As a new mom-to-be, you’ll be familiar with how fast costs of baby essentials such as formula, diapers and wipes can start adding up. Getting discounts and baby freebies is a must for any mom who is expecting. We’ve made a list of free baby stuff including offers and reward programs you can take advantage of as a new mother to be. Some of the items are new and some are used, but we’re sure your baby will love them all.
Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get a nice Welcome Box and tons of other benefits as an expecting mother. You’ll earn a 15% discount for completing your registry, 20% off a diaper subscription and you’ll be able to return said item for free for 90 days.
Once you’ve added certain products to your registry and made a purchase of $10, Amazon will send you a Welcome Box with wipes, Babyganics lotions, books, snacks and multivitamins.
Sign up for a baby registry on Amazon, and if you’re a Prime member, you’ll get a Welcome Box and host of other benefits. For example, you’ll earn a 15% discount for completing your registry, 20% off a diaper subscription and the ability to return items for free for 90 days.
Once you’ve added products to your registry and a $10 purchase is made (either by you or a friend), Amazon will send you the Welcome Box—no need to even leave your house. The items within vary, but some moms have received full-size Amazon wipes, Babyganics lotion, books, snacks and multivitamins.
Get the Baby Registry Welcome Box on Amazon.
Free Diapers and Baby Formula
It’s actually pretty easy to get free diapers. Request free samples, join diaper reward programs and sign up to a diaper company mailing list to get a few free ones. You can also get free baby formula samples and even full sized containers from places like Walmart and Enfamil. This means you also get to test different baby formulas and see which one your baby likes best. Consider joining these registries to get as much free stuff as possible:
If not, consider buying some on Amazon.
Free Similac Formula
The Similac StrongMoms Rewards program sends free formula samples and up to $400 in gifts, savings and several benefits. The welcome gift does vary from person to person, but you’re guaranteed to receive some kind of bonus.
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If you want to get started with reading at the youngest age possible, sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. You’ll get one free age-appropriate book every month from the time your child is born till the age of 5. If it’s not in you area consider launching a program!
Don’t forget to take your baby to the regular library. Many local libraries have programs for children including infants!
More free baby stuff for expectant mothers
Free IKEA Goodies
Sign up for a free IKEA Family Member program and enjoy several discounts on food and other items. IKEA will send over food offers and a chance to win a $100 gift card and free coffee or hot tea promotions.
Free Breast Pump
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act it is now a requirement for women to gain access to a free breast pump. To find out whether you qualify for the program visit HealthCare.gov and check out the rules.
Many women can get them reimbursed through their insurance provider.
If not, consider buying one on Amazon.
Pampers Rewards is a program that collect codes off Pampers diapers. These codes can then me redeemed for free baby food, toys, gift cards, baby gear and books.
Many online baby stores have coupon code available that give away free baby stuff. Sometimes it’s a free gift when you buy something, but sometimes it’s an amazing coupon that will give you completely free baby stuff. Regularly check for coupons on sites such as Retail Me Not.
Free Nursing Pillow
If you head to Nursing Pillows site and search for a referral code from someone else to use, use it at checkout and you’ll only pay for shipping. They definitely make nursing a lot more comfortable.
These pillows make nursing a lot more comfortable and come in a variety of prints.
If not, consider buying one on Amazon.
Free Variety Pack
The Noobie Box is a free pregnancy gift box that is filled with samples of baby ointment, diapers, nasal drops, bottles and pacifiers. The perfect goodie box, and you’ll only pay $6.95 for shipping.
How to get free baby stuff
Freecycle is a platform and website where people give away things they don’t want anymore. No need to deal with the hassle of selling, they just want to get rid of it. Another person’s trust could be your treasure, and there’s a ton of free baby stuff on Freecycle you can get!
If you know where to look, there’s a ton of free baby stuff on Craigslist. If the item has been listed for a while and isn’t selling, ask if you could get it for free – many times the seller is simply looking for a way to get rid of it.
Have a baby shower
A baby shower is a great way to get free baby items. Convince a friend or family member to throw you a baby shower and invite all your friends over – they’ll love being a part of such an important event of your life!
Facebook Marketplace allows you to browse your local area for free baby stuff. If you pick the ‘Only Show Free Listings’ option you’ll see all the free baby stuff on offer in your area. Items range from free toddler beds, bounce chairs, formula, baby baths, toys, clothes and much more!
Have you heard of the buy nothing project? These are groups for people to exchange things they no longer need that other people want. You can get some really good things depending on the quality of your local buy nothing group. Check it out!
Local Moms Groups
Type your neighborhood, town, or city into Facebook plus “moms” and you’ll likely find Moms groups to join where people are always giving things away. These can be a great source for free baby stuff.
Other baby freebies for new moms
Many companies offer free-trials of their product for new moms.
Some ones you may know include The Honest Company, Dr. Seuss Book Company, and my personal favorite, Amazon Prime!
We all can expect that we’ll be buying a bunch of baby stuff from Amazon. Might as well get free shipping on it!
Use this link for the 30-day free trial.
Free Kindle Books
You can get free baby books on Amazon!
See what they’re offering for free.
Here is an example: Baby Turtle Searches for the Sun.
Free Gift Cards and Points
If you do shop online, you might as well get points you can redeem for gift cards or cash later.
Here are 3 of my favorites (and you get a bonus for signing up for each).
- Ebates – get cash back on purchases
- Swagbucks – get gift cards after purchases
- Honey – cash out your points after purchases
If you’re going to be spending money on baby anyways, the cash back adds up!