5 awesome subscription boxes for babies + toddlers

Because sometimes entertainment in a box really is just that good.

5 awesome subscription boxes for babies + toddlers

There are a lot of subscription boxes out there, but if you’re looking for an easy way to entertain your toddler for a few hours, you can’t do any better than these four fabulous packages, delivered monthly.

5 subscription boxes for kids we love—

A monthly delivery of new books

What's for #bedtimestory tonight?#booksubscriptionbox

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A book club for toddlers, this monthly package arrives full of age-appropriate reading material for kids age 0-12. Little Fun Club inspires a love of reading through delightful delivery.

Your kids get excited to read three new books each month, and you get some fresh material to rotate into your nightly repertoire. Win-win.


Bluum monthly boxes for mom and baby

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Bluum shares the latest in fun and best-reviewed products for baby and mom to enjoy. Moms love the joy of getting great 4 full-sized products delivered directly to their little ones each month—each with a little surprise for mama as well.

Earn reward points to turn in for free boxes.

Bramble Box of imaginary play

Excited that our printed boxes will be arriving soon. Giving the gift of imagination this holiday season!

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The monthly packages from Bramble Box are curated with toys to promote creative and pretend play for children ages 3 to 7.

Every month you will receive a customizable package chock full of hands-on toys and activities, crafts, or books.

You can even choose your box themes in advance. Perfect for those little budding doctors, wizards, or chefs!

A customized Pleylist

Pley is a subscription box that mails you customized toys for your little one. Keep baby busy with developmentally stimulating toys, such as Lego, American Girl, and K’Nex? Thank you, Pley!

Your job? Mail the toy back when your child is ready to move on—or pay to buy it and keep on playing.

The rental model also means there are fewer toys cluttering up your house. Love it.

Ecocentric mom + baby boxes

Ecocentric Mom delivers organic, non-toxic and baby safe products for mom and baby delivered to your house every month, what a fun and health-ful concept!

Something safe for baby, something healthy for mom. Yes, please!

Join Motherly

Every week, we stock the Motherly Shop with innovative and fresh products from brands we feel good about. We want to be certain you don't miss anything, so to keep you in the loop, we're providing a cheat sheet.

So, what's new this week?

Tenth & Pine: Gender-neutral and butter-soft basics for littles + bigs

In 2016, after a stage four endometriosis diagnosis and a 10 year battle with infertility, Tenth & Pine founder Kerynn got her miracle baby, Ezra Jade. As a SAHM with a Masters in Business, she wanted to create a brand that focused on premium quality, function, comfort, and simplicity.

She sought out premium, all natural fabrics and factories that shared her core values, practicing environmentally friendly manufacturing methods with fair and safe working conditions for employees. As a result, her made in the USA, gender-neutral designs check all the boxes. The sustainable, organic basics are perfect for everyday wear, family photos and any adventure in between.

Lucy Lue Organics: Sustainably and ethically-produced modern baby clothes

This family-owned and operated business was started by a mama who wanted out of corporate America after the birth of her son. Thoughtfully designed to mix-and-match, Lucy Lue's sustainably and ethically produced collection of modern organic baby clothes only uses fabrics that are "environmentally friendly from seed to seam." Their gorgeous, earthy tones and comfy, minimalist styles make the perfect addition to first wardrobes from birth through the first years.

Sontakey: Simple bracelets that speak your mind

Sontakey has been such a hit in the Motherly Shop that we knew it was time to expand the line. And since these beautiful mantra bands look so stunning stacked, more options = more fun.

Not sure where to start? Here's what we're adding to our cart:

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This is my one trick to get baby to sleep (and it always works!)

There's a reason why every mom tells you to buy a sound machine.

So in my defense, I grew up in Florida. As a child of the sunshine state, I knew I had to check for gators before sitting on the toilet, that cockroaches didn't just scurry, they actually flew, and at that point, the most popular and only sound machine I had ever heard of was the Miami Sound Machine.

I was raised on the notion that the rhythm was going to get me, not lull me into a peaceful slumber. Who knew?!

Well evidently science and, probably, Gloria Estefan knew, but I digress.

When my son was born, I just assumed the kid would know how to sleep. When I'm tired that's what I do, so why wouldn't this smaller more easily exhausted version of me not work the same way? Well, the simple and cinematic answer is, he is not in Kansas anymore.

Being in utero is like being in a warm, soothing and squishy spa. It's cozy, it's secure, it comes with its own soundtrack. Then one day the spa is gone. The space is bigger, brighter and the constant stream of music has come to an abrupt end. Your baby just needs a little time to acclimate and a little assist from continuous sound support.

My son, like most babies, was a restless and active sleeper. It didn't take much to jolt him from a sound sleep to crying like a banshee. I once microwaved a piece of pizza, and you would have thought I let 50 Rockettes into his room to perform a kick line.

I was literally walking on eggshells, tiptoeing around the house, watching the television with the closed caption on.

Like adults, babies have an internal clock. Unlike adults, babies haven't harnessed the ability to hit the snooze button on that internal clock. Lucky for babies they have a great Mama to hit the snooze button for them.

Enter the beloved by all—sound machines.

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When Chrissy Teigen announced her third pregnancy earlier this year we were so happy for her and now our hearts are with her as she is going through a pain that is unimaginable for many, but one that so many other mothers know.

Halfway through a high-risk pregnancy complicated by placenta issues, Teigen announced late Wednesday that she has suffered a pregnancy loss.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chrissy and her husband, John Legend (who has been by her side in the hospital for several days now).

In a social media post, Teigen explained she named this baby Jack.


"We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough," she wrote.

She continued: "We never decide on our babies' names until the last possible moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever."

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