One of my favorite things about being pregnant in the U.S. is the free gifts you can get. And not just from your friends and family either (although baby showers are another highlight of being pregnant – see the children’s-book-themed shower my friends threw me here). Did you know that companies and stores will also send you free samples and gifts when you are pregnant? I got all of the things in these pictures by paying for $17 total combined shipping, and visiting two stores. I talk about how to get five of these free boxes below (disclaimer: this is not a guarantee that you will get the same amount nor the exact same samples as I did, it’s merely an example of what you might receive):
Information updated March 2022; pictures of samples from 2020
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Babylist – $10 shipping and make a registry.
If you go to babylist.com you can make a free registry. It is a website that compiles any item on any website into one registry to make it easier for you and your guests. Once you make your registry you can also request your free registry box and they will send you samples of various products for you and baby. They claim the box is free, you just have to pay $10 shipping.
Buy Buy Baby – make a registry and visit a store.
Buy Buy Baby is an online retailer and a physical store for all things baby-related. You can make a free baby registry on their website or in-store with their helpful representatives. Once you have made your registry, you can receive a free bag of samples when you visit their store. They do not ship it out for free, but if you have a store nearby it’s worth it to walk in and ask for your free registry bag. We went to try out their double strollers, and on our way out made sure to grab our free bag.
Walmart – make a registry and request a box.
You can make a free baby registry at walmart.com. Once you have made your registry, you have to go to this separate page and input your registry’s url but then Walmart will ship a box of samples for free.
Amazon – for Prime members: make a registry and order your free box.
On Amazon.com, you can make a free baby registry. To get a free 30-day trial of Prime, click here. They have a handy checklist for all the things you could buy for baby. You will have to go through their checklist (you can just checkmark the boxes, you don’t have to actually select something in every category). Once you have done that, you can order your box. It will say it is $35. Once you are in your cart, you should be given a discount so that it is $0 because you completed your registry. Note: You have to be a prime member to qualify for this box.
Target – make a registry and visit a store or order online
At Target.com, you can make a free baby registry. Once you have made your registry, you can go to a target store and ask for their free registry bag. (Note: you will have to be signed in to your account on your smartphone so that they can scan the barcode for your registry to make sure you only take one sample bag.) You can also add it to an online order of $35 (find the link to add it from your Target registry)
Noobie Box – $7 shipping.
Noobiebox.com has different boxes for pregnant mothers, but there is also a free sample box. You can order it, and pay $7 shipping. I personally really liked this box because it has more things for mom in it than for baby, and has different products in it compared to the other four (which are fairly similar to each other).
Free Kiinde breastfeeding starter kit – $6 shipping
Kiinde is a bottle alternative for pumping mothers – you pump into a bag and then use the bag directly to feed your baby. You can find the link to their free starter kit here if you want to try it out before committing to their “bottle” system.
Enfamil and Similac formula samples – make an account online
You can sign up with Enfamil and Similac and they will send you free samples close to your due date, and coupons for formula after your due date. It is free to sign up with them, if you are interested in formula feeding or just having samples in case of emergency at home. I breastfed both of my babies but it gave me peace of mind to have the samples for the first month in case I needed them. Many pediatrician offices also have formula samples for new moms, once your baby is born.