I don’t know if you know this about me… but I bloody love a subscription box.
I think it goes back to being a kid and the pure exhilarating joy of receiving post addressed to me. Since then, any post that isn’t a bill, fills me with happiness.
So you can imagine that post containing little presents from me, to me is just the absolute best.
I’ve had Birchboxes before and absolute loved receiving little beauty products each month and I still receive the Friction Free Shaving boxes each month too (a razor subscription that sends you fresh blades and/or shaving products).
When the lovely Laura reached out to me with the opportunity to review their new Bump boxes I jumped at the chance.
The idea behind the Bump Box is that it is a subscription box especially for pregnancy that is focussing on trying to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of women during what can be a really taxing time. I can certainly speak from experience and say that pregnancy is no picnic.
Each box (monthly) has a different theme (this month’s being SLEEP) and contains guides, products relating to the theme and even the cutest little affirmation cards. The products focus on being ethical and readying your mind and body for pregnancy and birth.
It is £20 a month, which in the grand scheme of things is not too much if you can afford to give yourself (or someone else!) a little treat.
Click here to go to the website and check it out.
All of the profits (yep, 100% of them!) go into Action for Children to help support the work they do with vulnerable families.
I absolutely love the idea – so let’s dive right in and see what we get in February’s SLEEP box:
The little Bump guide to sleep.
A really nifty little booklet, containing advice on affirmations, exercises, routines, positions and much more all centred around helping you get the best nights sleep you can whilst pregnant.
We all know how elusive sleep can be when you’re not only suffering from insomnia caused by those pesky hormones, but you’re also shaped like a giant egg and unable to get comfy.
It’s the perfect size to pop in your bag, flick through with a (decaf!) cuppa or pop on your nightstand.
A Room and Pillow Mist
I absolutely love getting into bed and it smelling all fresh and lavender-y. Combine this room/pillow mist with some essential oils in a humidifier and you’ve practically got yourself a spa experience from the comfort of your own bed!
This would be a really nice one to pop into your hospital bag too. Especially if you’re hypnobirthing – where the emphasis is on making your environment as peaceful and sing your senses to create a zen atmosphere to get yourself in the zone.
Check it out here:
A bath is one of pregnancy greatest indulgences – one that is definitely much harder to come by once the baby arrives.
I got into a habit of a nightly, hot bath with candles and the iPad every evening, to sooth my achey muscles and pamper myself a little.
This blend from the Secret Salt Society is made with Ylang yang and wild patchouli and is perfect to pop in your bath after a long day. They do some other blends too so go and check them out:
Fancy Herbal Tea
Ahh tea and coffee. Some of the things I missed the most during my pregnancy.
I allowed myself one cup of coffee a day but it’s the ritual of a nice warm drink that I really missed. Herbal teas are perfect for that.
This blend of chamomile, lavender and rose should have all the ingredients to sooth and relax you and get you all ready for sleep.
Link here if you want to have a look at the other teas they offer:
Affirmation cards for sleep
I do love an affirmation card and these guys are super pretty.
You can have a quick glance at these on your bedside table or maybe stuck to your bathroom mirror as you brush your teeth before bed and hopefully if you look at them enough, they will become deeply engrained.
It is often the mind racing and the process of obsessing and overthinking sleep that can actually stop you from getting a good nights rest in the first place. My favourite phrase is this one:
‘What I’ve done today is enough and I deserve to rest’
A Caffeine Advice Sheet
This is so, so handy.
Like I said before, I allowed myself one cuppa a day but it is definitely difficult to know how much caffeine you can have in pregnancy and where and how much can be found in your favourite drinks.
There is even caffeine in coke and chocolate! So you certainly have to be careful…
This is a good one to pop on your fridge and refer back to when you’re craving a latte and a dark chocolate digestive but want to be sure you’re not having too much.
So there we have it!
Let me know what you think of the contents and if you have any ideas for products you would like to see in one of the future boxes or ideas for themes, definitely send them my way so I can pass them on.
Bump are really keen to work directly with their customers to produce something genuinely beneficial.
** I was sent these products free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions and images are my own and have not been influenced or approved.