When I was first pregnant, finding free baby stuff near me became a top priority! I knew that we needed help affording all of these things, and that I also wanted to know which products were the best of the best.
Find my best tips here on how to get free baby samples and even read about how you might be able to get free Maternity Clothes, just by looking within your immediate area.
Pregnant?! Get All the Free Baby Items You Can!
Yay! You’re likely here because you’re an expecting mother (or dad, grandparent, or even a caretaker in general!) and you’ve quickly realized just how expensive new babies can be. You’re in the right place. In this article I’m outlining free baby items that you can get near you – or if not right near you, things that you can request that you’ll get right away, or even free baby sample kits by mail that you can request.
Look to the OB/GYN for Sweet Free Baby Samples
Your first stop to confirm your pregnancy and choose a delivery doctor will likely be the gynecologist. And, as good news should have it, they’re usually chock full of free baby samples! And, since you’ll be at the baby doctor quite often, especially during your last trimester, you can ask if there are any new free baby samples each time you go in. You’ll often find that they have free formula samples, and even free diaper samples as well!
Call Your Doctor’s Office and Hospital and Ask for Free Baby Samples from Doctor’s Offices
In addition to asking your OB/GYN, your child’s pediatrician and birth hospital are great resources for free baby items well after your baby is born!
I recall when we had our daughter I had a friend who was a nurse. They had hundreds of diapers, baby supplies, nose suckers, baby wipes and more to give and I went home with WAY more than I came in with. It sure doesn’t hurt to ask, does it?
Get a Free Child ID Kit
Speaking of child health and safety, one of the most important free things that you can do for your family is to create a Child ID kit. It’s simple and it’s easy, and it’s also free. You can get a printable free child ID kit here!
Is there a Way to Get Free Maternity Clothes?
Once you’re done worrying about how you’re going to afford 2500 disposable diapers in the first year of a baby’s life, you’re likely to think about that one event coming up during your pregnancy that you’ll need to dress up for – or how you’ll get through approximately 4-5 months with your baby bump in work clothes. I write all about why I love StitchFix Maternity here but they’re offering a free $25 Maternity clothes credit here right now if you’re interested!
How to Get Free Baby Stuff from Amazon
Amazon sends a SWEET free baby box valued at over $35! To get free baby items from Amazon you’ll need to create a free baby registry and make your first purchase from the registry.
Follow these simple steps to get your Amazon Baby Registry started:
- Sign in to your Amazon Prime/Family Account (if you’re not a member you can get a free 30 day trial here)
- Create a Baby Registry here using Checklist
- Purchase $10+ from your registry (or wait until someone else does) **not including tax/shipping or gift cards
- Once you are eligible and the $10+ purchase has shipped, you will see a “Claim Now” button on the left side of your baby registry.
- Click the button to automatically add the Welcome Box to your cart.
- Within 1-2 days you will also receive an email with instructions to the address associated with your Amazon account.
Wondering what will be in the free Amazon Baby Box? It’s a surprise and I’ve never seen a picture of two boxes that were the same! How fun is that? But you should know: the box will include a selection of products for both baby AND parents.
Please note that the Welcome Box will only be available to the Baby Registry owner, that has a Prime membership or is receiving Prime Benefits as part of an Amazon Household.
How to Get Free Baby Items by Mail
My biggest and best tip of getting free baby items by mail is signing up for the rewards programs that the companies have. Honestly. And, I know that’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but it’s true! Once the top baby product companies (think formula, diapers, big box stores) find out that you’re having a baby, they’re all over offering you free baby coupons, free samples, and free products. I’ve even gotten free Starbucks gift cards for buying Huggies diapers!
To learn exactly how to request free samples and free stuff from companies, check out this article: How to Request Free Baby Samples by Mail.
How to Find Free Baby Stuff Near Me
Registries, registries, registries!
Registries are the best way to get free baby stuff in your hands ASAP. Whether you register online or in store at the brick and mortar location, you’ll likely get a goodie bag full of baby items. Although some stores have gotten away from giving a goodie bag full of free samples, many are still offering a very high value completion coupon, with some stores offering up to 20% off your purchase of items that are remaining on your registry after baby is born.
It is a smart idea to keep this in mind when doing your registry as this will work most times on the entire store.
Companies that offer a free goodie bag or registry completion coupon include:
Now it’s your turn! Sound off on the tips and tricks that you’ve learned on how to get free baby stuff near you! Have a new place or tip? Email me at kate@ couponcravings.com – I’d love to hear!