Little Pnuts, aka A Birch Box for Babies…Kinda

I am a subscriber to Birch Box. It is a little box of joy that comes in the mail to make me feel pampered once a month. A NOLA mom has developed a similar idea for children. Little Pnuts, based right here in New Orleans, features full-size toys that are hand selected from around the world to help your Little Pnut with age appropriate developmental milestones.

Similar to Birch Box in that it is a mail subscription, Little Pnuts provides high quality toys that you cannot find in stores. These high-end toy brands are in exclusive partnership with Little Pnuts. And because of the quality, the toys can be passed from sibling to sibling and from generation to generation. Little Pnuts founder, Melissa, started the company as a result of a search for toys that would help her little one, Boo, who was faced with health and developmental challenges. Not finding the toys she was looking for, Melissa set out on a search throughout Europe. Now through Little Pnuts, these toys that she worked so hard to find can be delivered to your doorstep.

This is a great idea for a gift from Santa or grandparents because the toys grow with your child. When you sign up, you provide information on your child’s birthday and gender, which helps the Little Pnuts team customize the toys. With each box you receive, the toys will change based on the age and growth of your little one. How amazing would this be as a baby shower gift?!? You can either purchase an annual subscription for $240 OR pay by the month at $25/month. Deliveries arrive quarterly.

Don’t worry. If you are like me and you are not aware of exactly what kind of play is educational and how you can assist in their development, the box comes with instructions. The guide includes bullet points of the milestones to focus on, play ideas and information about the toys. It tells you the brand, a short description of each toy, the website where you can visit for more information on each toy and brand, and the price of each toy.

Melissa was sweet enough to send Baby Crawfish a Little Pnuts box. Baby Crawfish loves the toys! I am not sure what it is about it. They are classic toys, mostly wooden. There is nothing that sings, lights up or moves on its own. But it captures her attention and curiosity more than the toys that do all of those things! She loves this set of blocks that has different animals, textures, colors and shapes all on one set of cards.

Little Pnuts is not only good for your child; the brand is also focused on reducing their carbon footprint by using environmentally safe materials and partnering with Lighthouse for the Blind to help package the boxes.

Little Pnuts will ship out the first batch of boxes this month, September, right here from NOLA! And, one of you will be lucky enough to win a box in the age group of your choosing!


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53 Responses to Little Pnuts, aka A Birch Box for Babies…Kinda

  1. Amber Miranda September 7, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    I love Hape toys. The blocks are so well made and unique.

  2. Jessica F September 7, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Our son loves the Leap Frog line. We have the musical table, and Scout the green puppy that spells his name, and can be programmed with different songs.

  3. Kristin September 7, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Love this!

  4. Gretchen September 7, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Such a fantastic idea!

  5. Ashley M. September 7, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    My 21-month-old’s favorite toy at the moment is one of his big sister’s dolls. He doesn’t go anywhere without the doll tucked under his little arm.

  6. tania September 7, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Her favorite toy at this point is anything she can also put in her mouth as she is still exploring

  7. Lauren September 7, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    My little one’s favorite thing to do right now is pull stacking cups out. Can’t wait til she can put them back in!

  8. Carrie September 7, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Right now my 22mo old loves anything to do with play cooking and robots! This little girl loves robots puddles, skateboards, & cooking!

  9. Myndee September 7, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    My daughter really loves her tea set, and my son likes anything that looks like a sword. 🙂

  10. Jessica September 7, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I just ordered an annual subscription for my 15 month old daughter. Very excited to recieve our first package.

  11. Julie Alcorn-Webb September 7, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Right now, my son is loving the origami “Ninja stars” that he made with Daddy! Our little girl seems to gravitate towards anything that allows her to climb higher!!

  12. kristen September 7, 2012 at 10:18 am #


  13. Monica September 7, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    My son got a box of Lincoln Logs from the hurricane fairy. Talk about classic. He’s in love.

  14. Courtney September 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    My son loves the Leap Frog Musical Table and the Little Tikes 3 in 1 sports activity center. His favorite part is putting the basketball in the goal.

  15. Katie Vaughan September 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Colin loves his Melissa & Doug shapes puzzle right now, so these types of toys would be right up his alley!

  16. Alex September 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Love this idea!

  17. Adrianne September 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Right now, my son loves anything with wheels on it!

  18. karen September 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    My boy is in love with his new My Pal Scout toy. Every time it says his name…he looks at it like, “really??”

  19. courtney martin September 8, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    My favorite toy brand right now is Melissa & Doug. My son loves cars and blocks right now! He can’t get enough of them 🙂

  20. Kasey Bealer September 8, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    My son is 22 months and loves trains and sensory toys (playdoh, shaving cream, water beads…). He loved pull toys or anything for outdoors too! He basically likes it all!

  21. Geneva September 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    My girls will love this! What a great idea! They will be 3 October 27.

  22. JEN September 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I love Melissa and Doug. Thanks for giveaway. My son would love new toys!

  23. Erin K September 9, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    So far he loves books and anything with textures. This subscription would be a great birthday gift, grandma!

  24. Rebecca Scott September 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    My 3 year old loves anything craft related (crayons, stickers, glue) and puzzles; her 18 month old sisters adore books and blocks : ) LOVE these toys!

  25. tiffany truxillo September 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    we have really enjoyed board games lately – especially being stuck in the house during Isaac…and card games!

  26. Toni September 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    My daughter is all about puzzles! Thanks!

  27. Bree September 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    I really like Fisher-Price toys. Love the music & different activities they incorporate into each toy. My 5 month old loves her activity bouncer right now! Would love to win these toys…they seem really neat & different than typical toys!

  28. Julie September 10, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Such a great idea! I have been on a search for the old-style toy for my little one to play with.

  29. Sarah @ It's a Vol! September 10, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Evie LOVES her melissa and doug puzzles right now! 😉

  30. Kami September 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Right now my son enjoys anything cars, planes or trains! Those are his favorite 🙂

  31. Melissa G September 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    We really like Melissa & Doug toys.

  32. ashley burrer September 11, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    My son’s favorite toy right now is his chalkboard

  33. Phyllia Greco-Comeaux September 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Love this idea! So cute!

  34. Nicole Kubon September 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Love M&D toys!

  35. AP September 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    right now, Carter is LOVING the Sound and Lights Melissa and Doug Puzzles!

  36. Lindsay September 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    My twins’ fave toy right now are these cars from The Land of Nod. We cannot leave the house without one or one of the boys freaks out. This is such a cool giveaway, I’m so excited I heard about it.

  37. Stephanie September 13, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    This is such a great idea! My little guy is still in the taste test and “what happens when I bang this on ____?” stages, so these toys (no flashy lights and sounds) would be great. He’s still obsessed with Sophie, loves his stackable rings–and the sound the make on the floor, cloth blocks, and Earlyears Chicken & Egg Stacking Cups.

  38. Poppi Dell September 13, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    My youngest boy LOVES Sophie and other chew toys as he is just now getting teeth.
    My 3 year old is a big fan of legos and building toys!

  39. Khanh September 13, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    We absolutely love HABA toys in our house. My son’s favourite toy right now is probably his wooden walker wagon.

  40. Nicole B September 13, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    My son loves a wooden train set he got for Christmas last year!

  41. Melissa September 13, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Right now my daughter loves ANYTHING that she shouldn’t be playing with….garbage, paper, etc.

  42. Amanda Hall September 13, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    My son likes anything that lights up or makes noise. Hes still very young so he can’t actually play with he toys yet

  43. Maria R September 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    We like Green toys.

  44. Marrissa September 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    My son love under the nile and ringley toys.

  45. Devin September 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I love classic toys and those are what we will be trying to stick with for little one when she arrives.

  46. Jenn September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    W just received a brand new train table from his grandparents. IN LOVE.

  47. Jamie September 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    My 22 month old is in love with his wooden train set from IKEA as well as foam blocks he got for Christmas. He loves making “tunnels” or “towers” and making train noises. 🙂

  48. Carla Garcia September 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    my son loves cars.. any kind of car… any color… any type.. as long as it has wheels

  49. Lindsey September 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    We love Melissa and Doug toys

  50. Julie September 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    My 2 year old is having so much with magnet letters, shoeboxes, blocks, strollers, and baby dolls…what a mix! She really enjoys anything for outdoors too, push car or wagon.

  51. Erin September 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Fantastic idea! With so many toys on the market, it’s hard to choose which ones will best aid in my little one’s development. Love that Little Pnuts takes out the guess work!

  52. Leyla September 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    We love eco friendly toys;-) great idea!


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