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Our little guy is really embracing his toddlerhood and is very much into every learning opportunity on the planet!
We received Bean’s July Citrus Lane box and it was full of super fun things to help him do just that!

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Sooo… upon signing up for Citrus Lane, we provided age and gender of our little and now receive a wonderful box of age-appropriate goodies every month!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s July 2014 box for a 21mth-ish old boy :

~ My First Camera by Plan Toys :
Ummm… LOVE this!!
I think I loved it more than Bean, to begin with!
July was a ‘pick your item’ month… and the Plan Toys items was what I got to choose from; there was a Phone or a Camera… since we have a couple ‘toy phones’ already, I opted for the camera.
And. Was. Not. Disappointed!
Not only are Plan Toys made super well… sustainable and safe for baby… but their toys are adorable!
This camera has a actual button, a little wrist loop, and a rotating lens cover… and a kaleidoscope lens!!! Bean didn’t ‘get it’ when I first gave it to him and showed him how to look through the lens… it took about 4wks and then he walked around with it all day, while he looked through the lens, and told me everything he saw ; “Mama”, “Doggie”, “Balloon”, etc! Ummm… Adorable!
Thanks Plan Toys!

July Box CameraJuly Box Camera lens

~Aqueduck Faucet Extender :
Hmmm… sometimes I get things from Citrus Lane and I think we’ll never use them. Such was the case with this faucet extender by Peachy. However, I added it to our most used bathroom sink, just in case. Bean hadn’t really started washing his own hands yet, but he was getting close and has a bathroom stool by Bjorn to help him out.
THEN, we had a playdate and I noticed the kids that were just about 4-6mths older than Bean were having great success with the stool and faucet extender.
After that playdate, and a quick try at ‘the 3 day potty training’, I had Bean start washing his own hands more frequently. He’s now a pro, steps right up on the stool and puts his hands directly under the water… which easily reaches him due to this fascinating invention! 🙂
He’s still working on the potty training… but he’s not even two years old… so I’m happy with the fact that he wants to flush and interact with the toilet at all!

July Box Aqua

~ Silicone Placemat by Oogaa :
Soft and flexable placement… I had been on the look for a placement that we could take out to eat with us and Bean could color on with dry erase markers, then this was in our CL box! Timing!?! 🙂
We used it right away with some dry erase markers I bought, that were sold just for this purpose, unfortunately those markers do not wash out of clothing… so I’ve put this up for a bit while I figure things out.
This was our second Oogaa product from Citrus Lane… we received a silicone bowl a few months ago… so far, they have good stuff.

July Box Placemate cloringJuly Box Placemat

~ Mighty 4 Pouch by Plum Organics :
We’ve had some good luck with Plum Organics in our CL boxes in the past and I like that Citrus Lane is keeping up with Bean’s growing needs and offers food products geared to toddlers… It’s a nice way to try out something before we invest in a full package.

July Box Mighty

~ Pur~Protect SPF 30 by Pur~Lisse :
Yay! A little something for mama, baby, and daddy…!
We’ve received a Pur~Lisse product before… a lip protect! It was a nice addition to my daily lip needs… so I was excited to see this trial size of sunscreen, perfect size to keep in our JJCole travel diaper bag!

July Box Sunscreen

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have easily spent over $40, not including shipping & tax.
We, also, received great coupon codes for almost every company/item represented in the box!

We opt for a yearly membership, so we pay just about $16/mth… but you can go a month at time for just $29 AND Get a whopping 50% off your very one 1st box here!

It’s so fun watching our little guy open the Citrus Lane box every month!

July Box BeanJuly BOx

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