Having a baby is expensive. No one understands this more than new parents. The good news, though, is that there are a wide variety of ways to get and enjoy free baby products.
In fact, you can find just about everything from wipes to diapers for free. No matter what free baby stuff you’re looking for, you’ll find that it’s very easy to get great baby items at absolutely no cost to you. The key is simply knowing how to go about it.
Sign Up for a Box Full of Free Stuff
It may surprise you to learn that free baby products are the norm in many other countries. Other countries often believe in providing parents and their newborn babies with many of the items and a lot of the information they will need to have a successful start in life.
This box full of freebies is often referred to as a baby box, and the trend is starting to catch on in the United States. In fact, there are now baby box websites where you can sign up for free boxes full of great, safe items, like a baby mattress, sheets, and more.
The baby box websites often require you to undergo a brief educational training, also for free, in order to receive your box. However, once you’ve done so, it’s as simple as putting in your address and having your box delivered.
Check out different baby box websites and offers to find the best box to meet your needs.
Take Advantage of Free Samples
Another great and easy way to get free baby products (and a lot of them) is to sign up for free baby samples whenever and wherever you can.
There are, for example, a lot of freebie websites that can show you how to get free items and samples from different companies. You may have to pay shipping for some items, but with others, you simply have to provide an email and/or a shipping address.
Since you’re likely to get a lot of junk email when you sign up for freebies, you may want to make a free email account just for this purpose. If you do that, you’ll have nothing to lose and lots to gain by taking advantage of all the freebies different companies offer.
Create a Baby Registry…or Two or Three
When you find out you’re pregnant, it is customary to register for baby items so that your friends and family will know what to bring for your baby shower.
However, there is no rule about how many places you can register. In fact, you are often encouraged to register at multiple stores in order to make shopping easier for your guests. However, there’s a nice bonus in it for you as well.
Many stores will actually provide free baby products, coupons, and other incentives as a “thank you” for registering with them. So, even if you’re not having a baby shower, it’s smart to sign up for as many registries as you can for the freebies alone.
Some stores that are known for giving away free baby goodies for registry signs up include:
- Buy Buy Baby
- Pottery Barn Kids
- Babies R Us
Do your research to find other stores in your area that offer freebies and then sign up; it’s that simple.
Sign Up for Baby Related Rewards Programs
Many people find it annoying when cashiers pester them to sign up for free rewards programs. However, the slight annoyance of filling out a simple registration form can provide you with a wealth of free baby products.
So, whenever you get asked to sign up for a baby related rewards program, go ahead and do it. Huggies, for example, has a Diaper rewards program that can earn you free goodies just for buying the things you already have to buy. Many stores, including some of those mentioned above, also have rewards programs that can help you to earn free baby items.
Every little bit helps when you’re raising a child, so go ahead and take advantage of these reward programs when you can.
Give Freecycling a Try and See What You Find
One final way to potentially get some free baby products, including bigger items like cribs and changing tables, is to look for a local freecycling group in your area.
With freecycling, people offer up items they no longer need, all for free, and others are encouraged to do the same. You can often find these groups on Facebook and other social media sites, so look around.
Even if you do not have a true freecycling group in your area, the “free” section of Craigslist and other classifieds will often have plenty of baby items.
As you can see, getting free baby products is easy. It’s worth any effort you have to put in too since every little savings and every little freebie can really add up to help a great deal.