Free Baby Stuff

There's plenty of companies willing to help you welcome your new bundle of joy with samples in the hopes of scoring you as a long term customer. It's a great way to compare brands and see which ones work best for you. For instance some babies will take formula and others won't, but with so many options out there, it's worthwhile to try a few first. It's also fun to get 'gifts' in the mail, I love receiving parcels! Here's my top picks for freebies to sign up for; Honest company - They'll send out a sample of diapers and wipes or skin care but you need to pay for shipping and make sure you cancel the subscription before the deadline if you don't want to be enrolled in their monthly program. London Drugs - Has a 'new baby box' you can ask about at the customer service counter. You'll need to sign up with an email address. Enfamil - Sends really good coupons in case you end up needing formula. Similac - Also offer coupons and samples of their formula. Nestle - Send out a free diaper bag which is great and they fill it with samples such as their formula offerings. Thyme Maternity - has a gift bag if they're in stock, but you'll need to collect it in store and last I checked, it was only available in Langley. (call ahead if you're making a special trip out as they go in and out of stock often) Motherhood Maternity - is worth signing up for their email updates as they often send great store offers that are for a short time such as a weekend and exclusive coupons for the email holder (eg $10 off your next $50 purchase). The store has rather limited stock, so you may have better luck ordering your size online. Just suss out the item in store first as returns via mail are not as easy.   BABY EXPO'S Bellies to Babies - This happens in the fall in Vancouver and was by far my favourite. It's very popular so plan to attend early if you're hoping for giveaways and expect a line up. When I attended, the first 100 got an extra gift, but everyone gets gift bags on the way in. Entry is by donation to a children's cause they support. Baby and Family Fair - You can also check out the Vancouver Convention Center site for a more up to date schedule. There's an entry fee here, but closer to the date you should be able to find a two-4-one on a site like Groupon or Living Social. Only the first 100 here get gift bags, though when we went there was a stand promoting an online baby giveaway site and they had good sample bags available. Overall, not the best expo I've attended, but it's worth a look. Mums, Tums, Babies and Toddlers Show - Based in Cloverdale/Surrey area of Vancouver, another expo to check out. Birth Fair - Another expo in Cloverdale/Surrey to aid the BC Women's and Children's Hospital. Started in 2016, it's another place to explore pregnancy, babies early days and connect with service providers to get some of your questions answered. REGISTRY PERKS Babies R Us - Offer a baby shower/gift registry that can be updated and viewed by friends online. It's a handy way to make a list of all things baby you may want or need. Being a bigger store, their return policy is much friendlier than a lot of the smaller local baby stores. So you can return gift items for credit which is ideal as you KNOW you're going back there! They offer a great loot bag filled with useful things such as a bottle, electric plug covers, creams and more. Well worth walking around the store and zapping 50+ items to attain it. Lussobaby -Once you're registry is closed and done, they offer a gift card for 10% back on the value spent. But it doesn't apply to the big stuff like strollers and car seats unfortunately. MORE STUFF You can check these sites out for more free sign ups. Do keep in mind though that a lot of these require you give permission for them to contact you, so companies such as RESP representatives may suddenly come a knocking.