favourite part? The bloody tissue paper, natch.
Are you tempted to treat a new mummy or mum to be? Have a look at the subscription options over at Sassy Bloom.
– SJW November 2016
Disclosure: I received a discounted box in return for this review post. All views and opinions expressed are my own.