So the final countdown has begun! 10 days and counting…! My due date is 18th February and preparations are almost complete.
I was very excited to discover an offer for expectant parents run by Amazon. My husband and I use Amazon all the time and we have Prime membership, which brings all sorts of benefits, not least same or next day delivery.
The Amazon Baby Box seems too good to be true: a completely free gift box for Amazon Prime members worth over £45. All you have to do is create a baby wish list on Amazon and then order your box. You do not have to spend any money to do this.
We ordered ours yesterday and it arrived today in a beautiful gift box, tied with a yellow ribbon:
Upon opening the box, we were greeted with an array of exciting-looking baby products:
There was a booklet which explained about each product and contained some discount vouchers. It also included a new baby checklist and a ‘how big is your bump’ chart:
Our gift box contained the following products:
1. A MAM Anti-Colic Self-Sterilising Bottle:
In the product information it says that this allows the baby to switch easily between breast and bottle. The booklet contains two customer reviews which support this claim.
2. A SwaddleDesign Muslin Swaddle:
I did not swaddle Jemima and had not planned to swaddle my son either, but the reviews for this product look excellent so I may well give it a try.
3. A set of two Angelcare Travel Nappy Bag Refills:
These fit the Angelcare On-The-Go Travel Nappy Bag Dispenser. We did think it a little odd that you cannot buy this dispenser on Amazon and it was not included in the gift box. We already have the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System and would recommend this as a cheap and efficient way to dispose of dirty nappies.
4. A Lamaze Giggle Bunny Ball:
We are huge fans of Lamaze toys and are sure that this one will be no exception. It is a little ball that can be gripped easily by tiny fingers. Once turned on, the ball ‘giggles’ when moved. I have a feeling this toy will not only be a hit with our son, but also with his big sister!
5. A Winnie the Pooh Teething Rattle:
I have a friend who also ordered the Amazon Baby Box and received a Winnie the Pooh Protect’n’Play I-Case instead of the teething rattle.
6. Organix Organic Baby Rice:
Although weaning feels an age away, I am sure the next 6 months will fly by, so it’s good to have this product all ready for when the time comes.
7. Medela PureLan Nipple Cream:
This is a handy size to pop into your hospital bag.
8. Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Nappy Cream:
We have not tried this particular nappy cream before but I have heard good things about the brand so I am looking forward to trying it out.
Overall, we are delighted with our Amazon Baby Box. It was a particularly timely find and we are sure that all the different products will be put to good use. Everything within the box is unisex – suitable for a boy or a girl. Thank you, Amazon Prime, for such a fantastic offer!