UK Mother and Baby Freebies 2022
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Having a baby is exciting, but it can be CRAZY expensive too. You need to buy nappies and clothing, bedding, pushchairs, carseats. Oh my!
Fortunately there are lots of baby freebies that both expectant mums and for new babies in the UK can get.
If you are pregnant you can get freebies of everything from samples of nappies and baby milk and to helpful planners, vital information for your pregnancy, birth and baby care right up to and your baby's development up to one year and beyond.
Here are all our favourite free baby stuff, including free baby samples, and pregnancy freebies for Mum.
Plus there are lots of money off vouchers for mums-to-be so that you can get discounts on everything you need for baby.
Baby Freebies & Free Stuff For Pregnant Mums
- Bounty offer free packs which you can pick up at your favourite shops, like Tesco, Asda, Boots or Superdrug. Just download their app and follow the instructions. After baby is born you can get a newborn pack on your maternity ward.
- Create an Amazon Baby Wishlist to recieve a free gift when you spend £20 with Baby Wishlist. At time of writing there is a choice of gifts which includes a MAM baby box, a nappy bin, a bathtime set, a cuddly toy or a feeding set.
- Emma's Diary also have a bag of free stuff for pregnant women. Useful samples of nappies, gentle washing powder and other things you will need to your new baby as well as money off vouchers from Argos.
- Boots Parenting Club You need to have a Boots Advantage card to join up, then club members get extra Advantage points, a magazine packed with parenting advice, free gifts and special offers. At time of writing, they are offering a free Aveeno Baby Daily Care Hair & Bodywash 500ml when you sign up.
- Parentclub is a Scotland based website who are offering every baby born in Scotland a free baby box packed full of clothes, bedding and lots of other useful things to help give your baby the best possible start in life. The box can be used as a bed for a newborn baby too. Apply through your midwife.
- C&G Baby Club is run by baby milk and baby food manufacturer Cow & Gate. Mums-to-be can sign up for freebies which include advice, support, money-off vouchers, and the latest info on Cow & Gate products.
- Your Baby Club offer a free parenting e-Book, money off vouchers, free samples, discounts and competitions. You can choose to take up only the offers that you want to take advantage of.
- If you travel by train regularly while you are pregnant, you will want to be sure that you can get a seat. Several rail operators offer free
"Baby On Board" badges for pregnant mums to wear, to make asking for a seat a little easier. Also remember where priority seats are available, being pregnant is one of the criteria for using one of these seats.
- Do you travel on C2C trains? If you live in the South East of England and travel by train you can get a free Baby on Board badge! It makes asking for a seat much easier when you need to rest during pregnancy.
- If you live in the Transport for London area they also offer their own baby on board badge to pregnant mums.
- Southeasten also offer a badge, and a Priority Seating Card to show when requesting a priority seat.
- Ella's Kitchen, makers of tasty baby food are offering a free weaning pack when you join their Ella's Friends club, along with regular offers, tips and competitions.
- Pampers are offering a free sample pack of Night Nappy Pants, designed to ensure a good night's sleep for all the family with no leaks!
- Huggies are also offering a free sample of their Drynites Pyjama Pants for older children.
- Aldi are offering a free pack of 24 of their Mamia Size 1 newborn nappies via Netmums.
- I f you love a good old-fashioned paper catalogue, visit Catalink to sign up for catalogues for stylish kids clothing, toys and nursery furniture.
- St. John's Ambulance are offering a free baby first aid guide which is a pocket sized guide that gives you essential baby first aid advice. (Hint. Read it before baby arrives, so that you already know what to do, rather than having to read it while you are panicking.)
Stay organised all through your pregnancy with these Free Pregnancy Printables including a birth plan, hospital bag checklist and new baby shopping list.
Free Things That UK Mums May Also Be Entitled To
If you are an expectant Mum you also may be able to claim
- Free Prescritions and Dental care. You will need to get a form from your doctor or midwife to apply for this. This is not a means-tested benefit so every pregnant person is entitled to it.
- If you are working you may be able to claim Statutory Maternity Pay
- If you are not entitled to Statuatory Maternity Pay you may be entitled to Maternity Allowance
- If you are on certain benefits you may be entitled to free milk, infant formula, vitamins, fruit and vegetables from Healthy Start.
- Also if you are receiving certain benefits you may be able to claim a Sure Start Maternity Grant to help you buy things that you need for baby.
I hope this list has been useful!
Do you know of any more free stuff for pregnant women that we cound add to this list? Let us know!
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