This post is sponsored by Kidbox. As always, you will get an honest opinion of what I think of the product/brand, whether sponsored or not! Thank you for your support, I really mean that!
Do you believe in birth orders? I talked about it on this post here, about the differences between me, the youngest and my husband, the oldest. Having 3 kids now, and knowing the personalities of my oldest, middle and youngest child, I believe more in birth orders now than I have before! My oldest is responsible, mature, caring, disciplined, self-controlled, a good listener, a care taker of my other two kids and just an awesome, awesome child. She is Heaven-sent! And it seems after talking to many of my friends that their oldest child has all the same qualities as my oldest as well. I was trying to decide if it was more nurture or nature on why the oldests are the way they are, and I think it’s very much both, I believe they are born as the oldest because of certain characteristics they already had before coming to a family, and also because parents raise them different than their other kids. I for one am more harsh with her and more strict and we expect a lot from her. I remember one day when she cried in my arms saying how if she does something, she gets scolded but if her other siblings did the same thing, they wouldn’t get as bad scoldings as her. She said to me, “I know you and dad are harder on me because I am the oldest, but I am still just a kid!” It broke my heart and Jay and I continually try and be mindful of how we discipline her and not be quick to fault her when the kids get in a fight and we naturally tend to our youngest who is crying first, before making sure our oldest is okay.
Parenting is so hard, isn’t it? It’s so hard to discipline 100% fairly and also discipline the kids differently in a way that adheres to their personalities and needs.
So my oldest daughter Adalie is sporty, outgoing, funny and silly. Using the Kidbox‘s style delivery service, I should have checked off the “SPORTY” one on the Style Profile but I have to be honest and say I checked off “PREPPY” to suit more of my style. Hehehe. Guilty! But ironically, when I opened the box, I was not impressed. I didn’t like most of the selections( I will be posting every item I received below), and would have returned most of them back, which is no problem since you only keep the clothes you love and they don’t charge you until you pick what you’re going to keep. BUT, my daughter liked every one of them except the tank tops because she said, “This reminds me of bras so I don’t like this.” She has a phobia of bras, it’s hilarious. When we pass the bra section, she covers her eyes and says, “Oh my eyes, my poor eyes!” Haha. So if she’s not aware of the fact that we are about to pass a bra/panties section, I point to it and say something like, “Oh my, look at those!” which gets her screaming and running away.
So here was what was in the box.
I did check off “short hems” on things to avoid so I was surprised I got these shorts. I wouldn’t let my girls wear these, they are too short. But my daughter really liked it.
This is the “brap top” she was talking about. It came in black, gray and white which only counted as 1 item.
the white shorts on the left and the 3 tank tops were the only items I would have kept. But my daughter liked all of them.
She liked these lace joggers.
Would I recommend the Kidbox? I would say try it, why not? You have nothing to lose, you can return all of them(free returns) and you won’t be charged at all. Another reason I want to support Kidbox is because for every box that a customer keeps, they donate an outfit to a child in need and you’d get to pick out the outfit! Kidbox Cares is a partnership between Kidbox and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers – the largest nonprofit in fashion – dedicated to collecting and distributing new clothing to children in needy families. I think it’s great to talk to our kids about giving and helping others whom are in need and Kidbox will be a great way to start that discussion and have them be involved in picking an outfit! I also like the concept of having it delivered to your door, and cutting out the trying to shop with 3 little kids in two dilemma. I am all about online shopping, which is so convenient and saves a lot of time.
To share the joy unpacking happiness together, Kidbox is giving away a year of clothes to one winner each month, plus each month we’ll also award outfits to an additional 5 children in need.
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Each month Kidbox will select one (1) winner to receive an entire year of Kidbox free (5 seasonal boxes of $98 each), and donate an additional 5 outfits to children in need. We’ll invite the winner to help us select which cause to send the donations to as part of our Kidbox Cares initiative. You can enter once per day each month for extra chances to win!