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Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box Review
The Amazon baby registry welcome box was my first introduction into free baby goodies. I was initially a strong proponent of not wanting to receive excess junk, but after reading so many good things, I bit my tongue and went for it.
I was so excited to get my Amazon baby registry box that I forgot to get pictures of the unboxing and all the goods in their box. Honestly, the picture of the box (below) was an afterthought, but I like and appreciate the extra touch that Amazon did with the custom baby registry logo on the box versus the typical brown kraft box with Amazon black tape closure.
Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box Included
4-ounce Avent baby bottle
Avent breastfeeding care guide with two night pads
32-count Huggies Natural Care wipes
2-pack sample of Huggies Little Snugglers size 1 diapers
1 Kind bar- peanut butter and strawberry flavor
8.45-ounce Zico coconut water
3-ounce Johnson & Johnson bedtime formula lotion
1-ounce Babygenics 3x detergent with $1 off purchase anywhere coupon
0.5-ounce Babygenics lotion
0.12-ounce Julep nail treatment
0.06-ounce Burt’s Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum – hibiscus and apple
0.03-ounce Aquaphor® Baby Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment
• $20 off $30 purchase of select Graco items on Amazon.com
Free Welcome Baby Box Review
First and foremost… The box itself is technically free, but you do have to spend $10 and sign up for Amazon Prime to get it (details below). Because I have a Prime account and planned on using my registry as my shopping list, these factors weren’t deal breakers, as I feel like I truly did receive the box for free.
As for the goods, I’ll say what I wanted most was the Avent 4-ounce baby bottle, and it was the first thing I saw when I opened the box. Amazon must realize that these bottles are expensive and people do like getting them for free in their welcome boxes. It’s always nice to see what you really want as soon as you open the box.
Personally, I won’t drink the coconut water, but I did put it in the refrigerator in case my husband decides to get froggy and try it. Although I’ve tried Kind bars in the past, I’ve never been a big fan, but what I’ve tried were the protein bars. The peanut butter and strawberry bar looks moister than the protein bars, so I may try it.
Most of the baby tester samples will be used before our baby boy is here, but who doesn’t test out products before using them on their child? ;-)
My husband snatched the Babygenics lotion and the Burt’s Bees firming serum (why? I couldn’t tell you).
I’m going to wash a load of laundry with the Babygenics detergent. I have sensitive skin, but I won’t be able to tell if it affects me with just one load. I’ll probably end up using Deft for the baby anyway, but a being able to wash a load of laundry with the sample saves from using the regular detergent for a load.
I was surprised by the lack of coupons, but in reality, it shouldn’t have surprised me.
The $20 off Graco select Graco products sounds great, it didn’t work with any of the Graco items that I wanted, so I won’t be able to use it. I even tried using it on the Graco 30 LX car seat that they featured on the coupon, but couldn’t get it to work on any pattern. I did get it to work with the Graco Blossom 4 in 1 High Chair Seating System, Sapphire, but this wasn’t the model that my husband and I wanted, so I didn’t purchase it. Even with the $20 off coupon, it was still more than the Graco high chair that we really wanted (the Graco DuoDiner LX Highchair, Metropolis).
So far, I’ve not been able to use any of the special coupon deals that Amazon offers when you open a registry (25% off select maternity clothes or select baby clothes). “Select items” really means select with Amazon.
How to Get the Amazon Baby Registry Box
It’s pretty simple and even easier if you’re already a Prime member, since that’s one of the steps to get the box. There are three requirements.
First, go to Amazon.com and start a baby registry.
Once you've started your baby registry, you’ll see at the top of the screen, there’s a list of suggested categories to add to your registry. Add one thing from each category. If you really don’t need something from the category, you can manually mark it complete without adding the item. For example, if you don’t need a high chair or don’t want a baby gate, just mark it off. As you add items to your registry, Amazon will calculate how close you are to filling your registry 100%.
Next, join the Prime family. If you’re already a Prime member, this requirement box will already be checked.
Lastly, purchase at least $10 worth of item(s) from your registry. The box associated with this step will be checked off once your item(s) have shipped. **TIP** If you don't want to purchase a baby item, add something you would want to purchase, like a pack of pens, t-shirt or book.
Once all three boxes are checked, you are eligible to claim your box. It’ll ship free, and you’ll receive it in 4-5 business days.
Rate the Baby Registry Box
Overall, I’d give the Amazon Registry Box 4 out of 5 stars. I’d estimate the value of my bag to be at least $22.68 plus $21 in coupons.
I’m not sure what Amazon would need to do to get my 5 of 5 stars, but for a free box, it’s a great deal, even if for the Avent baby bottle alone. Maybe if I hadn’t already made up my mind about Aveeno over Johnson & Johnson or Babygenics or Deft over Babygenics, I would be more excited to try out the samples. But, for what the box is, it’s really good.
Although getting a lot of great coupons would be nice, I’m also glad that I didn’t get swamped with a bunch of bad coupons that I’ll just throw in the recycle bin.