Baby Freebies – How to Get Free Things for Your Baby

Baby Freebies – How to Get Free Things for Your Baby

Whether you’re an expectant parent or new parent, your baby wishlist is probably long and expensive. As a parent of a baby, you may need all the help you can get and learn how to get free stuff for your baby can help with some of the financial strain.

Every expectant parent spends months preparing for their baby and creating a wishlist. Even when as you get everything you need for your baby, there always seem to be more things that you need from diapers to clothing. We’ll help you get some baby freebies so that you can spend less money and more time with your new baby.

Freebie Boxes, Bags, and Kits

If you’re searching for baby freebies, getting a freebie box is a great place to start. Not only do you have the opportunity to try out some samples (without commiting to a full-size product), but they are usually loaded with a lot of valuable coupons that have long or no expiration dates. Here are some freebie boxes worth checking out if you’re open to a variety of baby freebies.

Walmart Baby Box

Target Baby Welcome Bag

Walmart Baby Box

​Amazon Registry Box

Free Diapers

When you have a baby, diapers are undoubtedly one of your biggest expenses, and even though diapers are designed to do one thing, you may prefer one brand over another. There are a few ways to get free diapers, which include:

baba crawling
  • Contacting a diaper company and ask for samples
  • Register with a company to get free diapers and valuable coupons
  • Join diaper reward programs (some companies like Huggies or Pampers)
  • Ask your doctor for free diaper resources
  • If you qualify by income, there may be programs in your area for free diapers

Free Formula

If you are planning on using formula, it is likely to be another one of your biggest expenses next to diapers. Like diapers, you can contact formula companies to request free samples, and if you register with them, you may be able to receive high-value coupons every month.

mother and child

Free Books and Magazines

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby or building a library for them to enjoy for years. As a new parent, there are several online resources for information and advice, but sometimes a monthly magazine can help you stay up to date and learn new information about raising children.

little boy reading with gaurdian at his back

ParentsAmerican Baby, and Family Fun are just a few of the freebies you can get if you’re an expecting or new parent.

There are several companies that send out free books, such as Dr. Seuss classics, and books that are perfect for babies.

When you sign up at for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, you can receive a free book every month from birth to five years old. If you get books for five years, you’re looking at a $180 value.

While many of the books are free, some companies require a small shipping and handling fee or to pay for the books after a trial; read terms and conditions before you sign up. There are also opportunities to score some free Kindle baby books.

Free Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great way to get some free stuff for your baby, and there are dozens of ways to get a free gift card to various stores, such as Amazon. Whether you sign up to take online surveys or cash in your points when using apps like Ibotta, you may have the option to get a reward like a gift card.


Like promotions and giveaways, it’s best to read up on a survey site before spending hours taking surveys or doing other online tasks; some sites make it easy to rack up points, while others take longer.

Free Car Seats

It’s essential to have a car seat for your infant, but they can be one of the more expensive items. Check with local organizations to see if they offer free car seats to qualifying families. Your insurance company may also provide free infant seats.

car seat

Free Cribs

It’s essential for infants to have a safe place to sleep. A good quality crib can be expensive, and if you need help finding one, you may qualify to receive a free crib through a local organization.

teddy bear inside the crib

Secondhand Finds

If your not opposed to getting free stuff for your baby that is pre-owned and gently used, you may want to check out Craigslist, Freecycle, or other online marketplaces where people are getting rid of free stuff.

baby blanket and pair of shoes

While you might be able to find some great stuff for free, always use common sense when looking at or picking up stuff from a stranger. It’s also important that you do a little research on an item to make sure it wasn’t in a product recall. If something looks dangerous or too damaged, don’t feel obligated to take it (even if it’s free).

Another way to get free secondhand things is to simply tell friends and family that you’re willing to take clothes and other baby items off their hands. Some people don’t offer to pass along baby items because they are afraid that they might offend expectant parents or that the soon-to-be mom doesn’t want gently used clothes.

Clothing swaps are a fun reason to get together with friends and swap clothing or other gear, so you might want to consider hosting one; this might be a great opportunity to get infant and toddler clothes.

Keep in mind that some people hang on to baby stuff as a memento or are saving it for someone else, but it never hurts to ask politely.

Let Someone Throw You A Baby Shower

As a parent-to-be, you might have friends, family, and co-workers who want to throw you a baby shower or two. While you might not be into party games or other traditions, it’s a great way to get some of the stuff that’s on your wishlist, and your shower guests are happy to gift you with things that you want and need.


Contact Companies For Coupons and Giveaways

If you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your resources, call companies that manufacture baby clothes, gear, and other products. Write to them, tell them how much you love their company, and ask if they send out any free baby stuff.


While they may not send out full-sized products, they may send you several high-value coupons, put you on a mailing list, or enter you in a contest for a free giveaway.

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