One of the biggest fantasy of a couple’s life is to get a baby and welcoming a new baby in to family could be the best moment of their life. A new baby comes with a lot of new responsibilities and that means your expenses increase. You have to buy a lot of baby stuff and that could increase your expenses to an extent. So to solve this problem, I am writing this article so that you could save more money and enjoy that precious period of life.
Why companies giveaway freebies?
I know that you would be thinking that why would brands and companies give away their free products. The reason is that companies like to introduce you to their baby product as you will need the product in future too. So these companies giveaway their product for free to help you to take a trail and to make you a loyal customer. There are a lot of companies out there who sell baby products and due to this competition companies give away free products so that they could draw customer’s attention towards their brand. I am sure no would say no to a free thing.
Where to get the free stuff?
So if you are expecting a baby, let me tell you the places from where you can get free baby stuff. Many supermarkets and brands has their own clubs and sites in which they give away free baby stuff. Apart from that there are sites like Mumsnet and Emma’s Diary on which you can get baby freebies and free vouchers. You can also subscribe for our site’s newsletter in order to get the latest baby freebies and kid’s stuff.
To take a start, you will have to sign up to these sites but do not worry because on every legit site you won’t have to pay for signing up. So it is worthy of signing up to these sites as you can get free baby stuff. Each site has its own method of giving away free stuff, for example, Mumsnet is a forum on which you will have to follow threads to find freebies and competitions that are available. Mumsnet usually hold these threads but sometimes parents also post threads. Website like Your Baby Club gather all the possible freebies for you and you can simply subscribe to get all the latest freebies.
How to get it?
So now you know where to get the free baby stuff, it is time for how to get it. There are a lot of places from where you can get free baby stuff, let’s go through some of them.
On Babies R Us Mother and the Baby club, you can receive vouchers, discounts and shopping services. If you are an Amazon Prime member and have created a baby wish list then you can claim your free baby box on shopping of £20 of eligible baby products. Aptaclub is another place where you can get help to get free baby products.
Bounty is a place where you can get free new born nappies pack, discounted vouchers, trail products and samples, Newborn packs, sensitive wipes and a lot of more free stuff. Beaming Baby is another place where you can get organic baby wipes, eco nappies and bath sachets for your new born. Another place where you can get free baby stuff for your baby is Boots Parenting Club, all you need to do is to sign up and they will send you the free gifts.
Cow & Gate baby club helps you to get free cow toy for your baby and you can also get free pregnancy diary from them. Heniz Baby club helps you to get free discounted vouchers and products, you can also get recipes and nutritional guides from them. Johnson’s baby club provides you free advice for your baby and you can get points when you buy their products which can be redeemed for exciting rewards.
If you want to record your baby’s first days, you can join HiPP baby club from which you will get photo prints from Snapfish and personalized baby calendar. When you will join Johnson and Johnson Caring Everday you will get free coupons which you can use to buy their products. One of the best places for which a couple must sign up is the My Mothercare because you can get 20% off on maternity clothes, £100 voucher and free medical advice whereas you will also get access to member only sales.
One of the amazing thing is that when you will join the Tesco baby and Toddler club you will get free life insurance from the Tesco Club. Apart from that you can get free baby stuff and baby advice. If you are worried about your kid’s health, you can join Nestle Start Well Stay Well because here you can track your baby’s growth and you can get free advice from the experts to keep your child healthy and fit. Other than that you can also get your hands on Nestle Cerelac baby goodies.
With all these freebies available what are you waiting for, avail your chances and get your hands on all this free stuff.
How to get Cash as a Parents
Apart from the free stuff you can also get cash, which you can use for your upcoming baby. One of the places to get free cash is the cashback sites, people might think that they are scam but these sites are legit and provide a platform to earn cash while you spend your money. TopCashback and Quidco are the most famous sites across the country which you can use. One of the site that is especially dedicated for kid’s saving is the KidStart. Whenever you shop from a site, a part of your amount is received as a cashback and is transferred in to a saving account which can be used by your kid in the future.
Free Drinks and Baby Food from Cashback apps
Supermarkets cashback apps are the platforms which you can use to get free baby food and drinks. You can sign up for apps like Shopium, CheckoutSmart and Quidco ClickSnap to get freebies and discounts. These apps are very user friendly and all you need to do is to download the apps and then you can check what freebies are available to collect. If you get a freebie you want, you can visit the nearest supermarket mentioned to pick up your freebie. You will have to scan the receipt to earn the cashback in most of the cases. This is as simple as it is written and there is no other terms and conditions so don’t wait and give it a try.
Free Baby Books and Pregnancy Books
If you are worried about your kid s mental growth, don’t worry Bookstart has a gift for you, you can get a free Bookstart pack in the 1st year of your kid and at the age of 3 to 4 years. You can visit their site to find out what more you can get from them. Apart from these bookpacks you can get activity book and story books. This can help you to develop a reading habit for your kid and you can also help them learn rhyming poems and songs.
Free Furniture for Babies
This is another important thing that you will need if you have a baby coming in to your family. You can join Freecycle, Gumtree and your local selling groups to find out if anyone is giving away free furniture. This can help you to save money while getting free furniture for your baby. As a baby grows, there is no need of the furniture so many people tend to give that for free to help parents. So if you are a parent to be, then keep your eyes open and sign up for these sites newsletter and check your email daily. Keep in mind that you will have to pick that furniture by yourself so keep yourself prepare for that too.
Testing Websites for Parents
Another method of getting free stuff for your kid is the testing websites and here you will have to provide your feedback for the stuff you receive for free. The only thing you need to do here is to join any campaign related to babies and you can get free baby products. To take a start, you can join the websites like The Insiders, Toluna, Bzzagent and the Come Round.
Free Food from the NHS
Yes you heard it right, you can get free baby food from the National Health Service. They have a programme named as The Healthy Start which help families to buy milk and formula, vegetables, vitamins and fresh fruit for your babies. There is a set of requirement which you need to fulfil in order to avail these schemes. You must be a family that earns less than £16,190. Other than that you claim income support, income related jobseeker’s allowance, child tax credit, income related employment and support allowance and if you are a young mum aged less than 18. If you fulfil these requirements, you can get £2.10 for a week if you are 10 weeks pregnant and if you have a baby, you can get £6.20 for a week and if your kid is less than four and more than one years old, you can get £3.10 a week. If you are eligible, you can visit their website to apply.
How to Get free Dental Care and Prescription?
Let me tell you an amazing thing, if you are expecting a baby or you have a baby in the last year, you can get free dental treatment or prescriptions from the National Health Service. To get this service you will need to fill up a form named as FW8 application form. You can get this form from your midwife or doctor and that form will be signed by your midwife. By filling up this form, you will get a maternity exemption certificate which can help you to cover your 1st year medical expense. You can also apply for extension if your baby is born after the due date mentioned in your maternity exemption certificate.
Free Baby Stuff from giveaways and competitions
Welcoming a baby in your family is an amazing time of your life, if you think you have some time you can enter in sweepstakes, competitions and giveaways. This is one of the best method to get free stuff for your upcoming baby. You can get free baby hampers, toys and pram by this method. This may seem a little difficult to some persons but it is a very easy process as sometimes all you need to do is to retweet a tweet and if you win the company will reach you, it is as simple as that. If you do not have a social media account or if you do not want to share your information, you can simply fill up forms on websites that does not want your personal information upfront. To take a start, you can visit the Competition Database, The Prize Finder and The Super Lucky Blog. On these sites, you can get information about all the latest competition and how you can join them.
If you are willing to enter the competition then keep in mind the following things. Firstly, make a separate email account, so that your personal life does not mix up with all these emails. Secondly, look for competitions that has less people in competition or places which require any creativity because this can increase your chances of winning. Last but not the least, always read the terms and conditions carefully before joining a competition.
Free Antenatal and Parenting Classes
If you are experiencing pregnancy for the first time, then you always need some advices so that you can pass this time comfortably. One of the places that can help you in this regard is the NHS, you can get free NHS antenatal classes in all over the UK without paying anything. These classes help you to get over the time of pregnancy with a 100% health and how you can keep your baby fit inside the womb and after the pregnancy. This classes are very helping and it can help a mother and father to raise a healthy kid.
Another institution that can help you in this regard is the mothercare. They hold events all over the UK for the parents to be, so that they could learn to take care of a baby and the topics which they teach include, Free baby or child first aid, pushchair and pram choices, car seat fitting and car safety, nursery furniture and sleep advice safety, baby toys, breast pumps and sterilising. You can also get freebies for your baby too.
The same goes with the mamas and papas, they also hold classes for parents to be where they can learn about taking care of a baby like providing a baby a nice and relaxing environment, nutrition details and their safety. You can also get free drinks, nibbles and a goody bag for your baby. So what are you waiting for, sign up today.
Where to Find Secret baby sales and offers?
Companies know that parents and new born babies are one of their important sales targets, so they always hold baby events, so that they can get their attention and make some loyal customers. So let’s discuss about some of the places where you can get discounted baby food and drink, cloths and furniture.
I have mentioned Tesco club above to and it is one of the places where you can get discounts and offers whenever they are holding Tesco Baby and Toddler event. Last time the event was held in October so this time keep yourself prepared. B&M Baby toddler sale is another event that you should be looking for, this sale took place in last September so keep yourself updated this time.
Aldi Baby & Toddler Special Buys are available throughout the year and you can get disocunts on Sunday and Thursday when you purchase baby clothes and blankets. Make sure they are holding a baby & toddler special buy sale. Agro Baby Event can help you to save up to 25% on many of the big brands like Maxi-Cosi and Angelcare.
Sainsbury’s Baby Event is another event that you must keep an eye on because you can get a lot of discount and deals on Huggies, Pampers and Ella’s Kitchen. Other events that you must be looking for are the mothercare baby and toddler event, ASDA baby and toddler event, Morrision’s Baby and toddler’s event and the Babies R US Baby & Toddler Event. These events can help you to get a lot of huge discounts and offers on big brands name. So keep yourself updated about all these events so that you can save your earned money.
Apart from these, brands usually hold sales throughout the year on baby’s stuff and other essential goods. You can get update from social media pages of these brands and also from the mums groups on the Facebook.
So this was all from my side today, hope you got all the information that you need to get your hands on free baby stuff. Now you can save a lot of your money and keep yourself in budget while you are enjoying the most beautiful phase of your life. Let us know about your experiences if you have been a parent before in the comment section. Have a good day!