My brother and his wife recently announced they’re expecting a little one this fall. Congrats to the happy family, and congrats to me on getting another nibling! Amanda, my sister-in-law, joked that my brother has been obsessively researching baby gear since the day he found out she was pregnant. He even told me a few things about car seat brands that I didn’t know! Still, I’m excited to share a few life-hacks with them in the parenting realm. Some of my favorite hacks are scoring freebies just for parents and new babies!
Amazon’s Baby Box & Registry Discount
When you complete an Amazon Baby Registry, you’ll receive a coupon for a “completion” discount. After your due date has passed, you have a month to purchase anything left on your registry at discount! Plus, Amazon immediately sends you a free baby box filled with samples and hot baby products!
The Honest Company Diaper Trial
This diaper and wipes trial helps you try Honest diapers on your own baby. Each pack comes with 5 diapers and 10 wipes. If you like the diapers, you can keep your subscription active and get monthly shipments of diaper and wipe refills! The prints are so stinkin’ cute on these Honest diapers!
Target Baby Gift Registry Swag Bag
When you build a Target Baby Registry, you qualify for a free “swag bag”! Pick up this bag at your local Target Guest Services counter. Bring a printout of your registration confirmation or pull it up at the kiosks and they’ll be glad to give you the freebies!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
The Imagination Library is Dolly Parton’s non-profit that delivers free books to children every month. Sign your baby up and they will receive a book from their first month to age five. That’s 60 books in total! There’s a catch: the Imagination Library is not available in every community yet.
Baby Box University
Mothers in California can sign up to receive a free box of baby supplies from The Baby Box Co. In order to receive the box, which itself doubles as a safe sleep space for babies, parents must watch educational courses on basic baby care. The box includes onesies, burp cloths, and more!
Car Seat Canopy
This one isn’t exactly free since you have to pay for a fairly hefty shipping fee. After you spend $14.99 to ship the product, CarSeatCanopy.com will send your choice of car seat canopy to your door! Snag the discount codes to get the canopy for free online, they’re easy to find.
Kindle Children’s Books
For the parent whose bedtime story voice could use a little work, Kindle books are a great way to spark a love of reading! You can find some children’s books for free. Download them to listen on car trips - you might even find yourself listening along with your baby!
Having a baby can be quite expensive! Fortunately, lots of savvy parents have found ways to save money and snag free baby supplies. Baby boxes, subscription trials, and swag bags won’t complete a whole nursery - but they can help fill the gaps!