17 Legitimate Pregnancy Freebies You Need to Grab

Maybe it was the hormones or my natural skepticism, but the first time someone shared a list of pregnancy freebies with me, I remember thinking that there was no way people would actually give me baby stuff for free. Either it was a scam, I’d pay out the kazoo with shipping fees, or I had to sell my soul (along with my email) to get these items.

What about you, Mama? Does the idea of free baby stuff set off your warning signals?

Well, as it turns out, there is such a thing as legitimately free baby stuff. This post is written by a fellow mom that has actually explored these murky waters and can help you come out the other side ( and with a considerable amount of loot!)

Before we begin, if you like this post, make sure you check out my other New Mom Survival Guide posts:

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The Best New Mom Blogs to Help With Your New Baby

 

17 Legitimate Pregnancy Freebies You Need to Grab

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of the links I will make a small commission at no charge to you. I only recommend what I trust. Blunders in Babyland does not diagnose, treat, or give out any professional advice for any medical conditions. 

 

Bump Smart Pregnancy Course

First, a pregnancy freebie for you.

When I was pregnant, I felt so overwhelmed. I bought a few baby books, downloaded a couple baby tracker apps, but despite these “helpful” tools, it just felt like I would never be able to learn enough about my pregnancy– let alone my baby–in time. Even if I could manage to squeeze a lifetime of knowledge into my little brain in time, how did I know if I was missing something?

Are you struggling with the pregnancy overwhelm?

Alli and Trina’s free Bump Smart pregnancy course can help you get you through this crazy time.

It’s a legitimately free email series that will give you weekly, actionable tips to get you through your pregnancy–emotionally and physically. And, probably my favorite part, it includes free journal printables. These pages will be a treasure to you and your baby.

Once you sign up for the pregnancy course, check out their Birth Smart Nesting Planner. The planner isn’t free, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of your to-dos (or aren’t even quite sure where to begin!) it can be an invaluable tool. It contains all of the essentials you need to make sure you are 100% ready for your baby’s arrival, including checklists, birth plans, keepsake templates, and (my absolute favorite) the Breastfeeding Handbook.

 

Beginning Prenatal Course by Pulling Curls

Labor. Ugh.

Unlike most women, I dreaded the end of my pregnancy. As much as I wanted that baby out of me, I was afraid of labor more. So, I researched everything I could about giving birth and watched as many {traumatizing} delivery Youtube videos as I could find. I even spent an entire Saturday in a childbirth class, taking meticulous notes, and practicing labor positions in front of complete strangers.

In the end, the labor class was 100% worth it, but at the time my confidence was still zilch and my bank account had another hit on it.

I wish I had known about Hilary’s childbirth course when I was pregnant. It would’ve saved me a lot of money and time. As an L & D nurse, she developed the course for expecting moms and their spouses to go through together, in the comfort of your home, without the awkwardness of a classroom session.

You can google labor and childbirth until the cows come home, but you’ll never be able to anticipate every scenario unless you’re guided by an experienced individual. Good labor classes can give you the confidence and information you need to have a shorter, less painful labor that is safer for you and your baby.

While the main labor course is not free (because excellent labor courses will never be free), Hilary does offer a free labor mini-course you need to check out. Now, this is a free course designed to simply get you started, but you’ll walk away with the confidence of knowing what symptoms merit a visit to the L & D ward and what scenarios are completely normal for the third trimester.

 

Amazon Welcome Box

Arguably the most exciting part of pregnancy is the baby shower. In “olden days”, going through the store with one of those scan-y things  was a rite of passage. Now, almost everyone creates their lists online.

By leaps and bounds, the Target welcome box and Amazon welcome box are two of my favorite pregnancy freebies EVER.

These welcome boxes contain free “samples” (because honestly, some of the goodies in this box are so legit that they don’t even qualify as just samples) of baby formula, shampoos, diapers, wipes, and more.

For  the first 3 months of my daughter’s life, she was bathed solely with baby soap samples.

It’s super easy to snag this welcome box. Just sign up for Amazon Prime (here’s a free 30 day trial to Amazon Prime and Amazon Family), create your free baby gift registry, use the Amazon checklist to add the items to your registry, and request your welcome box.

I highly recommend you sign up for the Amazon Baby Gift Registry, even without the welcome box. Not only do they give you a box full of goodies, but you will receive a 15% completion discount for any of the items remaining on your gift registry. That includes the car seat and stroller no one bought you…*hint* *hint*

If you’re not a prime member, you’ll still qualify for the completion discount, but it’ll be knocked down to 10%.

 

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My Amazon Welcome Box

Note: This is a very popular freebie, so sometimes the gift basket will be out-of-stock. Sign up for the in-stock alerts and keep checking weekly. They usually come back in stock very quickly. Also, the actual contents of the box vary from person to person.

 

Target Welcome Bag

Amazon has a vast inventory, but Target’s items are so cute and your guests will have the convenience of purchasing items from a brick and mortar store.

Plus, the Target Welcome Bag is loaded with valuable items and it’s even easier to grab.

Simply create your registry (the link takes you straight to the sign up page), pick out a few items, either print or save your confirmation and visit the nearest Target customer service desk to collect your welcome bag.

(Insider tip: I used Amazon for the smaller items on my registry and Target for the larger stuff like, furniture, a car seat, or diaper pails. Small items are very easy to return at Amazon, but larger items are much easier to return at Target if they don’t work out.)

 

Baby Formula

I actually came across this pregnancy freebie by accident. I paid $2 for the goody box at Motherhood Maternity which signed me up to receive a free can of baby formula from Enfamil.

If you want a free can of formula (plus a ton of coupons for more freebies), all you have to do is go to the registration page on Enfamil Baby Formula’s website, fill out the form, and they’ll send you one within two weeks. Similac also offers a similar program.

 

Honest Company Diapers and Wipes

This is another deal I found out about postpartum that I wish I had taken advantage of (never mind that I’m a ridiculously huge Jessica Alba fan…). The Honest Company creates baby hygiene products that you can trust.  Their diapers are bleach, fragrance, and latex-free. Most importantly, Honest Company offers a discovery bundle that allows you to try out their products. It’s actually a pretty decent bundle too; it includes 7 diapers and 10 biodegradable wet wipes.

(By the way, this deal isn’t just for newborns, either. Honest Company will send age-appropriated diapers).

 

**Update– Honest Company charges a $5.95 shipping fee for the discovery box. Also, be sure to unsubscribe before you are charged for the subscription.**

 

Honest Company Baby Essentials

On that note, Honest Company also sends out a free natural baby essentials sampler that includes shampoo/body wash, balm, hand soap, multi-surface cleaner, and hand lotion. This box keeps going out-of-stock, keep an eye on it!

 

Free Cashback

For whatever reason, I believed that after I gave birth, I’d catch a break with all of the extra expenses. Unfortunately, my weekly medical bills, midnight stops at Dairy Queen, and maternity clothing shopping sprees were quickly replaced with milestone check-ups, diapers, and baby food.

When you have a baby, sometimes you need to get creative with your savings.

Enter, Ebates. In case you have no clue what Ebates is, it’s an app that gives you cashback for qualifying purchases. No credit card. No surveys. None of that.

When I first heard of Ebates, I kind of poo-poo’d it (why in the world would a company give me free money?), but after some research, I discovered that Ebates is an affiliate for several different brands. Meaning, when you buy things with their app, they make a small commission at no charge to you. Better yet, they share a small percentage of that kick-back with you.

Since signing up, I’ve already earned $17 that went straight into my PayPal account.

That’s an entire box of Luv’s diapers, Mama!

If you want to sign up, use the link for $10 in cashback right off the bat. If you’re into brands like Buybuybaby, Carter’s, Gymboree, Amazon, Target, WAL-MART…it’ll definitely be worth your time.

(Insider tip: I barely think about Ebates. I activated the Chrome Extension on my laptop so that when I shop online, it reminds me that I can get cashback. Also, if I’m going to a store that I know Ebates works with, I just activate the deals with the app and I can shop in-store with my registered debit card. Always, ALWAYS check Ebates before you book travel plans. That’s where the real money is at.)

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 

Baby Books

 If you aspire to create a little bookworm, you’ve got to check out Amazon Kindle. The thing is, baby books are expensive, they become irrelevant FAST, and then they take up room. Unless you’re dealing with a sensory children’s book, switching to digital can be a huge money-saver.

That’s why Amazon Kindle Unlimited is SUCH a steal.

When you use the free Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-day trial, you have access to literally hunnnnnnnnddreeeeeds of baby books.

 

Pregnancy Resource Guide

Pregnancy can be downright overwhelming. You know that there are good avenues of information, but with the vastness of the internet, it sometimes feels almost impossible to locate it. That’s how I felt when I was pregnant, anyway.

And that’s why I’m recommending this Pregnancy Resource Guide by Pregnant Chicken. This free printable is like a digital Rolodex of baby resources. Where can you find active recalls? Which sites are available for breastfeeding advice? This guide will tell you. Best part is, it’s an instant download! No email address required. 

 

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How to Get Free Baby Stuff

50 Free Prints with Shutterfly

Most likely, you’ll want to send out birth announcements. Shutterfly has massive saes that can help you save BIG on birth announcements.

When you sign up for Shutterfly, you’ll gain access to 50 free prints. You’ll need them once baby arrives!

Also, some welcome boxes include a free $20 credit. I received mine from Motherhood Maternity once I purchased their new mom bundle for $2, however, many moms received their Shutterfly credit free when they signed up for the free sample box from Similac.

 

Free Baby Care App

Pediatricians recommend keeping track of your newborn’s diaper output and milk intake. This will help you notice the very beginning signs of dehydration or failure to thrive. If you’re a mom that loves schedules and believes in sleep training (*raises hand*), you’ll also need to keep track of when you feed your baby and which breast you use.

Pretty easy, right?

Once your little bundle of joy arrives, there’s a 99.7% chance you’re going to be so exhausted that you won’t be able to remember your own name, let alone remember when you last fed your baby.

Luckily, there’s an app for that. Baby care apps allow you to record your baby’s diapers (including whether it was solids or liquid), food intake, sleep duration, mood, and even his weight and height.

Many baby care apps come at a cost.

However, there is one awesome baby care app that I’ve used right from the beginning that is completely free. The name is, (you’ll never guess) “Baby Care App” by Wachanga. I’ve tried many baby care apps, free and paid, and I honestly think this is the best one.  

Related Article: How You Can Have Amazing Sleep with a Breastfed Baby

 

Natural Childbirth eBook

Insider tip: check out mom blogs. Mom bloggers make it their job to create freebies just for you in order to ease you through this giant transition. One of my favorite mom blogger freebies come from Jamie at  Simple Living Mommy. You will need to subscribe to her email list (I’m a subscriber and she’s NEVER spammed me), but once you do, you’ll gain access to her free Natural Childbirth eBook and other useful pregnancy printables.

 

There you have it! 17 no-strings-attached pregnancy freebies! If you’d like to find some other awesome deals and preparation posts, check out the posts below. And, I’m always pinning helpful articles to Pinterest, so please feel free to follow me there!

Also, if you love to prepare, you can download my free Sleep Troubleshooting Worksheet when you sign up for my biweekly newletter.

Have a great pregnancy, Mama!

 

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