Saturday, November 8, 2014

Please and Carrots subscription box




It’s no secret that I love subscription boxes, especially when they are geared towards my kids. Please and Carrots is a new subscription box for kids 0-3. I had to check it out after they asked me to review one of their boxes.


Please and Carrots is a little different than most subscription boxes. They don’t come monthly but quarterly instead and are packaged according to your child’s age at that time frame. For us we received a box geared for 27-30 month old, which is where my youngest is at.




They also work with ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Having Please and Carrots work with this program is really cool. It makes it more about children development than just playing with a toy or stuffed animal.


We received the following:






I love blocks, you can have endless from with them. Fallon wanted to open them right away. She sat in the living room for at least a half hour just playing by herself, stacking them, knocking them down over and over. It was so cute to watch her. The blocks are made very well and are perfect for her learning number, shapes and letters. When I first looked at the packaging, I started to wonder where i’m going to store them, but Melissa & Doug had already thought of that. There is a bag that comes with so you can store it all in one place.













This game is a basic matching shape game. Even though it is basic, kids are still learning which shape goes where and matching colors. It took a few minutes of playing with it with Fallon for her to understand. Once she realized that all the colors are the same for the shapes, she started having more un. We then started talking about colors, blue, green, yellow etc. Her favorite color seems to be blue. She gets that one really well.












This book is so cute. “The “glum-glum” star of The Pout-Pout Fish appears in his first original board book, which touches on basic emotions. A straightforward rhyme guides the story, as the frowny blue fish interacts with a wormlike creature that pokes out from holes in the seabed. “No need to be worried./ No need to be sad,” Diesen writes as the worm disappears from one hole and pops up in another, leaving the pout-pout fish with tears welling up in his eyes. Hanna’s mixed-media artwork makes each of the fish’s emotions crystal clear as the book moves toward a happy resolution: “What a smile, Mr. Fish!””  Fallon kept saying fish, fish over and over, and when we talked about being sad, she looked at me so worked and would say “k”, which is her way of asking if you are ok.









I’m so glad Melissa & Doug thought of this bear, because I never would have. it’s got pockets with big buttons, and a big start zipper, buckles and laces. It is perfect for helping kids practice. Fallon would keep saying, “I zip it” and then zip. I know she’s over 2 already, but her language is a little behind. For her to be putting 2 and 3 words together is awesome. She knows what she wants to say, just sometimes doesn’t know how to say it.  This is a toy I think all kids her age should have.


In addition to all the toys you get in the box, you also get a card that has activity ideas to do with your kids. The one we got was follow the leader. It gives you ideas of where to go, what to use and such. I like it. We copy stuff all the time but I don’t think we have ever done follow the leader.


I have not seen this before, especially with a subscription box, but Please and Carrots also offers advice in a forum platform setting. It's an exclusive members-only area online that shares additional guidance and insight on childhood development with specific activities, advice & tips from the board of experts. It's somewhere at the crossroads of a parenting forum and a WebMD-like service. Please and Carrots offers something that complements the physical aspect of the service - knowledge, expertise, and guidance via the online section of the platform.


I recommend you checking them out for your kids, or even as a gift for a child you know.


Please and Carrots is giving one lucky winner a box of their own. The winner will receive a box based on their child’s age. Please use the Giveaway Tools below for your chance to win.


Giveaway runs from 11/8 to 11/24  at 9pm CST
Chances of winning depend on entries received.
Open to US residents 18 years and older
No PO BOX
Winner entry will be verified
Winner has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected


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64 comments:

  1. I like they provide a variety of products.

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  2. I like that its quarterly and the expert panel of people the company is also a great bonus.

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  3. I like that the toys are matched by a panel of experts.

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  4. What I like about this company is that they deliver quarterly. You get quality toys geared towards your child's specific age. Sub boxes that come every month leave you with tons of toys and just more stuff.

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  5. I like the whole company concept. The packages being customized to the child and backup advice is great.

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  6. I like that they offer advice to parents as well

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  7. I love all the different activities they have and the personalization

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  8. I like that they pick out items for your childs age.

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  9. I love that they have worked with child psychologists and educators to put together the items. :)

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  10. my fave thing I send this to my great grand kids as a gift and help with the education from far away! TFS.

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  11. I like that the boxes are quarterly. Monthly subscription services seem like too much.

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  12. Have a variety of products and customized to your child's age.

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  13. I love the cute toys! Quarterly delivery is a plus too. (Monthly delivery seems a bit much).

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  14. I like that it's GOOD quality toys. These are brands I would actually buy. On purpose.

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  15. I like that the toys are developmentally appropriate.

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  16. I love that it gets great reviews from real users!

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  17. I like that they can be given as gifts too.

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  18. they only use things that actually support development, thats cool!

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  19. I like that they offer educational toys.

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  20. my favorite thing about the box is you can gift it or subscribe and also the great reviews it has

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  21. I am a subscriber to Zero to 3- I like that the boxes are developmentally appropriate.

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  22. The versatility of the types of toys in the box is very impressive. They all help with different skills your toddler is developing.

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  23. i like that they include books-very important for kids
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  24. I like that these boxes have contents that are approved by experts.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I liked hearing about the owners story. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. i would love to win this for my grand daughte she is 15 month old

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  27. Love that there's a variety of toys that are customized to the child's age!

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  28. My favorite thing about the company is theat the box is full of things picked by experts, so it should always be perfect.

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  29. I like that they use real toys! Not the cheap plastic ones.

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  30. I like that they send 3-4 toys matched to your child's development. They send 1-2 books & speech tips for language development, which is so essential for kids, and they have fun activities. This makes for less boredom while learning.

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  31. I love that the boxes contain gifts specifically geared toward the child's age. And everyone loves surprises, makes them very fun to receive.
    Cabriolian@yahoo.com

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  33. Love that experts approved these toys

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  34. I like that they have educational toys.

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  35. nd education, went into the development of this company.

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  36. I love that the toys are gender neutral, I try to expose my daughter to all sorts of toys not just the girly stuff they try to push in stores. I also love that it's based on development skills, I always found my self buying toys aimed for older kids at the store because my daughter found the one for her age too easy and dull.

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  37. I like that the toys are matched by experts to a child development

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  38. I love that you can give it as a gift too.

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  39. 3My favorite thing about this company is that the boxes are developed for ages 0-3. You can buy a gift of one box or be a subscriber to get a box each quarter of a year.

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  40. I like that the toys are matched by a panel of experts and age appropriate.

    Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  41. I like getting a new box of toys every month

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  42. I love that the toys are picked out based on making kids learn and their development. I love that!

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  43. I like the fact that the pack is quarterly and tailored to the childs developmental stage.. ideal!

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  45. I like that they personalize it to the child's age.

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  47. I love that they include books along with the toys in their boxes.

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  48. I love that the company has a certified panel of pediatricians, who are true experts in child development.

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  49. i love that it is all toys or other things to play with. that makes it a little different than the other boxes.

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  50. I love that they are delivered right to your door.

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  51. It is really cool that the toys are matched specifically to your child's age and stage along with an animal fun fact too!

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  52. I love that this box would be a great surprise that my son would look forward to receiving each month.
    I also love that all items are chosen by experts in child development.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. I learned that they have a panel of expert advisors.

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  54. I think my granddaughter will really enjoy the "Smile, Pout-Pout Fish" book.

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  55. i love that they support the zero to 3 charity

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  56. I like that they deliver quarterly instead of monthly. An extra 3 months is a lot of difference in child development.

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  57. I entered the Holiday For Her Giveaway.

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