31 Cool Subscription Boxes for Babies, Toddlers and Big Kids
November 15, 2017
Kids need a lot of stuff—and it’s usually not a do-it-once kind of shopping experience. From clothes and diapers to age-appropriate playthings, parents constantly find themselves needing to re-up on supplies. Which is why subscription boxes are awesome. After all, who doesn’t love to get a package in the mail? And more important, who has time to shop in person? But there are so many toddler and baby subscription boxes (and even options for older kids) out there that it can be kind of overwhelming to figure out which is right for your family. With that in mind, we sorted through all of the options to unearth the coolest, most creative services out there. These subscription boxes for babies, toddlers and kids are sure to make your child’s day—over and over again.
From toys and books to baby clothes and other essential supplies, these monthly baby subscription boxes let you explore a range of options for your little one, without ever having to leave home.
Lovevery Baby and Toddler Play Kits
This toy subscription box service sends out educational playthings and accessories based on your child’s age and stage, every two to three months. Each product included is carefully reviewed by child development experts, and unlike with some other services, the items are your child’s to keep. Score! Oh, and did we mention that this product won our Best of Baby award for top baby toy subscription of 2020?
Subscribe: Starting from $36 a month, Lovevery.com
KiwiCo Baby, Toddler and Kids’ Subscription Boxes
Who says learning has to be boring? KiwiCo’s bimonthly baby subscription box is packed with fun, educational projects created by child development experts to promote language development, math skills and more. The best part? The company even provides tips on how to continue to use the products as your child grows. Kick things off with the Panda Crate (for 0- to 2-year-olds) and then switch over to the other offerings as your child gets older.
Subscribe: Starting from $31 per crate depending on the plan, KiwiCo.com
Bluum Baby and Toddler Subscription Boxes
Books, toys, baby gear—it’s always fun to try out new things. And Bluum makes sure you’ll love them too, by emailing you a sneak peek at the innovative items that’ll be included in your monthly baby box—and giving you the option to choose an alternative if the curated items don’t strike your fancy. The baby and toddler subscription boxes only feature highly rated products though, so you can rest assured that you’ll always get something worthwhile.
Subscribe: $34 per month, Bluum.com
Honest Diapers + Wipes Subscription
Never be without the things you need most—diapers and wipes—during early parenthood. This baby subscription box delivers the essentials right to your door. They aren’t just any diapers or wipes, either. In fact, they’ve won our Best of Baby awards. The disposable nappies are ultra-absorbent, come in adorable patterns and were made for sensitive skin. Meanwhile, the wipes are made from gentle plant-based materials but still get even the dirtiest jobs done. Get this diaper subscription delivered monthly, or choose another frequency based on your needs. You can also customize bundles by size and style.
Subscribe: $80 for every 4 weeks, Honest.com
Amazon Prime Children’s Book Box
Love the idea of a baby subscription box with an educational bent? This book subscription for kids is exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Get a box once every month, every two months or every three months. Choose the Baby-2 option for an infant or toddler (you’ll get four board books per box), but know that there are other plans for preschoolers, kindergarteners and up. You’ll save up to 40 percent off the list price for each story, which is a pretty big deal!
Subscribe: $20 per box, Amazon.com
Dropps Baby Laundry Subscription Boxes
Doing baby’s laundry is never easy, and with all the many messes, you run out of supplies oh-so fast. That’s where Dropps comes in: The baby subscription box service supplies parents with green laundry detergent, made with little ones (and the environment) in mind. You pick the cadence of your subscription for extra convenience.
Subscribe: Starting from $21 per baby subscription box, Dropps.com
Ecocentric Mom Pregnancy to Toddler Monthly Subscription Box
Searching for a baby subscription box that treats you a little too? Look no further than Ecocentric Mom’s Monthly Discover Box. Each package comes with something pampering for parents and a product for baby—plus useful home goods and yummy snacks to share.
Subscribe: Starting from $35 per box, EcocentricMom.com
Literati Kids Book Clubs
When it comes to other book subscriptions for kids, Literati is a name to know. Sign up for one of the baby book subscription box clubs and you’ll get age-appropriate children’s stories to add to your shelf. Start with Club Neo (for newborns and toddlers) then transition to the clubs for older kids. Talk about an easy way to foster a love of reading in your munchkin.
Subscribe: $10 a month, Literati.com
Little Spoon Babyblends Subscription
Love the idea of homemade baby food, but not necessarily the work that goes into it? Say hello to Little Spoon, a company that sends parents fresh, healthy and personalized Babyblends for their munchkin. This baby meal subscription box service features organic ingredients and tasty recipes that your kid will actually want to eat.
Subscribe: Starting from $3 per meal, LittleSpoon.com
The Story Box Subscription
Here’s another book subscription box for babies, toddlers and older kids. The Story Box selects the most fun (and educational) books for your child’s age group, starting with durable board books. You’ll get two stories sent your way each month.
Subscribe: Starting from $15 per month, JoinTheStoryBox.com
Surprisly Baby and Toddler Subscription Boxes
Looking for good-quality, eco-conscious clothes takes time, and with a little one to look after, you don’t have much of that these days. Thankfully, Surprisly is here to help, sending you a curated, monthly baby clothes subscription box of looks for playtime, outings and sleeping—all made from natural fabrics.
Subscribe: Starting from $63 a month, Surprisly.com
Hoppi Box Baby Subscription Boxes
Babies grow so quickly—but happily, Hoppi Box is here to help you keep up. The company’s quarterly baby subscription boxes include a curated selection of toys and books that help nurture baby’s physical, social and cognitive milestones. Get ready to brag that you’ve got the smartest kid in your mommy group!
Subscribe: $66 per quarter (if you pre-pay the whole year), HoppiBox.com
Many baby subscription boxes carry over into toddlerhood (so browse the options above if you haven’t already), but here are a few more monthly subscription boxes for toddlers to put on your radar. Our pick of the best subscription boxes for toddlers includes clothing, toys, crafts and more.
Stitch Fix Kids’ Clothing Subscription Box
Feel like your tot’s in a fashion rut? Stitch Fix, the popular clothing subscription service, has a plan just for children sizes 2T and up. Fill out a quiz all about your kid’s personality and style, plus your budget. From there, a stylist will send you items they think you (and your toddler) will love. Pay for anything you decide to keep, then simply send back the rest. You also don’t have to actually subscribe—schedule automatic deliveries or order them whenever you feel the need.
Subscribe: $20 styling fee per box plus additional costs for kept items, StitchFix.com
Monti Kids Toddler Subscription Boxes
Monti Kids makes baby Montessori subscription boxes, but if you’re late to the game, you can start a plan with one of its toddler offerings instead. Each toy subscription box includes educational playthings based on the lauded Montessori method of teaching and learning through hands-on play.
Subscribe: $297 per 3-month subscription, MontiKids.com
Curiosity Box The Discover Box
This monthly toddler subscription box focuses on kid-friendly crafts your tyke will have a whole lot of fun completing. It teaches children to work their imagination and fine-tune their creative skills. The Discover Box is suited for 2- to 4-year-olds, but there are boxes for older children as well.
Subscribe: $280 for a prepaid 12-month subscription, CuriosityBoxKids.com
Just Like Me! Book Box
Spark a lifelong love of reading with an inclusive book subscription for your toddler. This monthly toddler subscription box includes two to three books featuring characters of color (as well as bonus book swag!). Each book has been lovingly chosen to encourage little ones on their journey of self discovery and educational development. Storytime’s about to get a whole lot better.
Subscribe: Starting from $28 per month, JustLikeMeBox.com
Even the coolest toys and books get old after a while (and we all know pint-size attention spans aren’t the longest). Keep new projects, books and clothes coming with these monthly subscription boxes for kids. (Heads up: Many of the brands featured in the baby and toddler sections also make children’s subscription boxes, so check them out.)
My First Reading Club
While you clearly want to foster your child’s reading habit, regularly buying new books can get expensive. Enter My First Reading Club. This kids subscription box service asks for your child’s age range and then ships you three hardcover books (plus—yes!—a little gift for you) each month.
Subscribe: Starting from $17 a month, Cratejoy.com
Bitsbox Subscription Box for Kids
Perfect for your little computer science lover, Bitsbox is a subscription service that teaches coding for 6- to 12-year-olds. Each monthly kids’ box has a different skill level and features a fun app-building project for your child that actually works on your phone.
Subscribe: Starting from $17 a month, Bitsbox.com
Raddish Kids Cooking Subscription Box
This monthly kids’ cooking subscription helps young ones get comfortable making food. Each box contains recipes, kitchenware and grocery lists to concoct delicious meals together with.
Subscribe: Starting from $20 per kit, RaddishKids.com
Club Eimmie Playtime Packs
Another genius subscription box for kids? This monthly doll clothing and accessories delivery. Yep—your child can continually refresh their favorite toy’s wardrobe. All items fit any 18-inch doll (like an American Girl Doll).
Subscribe: Starting from $15 per month, Eimmie.com
Nurture Life Food Subscription Box for Kids
Feeding your child good, wholesome food is important to you, but it can be surprisingly tough to regularly whip up quality meals with your packed schedule. Nurture Life sends you organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids every week, giving you a few nights off from cooking. The kids’ subscription box service even allows you to pick how many meals you want, so you can load up on busy weeks.
Subscribe: Starting from $8 per meal for toddlers and kids, NurtureLife.com
Groovy Lab in a Box Subscription
From lessons in electricity to sound and even roller coasters, this subscription box for kids explores a different STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topic every month with fun experiments for children ages 8 and up. It includes all of the supplies you need to complete the investigations and design challenges outlined in each lab notebook.
Subscribe: Starting from $30 a month, Cratejoy.com
Brick Loot Monthly Subscription Box for Kids
LEGO fans have an insatiable craving for new projects, and Brick Loot is here to meet that demand. Each month, your child is sent several new LEGO building activities, with even more projects arriving within a matter of weeks. Everything really is awesome!
Subscribe: Starting from $25 a month, BrickLoot.com
Bookroo Book Club for Kids
Books are naturally fun. But books wrapped in cool wrapping paper? That’s next level! Bookroo sends two to three hardcover or picture books to your child each month, perfectly packaged in gorgeous paper so they can really tear into their new read.
Subscribe: Starting from $17 per subscription box for kids, Bookroo.com
KIDBOX Kids’ Clothing Subscription Boxes
Buying new clothes for your child is great, but having to schlep them to the dressing room can sometimes be a hassle. Problem solved: KIDBOX plays personal stylist, selecting up to eight specially curated items—many from top brands, like Converse and Levi’s—and delivers them straight to your door. Just have your child try on the clothes when they can, and ship back what they don’t want. Oh, and for every box purchased, you can choose a charity to donate to.
Subscribe: $98 per box (if you keep every item), KIDBOX.com
Green Kid Crafts Subscription
With Green Kid Crafts, your child receives a monthly kids’ subscription box jam-packed with eco-friendly science and art supplies that target STEM principles. Each kit also includes a magazine to reinforce what your child learned.
Subscribe: Starting from $21 a box, GreenKidCrafts.com
Why and Whale Subscription
Want to make sure your kid is decked out with the trendiest gear? Why and Whale’s subscription boxes for kids have it all. Every month you’ll receive up to six handpicked items from the coolest kids brands out there. Each box includes the best clothes, toys and books to keep your little trendsetter up to speed. Psst: These boxes make great monthly gifts for kids.
Subscribe: Starting from $19 per month, Cratejoy.com
Up & Away Adventures Subscription Suitcase
Ready to explore the world with your kid? Traveling overseas may not be possible right now, but that doesn’t mean an adventure isn’t in the cards! Enter Up & Away Adventures, the bimonthly subscription box for kids (and adults) who want to discover the world from the comfort of their home. Each suitcase is filled with activities, games, crafts and facts, meaning it’s the perfect blend of education and family fun. Next stop: Switzerland!
Subscribe: $50 every 2 months, UpandAwayAdventures.com
Sensory TheraPLAY Box
Created by an occupational therapist, this toy subscription box is made for children with autism and sensory processing needs. Jam-packed with tried and tested sensory toys, this box is sure to be a big hit with your little one. Fun and therapeutic? Win-win.
Subscribe: Starting from $41 per month, SensoryTheraPLAYBox.com
RTR Kids Membership
Want to refresh your kiddos wardrobe but not ready to make a big investment? Check out the kids clothing subscription at Rent the Runway. Browse their curated collection of dreamy children’s styles and select four items a month. And if you (and your kid, of course) like them, you can purchase your picks at a discounted rate. Designer threads at discount prices—yes please!
Subscribe: $89 per month (but $69 for the first month), RenttheRunway.com
The Preschool Box
The best subscription boxes for kids make early learning fun. And The Preschool Box does just that. Every month you’ll receive fun, educational learning activities that’ve been designed to engage little learners. There’s a 12-month curriculum with easy-to-follow learning objectives, so this subscription box is perfect for homeschooled and preschool kids.
Subscribe: Starting from $30 per month, Cratejoy.com
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