There are many programs that offer free baby stuff for low income families such as an infant car seat, free formula, free diapers, baby samples, food and more. Sadly with many programs like these they are not just listed somewhere in your town for all to find. It takes research or a bad situation and someone willing to help or offer the resources to you. Oftentimes unplanned pregnancies happen and you have had no time to plan and save money or you have little to no money to spend on a new baby.
Fortunately, there are many resources for free baby stuff. You just need to know where to look.When you don’t have a lot of money coming in every little bit helps and with so many families struggling today to provide basic needs these resources are essential. The number one place to call to find some of these resources is 2-1-1. This is a telephone number to call that connects you with important community services and programs.
If you know of any national programs, and would love to share please let me know below and I will be happy to add them to the list.
FREE Formula & More:
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides food, baby formula, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years old. Call your local WIC to see if you qualify for assistance.
Enfamil – Register to Enfamil Family Beginnings to get free gifts including cans of formula and more. Plus they will send you coupons every month that help to buy formula. If you get WIC these help a lot when you run out. If you get Foodstamps don’t worry, you can use coupons with Foodstamps and WIC checks! To register to this program click here if you have any trouble try this link or do both to make sure it works.
Similac – Register to Simlilac and they will give you up to $329 in free gifts for your baby and benefits. Also nutrition guidance and feeding help for every week of your pregnancy all the way through your baby’s first year! Click here to sign up.
FREE Gerber Generation Nutrition Kit – Formula samples, money-saving coupons and more special gifts for you and your baby to enjoy. This one is a certificate to print and bring with you to the hospital or Dr. office. Click here.
FREE Car Seat:
This is one of the most important things you will need before your baby is born as hospitals won’t let you leave if you don’t have one. Here are some ways you can possibly get a free car seat if you are low income and cannot afford one. These programs may or may not ask for proof of pregnancy, proof of income, ID and more.
- How to get a FREE Car Seat for Low-Income Families. This is a more detailed page I wrote that I will be adding more information to regularly as I find it for you. Great page with lots of resources and more to come.
- 2-1-1 – Call your local United Way by dialing 211 on your telephone. Let them know you need a car seat for your baby and are unable to provide one.
- WIC – This is a great place to check for a free car seat. Go to your local WIC (Women, Infants and Children) office if your already enrolled with them, and ask if they have a free car set program or help with car seats. If your local WIC office doesn’t offer free car seats, ask them if they can refer you another place that may offer them.
- Food Stamps – If you get Food Stamps ask your worker if they know any programs available for car seats.
- State Police & Fire Departments – Stop by your local police and fire departments and ask them if they offer free car seats.
- Hospital – If you have the baby before you get a car seat ask the hospital if they offer them.
- Insurance Policies – Mostly all health insurance companies, Medicaid included, offer car seats for free to insured pregnant or new mothers. The easiest way to find out if your insurane policies cover car seats is to check out a summary of your policy or call a customer service agent from a number on your insurance card.
- Church – Call your local churches and ask if they have any or know of any programs.
National Diaper Bank’s Network a current list of independently operated diaper bank organizations in the United States. If you need diapers, please use this directory to find an organization that distributes diapers in your area. Click here for more information.
Food for You and Baby:
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. Click here for more information and how to sign up.
- FeedingAmerica.org has a list of food banks across America. Click here to find your local food bank.
- FoodPantries.org has a list of local food panties. Click here.
- FreeFood.org has a list of soup kitchens and other places offering free food. Click here. FreeFood.org works hard to gather the best government and non profit subsidized grocery resources on the Internet. Then provides food resource hours, details, websites where we find them.
- HSD has a list of Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries and Food Banks across America. Click here.
- Mobile Pantry Program – Some America food banks operate a Mobile Pantry Program. A mobile pantry utilizes a dry/refrigerated vehicle to provide food that traditional pantries do not normally accept or distribute to people in need. Use the Food Bank Locator here to contact your local food bank and find if they have one in your community.
- Kids Cafe programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate during the after school hours such as: Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools. All Kids Cafe programs also offer nutrition education throughout the school year. please, email the programs team firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FREE rewards, gifts, samples, welcome bags, coupons and more:
Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program offers points for purchasing Pampers products. Then you collect these points and use them to purchase products likes toys and more. Get your first 100 points if your new. Click here if you have any trouble Click here or sign up to both links to make sure it works. Also when you register to Pampers website they send you coupons in the mail and diaper samples. You can also print even more coupons on their site once you register. You can find those here.
Luvs Diapers – Sign up for free coupons and samples sent by mail. Click here.
Huggies – Sign up to receive coupons and free samples in the mail. Plus they have a rewards programs. Use the points you collect from purchasing Huggies product to redeem for rewards such as: gift cards, toys and more. Click here.
Playtex Baby – Receive exclusive savings, samples, helpful tips and reviews, expert advice and special announcements. Click here to sign up.
Babies R Us – Create a baby registry online at Babies R Us and receive a reusable gift bag full of samples and coupons. Click here.
Lansinoh Samples – Lanolin soothes and protects mom’s sore, cracked nipples from breastfeeding. Click here to sign up.
Free Prenatal Care and More:
- Local Health Departments will help you to find prenatal care clinic in your area. If you have a Health Department in your area they can help you find free or reduced prices on prenatal care depending on your income level. Call 1-800-311-2229.
- HRSA health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Get checkups when you’re well. treatment when you’re sick, complete care when you’re pregnant, immunizations and checkups for your children, dental care and prescription drugs for your family and more. Click here to find a center in your area.
- Planned Parenthood provides sliding scale prenatal care and other free services. Click here to find a service in your area.
- Medicaid a government funded program offering healthcare for the needy. Click here for more information and how to apply.
- FREE Prenatal Vitamins – Check with all of your local grocery pharmacies, because many of them offer prenatal vitamins. You can find out by calling, looking online or asking the next time you visit.
NEW! I will add more here each time a reader shares. When sharing make sure you let us know the city, state, name of program, and what they help with. So that I can easily find it online, and know what to say when sharing with other readers.
Metuchen N.J. (Only) – Reader Share. Lifechoicesrc.com , please call or email to set up appointments or for information on how the program works. Reader below states they help with baby items. Click here for thier contact page.
Union N.J. (Only) – Reader Share. MomsHelpingMomsFoundation , please call or email to set up appointments or for information on how the program works. Reader below states they help with baby items. Click here for thier contact page.
The Original Christmas Help Site – offers a huge list of resources for you to find help for Christmas and possibly Thanksgiving.
Text4baby – offers pregnant women and new mothers information to help care for their health. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
FREE Child ID Safety Card – Sign up and receive a FREE Child ID Safety Card and learn more via email about The Grow-Up Plan from Gerber Life Insurance Company. Click here.
Freecycle is a great way to get free stuff for your new baby. On Freecycle people post stuff they don’t need or want anymore. Click here to signup and start looking for baby stuff.
CraigsList.org is another great way to score lots of free baby stuff. People post stuff they don’t need or want anymore and sometimes. Click here to signup and start looking for baby stuff.
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