An exciting new business called Little Bubba Boxes have sent me a beautiful Snuggle themed box of goodies for Ozzy. These boxes are now available to buy from their website and there will be 3 more themed boxes available soon.
The idea is that
the boxes are a beautiful, thoughtful gift for a new mum/dad and baby, with all the hard work done for you. The 4 boxes are designed for the first year of a baby’s life, and are packed with love. They include handmade products by Little Bubba Boxes and some lovely items from other baby brands.
We had a lot of fun opening the gorgeous box, and what we discovered inside were 5 beautiful baby products and an A6 print saying ‘This is our Snuggle Spot’ which would look gorgeous framed in a nursery or on a bookshelf.
This box is aimed at newborn babies, but Ozzy is nearly 9 months old and he loved the items too, so it really would last from birth to atleast 12 months.
There is a snuggly star cuddle blanket made by Baby's Only which is knitted on one side and lovely and fluffy on the other. It’s also machine washable thank goodness – I don’t think it would survive 12 months without needing a good wash especially with the amount Ozzy is dribbling at the moment. I’ve started popping it in with Ozzy in his cot because he loves to hold onto something soft as he snoozes!
There is a gorgeous soft jersey hat, made by Little Bubba Boxes themselves, which will fit a newborn baby but is also stretchy so somehow still fits Ozzy, although he does have a teeny tiny head.
I absolutely love the scandi style cloud cushion, another item which was made by Little Bubba Boxes. It’s decorative rather than a toy, so this one is more for the parents than the baby, but it looks gorgeous on display!
Ozzy’s favourite item is the Julia Staite polar bear rattle. It has a friendly little polar bear print on one side and is fluffy and soft on the other. Ozzy has taken a liking to it and has just learnt how to shake it to make a noise which he finds very funny. This is another great newborn-12month product because he would have been fascinated with the rattle sound in those first few weeks when babies discover what is happening around them, but even now he is at the stage of independent play he takes this one out of his toybox first and loves to shake it and throw it around (or at the dog!).
There was also a Little Bubba box bamboo and organic cotton muslin square included, which is a perfect size for using as a feeding cover, or mopping up spills which is going to happen daily whether you have a newborn or a 12month old, babies love to make mess.
The box was packed together with tissue paper and a sticker, so it’s already beautifully giftwrapped!
Here are some photos of Ozzy discovering his lovely new items. We were also inspired by the print to set up a snuggle spot in our living room, somewhere we can sit and be cosy together and read a book before bedtime.
Take a look here for the description of each item on the Little Bubba boxes website, and to find out more about the materials used and the brand each item is made by.
You can also follow them on Instagram to hear updates of when the new boxes will be available. I can’t wait to try the Move box for my little cruiser who has started getting around all on his own.
So what do Ozzy and I think of the box?
All the items are gorgeous, you can tell they're a really high quality and the designs are really unique, rather than something you would come across in every baby shop. If we had received this box as a gift from someone when Ozzy was born I would have been over the moon. It's packaged beautifully, and contains a varied mixture of useful items and decorative ones too. 9 months on and it's still something full of products I'd love to receive as a gift, and I'm sure even when Ozzy is 12 months old he'll still love his rattle and make enough mess for me to need to carry a muslin square everywhere. The cloud cushion looks so beautiful that even if we don't keep it on display in his bedroom, it will be going in ours because I love the design of it so much.
The box is priced at £50 (or all 4 boxes for £190), and while this might be at the higher end for the price of a gift, I certainly think it's great value for money and if you have the budget for it then it's worthwhile, particularly for those who want to send a gift to a new parent but won't be able to go and see them. To buy all these (or similar) items separately and pay postage several times, as well as to individually wrap them all, would end up costing much more than £50 as well as a lot of your time. Having a baby is hard, so new parents definitely deserve something with a little luxury added!
It comes already giftwrapped and it saves you so much time compared to looking online or in the shops yourself for a different mix of useful and beautiful items.
I think any new parent would be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful package, the last thing you need with a newborn baby is to think about caring for several bunches of flowers too!
Do you know someone who is expecting soon? Order them a Snuggle box today by following this link.
A big thank you to Little Bubba boxes for our beautiful box, we can't wait to see what the other boxes contain!