Giving birth to a lovely child is always a priceless moment. But having a baby sure is expensive. You need diapers, wipes, formula, a baby bath… the list goes on. This little human needs tons of stuff, and that stuff doesn’t come cheap! Thankfully, for moms (first-timers and brood mamas alike), there are tons of baby items you can get for free. Baby giveaways are a lifesaver, especially if the budget is tight.
Whether you’re having your first kid or fifth, we know you welcome any free stuff for your little one. So, we wrote this article to tell you more about baby giveaways and how to get baby items for free. If you’re not having a baby, you can always share this with a friend, family member, or anyone who might find this useful.
How Do Baby Giveaways Work?
Baby giveaways are just what the name says: baby items that companies, clinics, stores, and other mother-child care institutions give to expecting and new mothers. These are mostly baby essentials like baby wipes, diapers, formula, medicines, a breast pump, and even clothes.
Moms can get these free items (in person or by mail) via membership or any form of inclusion (raffle, purchase, subscriber, etc). And since childbirth is part of a woman’s health rights and families are a government responsibility, moms can also get freebies from their local health care centers as long as they register for the baby programs.
Depending on the company or store, the baby giveaways are usually dispensed regularly (weekly to monthly). Claiming of the free stuff depends on the company involved. If it is a store, the freebies may come as a prize for a raffle or contest, a coupon, a digital voucher, or a freebie that comes with every direct purchase or points collected.
Mom magazines sometimes give free vouchers in their physical magazines or send you the free stuff if you are a monthly subscriber. Companies like IKEA and Amazon send out a baby loot box when you register for their mom-baby membership.
Organizations like the National Diaper Bank Network donate free diapers while the Affordable Care Act makes sure you get a free breast pump.
What Are The Best Baby Giveaways?
Here are the best baby giveaways which we believe you should look into. This list is varied, but we made sure to cover everything that your baby may need. We listed the essentials but also included some “luxury” items that will make you and your baby happy. Again, these freebies may require you to register or apply for a membership, so check to see if you meet the qualifications for each.
Free diapers can save your behind from a lot of poop. You can get free diapers by requesting free samples from clinics, signing up for brands like Pampers and Huggies, or even getting them as baby shower gifts.
Formula is important whether you are breastfeeding or not. It provides supplemental nutrients for your newborn. You can score free baby formula samples in baby kits from companies like, and formula brands like Enfamil and Similac.
Tip: get different brands of infant formula to see which one your baby likes the best.
As the saying goes: “No matter how much you prepare, you can never be ready for parenthood.” Especially for first-time moms, you will need all the help you can get. Fortunately, magazines like American Baby offer priceless tips and tricks. You can get these magazines from baby kits or even free from your local pediatrician or friend!
Baby Wear And Toys
Baby clothing lines and toy companies often throw in freebies when you spend a certain amount. If you find these deals, grab them immediately!
Raise a young bookworm by stockpiling on free books, which you can get from the Imagination Library. Just sign up and you will receive one book each month from the time of your baby’s birth until the age of 5.
Gerber Baby Gift Box
Simply sign up for a MyGerber account to avail of exclusive freebies from this beloved baby brand.
Seventh Generation Rewards
Eco-friendly brand, Seventh Generation, offers freebies to anyone who will sign up for its Generation Good program. They offer previews of new products, which you can sample for free!
Ways To Find Baby Giveaways
Finding baby giveaways is easier than ever with just a few clicks of a button. Here are some ways to snag those precious freebies!
Brand Sign Ups
Brands that cater to moms, babies, and families keep their clients happy by giving them freebies. All you need to do is sign up for their brand programs.
Seventh Generation, a household brand that sells healthy and eco-friendly products, has a nice rewards system. Sign up for their Generation Good and you get to try their new products, plus you’ll receive exclusive offers and parenting tips and advice.
Similac, one of the most well-known formula brands, has the StrongMoms Program which offers customized baby gift packs that suit your baby best. Again, all it takes is to sign up and they will take care of you and your baby.
Codes, Coupons, and Discounts
Websites that specialize in deals often give away coupons you can use to claim freebies when you buy from certain baby brands and retailers. Baby apparel brand Little Wanderers offers a free pair of baby shoes when you use a code from The Penny Hoarder website.
Brands like Huggies give discounts and gift certificates after you’ve collected a certain amount of points which are earned by purchasing their products.
Mom Magazine Subscriptions
Baby and parenting magazines like American Baby, Parent, and Pregnancy not only give indispensable parenting tips and tricks, but they also give away free coupons for baby brands and other products. You can get these exclusive perks if you are a subscriber.
You can find baby items that people are giving away on eco-friendly sites like Freecycle. This is a virtual place where people give away stuff that they don’t use anymore. Just do a thorough search and you might score some pre-loved stuff that your baby will love.
Maybe it is time to put your social media addiction to good use. You can join many parenting and baby groups on Facebook where people not only share baby photos and parenting tips but also pre-loved stuff for your baby. Who knows, some kind mom may give away her no-longer-needed baby stroller!
NextDoor is a forum app that lets you connect with the people within your local neighborhood. Within these forums, you can check out the “For Sale & Free” section to see if some good neighbor is giving away some freebie you could use for your baby.
It may sound weird, but Craigslist is a treasure trove of baby freebies—if you know where to look.
Craigslist is a bulletin board kind of site that lets people post items they want to get rid of. Here’s a tip: keep an eye on unsold baby items. If an item hasn’t sold for weeks, contact the seller and ask if you can get it for free. It is a reach, but worth the try!
Your Pediatrician or Local Baby Clinic
Many brands often team up with baby clinics to promote their products. You can ask your pediatrician if you can score some free samples.
The National Diaper Bank Network is a non-profit organization that works toward providing mothers and families in need. We don’t really encourage you to take advantage of charitable donations, but if you genuinely qualify for their support, you can get free diapers from them.
Friends and Families
Speaking of charity, whose hearts can be bigger than those of your friends and relatives who love your baby as much as you do? They are often more than willing to shower your newborn with gifts. Also, in some families, it is a tradition to hand down baby stuff like strollers, cribs, and even shoes and onesies. So ask your siblings or cousins if they have pre-loved stuff they can donate.
Baby Shower / Baptismal
If your loved ones prove to be a little stingy, you can “force their hands” (endearingly, of course) to give your baby precious gifts. How? By inviting them to your baby shower or baptismal.
Amazon has a “Welcome Box” that contains various items like baby wipes, lotions, snacks, and multivitamins. It is exclusive to Prime Members. Simply spend a minimum of $10, and you can pick the free gift pack, which Amazon will deliver to you for free!
Target has a “Baby Welcome” kit which contains more than $50 worth of baby supplies. Just fulfill their baby registry requirements, and you can pick up the goodies at the store.
Raising a little human is a very costly endeavor, so every small freebie counts. If you find the right connections (internet included), you can find many baby giveaways to make life easier for you and your baby.