Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Ultimate Baby Box By The Baby Box | Review ♥

We were recently sent something so lovely that I actually had tears in my eyes opening it. As you may know, we have a new baby in the house and there's an abundance of things he needs, all of which I've loved getting him as I can't resist baby things, but this product we recently received has everything a baby needs for their first few months in life and I can honestly say that this is one of the loveliest things we've ever received - The Ultimate Baby Box by Irish based company, The Baby Box.

This is not just any ordinary baby box, this is the creme de la creme of baby boxes, filled to the brim with beautiful and practical essentials that every parents needs and wants for their newborn. This would make the perfect gift for new parents, providing them with everything they need for their newborn, as well as giving them a safe place for their baby to sleep. To say the idea of this box is charming is an understatement, I absolutely love it's concept and it's presentation too.

I was so impressed with all the products included within the box and was overwhelmed by just how many things there actually were. Everything is so well thought out and tt's such great value for money, a great selection of starter products for a new baby and as a new mother it was an absolute treat to open and look through everything. To receive The Ultimate Baby Box would be a truly special thing for parents I'm sure as it's so very thoughtful and luxurious too.

There are some very well known and trusted baby care brands included in the box - including Pampers, Tommee Tippee and Burts Bee's, just to name a few. It was also lovely to see some Irish brand names included too such as WaterWipes and Irish Breeze. There were also some of The Baby Box's own branded items included in the box, all made to the highest standards and completed with the sweetest of touches.

There was a box of clothing in the box, all of The Baby Box's own designs and aged 0-3 months. I was amazed at how full this box was with clothes - three vests, two sleepsuits, one footed pants, two hats, two bibs and two pairs of mittens, all of which felt of great quality and were incredibly well made. The star and elephant prints were beautiful - I loved how the elephant print matched that of the box itself, it was such a great touch and made the clothing even more special for me.

Beau has already worn all of the clothes from the box (I seriously couldn't wait to dress him up in them!) and I'm happy to say that they wash really well too, they keep their shape and still feel as great as they did when I first put them on him. I'm also delighted to say that the sizing of the clothes is true to size and fits my long boy perfectly. It's always great to receive clothes that baby can get good wear out of as they seem to just grow out of everything so quickly, don't they?

Other items in the box which had The Baby Box's custom prints on them were two lovely extra large muslin swaddles, both which Beau loves, and a cotton luxury blanket. All were wrapped up with a ribbon tied in a bow and this was a nice touch. It's the little things like this which makes the Ultimate Baby Box a very luxurious gift for parents and their babies.

There was also a great quality, thick hooded baby towel and dressing gown in the box, each adorned with the elephant print of the box itself. I can't wait for Beau to wear his dressing gown soon, it's his first and it looks super sweet and cosy for after bath-time snuggles.

The other useful products included in the box were a full-sized, padded changing mat - perfect for baby's nursery, a bag of cotton squares and cotton wool balls, a tub of Sudocrem, Milton hand sanitizer, a packet of Tommee Tippee dummies, a Tommee Tippee luxury grooming set with thermometer included, Burts Bees Baby Bee gift pack, a packet of WaterWipes, scented nappy bags and a packet of Pampers size 1 nappies.

As you can see, the box is jam-packed with uselful baby essentials and everything will be used in the first few months of baby's life.

'Nelly', The Baby Box's signature comforter was also a lovely addition to the box. Super soft and long it's perfect for snuggling up to and Beau has been a fan ever since he was given it - I'm guessing he'll love his cuddly friends just as much as his big brother does and I think there's nothing sweeter than seeing a baby cuddling up to a special friend.

The most special element to The Baby Box of course, is the fact that it's designed to be a safe place for baby to sleep in their early days of life. Modeled on the traditional Finnish baby boxes, which have contributed to Finland having one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, The Ultimate Baby Box is a perfect, safe and comfortable place for babies to sleep in. The Ultimate Baby Box comes with a mattress and white fitted sheet and as you can see from the picture above Beau was more than happy to dream away peacefully in his lovely elephant clad box. All of The Baby Box's baby boxes comply with internationally recognised saftety standards for crib and cradle safety, so parents can rest assured that their precious babies will be able to sleep safely and soundly when in their box.

Another aspect to The Baby Box that I was hugely impressed with is the fact that they will donate ten life saving vaccination kits through UNICEF Ireland for every box sold. I think this is such a lovely thing for The Baby Box to do and I'm always happy to support products and companies with an ethical element to their brand. It's always fantastic to see them giving back to charity in some way.

I have been left so impressed with The Ultimate Baby Box and couldn't recommend it more to people. If someone had gifted us with one of these baby boxes when Beau was first born then I would have been so incredibly grateful and left emotional with the generosity and sentiment of it all too. Even more lovely is that when baby has outgrown their box it can then be used as a keepsake or storage box to pop all of baby's precious things in. It really is the quintessential gift for parents and their babies and I'm delighted that it's available and produced here in Ireland by such a great and charitable company.

The Ultimate Baby Box is €275 and is available from The Baby Box.

*We were very kindly sent this product from The Baby Box, however, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.



  1. It's a wonderful idea and it would make such a special gift. Love the calm neutrals of the designs.

  2. Aww, what a lovely idea! Looks like it has everything you need for baby in here :)

  3. A bit expensive but totally gorgeous though.

  4. Wow, what a treat! That's the perfect box for any mum with a new baby. How lovely!

  5. Oh wow, now this is a really wonderful idea and it would make such a special gift x

  6. Aw, what a gorgeous box! I love the whole baby box concept - it takes such a weight off your mind to have all those essentials in one place. x

  7. That looks like a beautiful box, such a good gift idea for someone you'd be willing to spend that amount of money on!

    Kirsty x

  8. This looks like such a thoughtful new baby gift. I love Beau's little outfits, love seeing babies in white. xx

  9. This is such a clever idea! Great for when new parents are hard-pressed for time.

  10. It's a really lovely idea, and there's oodles of things in it. It's great they can sleep in it too

  11. Everything looks so lovely, this would make a perfect gift for someone who is expecting

  12. What an amazing baby box and I think though everything is beautiful the use for the box is even more wonderful

  13. This totally amazing, would be a perfect gift for an expectant mom. x

  14. Oh my goodness, this is the greatest gift a new parent could receive! Really impressed x


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