How to Get Free Baby Stuff, Freebies etc.
Savvy moms save money by taking advantage of all the free baby stuff they can before you head out to the discount store to start stocking the nursery. This is a smart move for any parent to make for several reasons including the most obvious which would be to save money.
Baby bath items like soap and shampoos are not that expensive so why spend the time to fill out forms and surveys to have samples mailed, right? Why indeed when new moms all know that free baby samples are a wonderful way to try a product to see if your newborn can tolerate a product not to mention that every penny counts on a family's tight budget.
Cash strapped parents just starting to have kids simply do not have the money to waste on a product that irritates their child's sensitive skin. Who can afford to use just one ounce (or less) of a product and then toss it in the trash? Not me!
It is disappointing to spend money on an item only to find that it doesn't work or that it irritates your baby's sensitive skin. I'm just to cheap to run that risk and that's why I enter so many contests.
I learned early on that it's too easy to go through a big chunk of the monthly budget trying one new product after the other until you finally find one that lives up to its consumer ratings. For that reason, store coupons and samples of baby products are a frugal mom's friend. However, as lovely as free baby samples are, full size is even better.
So as of right now, Unique Baby Gear Ideas brings you an opportunity to win free baby products, free baby clothes, free baby shoes and gear in our giveaways.
From time to time I will have some baby product reviews where I encourage mothers with knowledge of the item to give their opinions and to post their own reviews. I would like to stress that I do not get paid for these reviews.
Resources for Free Baby Stuff
How to Make Your Own Talc Free Baby Powder
FREE BABY FORMULA SAMPLES
They have printable online coupons
Playtex offers many different kinds of free baby products depending on time of year and what new items they are introducing to the market
Start as early as possible in your search for free stuff on the freebies boards! One of the best sources is your OB's waiting room!
- Network with other expectant mothers who are in the know about free baby stuff
- Pick up coupons
- Read parenting magazines
- Ask the nurse/receptionist if there are free baby gear or other programs that give away free baby stuff to expectant moms
For lower income mothers, WIC is a lifesaver. You should check with your state for income guidelines. Even if you do not qualify for low income programs, there are ways to get your baby's formula at a cheap price! If all the coupons in the baby magazines have been clipped and you're out of milk, don't despair!
Log onto EBAY and bid on one of the lots of discount formula and diaper coupons that go for pennies on the dollar value. It's not FREE, but the savings do add up! If you have coupons that you are not using, return the favor and make a little money by selling them online! You can turn around and use the money you got for the coupons on baby stuff that you actually need!
Look for new lines of baby items such as
- Cool Baby Clothes
- Baby car seats
- Baby Furniture and Other Free Baby Room Stuff
The manufacturers often have promotional baby samples to share until the products catch on and sell on their own.
If you have a handy woodworking friend get him to take a look at our listings of FREE baby crib plans! If your carpenter friend has some wood lying around, he (she?) might help you out by making some free baby furniture.
Scour the net during naps for contests that offer prizes of free baby stuff sponsored by baby boutiques. This is advertising for the trendy, modern baby gear and clothing collections. Take advantage of the opportunity to try new lines of baby stuff for FREE!
The companies may need some hands on trials run for them! Volunteer your services as long as you are not compromising baby's safety, of course.
Fill out a survey for cash or prizes or even complete a few contest applications. Don't focus on contests, but if you have the time, you might get lucky! If you don't have time to do that, you may only need to post your needed items on one of the forums. A few of my favorite sites that have really cool free baby stuff would be Babies Online and Baby Chatter.
Don't forget to search in your own neighborhood! You will be amazed at the number of helpful mommies that will let you have that lightly used car seat or umbrella stroller just to get it out of their way.
Baby's coming and cash is tight! You need sources for free baby stuff or at least cheap baby stuff! This is not one of those lame offers for free shipping on orders or baby catalogues you need free baby stuff! If you had money to order baby items, you wouldn't be in the market for free baby stuff would you? There are loads of producers of manufactured baby gear and baby items that have giveaways and promotional coupons figured into their yearly advertising budgets! And I want you to know where to find this free baby stuff!
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