August 2013 Stork Stack Review~Splish Splash! Bed and Bath!

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I got my August Stork Stack last week but we went away for the weekend so I didn’t really look at it! So now that we are home here is my review for the Splish Splash! Bed and Bath! stack.

Stork Stack is a monthly subscription box service for children up to age 3. Each month you receive a box based on your child’s age(or your month of pregnancy from the 3rd trimester). We have been getting this box since spring and have gotten a lot of nice items I wouldn’t have thought to buy or even known about.

This month the theme of our items was definitely the bath.

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The first item in the box is an Odd Duck from Boon. We got an Odd Duck in a Citrus Lane box a couple of months ago so we knew how cute they were already and luckily this one is a different color. You can never have enough rubber ducks! The Odd Duck is different than your typical rubber ducky though because it has no hole for the nasties to grow. Odd Ducks are all different shapes and colors. Mason loves his other Odd Duck so I know he will love this one too.

Retail price:  $8.49

Amazon price: $6.99

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The next item in our box is a Rich Frog Wacky Wash Mitt. Its cute. I usually just use wash cloths for baths but I am sure Mason will enjoy playing with this and you can use it like a puppet.

Retail price: $5.95

Amazon price: This one is a little tricky. They had various mitts ranging from $3.50 to $10. I would definitely not pay $10 for this mitt but the $4-5 range maybe.

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The next item is a bath book. “Hello Baby Bathtime”  I always love getting any kind of book for my kids so this is something I am happy about.  It is soft and squishy and will be good for the bath or for him to just hold and chew.

Retail Price: $5.99

Amazon price: $5.39

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We also got a full size bottle of Bionee Body Caress. We haven’t used it yet but from the Bionee website: Soothing and regenerating natural ingredients offer a gentle caress and ultimate care for the baby’s skin. The vegetal complex rich in Omega elements, vitamins and minerals that act to protect, nourish and sooth baby’s skin. Perfect for active babies: spreads easily and absorbs quickly!
99.85% natural – 13.19% organic

http://www.bionee.com/baby-body-caress.html

I always like getting baby lotions that are good for their skin and natural. I should have tried it out myself.

Retail price: $15.00

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Stork Stack also sends mom treats. This month it is a Chivas Bath Salts.  Now I often only have barely enough time for showering so bath salts don’t work for me but it gives instructions for if you don’t take baths.

Retail price: $4.00

Amazon price: $4.00

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Total Amazon(Bionee wasn’t available anywhere but Bionee.com):+$35 This one was harder because the bath mitt also was not available but others were. I think, overall this was a great box! I feel like we got our money’s worth and everything in the box will definitely be used. Stork Stack costs $27.99 a month with free shipping. Sign up and save $10 using referral code 023C9FB7

July Stork Stack Review “Ready, Set, Summer”

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I told you another review was coming soon! I got my July Stork Stack box today. Well, my husband brought it home to me. I have all of my subscription boxes delivered to his work address in the US 😉 We have been getting Stork Stack for a few months now and I feel it has been pretty consistent on things I like. I know there are some months you look at it and can’t believe they charge as much as they do but others you more than get moneys worth. This month was a so so month.

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This card comes with every stack. On the front it tells you what the theme was and the various brands that were included in this month’s stacks. 
On the back it lists each item and their retail price.

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Sometimes the item prices are deceiving in these lists because you will often get samples or smaller versions on the retail product. Normally, this is just fine with me because I like trying out new items that I might not have known about. But this month I was a little disappointed.

So on to the box opening! This stack was for a 5 month old boy.

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This month’s box had 5 items.

The first item was a Baby Banz reversible bucket hat. It lists the retail value as $19.00. I found it for $10.99 on Amazon. Its cute and looks like it will fit, the baby was super grump tonight though so I didn’t want to make it worse.

The second was a Melissa & Doug Caterpillar Grasping Toy. It lists the retail value as $7.99 Amazon has it for $6.22. My 5 month old little boy loved it right away!

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The third item was a book. The Big Hungry Bear from Child’s Play International. Retail price $7.99 Amazon price $5.59. I always love books in our boxes. My 3 yr old usually likes to read them when I read them to the baby.

The fourth item was definitely a disappointment to me. It was 5 sample packs of Supergoop sunscreen. Normally I love getting sunscreen samples to try because these boxes do the natural ones I like but this one uses the 4 ingredients I avoid: avobenzone,homosalate,octisalate and octocrylene. The amount in each sample pack won’t be enough for even one of my children. I will probably let the older kids, myself or my husband use them up but will not put them on the 3 younger boys. Big disappointment there.

The fifth item in our box was an Earth Mama Angel Baby Calming Lavender Shampoo & Body wash. Retail $4.95. Amazon didn’t offer this size bottle so we will just stick with the retail price.

Total Retail price: $39.93

Total Amazon pricing:$27.75

I didn’t include the Supergoop in either of these prices because they are samples.

Overall it was a decent box. I will use it all(except maybe the Supergoop) but the items I feel I paid for were good. I did also have a credit this month so I got $10 off the box. Stork Stack charges $27.99 a month for the monthly plan. You can save by doing 3, 6, 12 month plans. Sign up here and use this referral code to receive $10 in Stork Bucks, 023C9FB7