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Bump Boxes Review — Is it the best pregnancy subscription box?

Updated on December 28, 2021
Written by
Ada Sandoval
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Pregnancy is a unique journey for every expecting mom.

Some women are lucky enough to have little to no symptoms. Others may struggle with unpleasant sensations, such as morning sickness and moodiness.

No matter how easy or difficult your pregnancy is, we can all agree that moms-to-be deserve some pampering. So why not treat yourself with Bump Boxes?

Bump Boxes also make wonderful gifts for anyone who is expecting a baby.

What Are Bump Boxes?

Bump Boxes is a pregnancy subscription service. It was founded in 2015 by real-life couple Christine and Leland Deehring.

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The company offers subscription boxes for would-be mothers who do not want to expose themselves or their unborn babies to potentially dangerous chemicals. 

What’s Inside the Box?

Each Bump Box is curated with products that promote a safe, healthy, and fun pregnancy. Products are organic, non-toxic, and chemical-free. 

They are tailored to your due date and designed to pamper you throughout your journey. Some examples of what you might get are:

  • Skincare products
  • Maternity wear
  • Foods and drinks

Bump Boxes also offers Bitsy Boxes for new moms and their newborn babies, plus gift boxes for dads, breastfeeding women, and growing babies.

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Bump Boxes - The Best Pregnancy Subscription

How Do Bump Boxes Work?

Bump Boxes offers monthly and bundled subscription boxes for expecting moms.

Ordering is a pretty straightforward process. Just choose your plan, pay for it online, and wait for your Bump Box to be delivered at your doorstep.

You get one (1) Bump Box for each month that you are subscribed.

Alternatively, you can buy gift boxes and gift cards from their online shop. You can purchase them for yourself or gift them to someone else who is expecting.

How Much Do Bump Boxes Cost?

Bump Boxes cost anywhere from $44.99 to $429. It depends on whether you get gift boxes or a Bump Boxes subscription.

Monthly Subscription

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It is a monthly payment option that lets you buy Bump Boxes on a monthly installment. You can choose from 4 monthly subscription plans:

  • Monthly Subscription — $44.99 per month for each Bump Box
  • 6 Month Subscription — $19.99 on first box + $39.99 per month for 5 mos.
  • 9 Month Subscription — $21.99 on first box + $37.99 per month for 8 mos.
  • 12 Month Subscription — $24.99 on first box + $35.99 per month for 11 mos.

We suggest buying longer subscriptions if you want bigger savings. But if you just want to try their services, you can go for a shorter subscription.

The company provides discounts on your first Bump Box and requires lower monthly payments starting with a six-month subscription.

What you get with a Monthly Subscription

Each Bump Box contains five (5) curated products for pregnant women. You get free shipping and access to add-ons, exclusive sales, up to 50% off on your first box, and up to 30% off on the Bump Boxes Shop.

Bundled Subscription

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It is a one-time payment option that lets you prepay for a few months’ worth of Bump Boxes. You can save $20 to $110 with a Bundled Subscription. There are 3 options:

  • 6 Month Bundle — $239
  • 9 Month Bundle — $339
  • 12 Month Bundle — $429
What you get with a Bundled Subscription

Each Bump Box contains five (5) randomly-picked products for expecting mothers. 

If you choose a 9-month or 12-month bundle, you can convert them to Bitsy Boxes which contain the same number of products for new moms and their newborns.

Your subscription will include free shipping and access to add-ons, exclusive sales, and up to 30% off on the Bump Boxes Shop.

Gift Boxes

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Bump Boxes also offers gift boxes, including:

  • Trimester Gift Box
  • Pregnancy Trimester Bundles
  • Breastfeeding Box
  • Dad Box
  • Newborn Box
  • Mom-to-Be Gift Box
  • Mystery Box

Gift boxes cost $49.99 to $149. Unlike subscription boxes, you will know exactly what you get with your box. Bump Boxes lists down the items included in the gift box, as well as product ingredients.

Gift Cards

If you are unsure which Bump Box to buy, you can get a gift card instead. Bump Boxes sells gift cards ranging from $10 to $200.

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Bump Boxes - The Best Pregnancy Subscription

What We Like About Bump Boxes

Bump Boxes are a great way to celebrate pregnancy. Here are 6 things we like:

1. Get pregnancy-safe skincare products

Pregnancy causes a lot of changes in the skin. Thankfully, Bump Boxes includes quality products that are both safe and suited for your skin’s needs.

If you do not have time to explore your options, this is a great way to discover products and brands that you can safely use while pregnant. (Like Earth Mama Organics!)

2. You can buy product refills

Liked a product from your Bump Box? You can purchase your favorite item directly from the Bump Boxes Shop. This saves you the trouble of looking for it elsewhere.

3. Includes safe and practical baby items

For those getting Bitsy Boxes with their bundles, you do not have to worry about ill-fitting baby clothes and unsafe toys. 

Bump Boxes throws in one-size-fits-all cotton wear and non-toxic toys for your newborn baby. And did we mention they are cute?

4. Offers plenty of discounts

Bump Boxes subscribers can get up to 50% on their first box and up to 30% off on products. To get your discount, just log in to the company’s website and activate your VIP Subscriber code.

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Pro tip: Watch out for Bump Boxes’ Holiday Deals and get a one-time 50% discount with your checkout.

5. There’s a box for everyone

Bump Boxes are not just for would-be moms. Subscription boxes are also available for new mothers and their newborn babies.

Gift givers can choose from thoughtful gift boxes; including boxes for each trimester of pregnancy, gender-friendly boxes for newborns, and gift boxes for would-be dads.

6. Access useful resources

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Pregnancy can be nerve-wracking for any expecting mother. Bump Boxes provides useful resources to help ease your worries.

These include a due date calculator and a pregnancy calendar that will guide you through your journey.

Pro tip: You don’t have to be on their website each week. You can sign up for weekly “bumpdates” to receive emails on your little one’s progress.

What We Don’t Like About Bump Boxes

While we mostly enjoyed their subscription services, there are 3 things that we did not like about them:

1. There isn’t much variety

Bump Boxes says they tailor products to your due date, but they do not live up to their claims. You will mostly receive random skincare items with your box.

These are great if you want to pamper yourself. But if you are more of a practical mom, you will probably prefer maternity clothes and books on caring for your new baby.

It is unlikely that you will get these items with your subscription box. However, you can purchase them separately at the shop.

2. Some products are not that useful

Not all items in your box will be helpful to your journey. Take the BumpLife Water Bottle for example.

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Sure. It’s a fun and quirky way to stay hydrated. But for the price you are paying, it would be nice if all of the products that came with the box were incredibly useful.

3. It is not an eco-friendly option

For a company that takes pride in chemical-free products, we were surprised to find that Bump Boxes is not “green” as it should be. 

Not only do they carry brands that sell plastic products (like the water bottle we mentioned earlier). They also use a lot of packaging materials that go to waste.

Should You Subscribe to Bump Boxes?

We recommend Bump Boxes to first-time moms who want to discover brands and products which they can safely use on themselves and their babies. 

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Bump Boxes - The Best Pregnancy Subscription

Bump Boxes also make excellent gifts for anyone who is expecting — be it your friend, family, or colleague.

But if this is no longer your first pregnancy, and you already know which products you like and where to get them, there isn’t much use for a Bump Box.

Ada Sandoval
Content Contributor
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