Citrus Lane Subscription Box for Baby Review – Newborn Box – September 2014

As a momma-to-be, I’m in love with all things baby right now. Combine that with the idea of a subscription box and I’m one happy vegan wifey 🙂  This month, I’m reviewing the Citrus Lane Subscription Box. Citrus Lane sends 4-5 products for birth to age 5 each month for $29 a month (discounted rates are available for longer subscriptions).

Included in the September 2014 box:

  • Tea Collection Body Suit
  • Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment (Sample Size)
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Radish Dish Soap (Sample Size)
  • Rainbow Rattle from Hape

Citrus Lane September 2014 - Newborn

1. Tea Collection Body Suit

This was my favorite item in the box!  The body suit is the 6 month size (good, as I doubt my little one will ever fit the newborn size) and came in a cute gender-neutral gray print. The fabric is very soft and will be perfect for my January baby-to-be.

Dr. Smith's Diaper Cream

2. Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment

I was a bit less excited about this item. We’ll probably keep the sample on-hand for a backup but it won’t be in our regular rotation because of some of the ingredients (petrolatum and thymol) that give me cause for concern. However, the overall rating on EWG’s Skin Deep is pretty good so I’m still open to trying it in a pinch.


3. Mrs. Meyer’s Radish Dish Soap

This one I can use before the bambino comes! It’s a sample size of Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap. However, I’m not quite sure what it’s doing in the newborn box (maybe they assume you’ll bottle feed?).

Hape Rattle

4. Hape Rainbow Rattle

I love the bright primary colors of this Hape Rattle (ages 0+) and that it’s made of wood, string, and water based paint. I can’t wait to play with the baby with this.

Overall Impression

I was thrilled with the body suit and rattle, less so with the diaper cream and dish soap.  For $29 a month, it does seem a little pricey but it could be a could be a pretty good deal if you choose one of their longer plans (as low as $19 a month for an annual plan). I’m not going to renew right now, but I’m open to joining again after baby is here and would be excited to receive a subscription as a gift.

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