12 Ways To Get Free Baby Items And Save Money
So many expecting mothers aren’t actually aware of all the free baby stuff that you are entitled to during pregnancy and when your little one arrives.
Calling all new parents to be: it will definitely be worth getting all of your free baby stuff ready before the birth of your new arrival. But of course if you have already had your baby, there is no time like the present to get your hands on all the free baby items available to you, so why not start now?!
Here we have compiled a list of all the things that really will save you money!
Free baby stuff for mums-to-be:
Your Mum-to-be-Pack by Bounty is free to pick up at Superdrug, Asda, or Boots. This pack is filled with super handy “try-before-you-buy” products and samples, and even includes some money-off vouchers and exclusive offers for you to make use of while your pregnant.
Emma's Diary also offer free mother and baby Gift Pack full of baby and pregnancy freebies. It may also be worth checking out their website as they always have offers on when you sign up to their site.
As of December 2017, free Baby Boxes are available to all parents in England. Link to claim: The Baby Box Company
Boots Parenting Club gives you 10 points for every £1 you spend...changing to 8 points after the 18th March (an upgrade from the usual 4 points for every £1 spent).
In addition to points you get extra money off vouchers for baby products and free gifts at key stages of development.
Free dental treatment and prescriptions:
A lot of people actually forget that you’re entitled to free dental care and prescriptions while you’re pregnant and for the first year after the birth. Once you have the paperwork from your doctor or midwife, you can apply for a Maternity Exemption Certificate Pregnancy can effect your gum health so it’s worth going to the dentist.
Free baby stuff during pregnancy:
Free 'baby on board' badges
If you live in London or think you will be travelling in and around the city while you are pregnant then it’s definitely worth getting one of the ‘baby on board’ badges from C2C and Transport for London. Just fill out the form online and a badge will be sent to you through the post.
On that subject, see how many people stand up on the London underground for Anna Whitehouse (aka Motherpukka) when she wears a fake bump as part of a social experiment on Brit’s attitudes towards pregnant women. You can watch the video here!
Free pregnancy books:
You can get pregnancy and children’s books for free using book swap sites like bookmooch.com. Also some health visitor’s also give you a Bookstart baby pack for your baby’s first year.
Free baby items when your little one arrives:
Free vitamins, fruit and vegetables.
If you receive certain benefits, you could be entitled to free fruit, vegetables and infant formula while you are pregnant or have a child who is under four-years-old. Find out more and see if you are eligible https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
Get your free vitamins here.
Ella’s Kitchen weaning pack is available for little ones who are starting their weaning journey, register on their website to receive the pack of goodies including vouchers, wall chart, recipe ideas!
Currently you can claim Child Benefit as soon as your baby is born. Once you have your baby's birth certification you can just fill in this form and you'll get £20.70 a week for your eldest/only child and an extra £13.70 for any further children.
(Now restricted if one parent earns over £50,000 and completely withdrawn from families where one parent earns over £60,000).
It’s always great to get a discount on something you are going to buy, we recommend Sprout for great discounts on big brands for new and expecting parents.
We hope you find our mini guide to mum and baby FREEBIES useful!