A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post here on the new Baby Box craze that had hit the UK.
I was recently fortunate enough to receive a Nonabox to review and was really very excited. A few other parent bloggers that I follow had posted reviews on their blogs and I had been very careful not to ruin the surprise for myself.
My first impression was that it was beautifully packaged in it's trademark purple and silver box with silver ribbon. I'm a sucker for a good bit of packaging! Inside the contents were wrapped with a single sheet of tissue paper, hoorah! No excess wastage!
Initially I was quite impressed with the contents, and for a lower price I'd of been more impressed, however, compared to the press release I was given for my previous post, it was a little disappointing. The blurb stated that each Nonabox contained 7-10 products, however mine only contained 6, one of which being a sample and not a full-sized product and even at the most premium price that I could find, the items didn't add up to the promised £70, which, if I had purchased this myself I would've been quite unhappy about. I've since discovered that there was an error in both the press-release and the box, with the worth of the box estimated at between £40-70 (depending on which box you have, there is a variance of twenty-three different kinds of box you could receive dependnt on your baby's age) and that unfortunately my box was one of a small amount sent in error containing only six products.
Here's what was inside...
Cloud B Aroma Sleep Sheep Pillow £34
A cute and cuddly sleeping-ad pillow that's lavender scented. My toddler really liked this and nabbed it before I was given the chance to ask if she would like it as obviously with a newborn, I am limited to what I put in his crib due to the SIDS risk. It's not an unpleasant smell and the option to remove the scent is there so it's quite a nice little product for an older baby or toddler.
MAM Self-sterilising, anti-colic bottle £6.99
Not really sure what to make of this proud, it's a good idea in theory and I'll definitely try it when Bear's a little bit older but as we're great-feeding and he's still so young, it will have to be something we return to look at in a Opel of months.
Bibetta Reversable Bib £5.50
Was unfortunately sent a girl's bib but am a fan of Bibetta and their products so will most likely use it regardless when we reach weaning in a few months. It's a good, sturdy bib with an innovative design.
Water Wipes 60p plus additional £1 off voucher
These are a great product that I have found to be really handy when Moo has an 'accident', they are great quality that you can feel a difference to normal wipes, it's just a game it's only a sample pack.
Nuerer's Organic Nursing Tea £4.95
I'm a sucker for herbal teas and infusions, being of a barista background through work I have tried many different kinds so I'm looking forward to trying this.
Gumigem Teething Bangle £8.95
I have really, really wanted to try one of these for ages and so this is the product I am most excited about! Can't wait to wear it!
So here's my pros and cons...
- A great way to try new, trusted products.
- Lovely customer service, everyone at Nonabox is very nice, open and positive.
- The majority of other boxes I have seen online for older babies have been really impressive with a variety of products.
- Great presentation.
- I believe I have a newborn box so products are going to be somewhat limited at this age.
- Although it's stated the boxes are targeted to you and your child, I received what i consider to be a girl's bib when I have a boy.