I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.
I had sworn off reviewing subscription boxes when Lauren from swiggydiggydoo contacted me. Don’t get me wrong: subscription boxes are super fun. But in my overall quest to consume less, they don’t really fit the bill. Many boxes are filled with over-packaged, sample-sized portions products, not to mention a lot of extra fluff that fills the box to make it pretty.
Swiggydiggydoo is different: “We focus on eco-friendly, natural and modern baby/toddler items – even our packaging is eco-friendly. You deserve options that are safe and healthy for our planet, while not compromising the fun. We’ve spent a lot of time searching for products that are made by responsible companies and we know you’ll love them.”
I knew that the carefully curated goodies in swiggydiggydoo boxes wouldn’t be future landfill fodder, so I agreed to give it a try. Each month, the swiggydiggydoo box comes with “3-5 items for your little one including a custom designed, limited edition shirt.” A subscription costs $40 USD per month, and shipping is included. Looking at what I received in February’s box, I absolutely think the price is a bargain (provided you earn your pay in American dollars, of course).
Used to receiving over-packaged subscription boxes, the fluffy remnants of which still float around my house, I was so pleased to see that my swiggydiggydoo box was NOT wasting space or materials:
The lack of extra fluff n’ stuff didn’t make the box any less fun to open, I assure you! My box contained:
- A wooden farm family by Maple Landmark,
- Baby Bath tea by Orikami Organics,
- Subscriber-exclusive organic leggins by Wild Liberty;
- Swiggydiggydoo turtle t-shirt (American Apparel).
Let’s start with the clothes: cutest. outfit. ever. High-quality duds that are ethically manufactured? Yes, please!
The Wild Liberty leggings are made from organic cotton that is grown, milled and dyed in the USA. They are totally gender neutral and fit over our cloth diaper with no trouble. The turtle-print shirt is adorable and was perfect for our day out at Montreal’s Biodome. My only complaint is that I’d love for it not to be white. By the end of the day (after eating tomatoes and chocolate cake), I had a lot of stain treating to do!
The wooden farm family might look simple, and yes, it IS simple. But kids don’t need batteries and flashing lights to have fun. As soon as we unpackaged the farm family, Cub had them named (his Grandpapa is a farmer), and lined up, ready to be knocked over (Pow!) by his Shredder toy (confession: it’s his one and only Happy Meal toy).
Lastly, the box contained Baby Bath Tea. It’s a mixture of steel cut oats, chamomile, lemon balm, calendula and lavender (all organic) which is placed in its little cotton sack and dropped in the bath. Since I often still take a bath with Cub, I’ll get to enjoy it too! (I actually am considering saving it for myself, as a soothing treat after I deliver Cub 2.0 in July! Once used in the bath, the tea can be dried and used to scent your laundry or drawers.
Of all the subscription boxes I’ve seen so far, the swiggydiggydoo box is my hands-down number one recommendation!
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Canadians can order a swiggydiggydoo box. Lauren will charge for any shipping cost that is over $7, as the cost will vary month to month. Last month’s box would’ve cost me $4.
To order, visit their website at swiggydiggydoo.com!