Mike: These boxes definitely make a busy parent’s life easier. However, Annie has a lot of opinions about what she wears (as opposed to me as a kid, who threw on whatever my mom picked up at Mervyn’s), so she might be better off picking out things at the mall she will wear for sure. With that said, this was our first attempt at this, and you can continue to adjust your specifications with each box. So if we continued with this service, subsequent boxes would likely have more things she liked. If your kid isn’t too fussy, this is an easy home run: well-priced, high-quality, fashionable clothes. But if your kid is more like Annie, you probably want to give it some thought before signing up.
Would I sign up for it? I actually think we’re going to try this. (My wife and I also have a 4-year-old son who goes through clothes way too fast.) It will make all of our lives easier, and if money is tight we won’t be afraid to skip a box (which you can do as much as you need to).
Krista: As a working mom, I think this is a great concept. I like that you can for sure know your kid will have a couple of nice, new outfits each season. My son is also not picky when it comes to what he wears. He will throw on whatever, so this also works for us. But after looking at the pricing, if you only wanted one or two of the clothing items in the box, you might as well buy the entire box for $98. The individual items are priced a bit lower than they would be at retail cost, but you still might end up spending over $60 for just two items. It’s a great deal to just buy the entire box.
Would I sign up for it? At this point in time, I don’t think this is something I would subscribe to, simply because I like to help my son pick out his clothes. It’s also hard to find jeans and shorts that fit him correctly, so I like to try different sizes on him in person without having to wait for a different size to come back in the mail. I do think Kidbox is great for both kids and parents who want to learn about the new and trendy style options for kids.
For each full box that is purchased, new clothes are given to children through a charity that you and your child can choose together.
Note: KidBox provided BuzzFeed these boxes free of charge for our review.