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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.

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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. 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.



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