The Best Subscription Boxes for New Parents

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Becoming a new parent is an amazing (and exhausting) experience. Your priorities change overnight and that includes how you spend your time and money. Here’s a selection of subscription boxes for new parents that will help cut back your shopping list a little, as well as provide you with plenty of useful and fun bits and pieces.

Your child is an individual so we’ve looked at different subscription boxes for different needs. Whether you’re encouraging your little one to listen to stories from a young age, or you simply need diapers to arrive on a regular basis, there’s a subscription box here for you. There’s something for everyone.

Here’s our pick of subscription boxes for new parents and caregivers.

Best Overall: Bluum ($34 a month)

Mother opening a Bluum subscription box with her child
Bluum

Bluum is the go-to place for if you want a subscription box that grows with your pregnancy and your child. Each month, you’re sent at least four items that are relevant to your family. The products are curated specifically for your child’s age and development stage, so there’s no waste here. For instance, a box for an 8-month-old may contain play blocks, a sleeved bib, and essential oils to help your child sleep; while a toddler box contains a mixture of books and wooden toys to keep your kiddo captivated. In all cases, a retail value of over $45 is guaranteed.

Bluum costs $34 a month with it possible to cancel any time that suits you. You’re not tied into a contract. It’s an appealing way of enjoying a few treats you might not ordinarily track down, without the hassle of a financial commitment.

Best For Books: Lillypost ($16-20 a month)

Lillypost Subscription Box
Lillypost

Reading regularly to your child is one of the best things you can do for them. It helps you bond with each other, as well as teaches them the value of learning and reading. Your child is never too young to read to. Subscribe to Lillypost and you won’t run out of options either. The service offers books for kids from newborn to 7 years old. Simply select your child’s age and you get 4 board books or 3 picture books each month.

Past books have included traditional favorites like Dear Zoo, Where’s Spot, as well as newer delights like 5 Minute Disney and Pixar Stories.

Subscriptions cost varying amounts depending on your commitment. A rolling month by month subscription costs $19.95 per month with that price dropping to $15.95 per month for a 12-month subscription. Whichever plan you go with, it’s a bargain for the number of books you receive. Each box has an average retail value between $25 and $50. Lillypost also donates one book to a child in need for every box sold.

Best For The Environment: Ecocentric Mom ($32.99 per month)

Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box
Ecocentric Mom

You want the best for your child, right? That includes wanting the best world for them to grow up in. It’s easy for some subscription boxes to be a little heavy on waste but that’s far from the case with Ecocentric Mom. Each month, you get a selection of organic and eco-friendly products for both mom and baby. Boxes are customized for every month of pregnancy as well as your baby’s development up to the age of two.

You can expect a mixture of beauty, bath, and baby products, as well as even a snack or two. Things like coconut oil or a fun book are equally welcome here. It’s a fun mix of items so nothing feels repetitive. Consider it as a gift to you and your baby each month. In all cases, the products are made with the safety of the world taken into consideration.

Boxes cost $32.99 per month with a retail value of a minimum of $45 so it works out as good value for money.

Best For Pregnancy To Birth: Bump Boxes ($32-$40 per month)

Bump Boxes Subscription Box
Bump Boxes

If you simply want a subscription service that’s aimed at the expectant mom, then you can’t go wrong with Bump Boxes. Each month, you get 5-8 full sized products that are tailored specifically towards your stage of pregnancy. It’s a particularly great idea if you want to buy a fun gift for a friend or relative.

Products lean towards the need to be pampered while pregnant. Expect items like moisturizers, foot soaks, and even a few snacks too. Practical items like compression socks also arrive at the key times in your pregnancy because yup, it’s not always the most glamorous time of your life.

Month by month plans cost $39.99 with that price dropping to the equivalent of $32 per month if you opt for a 12-month subscription plan.

Best For Diapers: Honest Company ($79.95 per month)

Honest Diapers Subscription Box
Honest Company

Diapers are your new best friend as a new parent, but they’re far from an exciting purchase to make. Subscribe to Honest Company’s diapers and wipes bundle, and much of the hard work will be taken away from you. For $79.95 per month, you get 7 packs of super-absorbent diapers, along with 4 packs of plant based wipes that are safe for the environment. The diapers are well reviewed, and they look cute too.

It might not be the most exciting delivery in the mail but it’s a really important one. Anything that saves you shopping time is a worthwhile endeavor too. Plus, you can cancel any time you like as you’re not tied into a long term subscription plan.

Best For Variety: Kub Klub ($35-$43 per month)

Kub Klub Subscription Box
Kub Klub

Kub Klub offers a little bit of everything and that’s what makes it so appealing. Each month, you get 5 to 7 items that are tailored to your baby’s age, from birth until 3 years old. Things like small picture books, age-appropriate toys, tethers and pacifiers, as well as healthy snacks, and sippy cups all feature here. It’s a pretty fun treasure trove to dive into each month.

If you subscribe month by month, the price is $43.50 per month, but that drops to the equivalent of $35.21 per month if you opt for the 12-month subscription plan.

The variety of products is a pretty cute way of keeping you intrigued and your growing toddler excited to see what new gifts are coming their way each month.

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