Do you remember walking into Baby City the first time? I do – I was about 6 months pregnant and thought it would be about the right time to start shopping for the essential new baby items. I walked in, saw the huge amount of products and choices available, had a hormonal moment and promptly walked out in tears feeling completely overwhelmed! Shopping for a baby when you’ve never HAD a baby is not an easy task – how do you know which products you need, let alone which is the best one for your precious bundle! That is why the baby box concept is such a helpful one.
Gembox is a monthly subscription service that allows new moms to subscribe to receive baby products delivered to their door for them to try before they buy! It’s a great concept for all new moms and an especially lovely gift to bless a friend with at her baby shower – be it one box or a monthly subscription – and a really convenient option for those friends and family members expecting babies across the country too as the postage is included in the price!
This month I was sent a Gembox baby box to review and I thought I would share the contents of the box in a video review for a change! Watch it here:
If you aren’t able to watch that review then here is a breakdown of what was in my box this month:
Elizabeth Anne’s Special Baby Shampoo (full size) – This is how new babies should smell! That scent is unmistakable and seriously yummy! This is a gentle soap-free formulation suitable from birth and won’t burn little eyes or irritate sensitive skin (although you might need to check this out as my babies both couldn’t use any scented products – unfortunately!)
Mumomega Prenatal vitamins (10 capsules) – essential for the development of the brain, Omega 3 and 6 supplements should be at the top of any preggie mom’s shopping list – before, during and after pregnancy!
Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bath (sample size) – formulated with NaturalCalm essences to aid sleep (anything for sleep I say!)
Purity Rice Cereal Gluten Free (sample size) – the perfect first food for baby (besides breast milk…). Contains Vit C, B1 and B2 plus Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron & Zinc – all essential for your baby’s development.
Clicks Baby toothbrush – pop this on your finger to keep baby’s teeth and gums clean. Also great for relieving the teething pain and itch!
Bennetts Baby Tooth Wipes – another product for using to keep little teeth clean, this one is in the form of disposable wipes.
Cherubs Eco Cotton Rounds – perfect for wiping sticky eyes, bums, hands, faces etc etc. Actually everything! These are 100% cotton, eco friendly, flushable and biodegradable!
Keedo 100 % cotton long sleeved t-shirt with R50 gift voucher to spend on this cute designer range of kids clothes
Living & Loving magazine – a really informative and helpful guide for all new moms with plenty of advice on every topic!
It’s NB to bear in mind the contents is different each month! Click here to see my previous Gembox review in August 2012. As you can see the boxes have improved in both quantity and quality of products!
You can subscribe for your Gembox on a monthly basis for R119 (including delivery) or buy a three, six or 12-month subscription at a discounted rate. For more information you can visit their website www.gemgem.co.za/boxes or contact them via [email protected] or +27 713 519 086 .
I am happy to say I am running a competition for 3 lucky ladies to win a Gembox delivered to their door (or to a friend!) Follow the steps below to enter…
How To Enter
Competition ends on Thursday 9 May and winner will be announced on Friday 10 May.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter