I cannot recall how I stumbled across the My Baby Box (MBB) website, but really glad I did and now even more excited to share it with you lovilees! I was so disappointed that I was not able to still subscribe for the August box, as the goodies were really awesome. Below are just some of the items that I missed out on:
What MBB is all about
My Baby Box teams up with the best preggy, baby and mommy brands available in South Africa and abroad to bring you a hand-selected assortment of beautiful samples to try before you buy. They offer 3 different boxes – Preggy Box, Baby Box and Toddler Box with different subscription options. Once you have subscribed, you receive a beautiful box filled with treasures delivered to your door* each month for the period of your subscription. They even add a surprise for daddy once in a while!
How are the box contents sourced?
Through hard work and determination MBB has established great working relationships within the ‘baby industry’. They are fortunate enough that brands now approach them to add products into their boxes. While they don’t accept all products that are offered, they still assist brands where they can with regards to marketing etc.
How did MBB start?
The My Baby Box story began to unfold in 2011 when it was founded by now CEO, Kerry Glaser. The idea was born when Kerry fell pregnant for the first time. Being an Honours Strategy Graduate – she immediately got onto Google to do research about her little bundle of joy and what was available to her. She was met with thousands of confusing products and services all proclaiming to be the best in the industry.
Kerry felt excited, but terribly overwhelmed! Unfortunately, a few weeks later, she suffered a devastating miscarriage, and learnt that only 1 in 4 babies are successfully carried to term. “I couldn’t believe that I didn’t know about that vital piece of information before it happened. Even though a miscarriage is due to no fault of the mothers, I think I would have dealt with my news better, if I knew what the statistics were”.
With this – she decided to try make sure that other moms and dads in South Africa and abroad were able to generate insightful information on their pregnancies – and explore all products available for themselves and their babies.
About Kerry and the rest of the team
“I am now 4months preggy and just found out we are having a girl. VERY EXCITED. I’m happily married to an incredible man. We are both so grateful that God has blessed us with our little miracle. We have a team of 9 women who make the magic happen. All ladies form part of the MBB Family and are not just ‘employees’. Which is the same way we deal with our clients. They are not just clients, they are an extension of our family. Our Ethos is all about integrity and honour.” – Kerry
MBB’s future plans
They are about to launch an online store as well as online gift boxes to make moms lives even easier. The gift boxes will start from R250 and go up to R2000 catering for all budgets and needs – while keeping the contents of all gift boxes exclusive and only adding the best of the best brands.
Some happy clients
- “I got my first Preggy box yesterday. So exciting! Even daddy was very impressed with everything in it. I can’t stop recommending it to everyone I know who has kids or is pregnant. Thank you so much for this amazing concept! The products are so relevant and really handy.” – Victoria Maraz
- “Hi MBB, received my box this morning and once again it is stunning! My lo’s Wabbit family us growing so nicely. Thank you for the awesome boxes.” – Annelize Jansen van Rensburg
- “Our box just arrived! Too awesome! And it’s as if you read my mind with the products, as we are currently struggling with sinusitis, a nappy rash and scratches in my household! I am very impressed! =)” – Elle Lombard Haasbroek
MBB also offers a weekly blog – which is very real and very raw – all about the truth and no holding back about Kerry’s journey of pregnancy.
- Website: www.mybabybox.co.za
- Facebook page: My Baby Box
- Twitter: @MyBabyBoxSA
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am a creative at heart, who likes being surrounded by pretty things. My new house was the main inspiration for Lovilee, finding time to prettify, paint and ponder about change. Coffee, lavender, numbers, the color purple and my jeans inspire me. I believe that you should do what you love and love what you do! -