Life does sometimes feel overwhelming when you are an expectant mother. There are so many things you need to have in place before your baby arrives, and so many expenses.
When we were expecting our first one, I jumped on the internet to find out what was available for free baby stuff in Canada. While it is impossible not to feel a bit jealous that our neighbours down south have many more options, Canadians are not totally left behind when it comes to getting baby freebies.
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The Best Baby Freebies for Canadians
Read on to find a list of 15 totally free baby samples, gift boxes, and coupons you can pick up before your baby arrives.
1. Huggies No Baby Unhugged
Huggies will send you a free jumbo pack of newborn diapers (32 diapers) and wipes when you register here and upload a photo of your hug. They will also donate $5 to No Baby Unhugged to help participating Canadian hospitals continue to grow the program and give babies the hugs they deserve.
If your baby is already older than 4 weeks, they send you coupons for Huggies products instead.
2. Similac Baby Club
When you join the Similac Club, you get up to $175 in free baby food samples, coupons, rebate cheques and more. If you plan to feed your baby some formula along the way, this starter pack is great.
Join Similac Club here.
3. London Drugs Baby Welcome Package
Sign up for the London Drugs baby welcome package and newsletter and they will email you a promo code that you can redeem in-store for a box that contains baby wipes, Kleenex, baby oil and wash, diaper rash cream, and more.
You can also redeem your promo code for a free baby package online if you do your shopping at londondrugs.com. London Drugs locations are present in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
4. Nestle Baby Club Program
The Nestle Baby Club program sends you a free welcome kit that is worth up to $130 and may include a diaper backpack, baby lotion, formula food, baby bottle and coupons. The coupons and samples are selected based on your profile and the age of your baby.
5. Enfamil Family Beginnings Club
Join My Family Beginnings by Enfamil A+ and receive up to $160 in free baby samples, coupons and other products. The package takes a while to come, so you may want to apply well ahead of when you will likely need the products.
6. Family One
Formerly known as Baby Box Canada, Family.One works with a variety of brands that give out over $100 million in free products every year. In addition, thousands of dollars in prizes are won every month.
To benefit from the program, you can sign up for free here to start receiving offers. You can also win a baby starter pack that includes a keepsake baby book, onesie, canvas backpack and other products.
7. Honest Company Discovery Kit
The Honest Company gives you a free kit of 5 diapers and one pack of ten count wipes when you sign up for their 7-day trial program. Note that you pay a shipping fee of $5.95 and if you are not interested in their subscription service, cancel your subscription right after.
8. Sobey’s Baby Be Healthy Program
I like this program because it is beneficial long before your baby arrives. When you sign up, you get prenatal vitamins for the duration of your pregnancy, free pharmacist consultation, advice on nutrition and lots of other support.
9. Amazon Baby Registry
When you create a new Amazon Baby Registry, you can select a free gift after items worth at least $25 have been purchased from your registry (Amazon Prime members only). Your account also comes with:
- 10% discount (15% for Prime members) on eligible items when you complete your registry
- 45-day free returns
10. Thyme Maternity Bump Benefits Program
Join their Bump Benefits program to get up to $150 in free samples and coupons. The package includes Pampers diapers (20 pack), baby bottle, and coupons for Babies R’ Us, Materna vitamins, Thyme Magazine, RW&Co, and more.
You can also sign into the Nestle Baby Club using your Thyme Maternity log-in details.
11. Welcome Wagon
Find out if you have a Welcome Wagon in your area.
They will pay you a personal visit at home after you have had your baby and bring along a free gift package. You can also call them at 416-497-8685 or register for a home visit.
12. Best Buy Baby Samplers Club
Sign up for their Samplers Club and you could be chosen to test new products and write a review. A random selection of members is chosen each month to review baby products and gear that may include baby monitors, strollers, car seats and more.
You keep the products after testing it and providing your honest opinion.
13. Baby Box Co.
Sign up for The Baby Box Co. for free online parenting classes (and quizzes) and receive rewards along the way. Some of the popular rewards available include onesies, burp cloths, baby boxes, safety products and coupons. Shipping fees may apply.
Their classes are pretty interesting too, covering nutrition, sleep, child safety, pregnancy, childbirth and more.
14. Pampers Rewards
Join the Pampers Rewards program. You will collect points when you make purchases and can redeem them for free Pampers products and coupons.
15. Cetaphil Baby Parents Club
Sign up for their Baby Parents Club and receive a $5 coupon just for joining. They will also send you other worthwhile promotions and exclusive offers via email.
Bonus: Free Baby Clothes and Gear
Mother’s Lounge is a great place to find all sorts of unique clothing, shoes and gear for your baby. Simply use the promo code SAVVY50 at checkout to get free stuff and only pay for shipping!
Some of the freebies available are:
Free Baby Leggings: Get three pairs for free (normally costs $60) when you enter SAVVY50 at checkout.
Free Pacifiers: Customize your baby’s pacifiers at Custom Pacifiers and get up to three unique pacifiers free (savings of $30) when you enter the promo code SAVVY50.
Free Baby Shoes: Check out Little Wanderers to get your little one cute shoes. Get a pair for free with the promo code SAVVY50. Each pair is priced at $29.95.
Free Nursing Pillows and Covers: Visit Udder Covers for quality nursing pillows, covers and breast pads. Get it for free when you use the promo code SAVVY50 at checkout. They normally cost $34.95 per set.
Free Hooded Towel: Visit Hooded Towels grab one of the nicest hoodie towels I have seen for the little ones. Get it for free when you use the promo code SAVVY50. They normally go for $34.95 each.
Free Breast Pads: This 4-pack breast pads normally sell for $7, however, you can get them for free by using SAVVY50 at the checkout. Check them out here.
Free Belly Bands: Looking for a belly button band to support your pregnancy? These free belly bands will come in handy. Check them out at Belly Button Band and use SAVVY50.
You will be charged shipping for any of the free items from Mother’s Lounge, however, given the quality of the products and your savings, it is so much worth it. The promo code above can be used without limit
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These are some of the best free baby stuff you can get in Canada that is known to me. Check them out and if you come across any other ones, please leave them in the comments.