One estimate suggests that the cost to raise a child from infancy to adulthood will reach $245,340 this year!
That’s a lot of cheddar, espcially since most of us are already on a tight budget.
So we’ve scoured the web and put together a list of the best freebies for new and expecting moms. Sure, you could buy this stuff at the store, but free is so much better…
1. Free Baby Sling
Seven Slings wants is giving Penny Hoarders readers a free baby sling (a $48 value).
The promo code is “PENNY1”.
Go to the promo site here, click on ‘Shop Now,” select any baby carrier you would like. Be sure to go to the sizing page so that you can get the right size carrier for you. Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “PENNY1 “ .
This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees.
2. Free Diapers
Some estimates suggest that the average child will go through $2,100 worth of diapers before they finish potty-training! Crazy, right?
Thankfully there are quite a few resources for free baby diapers. Here are our favorites…
Honest – Fill out this quick form for seven free premium, eco-friendly diapers.
Simply Right – It seems to vary, but they sent us five free diapers.
Little Huggies – Register here for a free sample pack of diapers and wipes.
National Diaper Bank Network – If things are really tough, this non-profit can set you up with a free supply of donated diapers.
3. $60 in Free Stuff from Target
Target shows their appreciation for what new moms are going through by rewarding you when you create your registry with them.
When you set up your gift registry, Target will give you a gift bag with more than $60 in coupons and select samples. My gift package included more than $50 in coupons for brands like Pampers, Honest, Liz Lange and even Starbucks.
And I got these free samples:
- Aquaphor diaper rash cream
- Olly prenatal multivitamin
- MAM pacifier
- Lansinoh breastfeeding storage bags
- The Honest Company diapers and wipes
- Pampers wipes
- Philips Avent natural bottle
4. Free Nursing Pillow
The folks over at NursingPillow.com are giving away free pillows (worth $44.95).
Just visit the promo site here. They come in a variety of different sizes/colors so you can customize it however you like.
Once you have made your selection, you’ll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code “PENNY1″ and they will deduct 100% off the cost of your selected Nursing Pillow – all you pay are the shipping fees!
5. Free Coupons
There are a number of brands that give out coupons to expecting moms (and many of them are for free products!). Here are a few of our favorites…
6. Earn Free Stuff with Pampers Rewards
Join the Pampers Gifts to Grow program and they’ll send you free diapers as reward for your loyalty to the Pampers brand.
Every time you buy a box of Pampers, look for the code inside the box and enter it into the website above. Those points can be saved up and later redeemed for diapers, baby food and toys.
7. Free Laundry Detergent & Bath Wash
Have you heard of EverydayHappy? They’re a new, premium brand of baby products.
They’ve developed five eco-friendly, toxin-free products including baby-safe laundry detergent and bath wash.
Fill out their form here and they’ll send you a free box of products (detergent, face lotion, hand soap, shampoo and diaper rash cream).
This is a trial offer, so you’ll need to decide within seven days whether you want to cancel or not. But no matter what you do, you get to keep the free box of products.
8. Free Carseat Canopy
This one is another free promo code. This time for a carseat canopy worth $49.94.
Visit their site here.
Click on “Shop Now”, select any canopy you would like (be sure to go to their sizing page so you can get the right size carrier for you). Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “PENNY1”.
This promo code will take off 100% of the canopy purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees.
We hope you enjoy these freebies! I’ll keep my eye out for new ones and we’ll update this page as necessary.
Good luck Penny Hoarders!
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We would have shared them with you anyway, but when a company offers a “penny hoarder” extra cash, we don’t hesitate.