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The 8 Most Convenient Subscription Services for New Parents

A little girl in a cardboard box playing with a plane and stuffed bear.
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Children require a lot of stuff, and it can be difficult to keep up. A subscription service to toys or books might seem frivolous, but having them delivered to your door is really convenient. Especially since little kids need to be busy at all times!

The following subscription services are ideal for any new parents. They make it easier to provide your kids with things like developmental toys and entertaining books, as well as essentials, like diapers. They also mean one less trip to the store, and, probably, a very happy child. What more could you want?


A little girl reading a book.

Reading to your children or teaching them how to read on their own is incredibly important for their development, even if they’re just a few months old. To keep your house stocked with fun interesting books, opt for a book subscription service, like Bookroo.

Bookroo has three box options: the Board Book Club for kids ages 0 to 3 (three books), the Picture Book Club for kids ages 3 to 6 (two books), and the Chapter Book Club for kids ages 7 to 10 (two books).

Choose the one that makes sense for you, and you’ll get one box every month, ensuring your child always has something to read. This should save you about 45 percent off the market prices. Bookroo also prides itself on selecting and sending hidden gems, so you probably won’t own any of these titles already.

Cost: Starts at $16.95 per box, depending on the club you choose, and how often you want to receive boxes.


A four-layer Foodstirs cake with pink and yellow icing surrounded by sprinkles.

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Check out Foodstirs, which is geared more toward older kids. The Baker’s Club service provides curated organic baking mixes, chemical-free decorations, supplies, and kid-friendly instructions, so you can bake with your kids.

These aren’t just regular cake mixes, either—all of the options are fun and adorable. For example, with April’s kit, you can make a rainbow surprise mini spill cake. You can choose whether to get three kits or just one, and they ship every other month.

Cost: $25.34 per box for three kits, or $25.99 for one.


A Bluum box with a sippy cup, a book, a caterpillar toy, and a food tray with pictures on it.

Bluum is a box both parents and kids will love! Each one is curated for your child’s age and filled with developmental toys, books, and other necessary items (like sippy cups) that are appropriate for his age. Each box contains at least four items.

One thing that makes Bluum different is it tells you what will be in your box. The first week of each month, you’ll receive an email telling you what will be in the box. You can then decide if you want it, if you want a different box, or if you want to skip that month. This is a really nice feature that prevents you from receiving items you don’t need or want.

Cost: $34 per box.

Hello Bello

A toddler wearing a Hello Bello diaper.
Hello Bello

Running to the store to buy diapers every week is annoying. Signing up for a subscription service will make your life so much easier. Hello Bello offers bundles of diapers that will be delivered right to your door. Even better, the diapers are hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, plant-based, and free of chemicals, like chlorine, fragrance, and latex.

You can choose which size you want (they also offer nighttime diapers). Then, you get to the fun part: you can pick which patterns and prints you want. There are a lot of options, and they’re all adorable.

You can also add on other items for 15 percent off their usual price, like bath products or vitamins. You’ll receive seven packs of diapers and four packs of wipes in each bundle, and you can get one every three, four, or five weeks.

Cost: $65 per bundle.

Little Poppy

Three Little Poppy bow hair ties.
Little Poppy

If you love dressing up your baby girl and topping it all off with an adorable bow, you’ll definitely want to look into Little Poppy. This subscription service sends you three cute hair accessories every month, and they’re always seasonally appropriate and holiday-related.

You can get three bow headbands per month in size mini (0 to 6 months), a headband or an alligator clip in “original” size (basically, one-size-fits-all), or oversized large bows for older girls. I can’t stress how cute the bows are—this is such a fun box to receive.

Cost: Starts at $11.99 per month.


A Pinball machine made out of building blocks.
Kiwi Crate

Crafts are an excellent way to inspire creativity and keep your kid busy. Plus, science and art projects are super-educational and fun. Kiwi sends a crate with a brand-new project for them to put together every month. These are unique, innovative, and exciting! Your kids will learn and have a good time, too.

There are so many options you can choose from, as well! For ages 0 to 14+, there are eight different lines you can select from. Examples include the Panda Crate for babies 0 to 24 months, or the Doodle Crate for kids ages 9 to 16+.

Cost: Starts at $15.50 per box.


A baby in a bathtub reaching for a cup toy that's sprinkling water out the bottom.

Lovevery is a great way to supply your kids with developmental toys they’ll love. The Play Kits consist of several items made of sustainably sourced wood (you won’t find any colorful plastic toys here), organic cotton fabrics, and, of course, baby-safe toys. There are play kit options for babies 0 to 12 months, and toddler kits for ages 13 to 24 months.

You also get to see what’s included in each box first. You can purchase a one-off box or subscribe to one every few months. There are toys, Montessori toys, books, and a play guide for parents.

Cost: Starts at $36 per box.


Six children's books.

Another book subscription option is Lillypost. The service has books for kids 0 to 7 years and delivers several each month, depending on which plan you choose. The 0 to 3 plan includes four board books, the 4 to 7 plan includes three picture books, and the all-ages plan includes two picture and one board book.

Lillypost also sends unique options in addition to some of the more popular classics. It’s a nice mix, and it’s a great way to start a library for your child.

Cost: Starts at $16.95 per month.

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