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3 Freebies For Pregnant (and New) Moms

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Freebies can help offset some of the cost of planning for a new baby if you are pregnant. If you just had a baby, you might wonder how you can save a little bit of money. 

If you are pregnant and planning for a new baby, you are probably realizing just how expensive it can be. There are a lot of expensive items that you need like a crib, a car seat, and a breast pump. 

If you want to save some money, I have put together a list for you of a few freebies to help you out. 

I saved $931 by getting these three freebies, which is a huge amount of money. Below I’ll show you exactly how you can too!

How You Can Save With These Freebies

If you end up ordering all of these freebies, you will save a significant amount of money. I figured out that I saved over $900 when I ordered these free items. 

It was totally shocking when I added it all up!

I actually ended up saving a lot more money than $900 since I pumped breastmilk for my daughter. 

Because I didn’t have to buy formula, I saved so much money. My daughter was a preemie and started off in the NICU. During that time we figured out she had a milk and soy protein intolerance.

If she didn’t drink breast milk, she needed a special hypoallergenic formula which would have cost us around $600/month.

This is pretty unusual though. A more typical cost for formula would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $100-$150/month.

Here is the breakdown of my savings:

As a bonus, avoiding the cost of formula would end up adding an extra $1800 – $7200 to your savings!

When To Order The Free Gifts

I’d go ahead and grab all of these freebies right away if you are a new mom.

If you are pregnant, I’d order them if you are in your second or third trimester. It is one more thing to check off your to-do list. 

You are probably busy and tired if you are pregnant. I know that when I was pregnant, I just wanted to get things done, and didn’t want to have to think about it later.

My baby ended up being born prematurely, and I was glad to have these items checked off my list. Babies can come any time, and it is a good idea to grab these freebies early.

You can also grab these items if you are a new mom and your baby has already been born.

Pregnant woman and text for 3 new mom freebies

Freebie #1: Free Breast Pump (and/or Replacement Pump Parts)

The first thing you will want to do is to see which breast pumps you are eligible for through insurance.

Here’s a few things to note about this freebie:

  • Shipping Charges: $0
  • Out of Pocket Cost: $0 (possibly more, depending on your insurance plan)
  • Estimated Freebie Value: $185-$300 for the breast pump, plus an additional $40/month for replacement pump parts

The only thing you need is your insurance card and your baby’s due date (or birth date).

In order to get the free breast pump, follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Grab your insurance card

Step 2: Fill out this simple form (it only takes 2 minutes). 

Click this link to go to the form.

When filling out the form, use your baby’s due date if you are expecting. If your baby has been born, then use their birth date.

Step 3: They will email you back within a few days with a list of breast pumps your insurance will cover. They make the process very simple and easy. 

Did you know that some pump parts need to be replaced every few weeks? Here is a link to an article on how often to replace your pump parts.

How To Choose A Breast Pump

When you are choosing a pump, try not to be swayed too much by the accessories in the bundle or that one pump seems to be a better value because the original price (before insurance) is more expensive.

You really want to choose a pump that will work and that a lot of moms love.

I tried not to let the accessories sway my decision on buying a pump, or make one pump seem like a better “value” than another one.

If you end up needing to buy extra accessories, you can do that at any time. The most important thing is to pick a quality breast pump that will work. 

So, Which Breast Pumps Should You Choose?

After you fill out this form, a representative will send you an email within a few days letting you know that you are approved. They will send you a list of pumps that you are eligible for through your insurance plan.

To make it easy on you, I would recommend picking one of these popular breast pumps:

  • Spectra S1 (blue) – includes a built-in battery
  • Spectra S2 (pink) – needs to be plugged into the wall
  • Medela PISA (Pump In Style Advance)

The main difference between the Spectra S1 and Spectra S2 is the color and built-in battery.

If you can afford the cost difference, I’d get the Spectra S1 (blue) because it will make your life so much easier when you start pumping. The S1 has a built-in battery pack and will allow you to pump anywhere.

If you can’t afford to upgrade to the Spectra S1, then I’d order the Spectra S2. 

The Spectra S2 functions the same as the S1. The downside is that you will just need to be plugged into the wall while pumping. My insurance fully covered the S2 pump.

If your insurance doesn’t cover the Spectra S1 or S2, I’d get the Medela PISA. The Medela PISA is also a great pump and very popular. 

You can read my detailed article about how to choose between the Spectra and the PISA here: Spectra vs. Medela: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Pump.

What If You’ve Already Ordered A Pump?

If you have already ordered a breast pump, it is still worth it to fill out this form. This is because pump parts need to be replaced frequently, sometimes every month.

The cost of these replacement parts can add up quickly, but they are necessary to make sure your pump continues to function properly.

Here’s a few things to note about this freebie:

  • Shipping Charges: $0
  • Out of Pocket Cost: $0 (or more, depending on your insurance plan)
  • Estimated Freebie Value: $40/month for replacement pump parts = $480 ($40 x 12)

The first time I ordered a pump, I used a different company. I contacted them and they told me that they didn’t offer replacement pump parts.

However, when I went to this second company, they were able to get me free pump parts through my insurance even though I already had ordered my pump from a different company.

I was so happy to get these free replacement parts through my insurance after my baby was born. The coverage for replacement parts will vary depending on your insurance plan, but it is worth looking into.

Here are the steps that I took:

Step 1: Grab your insurance card

Step 2: Fill out this simple form (it only takes 2 minutes).

On the form it will ask for your baby’s due date. You can enter your baby’s birth date in that spot.

When you fill out the form, it looks like you are requesting a new pump, but don’t worry. You can clarify that you are looking for pump parts once they send you an email.

Step 3: They will email you back within a few days.  Once you get this e-mail, ask them to check if your insurance plan covers replacement pump parts. They make the process very simple and easy. 

Freebie #2: Amazon Baby Box (Worth $35)

To get this freebie, you’ll need to create an Amazon baby registry and have a Prime account.

Just know that you do not have to decide on all your items for your registry at once. If you still want to keep researching all the baby gear, that is ok. 

You can always go back and add items to the registry. I added several items over time as I researched the best car seat, stroller, and high chair.

Here’s a few things to note about this freebie:

  • Shipping Charges: $0
  • Out of Pocket Cost: $0 – $10 ($0 if you wait for a guest to place an order on your registry, $10 if you place an order to order your box straight away)
  • Estimated Freebie Value: $35

Here are the steps I took to get my free Amazon baby box straight away.

Step By Step Process

Step 1: Sign up for the Amazon Baby Registry by clicking here.

Step 2: Enter your baby’s due date and fill out the easy form.

If you don’t want to share the registry yet, you can check the box to make it “shared” or “private”. Your friends, family, and co-workers won’t be able to see the registry until you are ready to share it.

Pro Tip: I recommend checking the boxes so your friends and family can contribute Amazon gift cards and to a Diaper Fund. You’ll definitely need these things during your baby’s first year!

Step 3: You’ll need to complete the 3 step checklist to get your welcome box.

Step 4: In the checklist, you’ll need to make a $10 purchase to get the Welcome box. What I did was add 3 baby books to my registry. 

I added these 3 baby books to the registry to meet the $10 threshold. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Peek A Who – One of my daughter’s favorite board books
  • Indestructibles: Hello, Farm! – Another favorite because my daughter loved learning about animals and animal sounds. I also loved that it was chew-proof and tear-proof. You can even put it in the washing machine to clean it!

I added these books to my registry, and then bought them straight away. That allowed me to qualify to order my free baby registry box immediately.

This way,  I could see what was in the Welcome Box so I didn’t accidentally buy or register for duplicate baby items. 

The contents of the Welcome Box will vary, but a few of my favorite items in it were:

  • Muslin swaddle, 
  • Onesie
  • Sample diaper cream and wipes
  • Baby bottle, and 
  • Pacifiers

Freebie #3: Kiinde Starter Pack ($116 value)

The third freebie that you can get while pregnant, is a Kiinde starter pack.

The Kiinde system is a system that allows you to pump directly into milk storage bags. Then, you can twist the milk storage bags directly onto the bottles that your little one feeds from.

Some of the awesome benefits are:

  • It saves time because you have fewer bottle and bottle parts to wash.
  • It is more sanitary because you aren’t transferring breast milk from pumping bottles into drinking bottles.
  • The system is very secure and you are less likely to spill milk when pumping.
  • You get a few coupons for free Kiinde bags (worth $16) and a discount if you decide to upgrade to the full system (worth $50).

The Kiinde system was a lifesaver for me. I especially loved using it when I was pumping at work, away from the home, and while I was traveling.

The free starter kit comes with pump adapters, a bottle, and a milk bag. You will have to pay $6 shipping, but it is well worth it in my opinion. 

Here’s a few things to note about this freebie:

  • Shipping Charges: $6
  • Other Out of Pocket Cost: $0 
  • Estimated Freebie Value: $116 (free starter kit (worth $50) + a coupon for free Kiinde bags (worth $16) + a coupon for the full gift set (worth $50))

The free starter kit isn’t publicly available on their website, but you can get it by clicking the link below.

Grab your free kit by clicking through this link to Kiinde’s website. With this freebie you only need to pay $6 shipping.

How To Make The Most Of Your Freebies

Here is a recap of where to go to get each of your free gifts. 

Go ahead and fill out these quick forms so you can check these items off your to-do list.

Here are the links to get each of your freebies 

More New Mom Tips

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