Real review of Lovevery play kits, including the Inspector Play and block set by a Mom of 2. Is it worth it? Let’s see what our baby and toddler thinks.
Are Lovevery play kits worth it?
Let’s just start out with probably the biggest question, are Lovevery play kits and block kits worth it? There’s no denying these little kits look like they have fun toys. There’s also no denying that they aren’t cheap. So are they worth it? Short answer is yes. Long answer is keep reading….
How much does a Play Kit Cost?
The baby kits cost $80 a piece, while the toddler (1-2-3 year old) kits cost $120 a piece. The baby kits are broken into 2 month play kits (for example, the kit below I’m showing you is for 7-8 months old) while the toddler kits are broken into 3 month play kits.
Why I Like Lovevery
Quantity: It’s not a lot of toys, it’s the perfect amount. There’s nothing huge included.
We have 2 daughters, Enceladus and Proxima, who are 3 years apart. Because of the oldest, we already have so many toys that the baby really doesn’t need much of anything new. Our oldest, mostly thanks to loving grandparents, could open up a toy store with how many toys she’s been given as gifts.
Sadly, as many parents know, 90% of toys gets played with for a few days and they’re left to never be touched again. The majority of these gifted toys are made from plastic and that kills me thinking of the environmental impact. Also this kills me on totally appearance based because the majority of these toys are UGLY. Someone please get this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn chair out of our apartment, it’s giving me nightmares!
Oh yeah, in case you didn’t know based on the name of this blog, we live in Brooklyn, so we’re apartment dwellers. That means very limited space. That means no “toy room”.
Quality: All the toys are made with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint, and baby-safe plastics. They last. Trust me, these toys have all been tested by a moody 4 year old. They don’t break.
Learning Through Play: Lovevery has obviously done their homework. All the toys are focused on specific developmental, motor skills and coordination leaps. You know when your baby finally figures out peekaboo and it’s the cutest thing in the world? That’s a milestone.
Now with these toys, baby understands if they drop the ball in the box, it can put its hand in and retrieve the ball. Or with a simple metal cup, now baby can practice drinking, which builds mouth muscles that will be used later on for forming sounds.
Resell Value: Parents on my Mom group are always asking if someone has these kits to sell. They want to buy the kits used to save a few dollars, and you have a kit to sell. You can easily sell these kits for 50% resell (if not more) after you’re done with them. That makes the price a little better to manage.
So yes, I absolutely like these kits.
Can you buy individual toys from Lovevery?
Although you can’t buy specific toys from box kits, they do sell other individual toys. We have a couple (again, all great quality), but our favorites are the block set (discussed below), the play tunnel and the buddy stroller.
The buddy stroller is a favorite of both of my daughters. Proxima started walking at 10 months old (!!), because of watching her sister and because she couldn’t wait to push this stroller around!
What’s In the Kit?
For this specific box review, I’m going to look at the Inspector Play Kit, for 7 to 8 months. There is obviously age wiggle room, and all these toys can grow with the baby. For example, my 11 month old is still playing with these toys. Heck, even my now 4 year old, steals some of these toys and uses them in new ways.
The kit comes in a cardboard box and not much more. There’s no wasted plastic wrapping. This kit includes a ball drop box, wood balls, felt balls, a basket, nesting stacking cups, 1 puzzle, texture cards, board book, drinking cup and a play guide for parents.
She was pretty excited. “ALL THIS COOL STUFF IS FOR ME?!?!”.
My (at the time) 6 month old immediately grabbed the stacking cups and balls.
The balls are perfect size for little tiny hands. The ball drop is a fun way to learn object permanence, and also build their hand-eye coordination.
Another favorite are the picture cards. These are unique because they have textures on them which match the picture. For example, the cat and dog are fuzzy, the basketball feels like leather, etc.
These have continued to be used as she gets older and starts saying her first words. She now points at the cat and yells out “CAT! CAT! CAT! CAT!” (she’s a cat lady). Also she thinks it’s hilarious to see herself in the mirror card.
The play guide is also useful, not just a throw away. It gives good suggestions for games and techniques that you can use with each toy. It also has some nice words for Mom and Dad to read during the rough days. 🙂
Lovevery Block Kit
The block kit from Lovevery is probably one of my favorite pieces because it’s for any age. I’m talking baby, I’m talking 4 year old, I’m talking 37 year old Mom who’s down on the floor helping build the world’s largest tower ever!
It comes with 70 solid wood pieces that will just make your child’s imagination run wild. The wooden storage box transforms into a pull car, as well as a matching puzzle box, so again, there’s so many possibilities for growing play.
And to prove it will last, here’s my 4-year-old playing with it too. She’s built some pretty awesome structures with it. Most times it ends with little sister acting like Godzilla and knocking it down, but still, lots of fun. 🙂
The Best New Baby Gift
To end with, if you are looking for a gift idea for your friends kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc, this is what you want to get them. Not only will the kids love it, but the parents will love you for it too.
If the baby is new, I would go with the Looker Play Kit, Charmer Play Kit or Senser Play Kit. If you’re looking for a 1 year birthday present, go for the Babbler Kit or Pioneer Kit.
So to summarize, do I think Lovevery kits are worth it? Absolutely. They will make your kids happy, they’ll make you happy with how long they will last your family, and how when you’re finished you can pass them on. I hope this review helps you!
PS. Follow me on Instagram to see more kits as we get a new one every few months!
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