Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review/Giveaway: Austin Lloyd Subscription Box


Austin Lloyd is a subscription box that provides items based on your child's developmental milestones. They make is very easy to choose which play level best fits your child, by listing some suggested physical and cognitive guidelines and milestones for both infant and toddler up to 3 years of age. Austin Lloyd offers a 1 month and 3 month subscription package for only $49.99 per month or a 6 month subscription for $44.99 per month which you can cancel at any point in time. Each box will contain 4-5 different toys each month. How cool is that? You can also purchase a subscription to be gifted to a friend or family member.  All  this makes Austin Lloyd very easy to work with.

When your child is at a new play level or no longer plays with certain toys, Austin Lloyd will donate them to charity. Reuse your Austin Lloyd box to ship your old toys for free and they will donate to those less fortunate.




After purchasing your subscription, you will not only get a confirmation email but you will also be informed of when your box has been shipped along with a tracking number through USPS.

My box was shipped within 5 business days of receiving the confirmation email.

I received the Austin Lloyd Development Box for ages 13-18 months on June 16th. When I opened the box, I was very surprised to see that it was personalized for my son with his name on a card. This makes me feel like they actually care about each and every one of their customers. There are also some note cards describing each toy. All the products were packaged individually in the main box.


The first toy I opened was the Pop-up Animals. This one is our favorite! I love the fact that it isn’t just pegs, but they are characters and the holes are springy.

My son loves to bounce the pegs out of their holes so he can put them back in. He laughs every time they come jumping out.
It is good for him to be able to feel different shapes and textures on the pegs as well.

Honestly, if I were to put a few toys on a table including this one, he would choose this over the others.

My only qualm about this product is after having it for only one week, the paint started chipping off one of the pegs.

The second toy we opened was the wobble owl. It is a good size for my son to hold onto without it being too large for his little hands, but not too small for him to choke on it when he decides he needs something to chew on. He loves to bang this around or toss it and watch it come back to a standing position, so being durable is great.

The cup and ball toy was next on our list. He has only played with it inside the house and in the sand. We have not used this in water yet, but have every intention of doing so. This is a great toy. He likes using it as a shovel or throwing the ball.

 I feel it has many benefits such as being able to take the two cup pieces apart and explore with them, watching the sand or water flow out of the holes or being able to use them as shovels, one in each hand of course.

Right now, they work better as separate toys.  Using the ball with the cups for him isn't very useful. He’d rather toss the ball around the house instead of putting the ball inside or scooping the ball up with the cups.


The book, "Dancing Feet" was the last item we got into. It is a very cute little story with lots of great noises for mom or dad to act out. He isn't much for listening to the words and dancing around or stomping as the book intended from the note cards. We would either have to do it with him while reading the book for him to copy us or my 3-year-old daughter would move around and he of course would follow.

Overall, I find Austin Lloyd to be a fantastic company to work with and it is truly amazing how dedicated they are to helping children learn and have fun. Their 13-18 month development box is wonderful for my son. Not only does he love playing with all the toys, but my whole family loves playing with him and seeing his reaction to what is happening.

I would purchase for other stages and would recommend for a friend or family. The packaging was nice and neat. Every product had its own description card and it was sent just for my son.

You can check out Austin Lloyd by visiting their website or Facebook page.


Meanwhile, Austin Lloyd has agreed to let us offer a one month subscription box, valued at $49.99 to one of our readers.  This giveaway is open only to US residents and will close at midnight (EDT) on Thursday, July 24th.

The winner will be able to select the appropriate developmental age to recieve.  The exact contents of  the box will be a surprise.

To enter, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, and then click "I commented" in the Rafflecopter entry.

This will open up additional option entries to increase your odds of winning.

Don't forget - There is only ONE mandatory entry requirement - you have to COMMENT on this post, and then click "I COMMENTED".  Don't click it and then don't post - the first thing we do when Rafflecopter selects a winner is maker sure that person commented.   We hate disqualifying winners, so make sure that doesn't happen to you!  
Good luck, everyone!


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49 comments:

  1. While I'm well past the stage of having babies of my own, The newborn box would make for a great collection of gifts to set aside as new baby gifts!

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  2. i think i'd go with 2-3 years for my nephew!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  3. My son would love the 6-12 month box!

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  4. I love how unique the toys are, this is one of the best box subscriptions I've seen

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  5. As my 5 year old is too old for any levels, I'd pick the newborn for the daughter we welcome in September :)

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  6. I would choose the 0-5 month play level box - I can't tell you much about the child it is for, because I haven't met them yet. I have a son and daughter-in-law who have decided it's time to try to have a baby - so if I win, this box will be saved for that little guy/girl!

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  7. Fun! Love subscription boxes! We have an original company pop up toy and my so , age 2, stills loves it!

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  8. I loved you review!!

    I have been looking for a subscription box to replace my Silly Rhino box (they are closing after July).
    My little girl is 17 1/2 months old, and I am due with our second little girl on July 24th! I would love to try Austin Lloyd either there 13-18 or 19-24 boxes. I really liked that they donate the old toys, as well as the information they included about each toy!
    Thank you for the cute pictures and details on each product. I'll be popping in to read more in the future!

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    1. Thank you very much. This was my first written review. I'm glad you liked it.

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  9. I have never heard of this company--what a smart idea!! My youngest daughter is a busy 18 month-old who would love to see a box of new toys arrive just for her. She is ready for the 19-24 month box now and would enjoy the 2-3 year box with her sisters. Thanks so much for introducing us to this company--what a neat shower gift idea!!

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    1. My 3 year old daughter loved playing with these toys with her brother. It was fun to watch them laughing together instead of yelling. :-)

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  10. I'd get the newborn box! My daughter is due Aug. 14th!

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  11. The packaging looks like a birthday present! The fancy kind that I don't buy lol. I would get the 2-3 year old box for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. We love wooden toys. Great review.

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  12. The 2-3 year old box would love for my son, he is actually almost 4 but is developmentally delayed so he'd fit right into that range :)

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  13. The 2 to 3 year old box is what I'd like to try -- love the surprise part, too.

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  14. I would get a 6-12 month or 13-18 month box for my daughter who will be a year old in a few days. :-)

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  15. I would like the 6-12 month for my lil guy

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  16. I would like to get the 0-5 month for my new grandbabies

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  17. I would choose the 6-12 months for granddaughter.

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  18. I would choose the 2-3 year box for my son. He just turned 2 a month ago and is so darn inquisitive. I think he's bored around here now that "we" are done working for the summer. (I'm a nanny during the school year and he loved playing with the 4 & 6 year old I watched.) The weather has been so off lately so we haven't been able to get out and explore as much as we both would like. I think this would be a great box for those rainy days at home. Thank you for the chance! I love subscription boxes but this is the first time I'd heard of the Austin Lloyed box. It looks wonderful!!

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  19. Id love to try the 2-3 year old toddler box for my daughter who is almost 2. She is just starting to show interest in imaginative play and I can't wait to see what she comes up with using her imagination!

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  20. I would like to try the infant (0-5 month) box. We are hoping to have a child soon, and that would be perfect. (kristina288209)

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  21. My boys would both fall under the Toddler level- I have a sweet one year old and rambunctious 2 year old!

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  22. I'd love the 6-12 months or the 2-3 years! I've always wanted to try this box, but with my new little one, we can't exactly afford it. Thanks for the chance!:)

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  23. My youngest daughter recently turned 2, so I'd love to try a 2-3 year box!

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  24. Two of my grandsons get similar boxes like this and have had a lot of fun with them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. I would like the 6-12 months box, or even the 13-18 month box for the very near future. My little guy will be 8 months soon and he trying his best to figure out how to crawl. I think he might just go into standing and walking the way he wants to just go go go!!

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  26. would love the 6 to 12 month box. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  27. Just discovered this box! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. Id pick the 2-3 year old set or the 24month set.

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  29. I'd choose 6-12 months for my friend's adorable baby boy.

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  30. My little guy is due in October, so the infant (0-5) would be the perfect set!

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  31. I would choose the 19- 24 months level for my 23 month old granddaughter, Nellie. I love watching her grow and change. These boxes sound wonderful.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  32. The 2-3 year olds for my little toddler turning 2 in August! He's a rascal...curious, hardheaded, and unstoppable. He's also the biggest sweetheart you'll ever find, and prefers simpler, wooden toys over flashy electronic ones. Austin Llyod boxes are perfect for him!

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  33. I'd love a 6-12 month box. My little man is six months now, and it sounds as though it's be perfect for him!

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  34. I'd love to try a 2-3 year old box for my two year old.

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  35. Oh I would love the 19-24 Month box for Dylan! He is really getting into playing now and would have so much fun with a box! I just love the variety that comes in each box!

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  36. I'd like the 2-3 play level for my niece

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  37. I would pick the 0-5 months level for my 3 month old daughter.

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  38. i'd like to try the 2-3 year toddler level

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  39. I'd choose the 2 to 3 year box to put away for my daughter's 2nd birthday in December. I know she'd love it!

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  40. I would choose the 2-3 year box as a gift for a neighbor.

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  41. My son would love the 6-12 month box!

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  42. I would like the 2-3 year box for my son.

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  43. I would love the 2-3 year old box for my son who is a fast learner!

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  44. I'd like the 13-18 month box

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  45. In glad I came across this. Now I have ideas for my son's 1st birthday.

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  46. In glad I came across this. Now I have ideas for my son's 1st birthday.

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