12 Best Baby and Toddler Subscription Boxes of 2021

12 Cool Subscription Boxes for Babies and Toddlers

Don’t have time to hand pick gifts for baby? Good news—these subscription boxes do the choosing for you!
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October 21, 2021
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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? Moreover, who has time to shop in person (especially with a baby in tow)? But with so many baby subscription boxes out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is right for your family. With that in mind, we sorted through the options to unearth the coolest, most creative services out there. And we’ve gone one step further to source the best toddler subscription boxes too.

Whether you’re looking for a monthly wardrobe refresh, a constant supply of health and wellness goodies or educational toys to keep little hands busy, these subscription boxes for kids are sure to make your child’s day—time and time again.

Fancy a little treat for yourself or the mom in your life? Browse our roundup of the best pregnancy subscriptions and clothing rental services.

Best Baby Subscription Boxes

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.

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Best baby toy subscription box

This baby subscription box sends out age- and stage-appropriate educational toys and accessories every two to three months. Each product is carefully reviewed by child development experts, and unlike some other services, all of the items are your child’s to keep. Score! The toys are made from organic, sustainable materials, and each box of goodies comes with a detailed play guide that helps parents understand how to interact with baby during playtime. There are a number of flexible plans to choose from, and you can skip a box or cancel your subscription at any time. Oh, and did we mention that this product won our Best of Baby award for two years running? Once baby graduates to toddlerhood, Lovevery will begin to send more advanced toys that build new skills and encourage exploration, at which point the cost of the subscription increases.

Age: 0 to 36 months

Frequency: Every 2 to 3 months depending on plan

Subscribe: Lovevery Play Kits, $80 per play kit for 0 to 12 months old; $120 per play kit for 12 months to 3 years old, Lovevery.com

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Best baby food subscription box

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 meals for their munchkin. This food delivery service boasts meals that contain no preservatives, additives or GMOs and will stay fresh in the fridge for 14 days. Better yet, the company offers a tasty range of flavors (including blends for picky eaters) that your kid will actually want to eat—hooray! And, when your kiddo is ready to move on from pureed food, you can try Little Spoon’s ready-to-heat meals for toddlers. Is it any wonder this baby subscription box won a Best of Baby award in 2021?

Age: 4 months and up

Frequency: Every two weeks

Subscribe: Little Spoon Babyblends, starting from $3 per meal; Toddler and Kids Plates, starting from $5 per meal, LittleSpoon.com

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Best baby book subscription box

On the hunt for an inclusive baby book club? Little Feminist—a brand committed to highlighting underrepresented identities in children’s literature—was voted the best children’s book subscription in the 2021 Best of Baby awards. The baby subscription box, suitable for ages 0 to 2, contains two board books (or occasionally one picture book) featuring racially diverse, disabled and LGBTQIA+ characters. Bonus goodies include a DIY activity, discussion card and a letter to parents that explains why each book was selected. You can cancel the subscription at any time and avail of a range of flexible payment options including monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual billing.

Age: 0- to 9-years-old

Frequency: Monthly

Subscribe: Little Feminist Book Club, starting from $19 per month ($3 shipping fee per box), LittleFeminist.com

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Best STEM baby subscription box

Who says learning has to be boring? KiwiCo’s bimonthly baby subscription box is packed with fun, educational projects created in collaboration with experts at Seattle Children’s Hospital to promote language development, math skills and more. The best part? Each toy has multiple uses and the company provides tips on how to continue to use the products as your child grows. Kick things off with the Panda Crate made for the 0 to 2-year-old age range. A single crate contains two months of toys, science and art projects specifically designed to ignite baby’s creativity and hone a different developmental skill, such as bonding, sensing, exploring, counting and solving. Pay monthly or sign up for an annual subscription for added savings; remember, you can pause or cancel the subscription at any time.

Age: 0- to 9-years-old

Frequency: Every 2 months

Subscribe: KiwiCo Panda Crate, starting from $32 per crate depending on the plan, KiwiCo.com

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Best sustainable baby clothing subscription box

Cubbiekit is a baby subscription box committed to ethical manufacturing, sustainability and super-cute style. Each box includes six versatile items of gender neutral clothing made from 100 percent certified organic cotton. Once it’s time to size up (every 3 to 4 months), a new package will be delivered straight to your door. The process is simple: Take a short quiz about you and baby, select your favorite colors, add to your cart and subscribe! Once your little fashionista has outgrown the clothing, return the garments to Cubbiekit and they’ll recycle the material or donate them to a family in need. Bonus: This brand has partnered with Gay with Kids to give dual-dad families a 20 percent discount off a full subscription to Cubbiekit.

Age: 0 months to 18 months

Frequency: Every 3 to 4 months

Subscribe: Cubbiekit Baby Clothes Subscription, $90 every 3 or 4 months, Cubbiekit.com

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Best diaper and wipes baby subscription box

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. The disposable nappies are ultra-absorbent, come in adorable patterns and are designed for sensitive skin. The wipes, which won a Best of Baby award, are made from gentle, plant-based materials, but still get 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.

Age: 0 to 6 months

Frequency: Monthly

Subscribe: Honest Diapers + Wipes Subscription, $80 per month, Honest.com

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Best health and wellness baby subscription box

Searching for a baby subscription box with treats for mom too? Look no further than Ecocentric Mom’s monthly care package. Each box contains one or two items for bump or baby, and two or three items to pamper parents—plus, useful home goods and yummy snacks to share. What really makes this subscription standout is the high-quality standards. All baby care and beauty products are guaranteed cruelty-, paraben- and phthalate-free.

Age: Pregnancy to 3 months

Frequency: Monthly

Subscribe: Ecocentric Mom Pregnancy, Baby & Mama Subscription, starting from $38 per month, Cratejoy.com

Best Toddler Subscription Boxes

Of course, many of the baby subscription boxes mentioned above carry over into toddlerhood, but here are a few additional subscriptions for toddlers to put on your radar. There are options to suit every need, from books and toys to clothing and educational activities.

Best toddler clothing subscription box

Feel like your tot is in a fashion rut? Stitch Fix, the popular clothing subscription service, has a plan for children sizes 2T and up. Fill out a quiz all about your kid’s personality and style and your budget. 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. Prices start at $10 per garment. You also don’t have to actually subscribe—schedule automatic deliveries or order a box whenever you feel the need. Bonus: If you decide to purchase every item in the box you’ll get a 25 percent discount!

Age: 2- to 18-years-old

Frequency: Set your own delivery schedule

Subscribe: Stitch Fix Kids’ Clothing Subscription Box, $20 styling fee per box plus additional costs for items you decide to keep, StitchFix.com

Image: Courtesy Monti Kids

Best montessori subscription box

Designed and created by internationally certified Montessori educators, the Monti Kids program is the best educational toddler subscription box available. Each box includes six heirloom-quality toys designed to support your child’s specific stage of brain development—plus, a digital course to empower and guide parents. Need some extra help? No worries, the team is on hand to help via email, chat or video call. Another feature we love is that all items are made using sustainably forested wood, non-toxic paint and 100 percent recyclable packaging. Monti Kids offers flexible shipment dates and the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Age: 0 to 36 months

Frequency: Every 3 months

Subscribe: Monti Kids Toddler Subscription Boxes, $297 for a 3-month subscription, MontiKids.com

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Best toddler book subscription box

Next up is Lillypost, an awesome toddler subscription box that delivers new children’s books monthly. The baby board book box includes four books chosen by parents who know what kids love. If you’re catering to different reading levels opt for the mixed box, which includes picture books and board books suitable for kids of all ages. Lillypost is shipped monthly and has a range of flexible payment options. The best part? For every subscription box shipped, Lillypost donates a book to a child in need. You can also opt-in to receive gift-wrapped seasonal books, making this a great last-minute holiday gift for kids.

Age: 0 to 36 months

Frequency: Monthly

Subscribe: Lillypost Board Book Club, starting from $17, Lillypost.com

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Best toddler subscription box for imaginative play

Imaginative play is a fabulous way for toddlers to explore emotions and kickstart creativity. That’s why we’ve included the Sago Mini Box on our list of the best toddler subscription boxes. Designed to delight and inspire, each box contains three child-led creative activities based on a specific theme—plus, cute, collectible characters. Even the box transforms into a prop for magical, make-believe play! Pay monthly or opt for annual billing to benefit from additional savings.

Age: 3- to 5-years-old

Frequency: Monthly

Buy it: Sago Mini Box, starting from $15 per month ($4 shipping fee per box), SagoMiniBox.com

Image: Courtesy Little Passports

Best toddler subscription box for cultural education

Last up on our list of the best subscription boxes for toddlers: Little Passports. Developed by a team of educators, parents and kids, this subscription introduces preschoolers to the wonders of the world. The introductory kit includes a suitcase, welcome letter, activity booklet, hands-on activity, stickers and a world map to track their adventures. After the first month, your child will receive monthly themed packages with an interactive souvenir and activities that teach them about different cultures, habitats and wildlife. Little Passports offers free shipping within the US, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Age: 3- to 5-years-old

Frequency: Monthly

Buy it: Little Passports Early Explorers Subscription, starting from $21 per month, LittlePassports.com

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