For quite a few months now I have been hearing about MommiesFirst on my Facebook subscription box groups. Yes I am a member of a few. I had been sticking with the boxes I was getting but I found out about a company based out of Toronto and I thought it would be to get a box delivered to me instead of my hubby’s work. I have heard great reviews of their boxes and decided to contact the company. They offered to send me a box out of their normal delivery schedule and I couldn’t wait to get it.
MommiesFirst is a monthly subscription box that is intended for expecting or new moms of babies up to 12 months old. I wanted to get in before my baby turned a year old. They cost $30 per month(plus taxes if you are in Canada), they do ship to the US. They will include 4-5 products specially chosen for your month of pregnancy or child’s age. So here is my first MommiesFirst box.
Something I really like about MommiesFirst is how they personalize their boxes. I even got an email from the founder, Lorena, asking me what I thought of the box. It really goes to show that they do care about their customers and what your opinions are.
This is a first look at the box. They include product cards better than any other box I have received and they are all hooked together with a safety pin. This box was mainly focused on baby’s first foods. Unfortunately, while my baby is 8 months old, he has food issues so he is currently still only breastfeeding but these will be useful in the next few months.
The first thing I will talk about is these adorable bird wall decals. Now, I have not done Mason’s room yet because he is still in ours but I know he will love these on my wall until I move him out. They also include a voucher code for custom labels. I love this, I love personalized name tags and plan on getting some of them(and maybe more!). I checked out their website and there are some really cute choices and they have free shipping in Canada! This doesn’t happen often so I was really please. These items are obviously specially made for MommiesFirst so they weren’t listed on the site to get a price.
Next is a full size container of infant cereal from First Food Organics. After my 3 older children I stopped doing infant cereals so much, I don’t do them as a first food but I do use them from time to time so this is great to have because I won’t have to buy any with this size. The cereal I received is the multigrain one which contains whole grain oats, barley and spelt. It is recommended for babies over 8 months and eating more foods, not single ingredients.
Retail price $5.99
I think this was actually my favorite thing in the whole box. It just made me smile to pull out this little wooden spoon with the smiley faces! I have never used a wooden spoon for feeding but it is so tiny and cute we are definitely going to give it a shot. Mason kind of chews on things so I will probably wait until after he outgrows that. I don’t want him to ruin it. Its just too cute. It is made by White-O-Coccoli and it bamboo. I checked out their website and they have some adorable spoons, bowls and cups. I have to get a turtle spoon 😉 Definitely check out their site for adorable cups, bowls and spoons! White-O-Coccoli
Retail price $4.50
These are Clean Well All Natural Hand sanitizing wipes. I realized the brand of this is actually the same brand as the big orange ones I got from Citrus Lane. These are way more practical. They are a perfect little travel size and fit just right in the mommy pocket of my Ju Ju Be diaper bags. They are a little strong so I would not use them for the baby but I grabbed one when I was in the drive through to clean my hands after using the debit card machine 😉
Well. ca price $4.29
This is obviously for me 🙂 It is a Ahava Active Deadsea Minerals purifying mud mask. I definitely want to try it out. I need some deep cleansing for my face. It says deeply cleans and detoxifies pores for a fresh, even complexion. I am looking forward to trying it.
$31 for 3.4 oz/100 ml
Two food pouches from Happy Squeeze. One is a Orange Mango Coconut Milk. I am concerned Mason is allergic to so i will definitely wait for that and the other is pomegranate, blueberry and pear. One their website they actually have these 2 in the kids section not the baby so I am not sure if they are meant for older kids. My little boys love pouch foods, I never really fed them to them as a baby but they have applesauce ones now and I can see how these are so much more convenient to carry in a diaper bag. I may actually end up giving these to Carter because he is very interested in them and with the baby’s food issues it might be awhile before he would even try them.
Lorena actually emailed me after I shared my review to tell me these were for me 🙂
Retail $1.79 each
Another pouch food from Love Child. Love Child Organics is a Canadian company and their site says you can find their products in Walmart. While I don’t really like shopping there, its what we have. This pouch is apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and blueberries. Because it is a variety of foods we will have to introduce each separately first but I like that they are organic and more everyday foods 😉 They are also gluten free. After reading the package closer it says it also contains quinoa. Love Child Organic is commited to making healthy, good tasting foods. This doesn’t expire until March 2014 so I will probably hang on to it until he is actually eating more and we are sure of the safe foods.
Next was an Oxo Tot roll up bib. Its really cute with the huge rubber pocket but is soft with a velcro closure. We haven’t used it yet but it looks super easy to clean. Both the fabric and silicone materials are easy to wipe clean. BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.
Retails for $12.99(Amazon)
Last in the box was a Parents Canada magazine. I actually really like getting magazines because its not something I typically buy with so much computer time available. I won’t read it all at once but I like that they included this.
Total value $38.29 and that is not even including the Ahava mask and the Oliver’s Labels.
This box was actually a really good value. I got $5 off my box so paid $28-29 Canadian. The next month I will pay the full price plus taxes but I am willing to give them a try and see what the next four months has. Wow, I can hardly believe my little man will be a year old in four months! Even though we aren’t using everything at the moment, we will and I love to have things that will get used rather than things that my baby has outgrown.
If you would like to try out MommiesFirst say you read it here 😉