If you are visiting this page, congratulations are probably in order! Whether you are already a new mom or are still basking in your pregnancy glow, it’s never to early to start signing up for your Canadian baby freebies.
You might have read some startling statistics about the expense of a new baby, in fact, a 2010 study showed that costs can run as high as $12,000 in the first year!
I really don’t think it needs to cost you anywhere near to that if you plan stick to your baby budget and, most importantly, take advantage of all the freebies for expecting moms that you can get your hands on!
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There are tons of ways to save on baby must-haves and the place to start is with all the new baby freebies Canada has to offer.
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You’ll quickly realize that as a new mom, you are in high demand, and I’m not talking about your newborn needing you 24/7.
Companies that sell diapers, formula and other baby items have realized that if they get your loyalty by offering you free baby samples and even a free diaper bag, they may have a new potential customer for years to come. This has resulted in hundreds of dollars worth of baby freebies up for grabs by new moms.
Aside from lots of great freebies for expecting moms, Canada also has awesome programs that you can take advantage of when you are pregnant and once your baby is born.
Look for freebies like prenatal classes, home visits from a nurse and free lactation consultants at the hospital or region. For more information on these freebies, contact your local health region or family doctor.
Make the most of this and take advantage of all the Canadian baby freebies you can.
The Best Freebies for New Moms in Canada 2018
- Amazon baby registry – Open an online baby registry for free on Amazon and get a 10% completion discount to anything you add to the registry.
- You can items from any website to your Amazon registry and get the discount
- 90 day free return policy on baby items
- Plus sign up for a free trial of Amazon Family and get 20% off diapers and other special coupons.
Free Baby Stuff By Mail
Free Formula Samples for Canadians
From a purely cost-saving point of view, breastmilk is your best option. It’s free and you don’t need much extra stuff like bottles and sterilizers.
If you need a breast pump, make sure to check with your insurance before shelling out for one, I got 80% of my wonderful Medela Freestyle Breast Pump covered by providing a doctor’s note. (and yes, you can buy it from Amazon using your 10% baby registry discount.)
If you decide to formula feed, these freebies could save you a ton of money over your baby’s first year.
- Similac Club– sign up for the Similac Club while you are pregnant and you will get a $10 cheque for Similac Mom drink, a sample pack of formula and coupons and then a $5 every few months for your baby’s first year.
- Enfamil Family Beginnings– You have two options when you sign up for Enfamil Family Beginnings – you can either get coupons for free stuff that you redeem in store or they will send you some sample packs. Bang for your buck and the environment is the coupon option – you will get free full-size products.
- Nestle Baby Program – Sign up for the Nestle baby program and you will get free formula sample cans, a free diaper bag, diaper pad and other goodies plus more coupons for baby food when your baby turns 5 or 6 months.
These 3 programs are worth joining for the free samples they send to Canadian moms, two years in and I am still getting coupons in the mail for snack foods and things like Pediasure.
Free Baby Gear For New Moms
The Mother’s Lounge offers some awesome baby freebies for new moms and babies. Just pay shipping and the items are free!
I have the car seat canopy, the nursing cover, tons of the baby leggings and they are all awesome!
There are even some awesome pregnancy freebies like belly bands (and $50 off a pregnancy pillow which will be a lifesaver if you are struggling to sleep)
The shipping stings a bit because it is in USD but the quality of these items is great and even with the shipping these are quality products that sell for a lot in boutiques at home. They make great baby shower gifts too.
Use special coupon code “SEASIDE2018” for these baby freebies:
Create your own design or choose from one of the templates from other customers.There are tons of great ideas, this would make a great baby shower gift or even pregnancy announcement!
(add baby’s name or a cute slogan)
You can use the code “SEASIDE2018” on each of these websites – no limit!
In Store Baby Freebies
- BabiesRUS – Start a baby registry in store and you will get a bag with a bottle, diapers, and tons of great coupons
- Thyme Maternity – Sign up for the Thyme Card and you will get some great coupons
- Sobeys Baby Be Healthy – Sobeys Pharmacy has a great program that will give you a goody bag when you sign up and free prenatal vitamins for up to 2 years
- London Drugs Baby Welcome Package – If you are out West, sign up for the London Drugs Welcome package and get a coupon to redeem in store.
Online Canadian Baby Freebies
For more free stuff for new moms, Canada- specific websites of big brands are worth checking out as well as online only freebies.
This is a great mini online prenatal class created by an RN. It’s definitely worth checking out for some handy tips.
You can redeem codes on diapers and wipes packs for free gift cards, toys, and Shutterfly photo products. Make sure to “like” their Facebook page as they sometimes give out free codes.
One of the best Canadian baby freebies out there! The Baby Box Co is dedicated to promoting safe sleep for babies and offers a free portable bassinet for newborns. One of my friends got one of these and it is so cute! Such an awesome idea.
Note – this is different from Baby Box Canada which is now FamilyOne (see below).
The Baby Box Co is based on a popular government program from Finland and was originally adopted by the Alberta gov, Ontario shortly followed.
Baby Box Canada has rebranded as Family One. The free baby box is gone (they offer something similar for a fee) but it’s worth signing up to take advantage of other freebies and offers from their partners.
Moms Meet has just been launched in Canada and is a new program that allows you to get baby freebies in a couple of different ways – sign up as a Mom Ambassador and get sent free samples to try with your mom friends.
You then submit an online survey and photos with your feedback on the product. Moms Meet also has a rewards program that runs along side the sampling portion, you can earn rewards for answering questions, going on the website etc and then redeem your points for gifts.
Aside from making the best pacifiers money can buy (my daughter wouldn’t take any other ones and I have heard the same from tons of new moms), MAM offers a great club with a free pregnancy calendar and free product testing opportunities.
Recently revamped, download the app and upload your grocery store receipts to earn points for gift cards and free stuff.
Other Canadian Baby Freebies
- Baby Shows
If you live near a large urban centre, make sure you hit up the baby shows! Check Groupon for the entrance fees or sign up on the show’s website for early VIP deals. I find I always get enough free samples of baby products to make up for the entrance fee and more!
The major baby shows in Canada include:
The Baby Time Shows – Toronto/Mississauga every April & November
Bump, Baby & Toddler Show – Hamilton, ON – Spring & Fall
Baby & Tot Show, Calgary – Spring and early Fall.
Baby & Family Fair , Vancouver & Victoria, every fall
Mom, Pop & Tots Fair – Edmonton, Spring
Stork & Stroller Show – Kitchener, On
Parent & Kids Fair – Montreal & Quebec City, Spring
This is not an exhaustive list so it’s worth googling to see what fairs are in your area. I have also found that the smaller fairs sometimes have the best free stuff and samples on offer!
Register for events in your area and get a free gift bag plus meet vendors, at the one I attended there were games and even shower cake!
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