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Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 26 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

January 2014 Citrus Lane

January 2014 Citrus Lane


Shape Sorter from Plan Toys – At first I thought this was too young for S, but the fact that all of the shapes are tired together on a string makes it a little more challenging. We are keeping this in our travel bag for on-the-go fun.

Lunchie from Skip Hop – While I would have preferred the monkey to go with the monkey backpack we already have, S loved this and recognized that it “matched” his backpack. He insisted on storing this with his backpack immediately.

Fruit Pouch from Peter Rabbit Organics – S devoured this immediately. I guess he was hungry and that it was good!

Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief from Mommy’s Bliss – Haven’t had a reason to use this yet, but it is nice to have on hand. I’ll feel better about using this once S can say “My tummy hurts” though.

S continues to love receiving these boxes every month. It has become even more fun as now he happily yells “Open it!” when he sees the box and when things inside the box need further opening 🙂

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.

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Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 25 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

December 2013 Citrus Lane Box

December 2013 Citrus Lane Box

Handprint Art Kit from Pearhead – I was excited to receive this kit in our box. It included pink and blue paints, a tray for the paint and the canvas. I decided to use it to make snowflake art with S instead of the handprints though. I used painter tape to block off a snowflake shape and then let S go to town with blue paints to cover the canvas. I peeled the tape off when it dried to reveal the snowflake. It worked pretty well, though some paint leaked under the tape.

Chunky Puzzle from Melissa & Doug – S loves puzzles so this was great for us. I actually tried to buy this puzzle over a garage sale over the summer, but the lady was so snooty about it that I decided to leave it there. And now we have a brand new one instead. Things have a way of working out.

I Took the Moon for a Walk from Barefoot Books – I thought the illustrations in this book were beautiful. S listened to the story once and then returned to asking for his old favorites instead. I think he would have been more into it if it ere about trains or snow plows.

Snuggly Lotion from Episencial – To be honest, we haven’t used this yet. S and I have sensitive skin and new lotions always make me a little leary. I have heard great things about this brand though, so we will probably try it out soon.

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 24 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

November 2013 Citrus Lane Box

November 2013 Citrus Lane Box


Stock Pot and Utensil Set from Green Toys – I personally thought this was a little boring, but S loves it so that’s what counts! Now we just need a play kitchen for him to play cook in…

Zoo Plate from Skip Hop – This thing is super durable and much thicker than the other divided plates we have. S has been using it to play with his stock pot. He ‘cooks’ pom poms and then scoops them out to serve them on this plate.

Reusable Snack Bags from Bumkins – We got the alligator and turtle prints. I will probably claim the turtle one for myself as a collector of all things turtle. I am not sure we will use these for food, but they would be nice in a travel bag or to organize small toys too.

Lip Comfort from Pur~lisse – This is the mommy item this month. I can always use more lip balms in the wintertime, so this will be put to good use.

Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack from Good Boy Organics – We received this in a Love with Food box before and we liked them. S will enjoy these someday when we are out and about

Four Sets of Address Labels and Free Shipping from Tiny Prints – You have to spend $99 in order to redeem this, so it will most likely end up unused. Oh well.

Another nice box this month. And we renewed for another year with an amazing deal on Gilt City last week, so hopefully the great boxes keep on coming!

Happy to have his picture taken with some of his new toys from Citrus Lane

Happy to have his picture taken with some of his new toys from Citrus Lane

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 23 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

October 2013 Citrus Lane Box

October 2013 Citrus Lane Box

Boat Whistle from Green Tones – S loves this! I wasn’t sure he’d be able to blow the whistle himself, but he sure learned quickly!

Water Bugs from Boon – Ah, bath toys. I myself an anti-bath toy. Luckily for S, Daddy gives the baths around here, and Daddy is all about the bath toys. S loves scooping up the bugs in the net and I think he could happily play with this for hours.

BOPS from Good Boy Organics – We received these in a Love with Food box recently, and S liked them then, so I know he’ll like them now.

Babybug from Cricket Magazine – This is a cute magazine for young children, and it is more durable than a regular magazine.

Babybug 3 month digital subscription from Cricket Magazine – We haven’t taken advantage of this yet, but I am sure we will. S loves playing with my iPad, so I am sure he will welcome a new app to play with.

Another great box from Citrus Lane! S really does love receiving these each month, and this month B was able to open the box and go through it with S. That was a nice treat for them both!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 22 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

September 2013 Citrus Lane Box

September 2013 Citrus Lane Box

This month I totally failed at taking photos of individual box items. The flash was all wonky, things were blurry, etc. So I don’t have any closeups of individual items for you.

Charley Harper ABCs from AMMO Books – S loves books, so we are always happy to see books in our Citrus Lane boxes. This is no exception, and the artwork is beautiful.

City Planner Blocks from Hape Toys – These are nice wooden blocks. S enjoys playing with them, but he gets a little frustrated stacking them as they are skinnier than his other blocks. He’ll get better as his fine motor skills develop, so it is a good toy for him. I am a little disappointed though because one of our blocks was splintered and not suitable for little hands.

Playful Wash from Episencial – I have been wanting to try this brand, and we are almost out of our current baby body wash. This one will be next up!

Super Toddler Bar from Happy Family – S asked to eat this right away, and then he ignored half of it. B and I tried it, and we both agree that it tasted like green tea!? S ate the rest of it with his breakfast this morning and liked it, so it’s a win!

Nail Color from Julep – I rarely paint my nails. Who has time when you have a toddler? But I have heard good things about Julep so I will try this out sometime when I get the chance. I’d prefer to see another kid item than a Mommy gift though.

All told, we love Citrus Lane and S loved this month’s box. I love the smile it brings to my kid’s face each month when he sees the Citrus Lane box waiting for him.

Did you get a Citrus Lane box this month? What did you think of it? And what was inside?!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

August 2013 Citrus Lane Box

August 2013 Citrus Lane Box

S received the 21 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

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Ball

Crocodile Creek 5″ Playground Ball – S LOVES this! He loves balls and he loves trucks, so this is perfect for him. He has been carrying it around since we opened the box up yesterday. So cute!

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Bandages

Ouchies Jr. Adhesive Bandages – Again with the trucks! These are great. I know that a lot of kids insist on wearing bandages even when they don’t need to, so we will be prepared if S ever gets to be like that. We’ve never needed to put a bandage on him, but I know that day is coming with my rough and tumble boy. It is good to be prepared!

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Book

Barefoot Books Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone and Stephanie Bauer – We love Barefoot Books, so this is a welcome addition to our collection! I love the bright colors, and S has been really into his other opposites books lately, so this will be great.

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Snacks

Plum Organics Fruit Straws – We love getting snacks in our Citrus Lane boxes, and this is no exception. My only concern is that these might be a little old for S, but I think if I cut them up for him that it will probably be fine.

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Hand Sanitizing Wipes

CleanWell All Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes – I love hand sanitizing wipes, but we have never tried this brand before. They have an orange vanilla scent that is going to take some getting used to, but these will be used up for sure. S has been using the ball to knock this canister over, and he thinks it is great fun!

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Extras

This month’s box also included a free trial offer from FabKids and a set of cardboard bowling pins to decorate and play with with the ball.

All told, this was one of my favorite Citrus Lane boxes that we have received. We will use everything, and S loves it all, as usual. I am just hoping that they come out with a discount code for 6 month memberships soon.

Did you get a Citrus Lane box this month? What did you think of it? And what was inside?!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

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July 2013 Citrus Lane Box

S received the 20 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

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Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Wooden Peg Puzzle – $7.99 – Citrus Lane admits that they are sending this puzzle a little early (it is for kids 2+) but I don’t mind at all! S loves his other Melissa & Doug puzzles, and he already has been working on some 2+ ones. He needs a little bit of help, but he can do them. This one will be a bit more challenging for him though, as the pieces aren’t as chunky as his other puzzles. I can already imagine the games we will play with this to learn numbers!

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Snack Stack

ZoLi SUMO Snack Stack – $14.50 – My first thought was “Not more plastic food containers!” but that was quickly replaced with ideas of all of the times this will be super handy to have. I know we will be sending it to my parents’ house next month when they watch S overnight for us. Each container holds one cup of food, and they all screw into each other. It even has a handle that you can use to attach it to your stroller or diaper bag. Would I pay $14.50 for this? No. But I will use it for sure!

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Instant cold packs

Me4Kidz Cool It Buddy Instant Cold Pack – $2.99 – I thought these were reusable ice packs, but they are not. They are instant cold packs to use when you are out and about. These are going straight into the car for sure!

GoGo Squeeze Appleberry pouch

All sealed up!

GoGo squeeZ Appleberry pouch – $.99 – I LOVE how they shipped these sealed in plastic. We have never had a problem with food leaking in our subscription boxes, but I still think this is a great idea just in case. We have never tried GoGo squeeZ products, but S loves pouches and I know he will love this.

Also included is a code for 10 free Postagrams ($10 value). Postagram allows you to send a real postcard using a photo from your mobile device. I know we will be trying these out!

Happy baby!

Happy baby!

I came out with a value of $36.47 for this box using a combination of MSRP and Amazon.com prices (whichever was cheaper). I personally really like this month’s box, and S is always excited to open his Citrus Lane box. You just can’t put a price on that look on his happy little face when he sees the Citrus Lane box waiting for him.

Did you get a Citrus Lane box this month? What did you think of it? And what was inside?!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn $10 toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.



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