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The Best Free Baby Stuff
for the Super-Suspicious

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Finding the best free baby stuff has been somewhat difficult for me. I've been burned before. I've "signed up", completed gold-star offers...and then drowned in the ensuing phone calls, spam emails, and junk mail. Revenge is sweet.

Suspicious is now my middle name. My eyes are squinty, watching for the next "aha-got your email!!" attempt.

But, like a good addict, I like my freebies. What's a mom to do? Besides spending hours looking for free stuff that doesn't require me to sign-away my life or spend money on "trial products" to get my $500 gift certificate to Toys R Us. (Yes, I was that dumb.)

So I guess it's your lucky day. I've done the research. I've written the lists. You just get to click, print, request, and wait.

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The Best Free Baby Stuff - Sleuthing 101

When looking for the best free baby stuff online, there is one basic principal you have to understand. Free doesn't always mean F.R.E.E. In the world of free baby stuff, there are basically four types of "giving" groups out there.
  • I like you, here's some free stuff. (Which is me in this section.)
  • I like you, but I'll like you even more if you sign up for my newsletter. (I'm not doggin' it. In fact, I even use it. So sign up for my newsletter and get my bribes...)
  • I like you, and will give you lots of coupons, but I will also sell your info to marketing companies so I can make money giving you free coupons. (Not me.)
  • I don't care about you. But I will confuse, cajole, and even con you into "participating" and giving your "opinion" or completing gold/silver/platinum/copper/iron/tin foil "offers" in order to get your so-called-free stuff. (Here's an example - don't be suckered! Read the fine print and you'll see what I'm saying.)

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Sorting the Best Free Baby Stuff from the Common Con

Several years ago, when I was just discovering the wealth of knowledge the Internet has to offer, I came across a few tantalizing sites that promised me freebies for my newborn. All I had to do was share my email address. (Go ahead...type it in... said the devil on my left shoulder.)

I put in my information and was JUST about to click "submit" when I decided I would actually read their privacy policy.

The angel on my right shoulder must have been watching over me because when I clicked on the "Privacy Policy" link, I found....nothing. There was no privacy policy! It was a clever trick of fonts and colors. No link. No privacy. whew. It was a close one. So check those policies! (and ignore those shoulder-devils.)

Some of the Best Free Baby Stuff
~ Just to Get You Started ~

Here are some baby freebies in the "general" category. For specific free baby items (like formula, samples, diapers, etc.) see the articles below.

The Best Free Baby Stuff
~ From Formula to Clothing Catalogs ~

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Fighting for Free Baby Formula

Formula, is by-far the most expensive recurring baby expense a new parent has. Fortunately, there are some techniques and tricks you can use to stretch those powdered-dollars as far as they can possibly go. From generics to organics, there are money-saving options and free samples for all. It's all about knowing where to look. And here's where to look.

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Free Baby Samples That Will Make Your Heart Flutter

Picture me skipping through a field, throwing freebies into the air like rose petals. That's what this article is like. You'll be as "giddy as a schoolgirl" (thank-you Indiana Jones for the reference). How does a free nursing cover sound? Sha-blam! How's that for the best free baby stuff evah? Come one, come all!

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Con-Free Baby Coupons

Looking for a long-term savings relationship? Tired of one-use-stands? These sites will provide you with an endless supply of deals and so many coupons you'll develop scissor-cramps. Better start your pinching excercises, because here they come...

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Your EZ Guide to Free Baby Diapers

I know what you're thinking. Heather, you've given us formula steals. Surely, you've got some diapering deals in there somewhere. Of course I do! (And don't call me Shirley)

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Free Baby Clothing Catalogs

Last, and perhaps least, I have listed out some free baby clothing catalogs you may enjoy looking at. However, personally, I'd much rather shop for baby clothes using these coupon codes than pay full-price on a phone order. But hey. That's just me. Here's your list. Enjoy.

BTW, If you hear of a freebie that's worth sharing, please let me know about it so I can share it with others.

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