Whether you’re having your first child or your third, getting ready to have a new baby in the house means your hands will be full. Soon, there will be a whole new life you are responsible for, but where do you begin? Of course, the baby will need diapers, wipes, and food, but what if you don’t have time to buy groceries? What kinds of toys does he or she need? What kinds of products are safe for him or her? And, when you’re worrying about making everything perfect for your baby, it will be easy to forget to take care of yourself. It is important to indulge in self care while you’re also taking care of a new human.
Sometimes, you need a reminder to slow down, or just one less trip to the store. Luckily, a lot of it can come right to your front door. Subscription boxes are growing in popularity, and there are some designed to fit every need for a mother, her family, and her new child, from diapers, to books, to self-care packages.
Honest Diapers and Wipes Subscription
It can be difficult to go diaper shopping with the one (or two, or even three) little ones who need the diapers, which is why Honest has diapers, wipes, and more bundled into one subscription. The diaper subscription from Honest includes seven packs of diapers and four packs of wipes per month, including 15 percent off any add-ons and a free gift every three months. The diapers are eco-friendly, super absorbent, and hypoallergenic, and the wipes are durable, plant-based, and made up of 99 percent of water. All you have to do is choose a pattern and your child’s size, and the essentials will show up right at your front door. Plus, shipping and returns are free. honest.com
Bump Boxes is a monthly plan of your choosing (12 months, 9 months, 6 months, or month-to-month) that will deliver you the perfect pregnancy goodies. Your Bump Box will include five items that align with your due date, up to $750 in value, along with add-ons, gifts, and free shipping. Each product is free of harmful chemicals, so your Bump Box will be safe for you and your baby. And, once your child is born, you will receive Bitsy Boxes full of goodies for the both of you. Bitsy Boxes include five-eight products that are appropriate (and safe) for your child’s age, and they also offer various monthly plans. If you’re not pregnant and instead looking for a gift for someone you know who is expecting, you can still purchase either of these boxes without having to subscribe. bumpboxes.com
Tiny Humans Read
Reading to your young child is crucial for his or her development, and Tiny Humans Read is there to make sure you always have a story to tell them. Choose between the board book box, the picture book box, or the sibling book box (perfect for when you have kids between the ages of 0-8). Each box will bring new discoveries and whimsical adventures to your doorstep every month. Plus, a portion of each sale supports a nonprofit literacy and creative writing organization. tinyhumansread.com
Cater to Mom
Self care is more important than ever after bringing a new human into the world. This postpartum subscription box has everything a mom needs after she gives birth. From bathtime essentials, to beauty products, to healthy snacks, to postpartum care resources, Cater to Mom will provide six-to-eight items each month. You also have the option to purchase a box as a gift either to yourself or to a new mom without subscribing. Cater to Mom strives to promote wellness in the postpartum journey of every mother, which is why each item is vegan, cruelty-free, and organic. catertomom.com
Hoppi Box has expertly crafted boxes of toys that will nurture your child’s development of cognitive, social, and fine motor skills. The toys are eco-friendly, age-appropriate, organic, and BPA-free and designed for ages zero-four. A new box of four-five toys will be delivered every quarter: March, June, September, and December. hoppibox.com
Dinnertime isn’t a hassle anymore with a HelloFresh subscription. With HelloFresh, you can choose up to three of the types of meal plans: family friendly, meats and veggies, vegetarian, pescetarian, calorie smart, and quick-and-easy meals. Tell them the number of people you are feeding, how many weekly meals you want, and which recipes you want to try, and all you have to do is wait to cook the fresh ingredients that will be delivered to you. Each box comes with pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions for your delicious meal. By minimizing food waste, HelloFresh is better for your budget and for the environment. You can even skip a week, swap recipes, or cancel anytime. hellofresh.com
Get it Washed
Soon after your little one is born, your hands will be full, leaving very little time for other important tasks. With all the onesies, burp cloths, bibs, and swaddling blankets added to the mix, laundry day may become one of the most dreaded days. You may not simply have the time, causing mountains of clothes to form in your laundry room. With Get it Washed, you can subscribe to have your laundry picked up, washed, and returned to you neatly folded. getitwashed.com