Having kids is probably the most exciting thing I have ever done, and I feel like the luckiest woman alive every day, especially when I get a smile or a cuddle from my babies. Although I enjoy spending time clothes shopping with them, trying to shop properly with two toddlers in tow can be a challenge, to say the least.
Long gone are the days when they would happily sleep in their pram, allowing me to flick through every rack in the store. They seem to work in tandem against me now, when one is perfectly behaved the other is running around the store like a Tasmanian devil, and when that one calms down the other one starts off. I love seeing my kids in gorgeous clothes, looking fabulous, which is why I was intrigued by Kidbox. Their clothes subscriptions for kids idea seemed pure genius, and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
The idea is straightforward, you register on their website and then answer a short three-minute quiz. Luckily my kids are still toddlers, so I get to give the answers, but I am sure it won’t be long before they have their own fashion thoughts and ideas, so I plan on taking full advantage while I can.
Kidbox then takes these answers which primarily relate to your style preferences and choices, and their fashion guru’s pick between six and eight different items to go into your monthly subscription box for toddlers. Within about 7 to 10 days your first box arrives, and the process has a touch of magic to it. There is the excitement of unwrapping the huge boxes (what toddler doesn’t love playing with a cardboard box?) seeing what their experts have chosen and then trying the new clothes on your kids.
What impressed and amazed me more than anything was how well the clothes suited my children, and if I am honest, of the twelve separate items we received (I ordered two boxes) I would probably have only picked a total of maybe five items if I have been picking in the store. But because this is a monthly subscription box for kids, I have plenty of time to let my kids put the clothes on. We didn’t have to frantically try seven different outfits on like we would have had to in the store, and as a consequence, the entire experience was much more relaxed.
To my surprise, I discovered three new outfits for my kids that I didn’t like on the hanger, but when I put them on they were simply adorable. Both toddlers loved the entire experience as it was like getting to unwrap new presents.
Each box costs $98 which might seem like a lot of money until you realize that you get between six and eight items of clothing in every box. Those items normally retail for around $25 each meaning that potentially you could save $150 per box. Because it is a monthly subscription box for toddlers, you are free to return any items you either don’t like or that don’t fit, although in our experience this was rare.
The company also has a generous policy of providing a free outfit to a child in a needy family, for every Kidbox that you keep. And to help your children to learn about the benefits of giving you and your child can even choose which organization to support. The whole concept of Kidbox is just brilliant on every level. I will admit to being skeptical at first, but not anymore. I am a huge fan and have already ordered my second set of boxes. I cannot recommend these subscriptions for kids highly enough and urge you to give them a try.