Jennbizzle Reviews: Citrus Lane

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Jennbizzle reviews: Citrus Lane

Ever since I got pregnant, and (let’s face it) probably before that, I’ve been pining for a Citrus Lane subscription for the little peanut. Well, we got our taxes back and I saw a great deal online, so I snagged a six month subscription. This review is based off my initial impression of the first box that I received.

About the Product

The Citrus Lane subscription box features products geared toward children of all ages. With a subscription, you’ll receive a signature Citrus Lane box each month with four or more products selected especially for the age and stage of your child. You’ll discover new parenting solutions and trusted brands–all delivered right to your door!

Often, we parents turn to other parents for their sage advice and words of wisdom. And that’s why Citrus Lane was created — to help parents discover innovative products, share information, ask questions and find inspiration.

The monthly boxes are care packages to help moms and dads on their parenting journeys. Every product included has been recommended and reviewed by Citrus Lane’s advisory board and community. No marketing gimmicks, no paid placements — just real recommendations from real parents for products that solve real problems.

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  • Included: each box uniquely caters to your child based on age and gender.
  • Retail Price:  $29 per month
  • Discount Code: SAVE40 for 40% off your first box!
  • Availability: on CitrusLane.com

My Review

Jennbizzle reviews: Citrus Lane

My first box was sent in March 2015 for a baby boy, and included the following:

  • Ubbi snack container: I immediately put this away for future use. I love the idea of snack containers, and have already purchased some others that were on clearance, but we’re just not at the stage where he can handle his own snacks yet.
  • Melissa & Doug wooden caterpillar toy: I put this toy in his Easter basket. It’s not his favorite (probably because it doesn’t make noise) but it’s a good size for him to chew on, since every toy has become a teething toy.
  • Baby Bow Tie (customizable option): I also saved this for Easter. I was able to choose which style I wanted, and we picked blue & yellow plaid. He didn’t get dressed in a suit, but I put the bow tie on him with a onesie anyway and everyone thought it was adorable. I just loved that it was magnetic. SUPER EASY to put on and remove despite baby chin rolls.
  • Johnson & Johnson wash and bubble bath: We haven’t used this, and probably won’t until he’s much older. I’m not opposed to using Johnson & Johnson, but his skin is very sensitive right now and I’ve found Aveeno to work much better. I just felt that this was not a great product to include in an exclusive subscription box when I can pick it up for a couple bucks at any store. Not to mention, I probably have two or three J&J gift sets sitting in the nursery from Peanut’s baby shower already.

Ultimately I was happy with my first box because I just love getting mail and I know I’ll get some use out of most of the products, but not impressed. I hope that they are able to include some more useful products in future boxes!

  • Likes: I can’t say that there was one single product in this box that really hit it out of the park for me. They were all just okay, for one reason or another. We aren’t ready for the snack container yet, the bow tie will only be used once or twice, and the caterpillar toy isn’t used much.
  • Dislikes: I wasn’t happy with the inclusion of Johnson & Johnson in the box at all. I wish it were a product I haven’t had the opportunity to try before.
  • Would I Purchase? I’ve got a six month subscription (each box works out to about $23 for me). If after six months I’m still not impressed then I’ll wait until Peanut is older and will appreciate getting his own mail before I try it out again.

What do you think about Citrus Lane? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

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