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MommiesFirst Giveaway – WIN FREE July Box!

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** GIVEAWAY ends July 9, 2013 @ 5pm EST **

MommiesFirst is a monthly subscription for expectant mommies, new mommies and babies.  They offer different boxes depending on which of these categories best suits you.  They currently ship boxes up to 12 months old but I understand they will be expanding to 18 months.  I sure do hope so.  The box costs $30/month with free shipping.  They offer 1 month Free with a 6 month membership and 2 months free with a 12 month membership.

I ordered the May MommiesFirst box and was absolutely amazed at the quality and value.  Every item in the box was appropriate for me and the age of my granddaughter.  She is almost 7 months now but when I ordered the box for my daughter and her little one, I “sized up” by 3 months.  I have a lot of items for her age so I am looking to stock up for the months to come.  MommiesFirst has the most AMAZING customer service which, in my opinion, is sadly lacking in a lot of subscription box companies out there.  It is clear that Lorena aims to make the best boxes available for moms to be and babies.  In my opinion she succeeds!  Aside from their amazing products and perfect boxes another thing that sets MommiesFirst ahead of others is the care they put into curating boxes just right for you and your little one.  When you sign up for MommiesFirst you’re asked a series of questions so they can match the box to you, your personality, lifestyle, baby stage etc.   I have not seen any other company be this thorough!  In fact, every other baby box company I have seen only asks for your babies age and gender.  I can’t wait to see future months and how they use all this profile information to send our goodies.  MommiesFirst takes personalization to a whole new level!

Here is a list of some of the items in your profile.  These are not mandatory but will allow MommiesFirst to best customize your box.

Mommy birth date

Mommy’s height

Pre pregnancy clothing size

Mommy’s bra size

Do you consider yourself a Green gal, Funky Fun, Traditional lady, or Tres Chic Chica

What matters most in a brand: Safety, Value, Effectiveness, Environmental Impact, Stewardship

Are you currently or planning to Breast Feed, Formula, combo or unsure

Mommy’s Skin characteristics – dry, sensitive, oil, combo etc.

Mommy’s Hair characteristics – dry, thin, etc.

Mommy’s Hair color

Do you have multiples?  If so there’s a place to enter info on multiples

Babies name/weight

If you missed my review of the MommiesFirst May 2013 box CLICK HERE to view it.

WANT TO WIN A FREE JULY MOMMIES FIRST BOX ?  CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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MommiesFirst May 2013 – 1 more item (9-Month old girl)

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Sorry folks, I left off 1 more item in the MommiesFirst box :(.  I tried to add a photo to my existing post but was unable to do so.  This greeting card is so absolutely cute I wouldn’t be doing the box justice if I didn’t add it now.  This is a very nice greeting card with card stock cutouts on the front.  It doesn’t have a brand name, like it was handmade.  Regardless of who made it it’s very cute.  I will save this for when I have another baby shower to attend.  (Retail $2?)

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MommiesFirst May 2013 (9 month old girl)

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Hi fellow subscription box fanatics, I received my 1st MommiesFirst baby box.   MommiesFirst is a monthly subscription for expectant mommies, new mommies and babies.  They offer different boxes depending on which of these categories best suits you.  They currently ship boxes up to 12 months old but I understand they will be expanding to 18 months.  I sure do hope so.  The box costs $30/month with free shipping.  They offer 1 month Free with a 6 month membership and 2 months free with a 12 month membership.  I do have to say that MommiesFirst has the best customer service of any box I have dealt with so far.  Lorena was always quick to respond and very helpful.  This box was a gift for my daughter and her 6 month old girl (we sized up to 9 months).  She provided a ton of guidance during this process while I bought the gift for my daughter.

Here is what the box looks like.  My apologies for the second photo – the box came meticulously wrapped in tissue paper with a cute sticker holding it together.  Unfortunately, in our excitement to see what was inside the tissue got destroyed.  Rest assured the presentation was fabulous!

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The first thing we saw when we opened the box was an envelope with my daughters name handwritten on it.  Since this was a gift for my daughter, I thought this was a nice touch.  Then when we opened the letter, there was a handwritten note to my daughter “Your mom was so excited to send you a box.  Hope you enjoy it :)”.  This was such a lovely, personal touch that already sets MommiesFirst apart from the rest of the baby boxes out there.  I sure do hope that, as they grow, they continue with this personal touch – it really does make you feel special.

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Most subscription boxes send a card to tell you all about the products they sent but MommiesFirst has, hands down, the best presentation for this information.  They send a cute card for each product held together by a diaper pin.  How cute is that?

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Ok, so now on to the items we received.  I used Amazon for retail pricing, when available.  If the item isn’t available on Amazon, I used the pricing from the company’s website.  I did not include shipping on any of these items though I am wondering if I should.  If I can’t find any website with free shipping then it would be more realistic to include shipping.  But, I realize, some people find free shipping deals, when offered, so I am not including this.

1.  Peek-A-Boo Happy Baby board book (Retail $6.29) – This is a very cute book and I always love getting books in subscription boxes.  I enjoy reading to our granddaughter and honestly think you can’t have enough quality books.

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2.  $5 gift card to bookcloseouts.com with no minimum purchase (Retail $5) – I will definitely check out this company and order some books!

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3.  Cloud B Baby Rattle ($7.95) – This bunny is very cute and soft.  I confess, I love Cloud B products so, I was happy to see this in the box 🙂

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4.  Munchkin Plug Covers (Retail $4.99) – While my granddaughter isn’t at the stage where we need these I am glad we received them.  I’ll put them away for when she is more mobile.

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5.  Munchkin White Hot Safety Bath Ducky (Retail $4.99) – Not sure we really need this, I think we’re pretty good at judging the bath water temperature.  But I am curious to try it and see.  Either way, she can use it as a bath toy and my granddaughter loves ducks of any type.  She always get the biggest smile when she sees ducks.

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6.  My true Nature 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash 1 ounce (Retail $1.87) – I always like getting organic bath products for my granddaughter but since I get several baby boxes, which all put these in their boxes, I find I have more body wash, shampoo etc. than I will ever use LOL.  I will put these aside as I am sure I won’t get monthly baby boxes every month and forever so eventually I will use them all.

7.  My True Nature Clio’s “Beary” Soft Lotion 1 ounce (Retail $1.49) – I am actually liking that this is a small sample size because it’s perfect for the diaper bag and I can easily refill it with some of the other natural baby lotions I have received.

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8.  Weleda Refining Toner 3.4 ounces (Retail $11.99) – I love that the mommy item was full size!  Unfortunately, I got this in another box I subscribe to and also see a dermatologist only using products from her.  That said, this is a very high quality item and I’m sure most mommies would love to receive it.  I will likely give this to one of my daughters if I don’t sell/trade it on a few of the Facebook groups I belong to for subscription box trading.

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9.  Baby Shower Greeting Card (Retail Value $2?) – They sent this very cute, high quality greeting card that would be best for a baby shower.  I will save this for future use.  I am not able to add a picture after the fact so I will post in a new post.  It is very cute and worthy of a post for sure 🙂

All in all we really loved this box!  The total retail value is $45.57.  While this isn’t the biggest value, with respect to baby boxes, all the items will be used.  Each product was high quality and will definitely be used.  I’d rather get a lower total value box that we will use then a high value box filled with items that will just collect dust!  It is definitely not as “boutique” as some of the other boxes I have received, i.e. Munchkin items which I can get at any Walmart, Target etc.  That said, I am not disappointed in getting these Munchkin items.  They are items we will use and I have always had good luck with their products.  I get other boxes that send more hard to find products that I have never heard about so it’s good to get these too.  Saves me a trip to the store either way.