I love the Target Baby Box ($7.41 with tax). I really appreciate the ability to try out baby products without a huge investment. Ok, I MOSTLY appreciate getting a package of fun little travel size products in the mail for less than $10, but I like the trying them out thing second best. Or maybe third best. I like getting mail, I like having little cute bottles to tote around, and I like being able to try out the products without a huge investment. Oh, and I also like looking at the pretty gold box all wrapped up like a present, and I like that the $10 coupon that is included that makes it basically free. MORE than free, actually. I would be silly NOT to buy the baby box. Plus, of course, I get the opportunity to try out new baby brands or products that I otherwise might not have purchased.
(I totally have an image of Steve Martin sitting in front of a Christmas tree on that burgundy chair on Saturday Night Live, and reciting his Holiday Wish skit. I hate that skit. I know that most people love it, because it is included in the ‘Best of SNL’ Holiday Special every year. But Steve Martin annoys me and I am not sure know why. I think it’s because of Shop Girl. He played such a sleazy guy in that film, which he himself wrote and likely cast. So maybe I don’t like him because he is a really good actor? I like The Jerk, Parenthood, Father of the Bride, Roxanne, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I did hate him in Little Shop of Horrors but I think that was kind of the point. Anyway, I realize that I just basically ripped off a SNL sketch and I wish I had at least recreated one that I liked.)
The most recent Target Baby Box came with $20.54 of baby things. I know this because one of my brilliant college student children did the math. Check out the breakdown.
Method 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent Free + Clear
- 53.5 oz for $12.99
- 8.1 oz for $1.97
Baby Dove Rich Moisture Tip-to-Toe Wash
- 13 oz for $5.99
- 1.8 oz for $0.83
Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion
- 10.14 oz for $12.99
- 1.69 oz for $2.17
Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash With Organic Calendula
- 7.8 oz for $4.29
- 1.7 oz for $0.94
Philips Avent Freeflow Pacifier (0-6 Months)
- 2 pack for $5.49
- 1 pack for $2.75
Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray Lavender
- 2 oz for $2.99 (FULL SIZE)
Triple Paste Rash Ointment
- 2 oz for $7.49 (FULL SIZE)
Seventh Generation Baby Wipes Free and Clear
- 64 ct for $2.99
- 30 ct for $1.40
TOTAL VALUE $20.54
PLUS the Baby Box included a ‘$10 off of $50’ Target baby coupon. Do you know how easy it is to spend $50 in the baby section at Target? So easy. So so so easy. So basically, the Baby Box is free even if I don’t use any of the cute miniature products.
Because the truth is, I’m not going to use all of these products. I will give some away, like the Avent pacifier and the Triple Paste rash ointment. They are fine, I just don’t use them. I will use some right away, like the Method laundry detergent and Honest Company hand sanitizer spray. That 30-pack of Seventh Generation wipes is currently in my diaper bag. I will save the Mustela lotion to try after further research. And I will likely toss some immediately. We already know that the grown-up versions of Cetaphil and Dove contain some very suspicious ingredients, and so far I assume the same is true of the baby versions.
But did I mention that the Target Baby Box has POLKA DOTS!?
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