Did you know that hundreds of companies that produce or market baby-related products every day are giving away free samples and coupons to new moms and dads across the country? I can tell you from first hand experience that this happens and all the free stuff we’ve got we’ve literally saved hundreds of dollars since our daughter was born. What I’m going to tell you is the secret to getting free samples of baby stuff including diapers, formulas, magazines, clothes and more!
It started again when our daughter was born in October. He was our first child so we went completely green when he needed it. Luckily our hospital had a great nursing staff who helped us learn what to do and it was a great help. When we were leaving the hospital for the first time to take our little girl home, a nurse stopped us and presented us with a beautiful bag with all kinds of free goodies. He mentioned that the manufacturers provided all kinds of free samples and starter kits for hospitals for new moms and dads so we were happy to get some things to get us started. Inside the bag were tons of coupons, free samples of Enfamil and Similak baby formulas, some sample diapers, magazines and a few other things. We were so happy to get all of this so we started thinking about other ways we could get free samples and especially coupons since our newborn is probably drinking a lot of formula over the next few years.
I started trying after we got home and we can always use how to get more coupons and samples. Sure, I’ve found several ways to get things for free and here are my
top 4 tips on how to get the best free samples of baby stuff:
- Participate in trade shows related to children: We took part in a child trade event at our local expo centre and it was a freebie paradise! We went out with bags full of samples, coupons and textbooks, which was enough to save us hundreds of dollars on our daughter’s things. The best way to do this is to search online for all-conference and exposure centres within driving distance and then find out when the next show is scheduled. You can do a Google search for “Baby Show” or “Family Show” and see what’s next. This is a great way to get lots of baby things for free.
- Get free baby stuff from your pediatrician: A few months later our little girl developed an allergy to dairy products so we were forced to find a dairy-free alternative formula. Eventually, we got a soy formula that she liked and it was extremely nutritious but it was extremely expensive. Luckily our pediatrician had a sample can of that formula that we got every time we made an appointment with the doctor! If they gave us two cans of powder formula every time they stopped, it was like paying us a 20 bill! Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for a free doctor next time. They get a lot of these from the manufacturers every day and will be happy to bring them to you.
- Sign up online directly with the manufacturers: We did this quite a bit because there were certain products that we used quite a bit (like Hughes Diapers, Similac Alternative, etc.) They have a place to keep your name, address and email so they can send you free samples and coupons. Similar is a good place to sign up especially for staffs because you will get really good coupons and they will also send you small cans of free formula. (Tip: Get your family and friends to sign up for you too so you get twice as much free stuff!)
- Google search for free baby content: If you go to Google or any other search engine, you can search for “free baby stuff” or “free baby coupons” and many more keywords that will take you to sites where you can sign up For free things. This is probably the easiest and fastest way to sign up for free stuff and most of the time you just need an email address and a physical address where they can send coupons and samples.
You can see that free baby items are not available from business shows and your pediatrician or online website. We have saved a lot of money by using these free resources and the great thing is that it was easy and took very little effort. So keep your eyes open and you will get great free for your new baby!