When expecting Sam I started to think about the cost of a baby and it all became very real how expensive having a little one was going to be. Money worries can be an added stress on both you and your partner and maternity pay is no joke when you have bills to pay.
I like to think I am fairly thrifty, I love finding second hand gems of furniture and upcycling them (most of our furniture is second hand in fact). I also love a bargain (who doesn’t!) home bargains, Poundland and B&M are great but can be equally dangerous as I am easily lead astray by a good offer!
If buying something online I always do a wee discount code search first. (I don’t really use twitter but I do search the brand name and the word ‘code’ or ‘discount’ and sometimes get lucky!) 10% off is better than nothing right?!
Anyway when pregnant I read a lot of books, blogs and APPS about my body changing, my babies growth etc but I also came across some great sources of info AND FREEBIES!
So if you know anyone expecting or who has recently had a baby tag them in this post on our Facebook page or Instagram so they can claim all of the following goodies!
What’s the catch? Your email address!
These brands just want your info to send you email newsletters and to be honest the most of them are really good. I enjoy a monthly round up of how Sam should be developing and hints and tips on teething, weaning etc. Plus you can always unsubscribe! DISCLAIMER: I am pretty sure most of these are for UK only!
Emma’s Diary: I got this mini magazine when I went to the doctor to confirm I was pregnant. It was such a great wee magazine full of info and answered a lot of questions I couldn’t ask anyone as I didn’t want to tell anyone I was expecting just yet. It also came with a card to fill out. I simply brought this to a Boots or Argos and got a goodie bag of products for me and baby, money off vouchers and magazines. You get 3 bags in total over the various stages of your pregnancy. Claim yours HERE or download the APP.
Bounty: Similar to Emma’s Diary, you fill in a form and get goodie bags at various stages of your pregnancy and beyond. These bounty packs are also given out in some hospitals after birth. I have just picked up my ‘Growing Family’ pack of goodies as Sam is almost 6months and am working my way through the magazine and tips on weaning! They do a great magazine mid pregnancy about the products you will need and some product reviews too! Claim yours HERE by downloading their APP!
Cow & Gate: I signed up to their newsletter and got information on pregnancy, feeding, formula and a cuddly toy cow for Sam. He loves it! 🐮 Sign up HERE!
Ella’s Kitchen: I signed up to this when Sam was 4months old and we were starting our weaning journey. By ‘becoming a friend’ HERE you get e-shots and a pack with all the info you need to start your journey. Advice on what to try at each stage, a wall chart and sticker book to record your journey and a coupons!!
Boots parenting club – Sign up HERE to Boots parenting club to receive a free parenting magazine every month. You also get 10 Boots advantage points for every £1 you spend on baby products.
Pampers: By signing up to their newsletter you get monthly round up info, coupons and competitions. You can also download their APP to get points every time you buy pampers products. You then get rewards galore! Download the APP HERE!
Huggies: Pull-Ups FREE guide to Potty Training HERE
Huggies: Free Baby Wipes Sample HERE!
Dry Nites: Claim a FREE sample HERE! Boy & Girl designs available in 3 sizes!
NHS Healthy Start Vouchers & Sure Start: you may qualify for these schemes so check out what your entitled to HERE!
Bepanthem Nappy Cream – Take a survey and receive your FREE nappy cream sample > HERE!
My Mothercare Sign up HERE to get £100 worth of money-off vouchers, 20% off toys on your child’s next birthday, news of special in store events, offers, and advice and information as your baby grows.
HIPP Organic Baby Club: Sign up HERE to get free samples, money off coupons, exclusive offers and competitions, free photo prints and a free personalised baby calendar.
Tesco Baby Club: Save money, get expert advice and win great prizes when you join Tesco Baby Club! Register HERE!
MAM Baby Club: Get a pregnancy calendar, baby calendar, newsletters, prizes and product testers, sign up HERE!
Mum & Baby Online: Sign up HERE for info & goodies!
Your Baby Club: Sign up for access to coupons and offers HERE!
Free Prints Photobooks: Get a FREE photobook every month and just pay postage!Download their APP HERE!
Johnstons Baby & Calpol Vouchers: Download the coupons HERE!
Apta Club: Register HERE – mainly just free advice and monthly emails catered to you and your baby.
Nestle Cerelac: Claim your FREE infant cereal with milk samples HERE! Great weaning advice and recipes!
SMA Baby Club: Sign up for info, surprises and competitions HERE!
Crayola: If you already have a toddler, Crayola have FREE printable’s HERE to entertain them! I am going to print some for my niece!
ASDA Baby Club: Sign up HERE! I use the Asda own brand Little angels nappies and wipes at a cut of the price of the big brands, joining the club keeps me informed of any offers and baby events coming up!
Your inboxes will be full but it’s always nice to get a wee magazine in the post or pick up some free samples! If you know of any other good offers, or samples to avail of let me know and I can update this post for others!
Please Note: This is in no way sponsored, just passing on hints and tips! 🙂