After my initial peek I was already feeling better about this box.
First out of the box are a set of milestone stickers. What I like about these is they aren't the average monthly stickers but actually different milestones. While I can't see using these on Baby Rural as intended, I could see using them in her scrapbook. Or, might be a good regift. Retail on these is $10.
Next out of the box we have a rattle by Lamaze. It's cute, it has a nice sound. I like the different textures fabric on the back. Not super exciting but Baby Rural will probably enjoy this. Retail for Mr. Panda is $6.
Next out of the box is a book. We received the mate to this book, "Climb," I. Out last box so it was a bit disappointing to get another very basic book. However, the colorful illustrations are sweet. Not overly exciting. Retail value is $4.
Last out of the box is a swaddle blanket. It's a generous size of 47" square. It's very soft. Not quite the quality of an Aden and Anais but honestly a very nice item. Not a huge fan of hearts but it's girly and I can see using this. Retail on this is $16 (but I did find many priced lower). Also Angel Dear, the swaddle company, including a 20% off coupon. Oddly this was our only coupon in this box.
So, overall retail on this Bluum box was $36. I paid $29 for the monthly subscription. Since most of the items, except maybe the rattle, are things I would t have purchased myself I'm not sure Bluum is going to be a keeper. Overall I'm dissatisfied that Bluum promises $40 worth of merchandise and seems to skimp. Also, last month's box was a total flop and this month's box had two repeat items (similar book, rattle). I think my $29 is better left saved.
What are your thoughts about Bluum?