Sign up and get BABY freebies
There is no such thing as a free meal.
True! BUT, there is such thing as 'almost free'. During my early pregnancy, I found I was totally clueless about what babies needed and what was normal. Add to that, my darling partner banned me from buying stuff until we had our first scan. I rebelled a little bit and thought "Fine, I won't buy anything....", I just googled for baby freebies! Here is a list of every baby club and freebies site I have found and the benefits of signing up. Most of these ask for little more than your name, due date or child's birthday, an email address, and a postal address to send your freebies to.
Cow & Gate is one of the best ones I have signed up for. On joining, I received a welcome pack, a pregnancy diary, and a cute cuddly cow. I have since received a DVD and little booklet on preparing for birth and feeding. I have also been told they send a copy of their weaning programme, packed with advice and coupons for money off their own brand of baby food. Definitely one to get signed up to early.....
Aptamil Baby Club again gives a free snuggly polar bear, as well as various bits of literature on feeding (breast as well as bottle - YIPPEE!) and coupons for money off. They also send emails, as most do, providing nutritional advice, and information on your growing foetus, and child once it is born.
HiPP organic specialises in organic baby foods and milks. As a member of their baby club, you receive a free baby calendar, a first year record book, food samples, vouchers and more. I love the nursery thermometers too, it hangs on the wall and instead of just a number, it tells you if the temperature is suitable for your baby.
SMA have fantastic literature for members of their baby club. I particularly loved the welcome pack, with the free muslin cloth, and it had fantastic information about breastfeeding too. As a member of the website, there are numerous other helpsheets you can print and read, right from pregnancy to toddler.
Free Huggies Newborn starter kit when you sign up, access to the Asda Baby Club blog, and mailings about their upcoming baby events. Its always worth checking out the baby events for bulk buys of nappies/wipes and a variety of other items from vests to highchairs.... with good discounts!
If you don't have a Boots Advantage Card anyway, NOW is the time to get one. If you are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old, you can sign up to Boots Parenting Club. Not only do you get 10 points per £1 spend on all baby products (except first stage baby milks and a few selected other items), you get a free changing bag worth around £30! They also send emails and post vouchers through to get you extra points and discounts on some items. I got a few vouchers for money off certain products, and I definitely found the one off Boots Heartburn liquid an absolute godsend.
Beaming Baby market their own brand of bio-degradable nappies, and are willing to give you a free sample to encourage you to use them! You also get a £5 voucher to use on their products. Limited time only so hurry up and claim your freebies.
Heinz Baby club is aimed at parents with babies, although you can sign up while pregnant in preparation for your little one's arrival. They send nutritional advice emails to pregnant mummies, and then begin with product samples and vouchers for your child too. The website also has a library of recipes for you to try too.
I am sure there are more that I have not stumbled upon yet but as I find them, I will update this post. Have you found a baby club or freebie site you want to share with all us money savers? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.