Expecting? Baby at home? You haven’t got the time to waste clicking on all the baby swag on Pinterest. You need some free baby stuff a.s.a.p.

I’ve spent the last few months uncovering all the totally free baby products(and the “free” offers that aren’t actually free after associated shipping costs) for new and expecting parents.

I ordered each of them, and now I’m sharing both what I got and what I thought. Here’s a full report on what’s actually free, and what’s pretending to be free but are still worth the hassle.

I’ll start with my favorites:

 

1. Free Enfamil Formula

I signed up online for a free program called Enfamil Family Beginnings and received over $50 in free products and coupons shipped to my house for free! See exactly what I got in my Enfamil Family Beginnings kit.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

2. Free Similac Strong Moms Kit


I joined a free program called
Similac StrongMoms and received the Similac Neosure Ready-to-Feed formula ($10.99 value) and a $2 off coupon.

Please note, this welcome gift seems to vary greatly. Three of the ladies at the office joined, and we all got something a little different. One of us got $10 in Similac checks instead of samples.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: Two weeks
  • EFFORT: Low

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3. Target Baby Registry Freebie

I created a Target baby registry online and scored a bag of freebies valued at $70 (including a coupon for free Starbucks coffee)! I just set up a quick online registry using an email address and baby’s due date.

Then, on my next trip to Target, I went to customer service and said I’d created a registry, and they handed me the bag of freebies. Please note, you may need to show your registry confirmation at the customer service desk. See everything I received in my Target Baby Registry gift bag.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: Pick up immediately
  • EFFORT: Medium (setting up a registry+driving to Target)

 

4. Amazon Baby Registry Freebie

This is another baby registry incentive, like Target above. Here’s what I had to do:

  • Create an Amazon Baby Registry.
  • Add a checklist of items recommended by Amazon. Things like strollers, humidifiers, etc.
  • Add any item for $10+ to my registry and purchase it.
  • Log back into my account and add my Welcome Box.

The Welcome Box is ever-changing, so you could receive anything from diapers to onesies to pacifiers.

Important: The price will be $35! But once you add it to your cart and checkout, you’ll see a little box for a $35 credit to click, making it free.

You’ll also receive a coupon worth 15% off any one order of items from your registry. View step-by-step instructions on how to get your box of freebies.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Medium (setting up a registry)

 

5. Free Walmart Baby Sample Box

I signed up for the Walmart Baby Sample Box, which is a sample box that they send once you complete your baby registry.

Once you sign up for a registry you’ll fill out a form and they’ll send you a sample box, free of charge. Samples vary, but I received some lotion, baby wash and laundry samples, amongst other things.

  • COST TO SHIP: Free
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Medium

 

6. “Free”Carseat Canopy Cover

While this one has a shipping cost, it’s too cute and practical to pass up. I used coupon code “FREECANOPY1” at CarseatCanopy.com and got a $49.95 car seat cover for free! The catch? I had to pay $14.95 in shipping.

Obviously, the shipping is high, no doubt to make up for the “free” product. But, in the end, $14.99 is cheaper than any other car seat cover I’ve seen, and the quality of this cover is excellent.

  • COST TO SHIP: $14.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

7. Free Store Brand Formula Coupon

I printed a coupon worth $5 off my store brand formula! To get yours, head over to StoreBrandFormula.com; enter your name, location, desired formula brand, baby’s birth date, and click “Get My Coupon.” Then, print the coupon immediately. Don’t forget to use the back browser to print the coupon a second time!

Head’s up! They might run out of stock from time-to-time, which is a bummer. But keep checking back so you can score a freebie.

  • COST TO SHIP: N/A
  • ARRIVES IN: Print immediately
  • EFFORT: Low

 

8. 30 Days Free Amazon Prime

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I’ve long been a member of both Amazon Prime and Amazon Family. Join Amazon Family and get a free month of Prime 2-day shipping and 20% off diaper subscriptions. And don’t forget that you can use Amazon coupons on top of discounts.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: 7 days
  • EFFORT: Low

 

9. Free Seventh Generation Baby Samples

I signed up for Generation Good and received diaper and wipe coupons. I can also participate in an online community and be eligible for even more free baby samples and coupons over time.

  • COST TO SHIP: N/A
  • ARRIVES IN: Two weeks
  • EFFORT: Medium (canceling a subscription)

 

10. “Free”Board Books from Babsy

I ordered five board books from BabsyBooks.com and used promo code GET5FREEBOOKS to drop the price from $40 to $0.

I did have to pay the shipping cost of $13.99.

Babsy Books is owned by the same parent company as CarseatCanopy, so it’s the same shtick. The products are promoted as free, but shipping is exorbitant. In the end, five books for $13.99 is $2.79 per book, a great deal.

  • COST TO SHIP: $13.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

11. “Free” Baby Sling from Seven Slings

I ordered a baby sling from SevenSlings.com and used code FREESLING4ME to get the $39.95 baby sling for free. I just covered the shipping cost of $12.99. The sling is simple but well made. It’s 97% cotton, 3% Lycra and fits infants and toddlers up to 35lbs. SevenSlings is the parent company for BabsyBooks and CarseatCanopy.

  • COST TO SHIP: $12.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

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12. Free Kindle Books

I bookmarked the landing page for free Kindle edition children’s books from Amazon.

I’ve downloaded dozens of books, many of which are appropriate read-aloud books for toddlers. Shop best-selling kids eBooks and sort by categories like Animals, History, Sports & Outdoors, Early Learning, Action & Adventure.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: Delivered to your Amazon Account/Kindle Immediately
  • EFFORT: Low

 

13.Free” Nursing Cover from Udder Cover


I bought a 100% cotton nursing cover from
UdderCover.com. Retail price is $34.95, but I used coupon code FREEUCOVER1 to drop the price to $0.00!

I covered the $14.99 shipping cost. Each cover features a rigid neckline bow that allows direct eye contact with your baby while providing maximum coverage.

  • COST TO SHIP: $14.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

14. Free Gymboree Class & Coupon

The clothing store may no longer be in business (bummer!) but did you know you can still sign up for Gymboree classes? You can even do one completely free with zero obligation to sign up for more. Considering a drop-in class can run you $60, this is a great freebie!

To get your free class you can either print out a voucher or pick a class online and sign up for your freebie.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: Printable voucher
  • EFFORT: Low

 

15. Free toys from Pampers Rewards

I’ve long been a member of Pampers Rewards. I dutifully enter my diaper codes every few months by taking a pic of the code on each package before tossing it in the recycle bin. Then, every few months, I scroll through my photostream and upload my codes.

I’ve redeemed my points for free Shutterfly photo prints on a couple occasions. COST TO SHIP: $0

  • ARRIVES IN: up to 4-6 weeks for your reward to ship
  • EFFORT: Medium (entering codes online)

 

16. “Free” Nature’s One Formula

I got the Nature’s One free 12 oz sample of Baby’s Only Organic Formula, PediaSmart, or Pediavance. I just covered the $5.95 shipping cost.

Even with the shipping cost, I still saved 58% (Baby’s Only sells for $13.34 on Amazon, and PediaSmart sells for $12.99 on Amazon).

  • COST TO SHIP: $5.95
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

17.Free” Nursing Pads

I got 20 free reusable cotton breast pads from BreastPads.com. After adding five sets (4 each) to my cart, I used code 10FORFREE to drop the price to $0.00.

But, like with all of the other “free” offers, I had to pay a whopping $14.99 shipping. Even with the shipping cost, you’re scoring 20 pads for just $0.75 each. Quality was fine, but the price didn’t feel like a red hot deal.

  • COST TO SHIP: $14.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

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18. Free Zulily Membership

I signed up for a free Zulily membership, and I’ve since saved on an Ergobaby carrier and Petunia Picklebotton diaper bag. Zulily sales prices even beat Amazon!

Here’s the thing: Zulily deals vary and go quickly, so if you want something you have to snap it up quick. Shipping starts at $5.99 an item, but once you place your first order you’ll be given a promo code for free shipping on your next order. We suggest ordering something small, then placing a larger order with your free shipping code to save on costs.

  • COST TO SHIP: N/A
  • ARRIVES IN: N/A
  • EFFORT: Low

 

19. Free Kindermusik Class

I signed up for a Kindermusik class for free. Kindermusik is an early childhood education music program for newborn to 7 years old.

Once I signed up, a local Kindermusik rep contacted me to set up my class. She did try to up-sell me, but when I told her I was only interested in the free class, I didn’t get any pushback.

  • COST TO SHIP: $0
  • ARRIVES IN: You’ll be called by a representative within 24-hours
  • EFFORT: Low

 

20. Five “Free” Pairs of Baby Leggings

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I got five sets of BabyLeggings for free plus $14.99 shipping. I used code GIVEME5FREE at checkout to drop the $50 price to zero. That’s like paying $2.99 per pair, which feels like an okay price, but not a screaming deal.

  • COST TO SHIP: $14.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

21.Free” Nursing Pillow

I ordered a free nursing pillow with the code GIVEME1FREE at NursingPillow.com. This pillow is valued at $39.95. I just paid the $14.99 shipping fee.

The verdict: I did not care for this pillow. It is far too soft to give the right support for a nursing baby. I don’t think it’s worth the $14.99 shipping price.

  • COST TO SHIP: $14.99
  • ARRIVES IN: One week
  • EFFORT: Low

 

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