Having a baby is a wonderful experience that will change your life forever. But it can also be incredibly expensive.
We’re talking thousands of dollars a year – and that’s not even including childcare services. Thankfully, there are several ways for you to get free baby stuff to stock up on!
Some do require a little participation, as many companies are looking for feedback. But dozens of others offer free promotional items in hopes you’ll enjoy their products so much you’ll purchase them in the future.
We’ve scoured the internet for the best baby freebies and came up with this list for you. Whether you’re still expecting or already have a tiny human nestled in your arms as you read this, you’re about to save $1,000+!
Free Baby Clothes Samples and Gear
Babies can go through a lot of clothes in a short space of time! Between growth spurts and spills, you can never have too many baby clothes. So it’s good to know you can stock up on some for free using these resources.
Baby Leggings are exactly what they sound like – yoga pants for babies! When you use the coupon code SPRING50 at check-out, you can get 5 of them (worth a total of $50) for free.
A car seat cover is one of the many must-have gear items you’ll need so you can keep your baby covered while you’re running errands. At Carseat Canopy, they usually retail for about $50 – but you can get yours absolutely free when you use the coupon code FREECANOPY1.
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately.
Pacifiers are a mom’s best friend. They can help you keep baby quiet when you need it the most – and if you get the right one, pacifiers are also a great accessory item to complete baby’s outfit.
Custom Pacifiers is a great online company for finding the perfect binky. There are dozens of designs to choose from, allowing you to customize your pacifiers.
Most websites will only offer 1 free pacifier. But if you use the coupon code 50261DA82 when you check-out your order, Custom Pacifiers will give you 3!
So you’ve got the perfect pacifier – now you need the outfit to go with it.
While most freebie baby clothes are a generic white (or maybe pink or blue if you’re lucky), Custom Snappies doesn’t believe in conformity. Your baby is unique and should look the part, right?
Custom Snappies offers sizes ranging from 0 to 18 months. Simply visit their website, design 2 onesies, and use the discount code PENNY1 to get them both for free!
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately.
Babies tend to be messy eaters. And let’s face is – they drool a lot too!
To help you keep those gorgeous Custom Snappies onesies as clean as possible, you’ll need a bib. And to get a free bib, simply add one to your cart when placing your first order with Gerber Childrenswear. All you need to do is use the coupon code WELCOME.
You’ll want to keep baby warm when drying them after their bath. While you could use a regular towel to do so, they tend to be rough on baby’s soft skin, causing discomfort and irritation.
Instead, get a free infant hooded towel from Hooded Towels. Made especially for babies, the little hood will keep your little one’s head warm for you.
While you might have to pay for shipping, the discount coupon SIXDOLLARFAM1 will make sure that’s all you pay for.
Want to make sure your baby grows up to support the right sports team? Other than letting dad babysit during the game (under supervision, of course), why not get them started with their first fan gear?
Little Fans offers MBA, NCAA, and NFL baby gear. You can get just about everything branded with your favorite team’s logo – bibs, pacifiers, and more. And with the discount code SPRINGFAN, you can get up to $35 worth for free!
Baby shoes are easily the cutest baby gear items on earth.
Chances are, you still have a pair of your own in a memory box somewhere! They’re the perfect way to finish off baby’s outfit. High-top sneakers, fringe boots, snow boots lined with fur? Little Wanderers has them all.
While their baby shoes sell for $29.95 each, you can snag 2 pairs by using the discount code SUMMER when checking out your order.
Nappies are very useful, but they’re not the prettiest sight – even when they’re clean. So if it’s a warm day and baby doesn’t want to wear several layers, why not use a ruffled baby bloomer to cover up the nappy?
Rufflebuns will give you 3 pairs for free. All you need to do is use the discount code RB60OFF.
Free Stuff for Expecting Mothers
Moms need some freebies too, right? We’ve found a few items you’ll appreciate especially.
Baby and Parenting Magazines
There’s a lot of information you need to learn fairly quickly once you’re expecting, especially if it’s your first pregnancy.
An easy way to get that information is through magazines, whether online or in print (plus they usually have coupons). Here are our top picks for you:
- American Baby – free digital subscription
- The Bump – free digital subscription
- Empowering Birth Magazine – free issue with 60+ pages
- Pregnancy & Newborn – free print issue or free online access
- Pregnancy Magazine – 11 free digital issues plus access to their Special Edition Buyer’s Guide
- Your Baby – you’ll need a Magzter subscription to enjoy an unlimited subscription to Your Baby, but you’ll also have access to 5000+ other magazines, including Your Pregnancy
- Baby and Parenting Magazines
- Little Wanderers
- Little Fans
- Hooded Towels
- Gerber Childrenswear
- Custom Snappies
- Custom Pacifiers
- Carseat Canopy
BONUS: Get a 3-year subscription to Parents Magazine, valued at $84, for only $12.
Nursing bands are a must-have for any mother who has decided to breastfeed.
Let’s face it – when you have a newborn, you’re probably still experiencing “pregnancy brain” for the first few months. Between that and the lack of sleep, it can become difficult to remember things.
Milk Bands offer a helping hand. Every time you breastfeed, simply turn the bracelet inside-out. Next time baby gets hungry, you can quickly identify which breast you last used.
What makes them especially great is they come in a wide range of colors, can be used with one hand, work in the dark, and can be worn with just about everything. Use the coupon code MILKBANDS22OFF to get 5 of them (worth $6.99 each) for free!
Speaking of breastfeeding, Nursing Pillows typically cost $39.95. Usually, we’d say they’re worth the expense, as they make nursing a lot more comfortable. Plus, they come in a variety of prints, so you can choose one that suits you best!
But if you use the discount code PJBABY when checking out your order, you can get one absolutely free. Shipping isn’t included, unfortunately.
Carrying a baby around all day gets exhausting. Give your arms a break by getting a baby sling (worth $39.95) free of charge from Seven Baby.
They come in a wide range of prints, so find one that matches your style, add it to your cart, and use the coupon code FREESLING4ME.
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately.
Free Local Baby Stuff
You’ve probably noticed almost all the free baby stuff you can get online comes with the usual caveat – “just pay shipping.” But you can also get a few things without having to pay delivery costs by finding them locally.
Here are 6 ways to do just that.
When you visit the Craigslist website, you’re automatically directed to their online classifieds for your city. Not all locations have a Free section, but if yours does, it’s a great place to find free baby stuff.
eBay is a great alternative to Craigslist (and typically better-trusted too). You might have to manually select your location, but you can also search for free baby stuff available locally here. There’s no guarantee you’ll find anything, but it never hurts to try!
Long gone are the days where Facebook was only a place to connect with friends and family.
In addition to the Facebook Marketplace (which you should also check for free baby stuff), there are dozens of groups dedicated to helping new and expecting parents find essentials free of charge.
You can do a quick search using the term “free baby stuff” to find more accounts and groups, but here are our favorites:
- Seven Baby
- Nursing Pillows
BONUS: Visit the Buy Nothing Project website to see if they have a Facebook group for your area.
The idea is you connect with neighbors who are giving away the baby stuff they no longer need, free of charge. Once you no longer need it anymore, you can pay it forward by offering the goods to someone else in the group.
NextDoor is a forum app that allows neighborhoods to chat online. You’ll find everything from local crime updates, lost pet posters, and – of course – freebie offers.
Simply search the app’s “For Sale & Free” menu section and narrow it down with the “Baby & Kids” category. You might even be able to negotiate low-priced items to be handed over for free if you offer to pay it forward once you no longer need the items.
Reddit is another fantastic online chat forum that can be used for just about everything. You can always conduct a quick search for more threads with free stuff on offer, but here are our 3 top recommendations:
Doctors, hospitals, and – yes – your local pediatrician – receive free samples from companies hoping to find new clients. Most of the time, they end up sitting in their boxes gathering dust.
You aren’t guaranteed to get anything, but it never hurts to ask. If your pediatrician hasn’t already given everything away, you might even be able to get the whole sample box!
It’s worth talking to your doctor about free samples even if they don’t have any to offer you immediately. Not only might they be willing to keep the next box they receive for you to collect on your next visit, but they could help you sign up for other special baby clubs.
Doctors aren’t the only ones who get free sample boxes. While we can’t guarantee we’ve been able to uncover as extensive a list as your pediatrician might have to offer, we have found 4 of the best places that offer free sample boxes to the public.
(PS: These aren’t the only free sample boxes we’ve found. We’ve listed the others in more appropriate sections, such as Baby Registries With Free Gifts, below. Keep reading to discover them all!)
Baby Box University
Baby Box University is a great initiative that offers free educational courses online for parents. When you complete a course, which typically includes video lessons and a short quiz, they’ll send you a Baby Box.
Not only is a baby box a unique alternative to cribs and cradles (one that’s reportedly favored in Finland), but they usually come full of free samples too.
The only caveat is Baby Box University isn’t available everywhere.
The Honest Company
The Honest Company doesn’t technically offer free sample boxes: instead, they operate as a subscription service. If you do sign up, you can select how often you want them to send a box of baby stuff – as often as every 3 weeks or as little as every 6th week instead.
You may be wondering why we’ve added them to our list if they don’t offer free sample boxes. Well, that’s because the Honest Company does offer a free trial!
Simply select which type of Discovery Kit (sample box) you want to receive: the Diapers and Wipes Bundle or the Essentials Bundle. While the former is pretty self-explanatory, the latter typically contains a wider range of baby items.
After you receive your free sample box, remember to cancel your subscription, otherwise you’ll be auto-enrolled for the paid ones.
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately, but only costs $5.95.
The Noobie Box
The Noobie Box is a 100% free pregnancy sample box that comes packed with goodies for expecting moms to help you get started.
You do need to pay for shipping ($6.95). But your Noobie Box will be packed with things like a baby bottle, baby ointment, diapers, nasal drops, a pacifier, and more.
If you are planning on breastfeeding your baby, you’ll appreciate the Medela Breastfeeding Product Sample Box.
As the name implies, it’s filled with Medela samples for breastfeeding, which the company hopes will entice you to start buying their products in the near future.
Even if you decide to switch to another company, you have the chance to try out some of the breastfeeding products available. This includes tender care lanolin cream, breast milk storage bags, a micro-steam bag, and disposable nursing pads.
Free Baby Books
Books are a super important developmental tool to help your baby become smart. Some are for mommy and daddy to read aloud, while others are there to help you teach baby how to read.
Get a head start on your baby’s education with these free baby book offers!
How does $40-worth of free baby books sound?
It’s 100% possible thanks to BabiesFirstBooks.com – all you need to do is select 5 books and use the coupon code OFFERS.
Expand your little one’s library with another 5 free books worth a total of $40 by heading to BabysBooks.com. You’ll still need to pay shipping, unfortunately, but coupon code GET5FREEBOOKS will ensure that’s all you pay for.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
You’ll need to double-check your area is eligible for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, but if so, you’ll really appreciate it.
While other programs offer a once-off book or selection of books, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will send your child a free, age-appropriate book every month from birth until their fifth birthday.
That’s a total of 60 books!
I Can Read! Book Club
While the I Can Read! Book Club can become a recurring paid subscription if you want, you’ll get the first 2 books absolutely free. It’s not much, but every book you receive is another stepping stone for your child’s development.
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately, but is a very low $1.
Kindle on Amazon
This is another option that just keeps on giving. All you need is a free Amazon account to find dozens of Kindle books for free.
You’ll want to read them to your baby until they’re old enough to be trusted with your tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, but you can also find books for yourself.
And once baby grows up, you can set up an account for them to enjoy their own digital library!
Printable Baby Book Pages
There’s a slight caveat to this option being free – instead of paying for shipping, you need to spend some money on printing and a $1 binder at Walmart. But you can head to C’Mon, Get Crafty for a free download template of a printable baby book to make yourself!
The blog post also gives you some tips to follow if you want to design and create more printable baby book pages.
Free Baby Diapers
Diapers are an unavoidable expense. But other than getting several washable cloth diapers, you can also get free diapers from these 8 companies.
(PS: There are other ways to get more free baby diapers. Keeping reading to find them in the section on Baby Rewards Programs below!)
Abby & Finn
You can get a free trial pack with 8 diapers and 20 baby wipes from Abby & Finn. There’s no strings attached, so you won’t be obligated to purchase anything (though you may decide to keep using their products, of course).
Shipping isn’t free, unfortunately, but only costs $4.95.
Although they don’t always have free samples available, diaper brand Cuties is always worth checking out. Simply fill out their application form and once they have freebies, they’ll send you a sample pack at no cost to you.
Dyper Diapers don’t only offer a free trial pack of their diapers, but they sometimes have great promotions too. For example, they currently have a special deal where you’ll get a free diaper bag when you subscribe for a diaper delivery at $64/month.
Depending on your zip code, you might be able to take advantage of the Earth Baby Compostable Diaper Service free trial.
The company recommends placing your first order 2 weeks before your due date, but if you already have enough diapers to last at least a fortnight, you can place your first order any time.
What’s especially great about Earth Baby is they’ll deliver to your door as often as you want.
And for as long as you’re subscribed to their services ($33.99/month excluding product costs), they’ll come to collect their diapers once a week – after they’ve been used, of course. Earth Baby will then oversee the decomposition process, which takes just 14 weeks.
If you’re not interested in retaining their services, remember to cancel your subscription after the free month. Alternatively, you can opt for a free sample instead.
Luvs is another diaper brand that offers free samples. You’ll need to sign-up for a free account and opt to receive their email offers – the first email you receive will include details about their free samples.
You can opt to cancel your email subscription afterward if you like, but we’d suggest keeping it open. Luvs will periodically send you exclusive promos and coupons if you do.
The National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network is a non-profit organization that collects diapers to help families in need. We don’t recommend taking advantage of the network if you aren’t truly in need. But if times are truly tough and you’ve run out of options, reach out to them.
Naty Eco Diapers
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, then Naty Eco Diapers might be the one for you. They’ll send you a trial box with 10 diapers (you can choose which size, ranging from 1 to 4) with a reduced shipping free. And if you’re happy with them, you can easily shop for more online or at select stores.
Simply Right are currently busy revamping their website and aren’t sending samples at the moment, but be sure to keep an eye on them. Once their site is up and running again, you can apply for a sample pack with their diapers and baby wipes.
Free Baby Formula Samples
If you’re not breastfeeding, or you want to alternate between breast milk and formula, you should know baby formula typically costs between $50 and $100 a month.
But if you’re still not keen on the idea of breastfeeding to save money, you’ll be glad to know there are a few companies out there offering free samples!
(PS: This section is very short, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of free baby formula samples available. Most of them are part of the next section, Baby Rewards Programs, so keep reading to discover them all.)
Enfagrow Toddler Formula From Enfamil
Enfamil will make a second appearance in the next section, but we couldn’t skip mentioning their free toddler formula sample offer. It’s only 10 oz., but it’s a great way to test Enfamil’s products without having to commit to their Family Beginnings program.
The second standalone offer for free baby formula samples comes from Nature’s One.
This one is a little different to Enfamil’s, as you’ll need to register for a free customer account and select the product’s SKU before hitting the green “Add Free Sample” button. Nature’s One will ask you to fill out a short survey before adding the sample to your shopping cart.
Obviously, the company would prefer for you to buy something else at the same time. But it does seem to be possible to simply check out with just the free sample in your cart, so give it a try.
Baby Rewards Programs
This is the section you’ve been waiting for! We’ve mentioned it (and the next one) a few times already in our article. If you’ve made it this far, you’ll be glad to know it was worth the wait.
There are dozens of rewards programs available online these days. We’ve narrowed it down to the 10 best ones that are baby-items specific.
The Baby Cubby
The Baby Cubby is a one-stop online store for most baby-related products. You can get just about everything here: strollers, nursery items, diaper bags, clothes, bedding, mattresses, and more.
Once you’ve created a customer account, you’ll automatically be enrolled in their rewards program. For every dollar you spend, the Baby Cubby will give you 5 points. That works out to a 5% cash back – once you’ve got enough points, you can redeem them to pay for your next purchase!
As promised, we’ve included Enfamil’s Family Beginnings rewards program. Here, you’ll get up to $400 in gifts, Enfamil coupons, and promo codes, as well as free parenting advice. Enfamil’s products will get you through your pregnancy as well as your baby’s first few years.
And as an extra bonus, you’ll also have a chance to win $25,000 in scholarship fees for your baby.
The Green Nursery
One of the best rewards programs we’ve found is the Green Nursery’s Baby Bucks.
You’ll get 300 Baby Bucks just for signing up, plus more when you reach certain landmarks (like 500 bonus Baby Bucks after your fifth order), 200 points for your birthday, and referral points (500 for 5 referrals who spend money on the site; 1,000 for 10 referrals who become paying customers).
Almost all of the Green Nursery’s products will give you Baby Bucks.
The amount you earn will depend on your membership tier: 4, 6, or 8 Baby Bucks for every dollar spent on qualifying products. And if you leave a review that gets approved, you’ll earn some more!
You can redeem your Baby Bucks for Green Nursery gift cards at any time (100 points = $1).
Here’s the first of those baby diaper rewards programs we promised.
All you need to do is join Huggies Rewards and earn points every time you make an online purchase through their site or complete select tasks like filling out surveys and sharing the Huggies website on social media.
Huggies Rewards points can be redeemed for Huggies diapers and/or baby wipes.
Another great one to join is the Kelly’s Closet Diaper Dollars Reward Program. Simply sign-up, earn points every time you make a purchase, and redeem them for free diapers or other Kelly’s Closet baby products.
The Natural Baby Company
The Natural Baby Company also has a great rewards program that gives you 5 points for every dollar you spend on their website or in-store. They have a wide range of products that include books, clothing, baby furniture, pacifiers, and toys.
Once you have enough points, you can redeem them to pay for your next purchase.
Yet another diaper company that offers a rewards program instead of free samples is Pampers.
You’ll need to use the Pampers Rewards app for Android and iOS, but every time you buy one of their products (online or in-store), you’ll earn points. To get the points, you’ll need to use the app to scan the in-pack code or type it into the Pampers’ online membership portal.
You’ll earn 50 bonus points with your first scan, on top of the 100 sign-up bonus.
PediaSure hosts a Support2Grow email program. While not exactly a rewards system, you’ll receive expert advice, nutritious baby/toddler food recipes, and coupons to help you raise a happy, healthy baby.
Another option that works similar to a rewards program is the Seventh Generation community, Generation Good.
In addition to exclusive coupons and promo offers, you’ll also get the chance to test and review new products for free.
And if you apply to host a Healthy Baby Home Party, you’ll receive free samples to share with your friends. Think of it as a rewards program that gives you free baby stuff for helping to promote the brand.
Similac Strong Moms
Last, but not least, there’s the Similac Strong Moms rewards program.
You’ll get free nutritional information and guidance, as well as $400 worth of Similac samples and formula coupons. To earn, you’ll need to purchase Similac products.
Baby Registries With Free Gifts
To end our guide on how to get free baby stuff, we’ve put together a list of 5 companies that offer free gifts when you open a baby registry with them.
You might not be able to take advantage of them – but seeing as you can select the items that go into your registry, you might be able to use 2 or 3.
If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, but you do tend to shop on Amazon a few times a month, then sign-up right now! It’s absolutely worth the cost and comes with a host of great benefits.
One of those is the Amazon Prime Baby Registry. While you can open a registry without being a Prime member, the only real kickback you’ll get is a 10% completion discount.
With Prime membership, on the other hand, that discount jumps up to 15%. Additionally, you’ll get an exclusive 20% discount on diapers, plus a Welcome Box full of free baby stuff and a free parenting Kindle book.
When you open your baby registry with Baby List, they’ll send you a free baby box of goodies. You’ll have to pay for shipping, unfortunately, but they’ll give you a discounted shipping cost.
Buy Buy Baby
Buy Buy Baby will help you kickstart your baby collection with their Goody Box – a collection of free samples and coupons – when you open a baby registry with them.
And if you still have any items left on your list after your friends and family finish making their purchases, Buy Buy Baby will send you a 10% discount coupon via mail plus email.
If we were organizing this list according to value (rather than alphabetical), Target would be right after Amazon.
When you set up a baby registry with Target, they’ll give you a Welcome Box with free baby samples and coupons worth $50. Your friends and family will also be able to choose between buying items on your registry in-store or online, depending on their convenience.
And if there are any items left in your registry after you give birth, Target will give you a 15% completion discount to help you make sure you get everything you need.
Ending off our list – but certainly not the last in terms of value – is Walmart.
Walmart’s baby registry program isn’t the best in this section, but it’s certainly not the worst either. The retail giant is fairly inexpensive to begin with, so you might find you won’t end up with any items left on your list.
In addition to the Welcome Box of free samples, Walmart promises to match any price you find elsewhere. So if someone complains about having found something on your registry cheaper at another store, they can simply get the item discounted at Walmart.
How’s that for value – 54 great companies offering free baby stuff to help you cut down on expenses.
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- Buy Buy Baby
- Baby List
- Amazon Prime
- Similac Strong Moms
- Seventh Generation
- The Natural Baby Company
- Kelly’s Closet
- The Green Nursery
- The Baby Cubby
- Nature’s One
- Enfagrow Toddler Formula From Enfamil
- Simply Right
- Naty Eco Diapers
- The National Diaper Bank Network
- Earth Baby
- Dyper Diapers
- Abby & Finn
- Printable Baby Book Pages
- Kindle on Amazon
- I Can Read! Book Club
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
- The Noobie Box
- The Honest Company
- Baby Box University