Freebies for New Parents and Babies!
By, Audrey Milton, Contributor
Preparing for a new baby can get very expensive very fast. According to a 2010 USDA report, the average family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses during their baby’s first year alone. So in order to help cut some of these costs, we have curated a collection of sources where you can receive free samples, trials, or products as expecting parents. These free offers are designed with expecting parents in mind and the products listed will give you some relief when trying to wade through the endless brands that all claim they are the best. If a brand or product isn’t listed here or if there is something you always wanted to try but have shied away from it due to cost (like “organic” diapers, or glass bottles), you can always reach out to the company directly. Please note that promotions with these companies is subject to change and that we do not endorse any specific product or service unless noted.
Gerber Baby Nutrition Kit
The Gerber Baby Nutrition Kit comes with assorted free samples, coupons and offers, as well as instructional guides for nutrition, breastfeeding, formula feeding, and breast milk storage. Additionally, you will receive a free Gerber Cozy breastfeeding blanket. To receive the free kit, print the provided certificate and present it to a nurse at your local hospital.
Baby Sling from Seven™ Everyday Slings
A company called Mothers Lounge™ has designed several individual mother and baby lifestyle products, one of which is baby slings. These comfortable and stylish and are used to assist parents in holding their baby close to their body. This offer allows expecting parents to purchase a baby sling for free when you use the promotion code ENBABY at checkout. It is available for any sling up to $40 and you can choose from their variety of colors and patterns.
Expecting parents can receive a free canopy for their baby’s car seat if you use the promotion code ENBABY at checkout. The Carseat Canopy™ is designed to protect your baby’s eyes from direct sunlight and can help them fall asleep by darkening the area inside. They are made from fabric that is suitable year round and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Udder Covers™ gives you a free nursing cover when you use the promotion code ENBABY at checkout. Nursing covers help maintain privacy while breastfeeding on the go and keep the baby clean and warm while still allowing mothers to have eye contact with their baby. A typical nursing cover costs around $35, but with this promo code you can receive yours for free!
Nursing Pillow from Udder Covers
To compliment your nursing cover, Udder Covers™ also offers a free nursing pillow! Using the promotion code ENBABY at checkout, you can pick out a nursing pillow free of charge. Nursing pillows are designed for home use and help mothers hold babies while breastfeeding. This pillow is designed to increase comfort for the baby as well as the mother during breastfeeding.
Baby Leg Warmers from Baby Leggings
Baby leg warmers will keep your baby’s legs warm without all of the fuss of pants, which need to be taken off when diapers need changing. This offer provides five free baby leg warmers for expecting parents when you use the promotion code MYSAVINGS at checkout. You can pick out any of their unique designs for boys and girls free of charge with the promotion code.
Target’s Baby Welcome Gift Bag
Target offers a free baby welcome gift bag when parents register with the Target Baby Registry. The gift bag includes free samples and coupons for baby-related items. Additionally, after registering, Target will help you pick out a selection of items to help welcome your baby, all of which will be at 15% off when you are 8 weeks away from delivery. To get your gift bag, register online and then go see the Guest Services counter in your local target store.
BuyBuyBaby’s Goody Bag
BuyBuybaby offers parents who setup their registry with them a goody bag full of great samples and coupons you can pickup in store. In addition, after baby is born they offer some great savings on finishing off your registry in case there was things you didn’t get, but still want: http://www.buybuybaby.com/
Amazon’s Baby Welcome Box
Amazon Prime offers members who have set up a baby registry a free welcome box containing assorted samples, a parenting eBook, and coupons to help you welcome your little one into the world. Additionally, members who register their baby will receive free 90-day returns on most items, a 15% discount on eligible items, and 20% off diaper subscriptions. For great items to add to your amazon registry, check out https://www.thebabbleout.com/baby/baby-registry-checklist/ and then add it to
Diapers and Essentials from The Honest Company
The Honest Company offers a free sample of diapers and wipes as well as a bundle of essentials to parents who register on their website. The essentials bundle contains a trial size of shampoo, body wash, healing balm, and lotion, each of which is fit for babies and adults, as well as multi-surface cleaner and hand soap. After using your free trials, you can subscribe to The Honest Company and set up a schedule to have items delivered to your home.
Assorted Free Samples from Everyday Family
Everyday Family has partnered with top baby brands to distribute free samples and offers to expecting parents. Registration is free and automatically enters you into a sweepstakes to win free diapers for an entire year. Members also receive stage based pregnancy and baby email newsletters, access to their online community, offers and weekly coupon alerts as well as access to tons of free baby samples, baby coupons, baby magazines and more. Simply go to the website, click “join now” and enter your information.
Baby Formula Samples and Coupons from Enfamil
Expecting parents who sign up and join Enfamil Family Beginnings will receive up to $325 in special offers, savings, and support through pregnancy, their baby’s first year, and into toddlerhood. The package includes baby nutrition guides and growth charts, several different formula samples, valuable coupons, and special gift offers. To get started, go to their website, click on “Join Enfamil Family Beginnings”, and enter your information to receive your free package.
Free Books from Babsy B
This offer allows parents to order five books for free when using the promo code GET5FREEBOOKS. Educator Babs Bell Hajudusiewicz wrote the books and each one reflects proven research in early childhood education, oral language development, and age-appropriateness as it pertains to brain development. To receive this offer, go to the website, choose five books to add to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code at checkout.
Free Books from Early Moments
This company provides parents and children with monthly shipments of selected books based on the child’s age. After registering, parents will receive the first shipment of four books and a ring of flashcards for free, except for a shipping fee. To avoid additional charges, simply cancel your subscription after your “free” books ship. To sign up, go to the website, click on which age range your child is in, and fill in the necessary information.
Free Books from PJ Library
PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. They know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that have colorful pictures and are fun to read to baby. The books evolve as your kids get older which makes this a great resource. A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up, regardless of their Jewish background, knowledge, or observance.
By taking advantage of these free offers, you can help ease the financial burden of welcoming a new baby. In addition, you get the opportunity to try out popular products from trusted companies which will help you decide what products are right for you and your baby throughout all their years of development.