Mar 022016

Please and Carrots A Learning Toy Subscription to Support Milestones

Babies sure are cute aren’t they?  It’s been a while since my two boys were babies (le sigh), but thankfully I have a five sisters in law who have had eight babies between them within the past five years, so I get my baby fix pretty regularly!  My newest niece is only four weeks old and I can’t wait to meet her next week when she comes up with her mom, dad, older sister and older brother from Connecticut.  The same weekend, my 7  month old nephew is coming up from his home in NYC (with his mom and dad) to stay with us for the weekend.  It’s going to be so much fun to have a baby in the house again – even if it is only for a few days.

The thing about babies is they change so much during the first few years.  It almost seems like sometimes it literally happens overnight. Do you ever wonder which toys are best for your baby’s development?  Please and Carrots is the solution.

Please and Carrots is a quarterly subscription box that contains learning toys, books and activities tailored to each age and stage of development. This service is a bit different because it’s quarterly instead of monthly. So instead of receiving a box once a month, you will receive a new box once every three months.


They focus on ages  ranging from newborn to 3 years old, which is the most critical time of brain development! Their toys and books are chosen by a child psychologist to develop the right skills at the right time for baby.  How awesome is it that they do the research and work for you.  All you have to do is watch the mailbox every three months for a new box to arrive.

Each Please and Carrots Boxes Include:

  • 5 premium toys, books and games to promote development at the appropriate age.
  • Tips  on sleep, nutrition, speech development and more from child development experts – including pediatricians, teachers and a nutritionist.
    A customized program that advances as your child learns new skills such as developing motor, cognitive, social and language skills.


I recently had the opportunity to test out the service for ages 3-6 months and I loved the toys that were sent. I was impressed by not only the quality of the toys that were sent, but the variety of toys we received. The box included six brand name, no battery toys from trusted companies such as Lamaze and Melissa & Doug. There were activity ideas included that you can do with your little ones to help enhance their sensory and fine motor skills.


Please and Carrots also offers their members an exclusive online forum with information and advice from experts as well as other parents.  It’s a great resource for parents!

Please and Carrots costs $349/year ($87/quarter) for four boxes with free shipping, or $99/quarter for one box with free shipping. If you are interested in signing up, enter promo code MHM15 between now and 4/30/16 for a special discount. For more information, please visit:

  100 Responses to “Please and Carrots: A Learning Toy Subscription to Support Milestones”

  1. Definitely sounds interesting and wish I would have had a subscription like this when my girls were younger.

  2. This is such a cool idea! I will have to remember it for when I have kids.

  3. This is such a valuable subscription box! I may have to sign up. We’re expecting our second child next month, and she’s going to need some new books and toys!

  4. Please and carrots is such a cute name and those boxes are awesome.

  5. I could have really used something like this when my boys were younger. Seems like all the toys I bought ended up not being what they advertised. I also like that they provide age-appropriate tips. For first time moms, that’s a god-send.

  6. This is too cute. I just started a new nanny job for the sweetest 16 month old and I know the parents are trying for another.. Will definitely have to show them this!!

  7. This would have been so helpful to me when my baby was just born. This would be something of value to others though and I’m glad companies are now coming up with new things for parents.

  8. I just love baby toys. It’s great that they have a subscription box for each new month. That would have been one that I would have wanted.

  9. What a great way to keep your little one growing! This is a great idea 🙂

  10. This looks like a great idea for the kids!

  11. What a great subscription service! This would make a nice shower gift. 🙂

  12. I love this idea! I think a learning toy subscription is a great way to keep learning fresh and fun.

  13. This is a great idea. A monthly subscription for learning toys is so much better than one for random stuff that won’t really help the kids’ minds grow. Thanks for sharing!

  14. this is super cute! i’ll remember this when i have kids <3 <3

  15. I love babies. I get my baby fix at church every week.

  16. It is tough trying to decide on what to buy little ones. Do you really want to spend $45 on a toy they’ll only be interest in for a few weeks? lol We had the press n go worm as well and the boys always loved the wire & bead mazes! Entertainment for hours! Thanks for sharing!

  17. This would be a very useful subscription. I really like that each box has a customized program that helps your child develop important skills.

  18. What a fun subscription box for kids! I loved when we found new learning toys for the kids when they were younger.

  19. Wish the would have had subscription boxes when my children were younger.Looks like great assortment of handy items.

  20. Aw how cute and exciting to have your nephew visit. My youngest niece is 2 and my youngest son is 6 so it’s been awhile since we’ve had a baby in the house. These toys look so fun to play with and love that they include books too!

  21. What a fun idea! I don’t have kids, but plenty of my friends do and this would be perfect to gift to them 🙂

  22. I work in the nursery at the church so I can get my baby fix. I am going to pass this information on to those mommies so they can get some new toys for their little ones.

  23. This seems like a great subscription box for kids. I love that they get educational toys to promote the growth of their noodles.

  24. My grandma has been wondering what to get my daughter for her birthday. This would be such a great gift idea! Educational and fun!

  25. What a great idea….always getting new age appropriate toys and books in the mail….awesome!!

  26. We are due with our first baby in May and this looks like a great box to get!

  27. If I had kids I would for sure use this!

  28. This is a great gift idea for any little one!! I love that it is all educational for the kids!

  29. Babies do grow so fast! I love this idea and think it would be an amazing baby shower gift for Moms To Be! Getting a box of quality, age appropriate toys and books from favorite companies like Melissa & Doug would be awesome as a new mom!

  30. This would be perfect for my son. I love it for my little guy.

  31. They have a subscription for everything! I love how interactive the box is and it would be the perfect gift for my nephew too.

  32. I love boxes that help teach children! I have some new mommy friends that would love this.

  33. I wish this box had been around when my boys were little! It’s such a great collection and I love the convienance of subscription boxes.

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  35. I love learning about different toys and play options available for kids. Subscription boxes are so fun, too, because of the constant surprise.

  36. This sounds very interesting. It’s a bit too late for me to have a subscription. I’ll tell my friends instead.

  37. This is the first time I’ve heard of this subscription box. It’s pretty amazing, I love the fact that it helps you with your baby’s milestones, that’s so nice. I wish I had this when the twins were so much younger.

  38. This sounds like a great subscription box. My daughter is expecting her first child in April and I will have to show her this.

  39. There are so many other really cool things available these days! Im going to share this with my niece….. that subscription thing is awesome!!

  40. What a cool box! I would have loved this when my babies were little. A nice way to build a great collection of toys.

  41. You’re so blessed to be surrounded by so many babies in the family!! We just have one in the family now – our baby niece. These would be so interesting for her!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  42. Although I prefer wooden and homemade toys, these look like they’ll keep my little ones entertained for a while. What I love most is the ability to play along with them.

  43. Cute idea! Please and Carrots would make a great gift for someone with a little one. I love the idea of getting new age appropriate items on a regular basis.

  44. how cool is this?! Wish I had this when my guy was little!

  45. How cool! This is a PERFECT baby shower gift!!

  46. This would make a great gift too! I bet my nephew would love this!

  47. I love this. It would be perfect for my almost 6 month old. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what is age appropriate for babies, so this would help tremendously.

  48. I love learning toys so I think this is a great subscription box!! I will have to remember this for baby gifts!!

  49. Those toys look like a lot of fun for little ones. I will pass this on to some friends who have toddlers.

  50. This is really cool I didn’t know that there are learning subscription boxes. I hope that you and your kiddo enjoy every month!

  51. I like to give subscription boxes as gifts. I will have to check out Please and Carrots. I have a few friends with little ones.

  52. Please and Carrots sounds like a great subscription box. I will have to share this with a few friends that just had babies.

  53. I love this idea for a subscription box. Please and Carrots would be a great way to try new toys that match the child’s play level.

  54. This is a really nice subscription box. I think it would make a great gift for my nephew who will be 1 next month!

  55. Oh my word. This looks like an amazing box! My little one would love all of these things so much!

  56. what a cute name for a company & I need to let my sis n law know about this as she is expecting twin girls in May 😉

  57. My kiddos are much older now but this would have been cute when they were little!

  58. Whomever came up with this gift box idea deserves a big medal. This is genius!

  59. This is such a great idea, I think this is perfect for my kids.

  60. This is such a great gift idea. A friend of mine is expecting twins in a few months and I think I just figured out what to buy her.

  61. This is so great. Do you know if they have one for older kids.

  62. This is awesome! They have subscriptions for everything! This would be perfect for my little one.

  63. This looks like fun toys for the little ones! My boys way to far from those days too and miss their baby moments and faces.

  64. This sounds like a subscription service my niece could use for her 2 year old–gosh time does fly doesn’t it!! I will tell her about it–or maybe I can get my Mom to get it for her!!

  65. I’m not surprised but I had not idea there are toy subscriptions available. Great idea.

  66. So cute and adorable toys! Perf for my son.

  67. A subscription box to help children grow, develop and learn is a great idea!

  68. What a cool subscription box!! I wish this was a craze back in the day when my kids were little!! This would of came in handy as a new parent.

  69. Sounds like an interesting learning tool for toddlers.
    I do not have any children, but will notify other family members.

  70. Wow this sounds really interesting! I’ve never heard of a subscription like this before but think it could be pretty useful! How cool.

  71. My almost two year old would love getting this subscription box!

  72. This sounds really fun and interesting. I don’t have kids myself but can imagine any child liking this 🙂

  73. This is really great! Congratulations on your new niece. It’s nice that you have regular access to a baby fix.

  74. This is a great idea! Takes the guessing work out of what toys are beneficial to baby, and age-appropriate.

  75. Whilst pricey I can see how this would be beneficial to all parents, as not only is it educational but also means that children get new toys every few months.

  76. My niece is almost 5 months old! She would really enjoy this box because she is very playful now.

  77. That is a super adorable package! I’ll bet it’s great for moms with little ones.

  78. This is awesome. I would love to get this for my baby when it’s born.

  79. I wish they had these when I was a baby! These are such a great idea, I want to try this for my niece!!

  80. Such a smart subscription. I like that is quarterly so it changes as your munchkin changes. This would make a great gift as well.

  81. What a cute subscription toy, for sure my son would love that one.

  82. What a great idea! I love subscription boxes and especially educational ones. This would definitely be helpful for parents as well as fun for kids!

  83. Sounds like a great books for the kids, I would love to have this for my kids

  84. This would make a great shower gift! I love subscription boxes, they always seem to offer items that I would never think of!

  85. This is a wonderful concept. I’d love to see one for preschoolers or one for children with apraxia or sensory processing disorder.

  86. I really love toys like these that are educational and address the developmental needs of children. It’s so much more rewarding to spend money on toys like these and feel good about it.

  87. this is such a money well spent monthly subscription box! will check this out for my daughter!

  88. For people with young children, this seems like a no brainer. Learning toys are the ideal type of toy for youngsters.

  89. Sounds like a wonderful idea & the subscription box looks great with some valuable products. These baby toys will be so helpful as it will help the baby develop new skills during every milestone they reach.

  90. This will be a good subscription for parents with little kids. What a way to receive boxes that has learning products.

  91. My son would adore this subscription. He would like the new toys and I would like the learning aspect.

  92. Perfect timing! I am going to get this for my grandson! He’s three months old today. I love that Please and Carrots boxes are sent quarterly so the baby will have ample time to learn before the next box comes in!

  93. That is truly adorable! I will definitely have to check out this subscription box company out sometime. – HilLesha

  94. This box is super cute. I have a little guy that would love it.

  95. This sounds like such a great subscription for our little ones! I have a 6 month old and I really think he would LOVE the grow and go inchworm!

  96. I love subscription boxes and this one definitely sounds like a great one! Sounds like a lot of great goodies in it!

  97. What an awesome service, I bet my kids would love it! Can’t wait to try!

  98. What a great service – I think this would be such a great gift for new parents. I remember being baffled by the many choices of toys, and it would have been nice to have a few that I knew were developmentally appropriate, and chosen by a psychologist.

  99. These subscription boxes are great gifts to babies and kids under three years old. These are great addition to their collection of toys. I like that unlike typical dolls and play stuff, these are the kinds that can really help hone their speech development and skills.