Monday 13 January 2014

Nonabox: December

When Nonabox got in contact with me about reviewing their subscription box, I jumped at the chance. I thought the idea was brilliant and the contents looked fantastic. (I actually did a post back in July introducing Nonabox!)

As I mentioned before, Nonabox is a monthly subscription box for mothers that range from pregnancy to two years old. It is filled with top-quality products. The boxes are £25 per month but you are sure to receive items worth more than that.

December's Nonabox arrived in the first week of January. I understand that Christmas is such a busy time and they did keep everyone up to date with what would be happening on their Facebook page. I didn't mind the delay. 

When I received the box, the first thing I noticed was how heavy it was. I was really excited to see what was inside. 

I opened it and there was a lovely little "Merry Christmas" message and the items were wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with a heart sticker. 

Inside my box was:

1. Two packs of Ella's Kitchen Nibbly Fingers in Mango & Carrots and Banana & Raisins (RRP. £2.29 each) - C absolutely loves the Ella's Kitchen range so I was so pleased to see these. They are almost all gone already!

2. Zimplex Junior Immune Booster 200ml (RRP £7.00) - I thought this item was a bit odd. I don't like giving C any medication that he doesn't really need so it isn't really for us. I was a bit disappointed though, to see that the expiry date was February 2014.

3. Medela Purelan Nipple Cream 7g (RRP £4.99) - I, unfortunately, wasn't able to breastfeed C so this product is wasted on me. I do feel as though it would be more tailored to a pregnancy box rather than one for a 16 month old. I can, however, pass it on to someone who will be able to use it.

4. Me... by Emma Dodd Board Book (RRP. £7.99) - I love this book! The story is so sweet and C loves sitting with me and listening to it. One of my favourite items in the box (and C's too!).

5. Shea Mooti Mama's Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil 100ml (RRP £14.99) - I do have a lot of stretchmarks from my pregnancy with C so I am excited to give this a go to see if it will have any effect post-partum. Again, this is another item which I believe would be more suited to a pregnancy box.

6. Imago Dei Ruffle Shorts in 12-18 months (RRP. £9.99) - At first look I thought these shorts were really cute. They do have blue on them but when I looked on the Imago Dei website for more details about them, they are described as "Girls Capri Pants" not really suitable for a 16 month old boy. I was also surprised to see thin shorts in a box received in the winter. My sister in law is expecting a baby girl though so they won't go to waste.

The contents of my box total at £49.54 which is fantastic given that the box is only £25 to purchase. I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed to see that many of the items were unsuitable for both my 16 month old son and I but they can be passed on. I'm very excited to see what will be in January's box.

(Disclaimer: I have received a three-month subscription to Nonabox free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Family Fever
2 comments on "Nonabox: December"
  1. What a shame some of the items weren't ideal for you and your little man, but I look forward to seeing what you get in the next box! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  2. I love the idea of a box of surprises - but I'd certainly be disappointed with things I couldn't use! Hopefully next month will be tailored more appropriately!
    Thanks for linking up this week,