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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 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.


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. It costs $25/month, but if you sign up through my link here you will receive $10 off your first month! (And I will receive $10 off my next box too. So, thanks in advance if you click and order!) We have been receiving Citrus Lane boxes for the last few months and we love them!

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June 2013 Citrus Lane Box

S received the 19 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

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infant sun hat with neck flap

Sun Protection Hat from iPlay ($12.99) – I really like the print on this hat! It hat has a flap on the back to protect little ones’ necks, so that certainly is a nice feature in addition to the fact that the whole hat has SPF 50 protection! We got the 6-18 month size, which unfortunately does not fit on S’s head. S is something like in the 95th percentile in terms of head size, so he always needs a much larger hat than one would think.

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Sand mold

Sand toy from Haba ($4.77) – This is a really higher quality toy than I had thought at first. The plastic is much thicker and sturdier than dollar store sand toys, and this one says it has a two year guarantee. Now we just need the sandbox, ha ha! And I know this is supposed to be an apple tree, but I just keep thinking of it as broccoli. It is just me?

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Sunscreen sample

Sunny Sunscreen from Episencial ($5.62) – This is a special 1.5 fluid ounce sample size made just for Citrus Lane. I have heard good things about Episencial products but I have never used any of their products. I am excited to try it out next time we are out in the sun!

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Blueberry, apple and purple carrot tot pouch

Happy Tot Plus from Happy Family ($1.79) – S wanted to eat this right away once he saw it. I like how it has fruit and vegetables in it. I personally think all pouches should have both, as vegetables are always harder to get S to eat than fruit!

I came out with an approximate value of $25.17 (not including shipping) for this box using Amazon.com prices. Certainly not the best in terms of the dollar amount, but everything in the box is a quality product. You also can’t put a price on the look on your child’s face when they see the Citrus Lane box waiting for them! S gets so excited each month, and he sure does know it is for him!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

If you’d like to sign up for a Citrus Lane subscription of your own, click here and you will receive $10 off your first box!

Did you get a Citrus Lane box this month? What did you think of it?

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn points 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. It costs $25/month, but if you sign up through my link here you will receive $10 off your first month! (And I will receive $10 off my next box too. So, thanks in advance if you click and order!) We have been receiving Citrus Lane boxes for the last few months and we love them!

Little Man received the 18 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

May 2013 Citrus Lane Box

May 2013 Citrus Lane Box

IMG_3493    Up, Up, Up! Book & CD Set from Barefoot Books ($7.99) – I love getting books in our Citrus Lane boxes! This book is very bright and colorful. We haven’t had a chance to listen to the CD yet and I am not sure when we will because we don’t have a CD player nearby to anyplace where we read books with Little Man, but the idea is nice. My only complaint is that it is not a board book. I fear this will be destroyed in an instant if I let Little Man handle it on his own. But, we love reading together so this will be enjoyed for sure!

IMG_3496 Race Car from Green Toys ($8.99) – This was a huge hit with Little Man! He was trying to “vroom” it before we got it out of its cardboard packaging. Luckily the packaging was easy to remove (practically unheard of for a kid’s toy!) and Little Man was playing with it in no time. It literally took me one second to get this car out of its box. No plastic ties to cut, no twist ties to untwist. Amazing! Green Toys are made out of recycled plastic milk bottles and they are free from BPA, PVC and phthalates.

IMG_3490 Nibbly Fingers from Ella’s Kitchen ($4.21) – I have seen these at Target but I never bought a box. I’ll toss them into my purse or the diaper bag for an easy snack on the go for Little Man and he will love them. We received the apple and strawberry flavor which he is sure to love as he has been on a huge strawberry kick lately. The picture on our information card showed the mango and carrot variety and I kind of wish we had that one instead as a way to get more vegetables into his belly. Maybe I’ll just have to buy them at Target next time we go!

IMG_3492 The Red One Smoothie Fruit Snack from Ella’s Kitchen ($2.11) – Little Man loves pouches, so this is great! We have never received snacks in a Citrus Lane box before, and I love that we got some this month!

IMG_3491 Moisture Stick from Deep Steep ($4.82) – We received this in the Stork Stack this month as well. I wish it was sent in a winter box rather than a spring box. I don’t have such dry skin in the springtime as I do in the dead of winter! The idea behind this stick is that you can easily throw it in your purse as an alternative to lotions. It is never tested on animals and it is free from a bunch of things like parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil and fragrances. All sorts of things that I’m sure Dr. Oz is talking about on a daily basis. I’ll have to ask my mom. Ha, ha.

I came up with a total price of $28.12 using prices on Amazon and/or the product website. It certainly isn’t the most “valuable” Citrus Lane box we have gotten, but we sure do love this month’s box!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes: February 2013, March 2013, April 2013.

If you’d like to sign up for a Citrus Lane subscription of your own, click here and you will receive $10 off your first box!

*This post contains referral links. I will earn points 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.


Our April Citrus Lane box came a few days late, so I had plenty of time to read spoilers of boxes online. I was pretty sure we were going to end up with different products that I wasn’t too excited about, so I did not open this months box with much enthusiasm when it finally did arrive. That said, spoilers are not your friend! I was totally wrong about what was going to be inside our box, and I was THRILLED to be wrong! I love everything about this month’s box!

And everyone was up in arms about receiving a late box this month. I am just glad it came. It was only two days past the latest date in the expected delivery date range, and the cardboard box itself came in near perfect condition! I’d say that the new shipping partner did a great job of keeping this box in excellent condition.

If you aren’t familiar with Citrus Lane, it 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. It costs $25/month, but if you sign up through my link here you will receive $10 off your first month! (And I will receive $10 off my next box too. So, thanks in advance if you click and order!)

Little Man is 16 months old, so he received the 17 month boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

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Friendly Fish Grasping Toy from Melissa & Doug, $7.99

I was very excited to see this item in our box this month! An age appropriate toy that we can use right away! Score! Little Man likes it too. He has been carrying it around all day, and he even gave it a hug. I like how sturdy it is and that it is small enough to toss into the baby bag for on-the-go play.

Keepin’ Fresh Kids Food Storage from Innobaby, $7.99

These are great containers that are airtight. They are also freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe and BPA free. Delightful! Little Man has been playing with them, but they will be great to use for travel snack containers as well. I was a bit thrown because one of them was pink, but Little Man doesn’t care and the container works just as well if it is pink or blue.

Non-Slip Placemat from Oogaa, 8.99

I love the idea of this placemat! Older kids can keep themselves occupied by doodling on it with washable markers in between courses. It is a cute design and it will be nice to take with us when we eat out. It is made of silicone, so it is supposed to grip the table really well.

Shampoo & Body Wash from The Honest Company, $9.95

I have heard a lot about this company, so I am excited to give this a try. It smells great, and it says that the whole family can use it. We don’t go out of our way to use organic products that often, but this will be a nice treat. I love that we received a full-size item.

Altogether, $34.92 worth of products for $25. Not a bad deal. Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised this month with Citrus Lane. Keep it up guys!

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes: February 2013, March 2013.

If you’d like to sign up for a Citrus Lane subscription of your own, click here and you will receive $10 off your first box!

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



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