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Are the Lovevery Play Kits Worth It?

I (Rebekah, working mom) started getting Lovevery play kit ads when my daughter was around one and a half years old (early 2020). My first thought was I absolutely loved the concept of developmentally-appropriate toys

Originally published May 18, 2021. Updated October 4, 2021 to include new experiences and general updates. Updated December 10, 2021 to include updates since we got our latest kits. Updated again May 12, 2022 with lots of updates since getting recent play kits!

I always found myself asking… what should I be doing with my child? What should our nanny be doing with our child during the day?

Long story short, I ended up subscribing to the Lovevery play kits, and while the cost still pains me slightly, I personally think they’ve been worth it. I’m going into painstaking detail to explain why in this full review.

Collection of Lovevery play kit toys
Collage of Lovevery toys from the famous Lovevery play kits

On the other hand, my sister (Bethany, stay-at-home mom who homeschools) got the same ads I did, but she decided it wasn’t worth the cost for her family. No matter how cool or cute you think these play kits are, if you don’t have room in your budget for them, you don’t have the room! They’re not cheap, after all.

That said, I’m sharing my experience, thought process, and unique perspective that led me to fall in love with the Lovevery play kits. And I can certainly speak to the actual products since I’ve used them for years now.

Collection of Lovevery play guides

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A few disclaimers I want to get out of the way upfront: I purchased the Lovevery play kits for my two children with my own money. 

In fact, I subscribed to the play kits long before I ever started the Two Mama Bears blog.

Secondly, this article isn’t sponsored, meaning Lovevery has no clue I’m writing it, and they aren’t paying me to write anything. However, I am set up as an affiliate, meaning if you buy a Lovevery subscription, I get a small commission that helps me maintain this blog. This blog is reader-supported, so I appreciate you using my affiliate link if you decide the play kits are for you.

What are Lovevery Play Kits?

Lovevery, founded in 2015, is a toy company hyper-focused on child development. Their most popular products are called play kits. The play kits are subscription-based toy boxes with items specifically designed to give kids what they need at each stage of life (from newborn to age 4).

Clock from Lovevery
The countdown color timer, designed to take some of the frustration out of transitions by watching the colors disappear – part of The Investigator Play Kit (for months 31, 32, and 33)

Lovevery has a team of 11 advisors, including professors, psychologists, and authors, all offering a wide range of skills and backgrounds to ensure the toys and play kits are developmentally appropriate. When you read the brief summary of this team of advisors, it’s pretty impressive.

The Lovevery play kits are based on the Montessori method, meaning that many of the toys in the kits follow some key Montessori guidelines:

  • Emphasis on less clutter
  • Commitment to letting kids face challenges and struggling to develop independence and concentration
  • Open-ended toys that help children enjoy the real world
  • Belief in freedom of movement
  • Sensory-rich experiences

You can read more about that in Lovevery’s article: What’s the real deal with the Montessori approach?

And while the Lovevery play kits embrace the Montessori approach, there are a few things the company does differently. For example, Lovevery believes in baby talk, whereas Montessori philosophy is that adults should speak to children as they speak to adults.

Either way, it seems to me like Lovevery has taken the best of Montessori and applied it to its toys. They’re often simple toys that offer a variety of ways to learn all while allowing the child to explore and face the challenge presented by the toy.

Animal Activity from Lovevery Play Kit
The quilted critter pockets toy from The Realist Play Kit (for months 19, 20, and 21)

How much do the Lovevery Play Kits cost?

The play kits are advertised as “starting at $36 per month,” but I find this a little convoluted. While this is a subscription, you don’t pay monthly – you pay each time a new play kit is shipped, which is every 2-3 months.

In the first year, or from newborn to 12 months old, you get a new play kit every other month. Each kit is $80. This made a lot of sense to me, especially when you think about how fast kids develop in that first year.

In years 2-3 (13-36 months), you get a new play kit every third month. Each kit is $120.

If you pay for a program upfront, you can save between 5-10%.

As an example, if you prepaid for the first year of play kits, you’d pay $432, a $48 savings. (This example is for the 6 play kits designed for ages 0-12 months.)

Playkits Cost to Prepay

Can you buy individual Lovevery play kits?

While you can save by “subscribing” to several play kits, you can still buy an individual Lovevery play kit with no contracts.

The play kits that ship every other month (months 0-12) are $80 per kit, and yes – you can purchase just one and cancel the recurring shipments any time.

If your child is 13-36 months old, the play kits ship every third month and cost $120 per kit. Again, you can cancel the recurring shipments anytime and buy a single play kit.

If you’re interested in trying just one play kit, I will share which ones are my favorite later in this article.

The whole “cost per toy” thing

When I was making a buying decision, I never broke down the cost of each toy separately to determine if the play kits were worth it. I only recently saw someone else make this comparison.

I suppose you could say there are 10 toys in the first play kit, so each toy is essentially $8, but the value of each item isn’t always even. Some items are made of wood while others are made of cotton. Some items are more intricate and have more moving parts, while others are tiny books. It makes more sense to place value on the kit as a whole versus breaking it down.

Small Lovevery books

Lovevery vs. Amazon

Years ago, when I was personally deciding if Lovevery was worth it, I searched the internet to see if I could recreate the kits for cheaper. I subsequently let that whole concept go pretty quickly. These items are truly one of a kind – Lovevery produces them. It’s also entirely overwhelming and stressful to try to recreate these play kits, not to mention the items you buy won’t coordinate as the Lovevery ones do.

HOWEVER, since then, I’ve gone to all the trouble for you of finding good Amazon dupes. Be sure to check out the entire blog series here: Lovevery Amazon Alternatives for Every Play Kit

I will give you a spoiler and let you know that it’s almost always more expensive to buy alternatives on Amazon. However, if you only want a few toys here and there, you can definitely save money.

Can you buy individual toys from Lovevery?

Lovevery sells individual toys, but not the ones you’ll find in their famous play kits.

You can buy the following individual toys from Lovevery:

  • The Play Gym ($140): an activity gym and play mat designed for the first year of life

Related: I Used the Lovevery Play Gym for a Year – Here’s What I Think

  • The Block Set ($90): wooden blocks designed to build spatial, language, and problem-solving skills
playing with lovevery block set
  • The Organic Cotton Play Tunnel ($50): a tunnel perfect for playing hide and seek and encouraging crawling
  • The Pull Pup ($22): a pup your toddler can pull on a string, designed to develop coordination, grip, and gross motor skills
  • Sensory Strands ($25): an attachment for The Play Gym, the strands help baby discover gripping, reaching, peek-a-boo, textures, and new sensations
  • Black and White Cards ($7): high-contrast images perfect for newborns (also perpetually out of stock it seems!)
  • Organic Nap Mat ($80): a nap set to encourage independence and keep your child cozy on the go

You can also buy the new Lovevery Montessori Play Shelf ($400), a 2-in-1 shelf that makes toy rotation and storage simple.

lovevery montessori playshelf

Last but not least, I have to give a shout-out to the Montessori Placemat & Utensils. We love these!! My daughter really enjoys putting her silverware in the designated spots, and it’s teaching her manners.

lovevery montessori feeding bundle

I will say these placemat sets are pretty expensive, though. If you like the concept but want to be a little kinder on your wallet, check out Playscape on Amazon. You can get a 2-pack of placemats for less than just one from Lovevery, and the company even gave me a promo code for you to use for an extra 20% off: QHKBACI5.


The only way to get the toys in the play kits is to – you guessed it – purchase a kit. An exception is if you’re already a customer, you may have access to a limited subscriber shop where the available items are 40% for a limited time.

Lovevery has made some updates to the first four Toddler Play Kits, so subscribers have an opportunity to order playthings they have not received with their kits. That was the case for us, so we saw some unique items in our personal subscriber shop.

Lovevery subscriber shop

Keep in mind this subscriber shop doesn’t have everything – only a few items. Also, the items you see in your subscriber shop will coincide with the age of your child on your account.

Read more about this: What Is the Lovevery Subscriber Shop?

Can you buy used Lovevery play kits to save some cash?

Yes, you can definitely buy used Lovevery play kits! The best place I’ve found to do this is through Facebook marketplace. Other moms have also mentioned Mercari.

A lot of people will sell a single item from a play kit, but occasionally you do find someone selling an entire play kit with all the toys together.

That said, the prices were a little shocking to me. These are used, after all, but you pay almost the same as buying the kits new from Lovevery. The bright side is these toys retain their value, so if you did buy new and kept the toys in good condition, you could resell them when your kids outgrow them.

Definitely weigh the options and see what’s available near you, but if the price is a major hurdle for you, buying used could be a good solution.

My experience with Lovevery Play Kits

I bought my first Lovevery play kit in April 2020 when my daughter was 20 months old. I have continued to get the play kits for her, and in the meantime, my son was born, and I started getting them for him, too.

Baby and Toddler with Newborn Lovevery Play Kit
My daughter hugging my son while he looks at the soft book in The Charmer Play Kit (for months 3-4)

We have the following play kits:

  • The Looker (Weeks 0-12)
  • The Charmer (Months 3-4) – some of the toys are different now than they were when we bought
  • The Senser (Months 5-6)
  • The Inspector (Months 7-8)
  • The Explorer (Months 9-10) – some of the toys are different now than they were when we bought
  • The Thinker (Months 11-12) – some of the toys are different now than they were when we bought
  • The Babbler (Months 13, 14, 15)
  • The Pioneer (Months 16, 17, 18) – some of the toys are different now than they were when we bought
  • The Realist (Months 19, 20, 21) – some of the toys are different now than they were when we bought
  • The Companion (Months 22, 23, 24) – one of the toys is different now than they were when we bought
  • The Helper (Months 25, 26, 27)
  • The Enthusiast (Months 28, 29, 30) 
  • The Investigator (Months 31, 32, 33)
  • The Free Spirit (Months 34, 35, 36)
  • The Observer (Months 37, 38, 39)
  • The Storyteller (Months 40, 41, 42)
  • The Problem Solver (Months 43, 44, 45)
Lovevery Play Guide Quality

Some play kits I liked better than others, some toys were hits, and others didn’t get much use.

But one thing’s for certain: these play kits are top quality. 

kids playing with lovevery puzzle with papa

Lovevery Play Kit quality

I remember when we got our first kit, I was honestly in awe of how high-quality the toys were. The wood was sturdy, solid, and smooth. The fabrics used were organic and soft. When I bought the first kit, I was a little skeptical, just because the prices seemed so high. But once I got my hands on the toys, I thought it was worth every penny. You just don’t see many toys of this quality – most toys these days are thin plastic.

Even the play guide was very well put together. As a copywriter, I’m always impressed when manuals or guides are thought out and written well. Lovevery really knocked it out of the park.

Play Guide copy
Play Guide toy explanation
Play Guide developmental tips

The wooden toys are also really well crafted, and they’re sturdy. One of our favorite wooden toys was the ball drop box from The Inspector Play Kit (for months 7-8). You can see my son playing with it in this video:

I was also really impressed with the company’s dedication to doing things right. Their fabrics, organic. Their wood, sustainably sourced. The tempera paint sticks, non-toxic. Shipping, carbon neutral.

It all gave me a lot of peace of mind that I’m supporting a company that’s carefully considering every single product they produce. The older I get, the more important it is to me – especially now that we have kids and are considering what their future will be like.

Our favorite Lovevery Play Kits

Not all play kits are created equal, so if you’re interested in trying Lovevery, here are some suggestions based on our absolute favorite play kits.

Also, I recently wrote an article with my favorite 5 Lovevery toys and my kids’ favorites: My 5 Favorite Lovevery Toys (+ My Kids’ 5 Favorites)

The Helper (months 25, 26, 27)

Hands-down, my favorite play kit of them all was The Helper (for months 25, 26, 27). This kit, created for 2-year-olds, was so much fun! My daughter was immediately obsessed with the sink – it’s still one of her favorite toys.

The washable tempera paint sticks were a massive success – my daughter would beg for me to unzip the pouch so she could get back to arts and crafts.

The double-sided puzzle was a real challenge for her at this age, and even today (she’s almost 3), it’s still somewhat difficult. I love the toys that get a lot of use – the ones that pose a big challenge when you first get them but start getting easier over time (though not a piece of cake).

The felt flowers were another hit, especially because one of my daughter’s favorite pastimes is picking dandelions and making her own bouquets. 

Lovevery felt flowers

Perhaps her least favorite toy from this kit was the drop and match dot catcher, but that’s only because she never did quite figure out the slider at the bottom. She’d get frustrated, which honestly just means we may need to revisit it soon. 

Dot catcher toy

The play kits are so incredible in that they age well – your child finds new ways to use them as they get older.

The Senser (months 5-6)

Another favorite was The Senser, developed for months 5-6. These toys were a hit for far longer than two months – especially that magic tissue box!

I remember my daughter used to find an actual tissue box when she was little, and she’d yank out every single tissue. For whatever reason, the tissue box is fascinating to kids under 1. It’s no wonder this particular toy was such a hit with my son – and his older sister!

Lovevery tissue box

The spinning rainbow in this kit was also a family favorite. You get it right at the time your baby is starting to get a hang of using their arms, and my son would basically throw out his arms and be amazed when this toy would start spinning.

Lovevery rolling montessori toy

When we had playdates, the other babies were also obsessed with it!

The Companion (months 22, 23, and 24)

Another one of our favorite kits was The Companion for months 22, 23, and 24. While one of the toys is different now than when we purchased it, these toys have continued to be big hits in our household. 

The mosaic button board has multiple levels of difficulty, from using fine motor skills to click the buttons in place to actually following the pattern cards while doing it. 

My daughter still loves getting this toy out.

Lovevery button board

The felt stars with tweezers was an awesome activity, because my daughter could not master the tweezers for a long time. She still struggles with it at almost 3 years old, and I absolutely love it when we get toys that last (as in, my daughter isn’t bored with it right away). We always found fun ways to play with the stars, like layering them with the cups we’d gotten from previous play kits.

Felt stars and Lovevery cups

The animal match game was and continues to be one of my daughter’s favorite activities from the play kits. She loves little figurines, and I remember when she started setting the animals on the matching cards for the first time – it blew my mind. 

I didn’t realize she could put two and two together just yet, and I feel that’s the beauty of these play kits. You’re able to explore what your child is capable of and build on it.

The Babbler (for months 13, 14, 15)

I have to also mention The Babbler play kit for months 13, 14, and 15. This is a more recent one for us, and the toys in this one are top-notch. The slide and seek ball run continues to offer hours of play, and we love the flexible wooden stacker. 

The only downside is making sure we keep all the stacking rings together! And that wooden coin bank set is amazing – the carrot attachment is one of my son’s favorite toys to play with.

Fine motor skill activity with Lovevery play kits

The Enthusiast (for months 28, 29, 30)

The Enthusiast for months 28, 29, 30 was another one of our absolute favorite Play Kits. The tea set is a standout toy – my daughter loves getting it out, pouring water from cup to cup, and setting up the napkins and towel.

And across all of the play kits, we always loved the books. They’re very high quality, and the fact that they show real photos of children always caught my daughter’s attention.

Lovevery Books

It’s hard to pin down my least favorite play kits because they all foster family time and spark new interests in my kids. It was almost an event – getting the new box, opening it with the kids, discovering what was inside. We always looked forward to it.

Plus, there was always at least one toy that my child absolutely adored, but there definitely were toys that didn’t stick – maybe even ones I thought were really cool but that my kids just didn’t want to play with.

The Looker Play Kit (Weeks 0-12)

I finally splurged and got the Looker Play Kit for my third baby, who at the time of this writing, is 8 weeks old.

Thank God for this play kit! It has helped me and my son bond during his wake windows, it’s given him something to do during diaper changes, and has encouraged tummy time.

lovevery looker play kit tummy time

I feel like these early months are so difficult, because I’m constantly wondering… what am I supposed to do with my baby when he’s awake? This kit is the answer.

lovevery looker play kit diaper changing

It has been an absolute joy watching my son’s face light up at the contrast images that flow throughout all the items in this kit. It’s a keeper!!

lovevery looker play kit contrast images

The Storyteller (months 40, 41, 42)

Last but not least, we are in love with the Storyteller play kit for months 40, 41, and 42. The items in this kit are so unique and all-around perfect for this age. I’m so impressed by the versatility of the Easy Connect Fort Set.

I first gave the fort set to my 40-month-old daughter to see what she’d do with it on her own. She started connecting the dowels and made a “long neck” as she called it.

lovevery wooden dowels in fort kit

Then, she practiced clipping on the yellow clips, which is a skill we’re trying to master.

lovevery fort clips

Finally, I showed her the different combinations, from a fort to a puppet show set, and we built it together.

lovevery easy connect fort

This thing is going to contribute to hours and hours of play in our home. And even my 22-month-old son got involved and practiced connecting with the wooden dowels with sleeves and brackets!

The Squeeze & Spray Mop is another standout toy for me because both of my kids are always looking for ways to imitate me. When I vacuum, they want to do it, too. When I empty the dishwasher, they like to put away the silverware. When I load the laundry, they like to transfer the clothes. It’s amazing, and this mop helps continue that! Plus, kids are generally obsessed with these Swiffer-like mops. They love spraying, and it’s actually practical!

You can see the kid-sized mop in action on my Instagram page.

Last but not least, the letter sounds animal puzzle is incredible. I love that it’s double-sided, and it’s way more challenging than I originally thought. It took my daughter and me about 40 minutes to get through the entire puzzle, and amazingly, she stuck with me the whole time!

lovevery animal letter puzzle

We practiced every single letter as we found its place on the animal puzzle. I learned which letters are difficult for her (b, d, and p, which all look alike), and which ones she’s mastered (i, m, and o).

Our least favorite Lovevery Play Kits

It’s difficult to critique some of the play kits because they’re always evolving. Some of the toys we got in our play kits have shifted, so what you buy today is a little different.

The Explorer (months 9-10)

That said, one of our least favorite play kits was The Explorer (for months 9-10). We were always excited to get them, but these toys weren’t played with as much as others. The clear tube with stacking rings never made a ton of sense to my kids, though we might’ve hit a new stride by using it in the bathtub.

Edit: I took this picture after I wrote this section and it’s like this toy has gotten a second life. Suddenly, they’re enjoying playing with it when they never did before. I suppose that’s the beauty of these toys!

Clear tube from Lovevery play kits
My two children playing with the clear tube with stacking rings, designed to teach concepts like containment and ring stacking – from The Explorer Play Kit (for months 9-10)

The little grip canister set also never took off – my kids didn’t understand the point, and the pieces never seemed to stay together.

Lovevery toys we didn't love

I personally loved the concept of the blocks and the egg cup, but the kids never took a lasting interest in them.

The Charmer (months 3-4)

And while I loved The Charmer (for months 3-4), it did feel like some of the items were less expensive to produce, making me wonder if the value was worth the cost. 

Don’t get me wrong – we loved this kit. My son still shakes the rolling bell and chews on the silicone beaded teether to this day. 

Baby with Lovevery toys

It’s just that some of the items are really simple and small, and I felt like this kit was slightly overpriced for what you get. That said, this is also the age where I had no clue what to do with my baby when he was awake. These toys gave us an opportunity to bond together, and I am forever grateful for that!

Toys from The Thinker (months 11-12) and The Realist (months 19, 20, 21)

There’s also the occasional toy in a play kit that my children don’t click with, such as opposite balls in The Thinker play kit (for months 11-12) or the really real flashlight in The Realist (for months 19, 20, and 21). 

Although, I will say some of our favorite toys were in that Realist box. Check out my daughter learning how to pour, first with rice and then with water, with the grooved pitcher and glass:

Overall, we loved our experience with the play kits, despite some of the toys that weren’t as popular as others.

Pros and cons of the Lovevery Play Kits

The honest truth is you absolutely do not need the Lovevery play kits. You can totally live without them – just like almost anything else that’s nonessential to daily life. The real question is – can you afford it, and would you like it? Would it ease your stress and make life a little easier?

If you can afford it and you like the Lovevery play kits, I say go for it. We did, and we’ve loved having them.


In our experience, here are the pros of the Lovevery play kits:

  • I have peace of mind for mom and dad that our kids are playing with toys that are fostering their development.
  • I have assurance these play kits are developed by professionals who study child development and learning day-in and day-out.
  • The kids love the excitement of the new toys and are intrigued by them.
  • I know our caregivers have educational toys to use with our kids during the workday.
  • The toys encourage family time – it gives me and my husband activities to do with our children.
  • Great customer service – if a toy breaks, Lovevery replaces immediately; the faucet on our toy sink stopped working properly, and Lovevery promptly sent a replacement, no questions asked!
Lovevery customer service email
  • The play kits retain their value, so you can resell them as used when your kids outgrow them and get some of your investment back.
  • The books and other visual toys featured diverse babies, which can be hard to find.
Lovevery diversity in books
  • If you lose a toy peice or your dog chews one up (guilty as charged), Lovevery has a commitment to letting you purchase spare parts to ensure your toys stand the test of time and don’t get thrown out. I was so thrilled to find out I could buy a spare red drip drop cup for the cup set after my dog ruined it. (It only cost $5 including shipping!)
lovevery will replace broken toy parts


And here are my own personal cons of the Lovevery play kits:

  • They’re expensive – I don’t necessarily think they’re expensive for what you get, but would you spend this much on toys otherwise? (I probably wouldn’t.)
  • Some toys have several pieces, making it difficult to keep everything together and use them like you want to – I often find myself looking under the couch or other furniture trying to find missing Lovevery pieces so we can actually utilize the toys we spent so much money for.
  • Not all toys are hits – you pay for the entire play kit and can’t pick and choose what toys you want. You also can’t order a single toy if one catches your eye – you must purchase the entire kit.
  • The experience of getting the Lovevery kits won’t be the same if you have multiple children (some toys are used up, like the tempera paint sticks or stickers, and your subsequent children will miss out on them)

For us, the pros outweigh the cons, but that’s certainly not the case for everyone. If you don’t have room in your budget for the play kits, then you don’t have room – no matter how helpful they may seem.

Children using Lovevery educational toys
My daughter trying to figure out the twist and pivot pattern puzzle in The Investigator Play Kit (for months 31, 32, and 33)


Ultimately, I want what’s best for my kids, and especially as a working mom, I felt like I could offer more learning activities for them with the Lovevery play kits.

We’ve had so much fun with them, and I’m so glad we invested the money. I’d do it again. It honestly made me a little teary-eyed as I found photos of my kids playing with these toys – they’ve become such a part of their upbringing!

Of course, I wish they were cheaper, but when you consider what you get for the price (at least for the majority of the kits), I think it’s worth it. The toys are such high quality, and knowing it’s all developed for my child’s age offers so much peace of mind.

Let us know in the comments: have you (or would you) purchase the Lovevery play kits? Why or why not?

16 thoughts on “Are the Lovevery Play Kits Worth It?”

  1. I appreciate this review so much! So much time and thought went into it, thank you for taking the time to write this out. I also have 2 kids under 3. My youngest just got “The Babbler” and I’m going to order “The Helper” for my older daughter in about a month Buying two definitely doesn’t help that price/sticker shock! But we’ve loved what we’ve got so much and The Helper Box truly looks so great that we definitely want to continue to invest in these toys!

    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment! 2 under 3 is no joke!! And you will love the Helper. Those paint sticks were a huge hit with our daughter, and that sink entertains the kiddos for hours. Your younger one will also love running their fingers under the sink’s faucet! Yeah, they are definitely expensive. No getting around that. But so worth it IMO!! Did you see they just came out with play kits for 3-4 years old?? Not going to lie, I splurged and went for it… buying the kits in bulk saves a bit, I think 10% or so, which helps… XO, Rebekah

  2. Thanks for writing this review! I saw this kit and was already on board but after reading this review Im feeling really confident that it’s worth the extra cost. Its about $40 bucks a month. I spend more than that if I go out for dinner, so I definitely feel like making room in my budget won’t be that hard. I like all the pictures and videos that you provided so we could really get a good idea of what we are going to be getting.

    • Hey, Michelle! I was in the same boat as you. It seems really expensive, but when you actually get to use the toys (and try recreating the kits on Amazon to no avail), you realize just how high-value they are. I appreciate your comment and I’m so glad you enjoyed the article. XO, Rebekah

  3. Thank you for the thorough and honest review! I was on the fence about it but being a work from home mama as well, I think this would give me peace of mind. I feel so guilty sometimes that I’m working and not doing activities with her.

    • That balance is so hard. I recently listened to a podcast from Lovevery about mom guilt and it helped me so much!! Every day is a new day. You’re doing great, mama. XO

  4. Thank you so much for this article. I was in deep debate just because of the price…but loved the concept….and now I am definitely placing the order!!! My daughter is about to be two but I’m going to backtrack one or two sets cause they look so good! Can’t wait to start using these!

  5. Love this review! I was on the fence about buying the kit but I think you have definitely narrowed it down to which ones are worth it and which are not. I felt the same way when I looked at the “charmer” and waited until my babe was a little older to get the next kit and he loves it!!

    • Oh thank you!! I’m glad it helped you narrow things down. I’ve been thinking of doing a separate article with our favorite kits or ranking them all… I don’t know. If you have any ideas, let me know. But thank you for reading!!

  6. I enjoyed reading an honest opinion from a mom about the play kits. I have been considering them for awhile.
    My daughter is 4 months old and very curious and smart. I think she would love the play kits but price is an issue, so the way you broke them down has been very helpful.

    I’m wondering what you did about relatives and them wanting to buy toys for your children. And if they did, were the other toys played with and loved as much as the Lovevery toys?
    I don’t consider myself a minimalist but I don’t want a massive amount of toys all over the house that are never played with or have no real value for my daughter as she grows.

    • I think how you handle relatives is very personal, but I have personally never told my relatives to only get Montessori toys. I let them buy whatever they want and offer suggestions when they ask for ideas. Most of the flashy toys are loved for a day or two and then are quickly thrown over the shoulder, so to speak. The toys that my kids gravitate towards are ones that offer multiple ways to play. For example, blocks, a lot of the Lovevery toys, and also non-Lovevery toys like a big train set we have or MagnaTiles. We 100% have way too many toys, but I am constantly cleaning house and donating what doesn’t get used anymore. And the high-quality toys we have are all on a toy rotation so they are new and fun again. I hope this helps!

  7. My younger daughter is 4 1/2 and we’ve been getting the kits since she was a newborn. I was kind of sad when our deliveries came to an end after she turned 4. So many of these items are such high quality that I plan to save them to pass down to future grandkids. While not every item was a hit, and some toys duplicated items we already owned, overall we thought it was well worth the investment. We still read a lot of the books and use a fair number of the toys from the later boxes to this day.

    • That is awesome, and I totally agree. I did hear some rumors that Lovevery is working on play kits for age 4-5 – some moms in a Facebook group I’m in said their kids were part of the testing process maybe a year ago. But I haven’t heard anything since and the brand hasn’t shared anything with me about expanding the line to age 4+. Fingers crossed for my younger kids! The kits are awesome!


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