Igniting Senses & Inspiring Play

The Baby’s First Year subscription is an award-winning quarterly series of four baby development play boxes, carefully curated to provide all the toys and resources needed to stimulate your baby's senses from 0-12 months and beyond.

Each box is bursting with age-appropriate kit and comes complete with a downloadable play and development guide tailored to baby’s next development milestones. We only select open-ended pieces that complement one another and are built to last – in terms of both quality and play potential.



Mum showing baby a bloack and white board book out of the 0-3 month Baby's First Year Sensory Play Subscription Box from The Little Sensory Box

When it comes to choosing toys for your baby’s first year, it’s all about quality over quantity. A few developmentally appropriate pieces are much more valuable than a mountain of toys that sit gathering dust in a toy box!

But how do you know which toys are right for your baby at each stage of their development?

With our award-winning Baby’s First Year subscription, you don’t need to know! We take the guesswork out of it for you by delivering all the sensory toys and resources you need for your baby’s first twelve months direct to your door, exactly when you need them.


⭐ Each box is tailored to your baby’s age and the milestones they’re likely to be hitting in the next three months.

⭐ All items are full sized and selected for their open-ended play potential.

⭐ We only include high-quality toys and resources from renowned early-years brands.

⭐ A downloadable Ways to Play guide accompanies each box, giving you tips on exploring the box contents with your little one.



A baby playing and holding the red Petit Boum sensory float bottle from the Baby's First Year Subscription Package.

The specific contents may vary from box to box, as we’re always seeking out new treasures, but one thing that will always be the same is the quality and variety of the toys and resources.

Everything we include is tried, tested and chosen based on our experience as sensory-play specialists and as parents playing with our own babies. And of course, everything is selected to nurture the specific skills your baby will be working on at that age.


Our award-winning Baby’s First Year boxes are designed as a quarterly series, with each box building on the last and arriving exactly when your baby is ready to explore a new set of skills. The number of boxes you’ll receive depends on when you sign up:

⭐ Sign up for a newborn: you’ll receive all four boxes over 12 months

⭐ Sign up for a baby aged three to six months: you’ll receive three boxes over nine months

⭐ Sign up for a baby aged six to nine months: you’ll receive two boxes over six months

Ready to make a sensory-play date with your baby? Simply select the age you’d like to sign up for above, then sit back and look forward to exploring your first box.

Just £43.97 per quarterly box with FREE delivery

Baby opening their new Baby's First Year Subscription Box from the Little Sensory Box

What our customers say:


Below you will find our most commonly asked questions for the Baby's First Year Subscription Package:

How does the subscription work?

The Baby's First Year Subscription Package is a quarterly based subscription, which means you will be billed and receive a new age specific box once every 3 months. Your subscription will end once you receive the 9-12 month box.

Once you have signed up, you will be billed £43.97 immediately, your next payments will then be scheduled for every 3 months thereafter.

What ages are your boxes suitable for?

Our boxes have been created specifically for a baby’s first year focusing on age specific development stages. They are suitable from birth up to 12 months of age. We offer sign ups from newborn, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. 

How many boxes will I receive? 

Depending on your baby's age when signing up, will depend on how many boxes you receive. If you sign up from newborn, your baby will receive 4 boxes in total through the year. If you sign up from 3-6 months, your baby will receive 3 boxes in total through the year. If you sign up from 6-9 months, your baby will receive 2 boxes in total through the year.

What can I expect in a box?

Your baby’s box will contain age specific toys and resources to encourage your baby to learn through play. You can expect to receive a minimum of 5 items in your box, such as sensory toys, wooden toys and educational resources, which will be appropriate for your baby’s age and stage of development.

How do I know how to play with each item with my baby?

Each box includes a QR code for you to scan and access a guide detailing the development milestones your baby may achieve and how to introduce each item into your play sessions.

Why are there only 4 boxes available?

Your baby does not need a lot of toys. Each item selected in your box has been carefully chosen to grow with your baby, meaning they can be enjoyed over and over again. You will also get the best out of each box before your next one arrives.

My Baby is 4 months old, is the 3-6 month box still relevant?

Yes, each box has been designed to focus on specific development milestones. Each month, your baby will grow and develop and will learn how to use and play with each item in new ways. Allowing 3 months in between each box allows you and your baby to truly get the best out of each item.

What if my baby is behind on the standard development curve?

We like the term babies learn in stages and not ages. Although our boxes are aimed at specific age stages, we appreciate that not all babies develop at the same rate. Which is why we choose open ended toys for your baby to explore meaning that they can be played with in various ways. Our boxes encourage hands on learning so that your baby can learn at their own pace.  

When can I expect to receive my box?

When signing up, please refer to the product description page – this will give you a specific date for when your first box will be dispatched. Your order confirmation email will also contain the date your first box will be dispatched by.

Your subsequent boxes will be dispatched a few working days after your next payment is processed.

Please refer to our shipping policy page for updates on delays.

I want my next box to arrive sooner than 3 months – is this possible?

Yes. You can log in via the website and manage your subscription, including rescheduling your next payment. (If you reschedule your payment, we cannot guarantee that it will be dispatched within a few working days, depending on stock availability there maybe a wait of up to 2 weeks).

When will my subscription end?

Your subscription will end once your baby has received their 9-12 month box. You will not be charged again after this point.

Can I cancel my subscription?

Yes, you can. We would hate to see you leave, but if you are thinking of leaving us then you can log in via the website and manage your subscriptions including cancelling your upcoming payments. Please make sure you cancel your box within 48 hours of your next payment due, to avoid any further charges. Alternatively, you can email us at info@thelittlesensorybox.com, 1 week before your next payment is due. We cannot guarantee that your payment will be cancelled in time if you email us any earlier than 1 week before.

What happens if I want to cancel my order after my payment has been taken?

Please email us at info@thelittlesensorybox.com quoting your order number as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your box after your payment has been processed. If your box has already been dispatched, than you will need to refer to our returns policy.
Will the age range of the boxes ever increase?
Yes, we are planning on expanding the first year boxes in 2021.

If you have any questions in regards to any of our products and services then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@thelittlesensorybox.com

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