Being a new mom can be expensive. It’s much more than just another mouth to feed! With car seats, onesies, and other baby knick-knacks, that little bundle of joy can be a burden on the wallet. Penny pinching moms have found great ways to save some money during the first few years of motherhood, and it’s actually not that hard. If you’re looking for some freebies for new moms, you’re in luck. Check out below for tips on how to score some free stuff, from car seats to baby books, and save some money for some sweet baby shoes!
Car seats can be incredibly expensive, especially if you want a good quality car seat. And let’s face it, you want nothing but the best for your baby. While it won’t be incredibly easy to get a free car seat, it’s definitely possible. Check out the baby on board contest and try to win yourself a free car seat. Design a cool baby on board sign, submit it to 21st Century, and you’ll have the chance to win a car seat of your choice. Best part about it is the contest is weekly for eight weeks, so you’ll have a chance every week to win the safest car seat of your dreams. If you’re especially design motivated, the first place winner overall wins a fantastic prize; a $10,000 makeover of your baby’s room. Think of all the fun things you can do with that $10,000 in your baby’s room! So stop reading this article (unless you want more ideas for free things, of course), pick up the crayons, and get to designing a sweet baby on board sign!
Baby books can be expensive, and once you’ve read them there really isn’t any use for them. Thankfully, there are great ways to get baby books that won’t cost you a dime. If you have an eReader, head to your local library and check out their selection of eBooks on parenting. Many libraries now have the technology to allow you to “check out” eBooks directly to your eReader device, and keep them for a few weeks until they automatically vanish. That way, you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on baby books, only to be reading repeating information. If you don’t have an eReader, there are still ways to get plenty of baby books without breaking the bank. Simply ask around to other new parents if you can borrow their books, and you’ll probably be in luck.
Samples and Other Things
During the first few years of being a mom, you’ll likely spend thousands on diapers, rash ointment, and other necessities. Ease some of that wallet pain with some free samples. Search online for “free samples for moms” and you’ll find plenty of trial sized samples that will help you save some cash. Additionally, now that you’re a mom, you qualify for a ton of awesome Mother’s Day freebies! From free yogurt at TCBY to free admission to certain museums, being a mom has its perks! Check out this list to find Mother’s Day freebies that you can take advantage of.
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