Cricket Crate is the newest member of the KiwiCo family that’s specifically curated for babies 0-2 years old. Cricket Crate aims to lay the foundation for lifelong learning through educational toys, books and other baby essentials delivered to your child each month. The subscription costs $19.95 per month, just like the other crates from KiwiCo.
This month’s all about Looking & Learning.
Note: Currently Cricket Crate is only available in a 3-month Newborn Pack. If you have an older baby (up to 36 months old), look for those packs soon. In the meantime, we can assure you that the goodies in this box are being used by our 27-month-old baby (see the photos below!).
Wonder Magazine is full of practical advice and developmentally appropriate bonding tips great for new and veteran moms, dads, and other caregivers!
There are articles about your baby’s visual development, as well as a timeline of their visual milestones.
As well as fun games to play with baby!
Q & A with Dr. D, from Seattle Children’s.
Kiwi Crate is a pro at creating this monthly content and just like the other subscriptions the magazine includes other fun tips as well as book suggestions. Because the target age for Cricket Crate is so young, the focus is all on providing information and support for parents, and the activities are geared toward providing quality bonding time between baby and parent.
Where’s Cricket Board Book
The book follows Mouse as (s)he looks for Cricket all over the place.
I love that the story books are originals created for Cricket Crate – it feels great getting exclusive content!
Take Along Toys Mobile: This simple mobile is a breeze to assemble, and it can be used above a crib or atop a car seat or infant carrier.
It includes instructions on hanging is, as well as safety precautions to keep baby safe.
Each piece snaps onto the wooden frame with a plastic snap, making it easy to remove and launder them.
The set includes a green shark, a blue manta ray, an orange starfish, and a yellow seahorse.
The ornaments can be snapped together in series to make a portable luvvy toy. Our son is a bit old for the mobile, so this arrangement worked well for him – and it’s a vast improvement over the “security socks” and “security pajama pants” he’s taken to dragging around lately!
Even with a baby 2 years past the intended age of this particular month, we thought it was a hit. I can’t wait to see what they do in future months and as experienced parents, we can safely say we could have really used monthly goodies and information delivered to us for any of our three kids. What a great shower gift this would be!