Life sometimes feels overwhelming when you are an expectant mother. You need to have many things in place before your baby arrives.
With so many expenses, you may already be thinking about strategies to save money because babies are so expensive.
When we were expecting our first one, I searched the internet to find out what was available for free baby stuff in Canada.
While it is impossible not to feel jealous that our neighbours down south have many more options for free samples, Canadians are not left behind when it comes to getting baby freebies.
Related: Free Birthday Stuff in Toronto
The Best Baby Freebies for Canadians
Read on to find a list of 22 free baby samples, baby gift boxes, baby products, and coupons you can pick up before your baby is born.
In addition to these offers, you should also check out the top 10 free baby items and gear available from Mothers Lounge. When you use the promotion code “SAVVY50”, you get the items mentioned free of charge and only need to pay for shipping.
1. Huggies No Baby Unhugged
Huggies will send you a free jumbo pack of newborn diapers (32 diapers) and Huggies wipes when you register and upload a photo of your hug.
They 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 four weeks old or older, they send you coupons for Huggies products instead.
2. Similac Baby Club
When you join the Similac Club, you get up to $200 in free baby food samples, coupons, rebate cheques, and other free baby samples.
If you plan to feed your baby formula along the way, this starter pack packed full of free formula samples is great.
Join Similac Club.
3. Nestle Baby Club & Me
The Nestle Baby & me program sends you a free welcome kit worth up to $130 and may include a diaper backpack, baby lotion, Good Start baby formula food, baby bottles, and coupons.
The coupons and samples are selected based on your profile and the age of your new baby.
Suppose you have registered through a Nestle Baby & me program, such as Thyme Maternity, Parent Life Network, or family.one you can use the same login information.
This offer is limited to one baby per household per 10-month pregnancy cycle. Register to join.
4. 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 free baby package promo code online if you shop at londondrugs.com. London Drugs’ locations are in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
5. Enfamil Family Beginnings Club
Join My Family Beginnings by Enfamil A+ and receive up to $500 in free baby samples, coupons, and other baby stuff.
The package takes a while to come, so you may want to apply well ahead of when you will likely need the baby products.
6. Johnson & Johnson Bundle Box
Johnson & Johnson Pediatrics offers a themed BundleBox that includes free stuff, samples, and related tools and resources.
This is a subscription box that you pay for monthly, so it isn’t entirely free. However, it is packed with goodies, and the value of the items in the box often exceeds the cost of the box itself.
Brands included in the box are Aveeno Baby, Tylenol, Johnson’s, and Motrin. Sign up here.
7. Family One (formerly Baby Box Canada)
Baby Box Canada is now known as Family One. The company works with various brands that give out over $100 million in free products annually. In addition, thousands of dollars in prizes are won every month.
To benefit from the program, you can sign up to start receiving offers. You can also win a free goodie bag with a free baby book, a onesie, a canvas backpack, and other baby products.
8. IndigoBaby Free Welcome Gift
Create a registry for your baby on Indigo and get a 20% discount after you meet the following requirements:
- Become a plum member (free to join, and the membership works at any Indigo, Chapters, Indigospirit, and The Book Company locations)
- Sign up to receive Indigo emails and exclusive offers
- Have a minimum of 15 unique items in your baby registry
- Make a minimum purchase of $50 from your baby registry
When you have met these requirements, you become eligible for a free Indigobaby Memory Book that retails for $35 + tax.
Note that some changes are coming to the Indigo free baby welcome package program later this year.
9. BabyRUs Baby Registry
Register online or in-store for their baby registry and enjoy the following benefits:
- Get a $25 Baby R Us coupon when you add 25 items and sign-up for their emails
- Enjoy 10% off your remaining registry items. If you are an RClub member, you save 15% off the remaining items
- Get a Baby Swag Bag that is loaded with trial packs, samples and coupons
- Easy and extended registry returns
You can use your $25 coupon on your next purchase of $75 or more in-store.
10. 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.
11. Thrifty Food Baby Be Healthy Program
Expectant mothers can join Thrifty Foods Baby Be Healthy program and get access to free prenatal vitamins during pregnancy and nursing.
Each month, you receive complimentary prenatal vitamins and get a call when they are ready to be picked up.
Thrifty Foods has even more goodies for your little one. You can order an 8″ by 12″ free birthday cake when your baby celebrates their first birthday. The cake is available in three colours: blue, pink, and green.
Call ahead to order the cake, and you will need to present your child’s birth certificate when you pick it up.
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. Each month, a random selection of members is chosen to review baby items, products, and gear that may include baby monitors, strollers, car seats, and more.
You keep the products after testing them and providing your honest opinion.
Free Baby Samples in Canada and More
13. Baby Enroute’s Baby Registry
After creating a registry and adding 15 items, you’ll receive a goody bag full of samples and offers from a local store.
If you’re expecting twins and buying doubles of each item, you get 10% off when you buy more than one of the same items.
They also offer free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.
14. Mamababy MAM Club
Join the MAM Club and get a 20% welcome voucher to use at the MAM online shop. You also get free shipping on orders over $25 and can be one of the first people to test new MAM products.
They send you a bi-weekly newsletter and a personal baby development calendar based on your baby’s age.
15. 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
- Universal registry: You can add any item to your registry using the Universal Registry on Amazon Assistant
- 365-day free returns
- You can chose which items to share with friends and the ones you plan to buy yourself
16. Moms Meet
With Moms Meet, you can sign up as a Mom Ambassador and receive free healthy, natural, and organic baby samples to test out in exchange for your honest opinion.
They also have a rewards program where you earn points for answering questions and browsing the site. You can redeem those points for free gifts, but remember that they can only be shipped to the United States.
17. Cetaphil Baby Parents Club
Sign up for their Baby Parents Club and receive a $5 coupon for joining. They will also send you other worthwhile promotions and exclusive offers via email.
18. BuyBuyBaby Registry
Sign up for BuyBuyBaby registry and get a 15% discount on your next purchase.
In the U.S., they also offer a goody bag full of interesting baby samples and a buybuyBABY coupon to help get you started. It’s unclear if the same offer is available in Canada currently.
19. Family Rated
Family Rated is a review community where you can receive free baby samples and products in exchange for an honest review.
Some samples include Huggies baby wipes and Pampers diapers.
20. Honest Company Discovery Kit
The Honest Company gives you 5 free diapers and one pack of ten count baby 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.
21. Pampers Club
Join the Pampers Rewards program. You will collect points when you make purchases and can redeem them for free Pampers products (think free diapers and wipes) and coupons.
In addition to Pampers baby products, members of the Pampers Club can also redeem their points for gift cards from popular brands like Walmart, Home Depot, and Amazon.
22. Your Baby Club
Sign up for Your Baby Club to claim free goodies and offers from top baby brands. Current baby freebies include:
Remember that these goodies can only be sent to a US address. Sign up here.
Bonus: Free Baby Clothes and Products
Mother’s Lounge is a great place to find all sorts of unique clothing, shoes, and other baby items.
Simply use the promo code SAVVY50 at checkout to get free stuff and only pay for shipping!
While the shipping is in USD, the value of the products far exceeds the shipping costs.
Some of the freebies available are:
23. Free Baby Leggings: Get three pairs for free (normally costs $60) when you enter SAVVY50 at checkout.
24. 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”.
25. Free Baby Shoes: Check out Little Wanderers to get your little one cute shoes. Each pair is normally priced at $29.95. Use the promo code at checkout to get it free.
26. Free Nursing Pillows and Covers: Visit Udder Covers for quality nursing pillows, covers, and nursing pads. They normally cost $34.95 per set.
27. Free Hooded Towel: Visit Hooded Towels and grab one of the nicest hoodie towels I have seen for the little ones. They normally go for $34.95 each.
28. Free Breast Pads: These 4-pack breast pads normally sell for $7; however, you can get them free by using “SAVVY50” at the checkout. Check them out here.
29. 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.
30. Free Baby Slings: Look at the innovative baby slings and wraps in nine sizes and 17 styles. Visit Seven Baby.
31. Free Custom Snappies: Customize your baby’s snappies with whatever you like or get ideas from what others have designed. Visit Custom Snappies and save $50 using the code.
32. Free Baby Board Books: Visit Babsy Books for books designed to aid your child’s oral language and brain development from birth to age three (save $40).
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.
Summary of Best Free Baby Stuff in Canada
The top sources for baby freebies in Canada are:
- Huggies No Baby Unhugged
- Similac Baby Club
- Nestle Baby Club & Me
- London Drugs Baby Welcome Package
- Enfamil Family Beginnings Club
- Johnson & Johnson Bundle Box
- Family One (formerly Baby Box Canada)
- IndigoBaby Free Welcome Gift
- BabyRUs Baby Registry
- Sobey’s Baby Be Healthy Program
- Thrifty Food Baby Be Healthy Program
- Best Buy Baby Samplers Club
- Baby Enroute’s Baby Registry
- Mamababy MAM Club
- Moms Meet
- Cetaphil Baby Parents Club
- Amazon Baby Registry
- BuyBuyBaby Registry
- Family Rated
- Honest Company Discovery Kit
- Pampers Rewards
- Your Baby Club
This is a good starting list for free baby samples and items in Canada. While some offers like the Walmart baby box are no longer available, some companies have recently increased their offerings. Examples include the Similac Club and Enfamil Family Beginnings Club.
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These are some of the best free baby welcome packages and free baby stuff you can get in Canada that are known to me. Check them out, and if you come across any other ones, please leave them in the comments.