Freebies for Your Baby
When you get pregnant you tend to get your name on lists at the local maternity stores and baby stores and things start rolling in with the mail. Everyone wants to get you hooked and get you to give them your business. This is true as well in the hospital where when you give birth you will be given at least one bag (normally either a diaper bag or bottle carrier), from a formula manufacturer with a can of formula as well as papers and flyers offering freebies and samples to you.
You may wonder how you can make the most of the free stuff on the market for you and your baby. Knowing what companies to call and what they will give you is a good start! Make a list, keep it close, and don’t forget to ask to be put on mailing lists for these companies in order to receive new products when they are available.
There are several companies that will send you free diapers allowing you to have a wide selection of diapers to try and figure out which one fits your baby the best. Different butts have different shapes, and while most manufacturers won’t admit it, different diapers will fit different babies…well differently. Here are a few of your choices.
Associated Hygenic Products (Drypers)
PO Box 8830
Vancouver, WA 98666-8830
In the United States or Canada, call (888) 639-5863
Procter & Gamble (Luvs)
In the United States or Canada, call (800) 543-0480, (800) 726-7377
Breastfeeding is best for your baby but there are some instances where a woman is unable to breastfeed or unable to breastfeed as long as she would like too. Because of this there are formula companies out there that can not wait to send you samples and coupons so that you will buy their formula.
PBM Products Inc. (America’s Store Brand Infant Formulas)
In the United States, call (800) 485-9969
Similac Welcome Addition Club
In the United States, call (800) BABYLINE
In Canada, call 800-518-CLUB
Once your baby has turned six months and is ready to start on solids you will be faced with a number of food choices on the market. Not only food choices, but different choices in makers of sippy cups, bowls and spoons. Just like with formula, the baby food companies are willing to send you all the samples they have in order to help sway you to buying their product.
HJ Heinz Company
In the United States, call (800) USA-BABY
In Canada, call (800) 565-2100
Johnson and Johnson is the biggest supplier of baby wash and baby care products. While they probably do not NEED to give away samples to the extent that the diaper companies and formula companies do, their coffers are still bulging with free things that they can give away to you. Be sure to contact them to get samples of their products, many of which will be perfect to stick in the diaper bag in case you need to give your baby a quick bath when you are at grandmas.
There is no doubt that your baby will cost you a lot of money in a lot of ways. Why not start doing what you can while you are pregnant to keep your costs down as much as you can. After all, the money you save on diapers can buy a great new toy for your new little angel. Also, done forget to check out our offers page to find new and exciting freebies that you can get!
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