There's lots that goes into preparing to bring home a newborn, and pinching pennies tends to be a pretty consistent one. Why? Baby products aren't cheap!
Luckily, there are loopholes to landing much-appreciated freebies — yes, really! — and we're here to help you snag them. Check out our advice for getting free baby products from best retailers in the business, then get to registering. Because trust us: There's no such thing as too much free stuff!
After signing up for Target's baby registry online, you can head to your nearest location and request a "Welcome Kit" from the Guest Services desk. The "Welcome Kit" offers a 15% discount on everything left on your registry 8 weeks before your baby is due and contains over $100 worth of coupons and handpicked samples like a baby onesie, a pacifier, diapers, wipes and so much more.
In a similar fashion, if you sign up for an Amazon baby registry and are a Prime member that has had at least $10 purchased off your list, you will receive a free “Welcome Baby Box.” Each month’s bag of goodies is different, but in the past Amazon has been known to give big-ticket items such as swaddle blankets, onesies, diapers, pacifiers, bottles, cleansing wipes, baby lotion, ointment, and baby shampoo.
Walmart is another superstore offering a free “Baby Welcome Box” in return for setting up an online registry. A Walmart “Baby Welcome Box” provides samples of all the go-to baby essentials like wipes, diapers, formula and much more. Walmart also offers free returns and price match guarantee, which means paying as little as possible. You can easily access your baby registry through the Walmart registry app or create your registry in-stores, too.
When you sign up for The Honest Company’s diaper subscription service, you will receive a sample kit of diapers and diaper gear. If you aren’t a fan of the subscription—even though The Honest Company is known for reliable, chemical-free products and the monthly commitment could save you 40% off—you can cancel and avoid any unwanted charges!
“MyGerber” is a free resource program for new mothers that offers growth trackers, menu planners, coupons and offers. You can even message Gerber’s Personal Baby Expert, Dotti, regarding any questions about feeding, sleeping, or breastfeeding. When signing up, you could get free Gerber samples sent to your doorstep based off random promotional offers!
After applying for a buybuyBABY registry, you will receive a 15% completion discount off the bat. If you refer another individual to the register with buybuyBABY, they company will gift you a $25 off coupon for a $100 in-store purchase. BuybuyBABY also offers price match promise for the best deals and free shipping for your baby’s first year.
Lastly, upon registering you can pick up your free buybuyBaby goody bag full of samples and a coupon while in-stores.
Signing up for a Baby List registry means curating products from all different retailers to one place. Besides that major convenience, you will be gifted a “Hello Baby Box” full of free goodies and a 10% off discount code for one unpurchased item left on your list 60 days before your due date.
Enfamil, a brand of infant formula made by Mead Johnson, dishes out free baby products when you sign up for their rewards program, Enfamil Family Beginnings. Incentives include free baby formula samples, infant formula samples, toddler formula samples, money saving coupons, special offers, and feeding guides. The company advertises that an Enfamil Family Beginnings membership qualifies you for up to $400 worth of gifts.
You can even receive “Belly Badges,” which are milestone stickers to place on your baby’s onesies for precious photo opportunities.