Unfortunately, petiteBox has closed. If you are looking for an alternative, you might consider Citrus Lane. They have graciously offered 50% off the first box for all Jersha & Dup readers.
If you’ve read my Bluum box review, you know that I’m picky and these monthly sample boxes have to be pretty darn good to get my approval. I consider things like cost, awareness of the brands included, extra perks and customer service. Last month, I received an email from petiteBox. petiteBox is a new mom and baby sample service from the founders of GlossyBox. If you haven’t heard of GlossyBox, they are a monthly makeup sample box company with over 120,000 customers! They read my Bluum box review and offered to send me a petiteBox to try out. I was quite surprised that they wanted someone who wrote such a negative review to test their service but I accepted their offer.
It took quite a while to receive my box (they contacted me pre-launch) and when I finally received it, one of the products (bubble bath) had opened and leaked all over the box. I contacted customer service and they promptly sent a new box and forwarded my complaint to the warehousing manager. I was very impressed with how quickly they responded to my problem and how quickly they sent the new box.
Here is what I received in my petiteBox. The first 4 products were full size and the last one was a set of 3 deluxe samples. Deluxe samples are usable more than once.
Ducky mOmma Teether by Lanisoh – Has 2 textures and can be chilled to gently massage developing teeth and gums to soothe teething pain. Retails for $5.99.
Petites Frites Reversible Bib – 65% unbleached cotton, 35% lyocell. Colored with low-impact, baby-friendly dyes. Machine washable. Made with love in the USA. Retails for $12.
Owl Angel Dear Blankie – Cute owl character attached to a “cashmere soft” 13″ by 13″ blanket. Retails for $13.
Chamomile Earth Friendly Baby Bubble Bath – Bubble bath that contains natural, organic ingredients, has a refreshing scent, and rich foam to make bath time more fun. Retails for $9.95.
3 Weleda Deluxe Samples – Great for moms who need a little pampering. I received soothing cleansing lotion, soothing facial cream and hydrating day cream. The full size versions retail for $19-24.
As you can see, the retail value of the products included is at least $40 (not including the samples). The products you receive are based on how old your child is or how far along in pregnancy you are. Yes, petiteBox has pregnancy boxes too! Many of the products were from companies I had never heard of before. petiteBox also included some extra freebies that I LOVE! One freebie is a set of cards that have tips and information for new moms. The information cards are similar to articles you’d read in parenting magazines.
The other perk is that the box that all the items come in is 100% reusable and GREAT for storage or even to give baby shower gifts in. It’s large and ties in the front with a ribbon. While it’s true that most of the other monthly sample companies send their samples in reusable boxes, none of them (that I’ve tried) have sent such pretty, useful boxes.
petiteBoxes cost $25 per month if you pay monthly, $70 every 3 months or $130 every 6 months. The monthly subscription renews automatically until the baby’s first birthday but you can cancel at any time. The 3 and 6 month subscriptions automatically cancel after 3 months and 6 months, respectively.
Is the petiteBox worth it?
After seeing all the aspects of the service, I can say that YES, petiteBoxes are worth it! Not only do you receive several full-size products from new and upcoming companies but you also receive parenting tips and a great storage box. I love that the products are tailored to you and your baby. I also love that they have pregnancy boxes. That is such a unique feature! I highly recommend petiteBoxes! Oh and did I mention that their customer service is amazing?
Disclosure: I received a free petiteBox for review purposes but the opinions stated are my own and were not influenced or screened by the company.