Top 10 Rewards Programs For New Moms – Get Free Samples and Coupons

Just so you guys know there are a few affiliate links in this article including Amazon Mom, Enfamil Family Beginnings and Similac Strong Moms Program links.  If you decide to sign up for these free programs that’s great and I appreciate your support.

When we had Jake I knew that finances would be very tight and we would need to save as much as possible. Over the past two years I’ve learned a thing or two about maintaining a strict budget by making use of coupons and reward programs. Once I learned how to take advantage of these programs and the promotions they offered I was able to never pay full price for baby products not to mention I found myself even getting free things from the rewards I earned. It came to a point where my friends started asking me: How do you get so much free stuff?? After teaching them I realized that I enjoyed teaching others how to save hence why I started Formula coupons 4 moms.

Luckily, it’s not that hard it just requires knowing which programs, clubs and memberships to sign up for. Once you’ve signed up these companies will start sending you freebies, samples, coupons and parenting emails that I found really useful when we had our first child. I would also recommend getting the babies grandparents to sign up for the rewards programs as well. Having a few extra coupons around never hurts 🙂

If your currently pregnant it’s a great time to sign up for these programs as you can start banking coupons and samples and many of the companies will start sending you relevant information that goes along with your pregnancy. Typically companies will send you freebies and coupons every 3 months! So the sooner you sign up the better!I’ve compiled a list below of the top 12 programs I find offer the best rewards I’ve used each of them and highly recommend all of them. I’ve also listed my favorite first!

1. Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards: This is a fantastic program! When you sign up Huggies will send you stacks of diaper coupons, and by signing up you can participate in their rewards program. These rewards points can be redeemed later for free stuff. The codes are found on any Huggies products you purchase. I often post these rewards codes on our blog.

2. Pampers Gifts to Grow
This is the equivalent program to Huggies enjoy the ride rewards, they don’t seem to mail out as many coupons but it’s still a great program if your planning to use Pampers diapers. They also have a very similar rewards program.

3. Similac Strong Moms: If your looking for the mother of all rewards programs check out the Similac Strong Moms program. When you sign up, Similac will send you two full size cans of formula along with coupons valued at $5 off. They also offer coupons that you can redeem at your OBGYN to get freebies from their office. Similac Stong Moms Program

Here’s a list of Information they sent me during my Pregnancy:

During your Pregnancy:

  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Weekly emails with tips and tools for pregnancy
  • Tips to get ready for child birth and breastfeeding
  • $20 in premium Shutterfly birth announcements

After your baby arrives:

  • up to $329 in membership rewards and partner offers.
  • FREE infant formula and coupons delivered to your door
  • Montly Emails about baby’s growth and development
  • Live one-on-one nutritional support from Similac FeedingExpert team @ 800-986-8800

4. Enfamil Family Beginnings: This is another great program that will get you free samples and coupons on Enfamil. When I signed up I got one full size can of baby formula several enfamil checks and a heap of freebies. The also offer a support line where you can speak with a lactation consultant if you have any questions.

5. Gerber Start Healthy: Don’t expect many coupons from the Gerber Start Healthy program. However they make up for it with the coupons they send out. When you sign up you simply tell them how old you baby is and they send you coupons for products that you will need soon. Early on you will receive formula checks and breastfeeding supplies coupons. Later they will send you coupons for baby food.  I can remember getting several $15 off Gerber Good Start coupons talk about high value

6. Babies R Us Newsletter: When you sign up for this newsletter you will be sent a montly newsletter FILLED with coupons and you will also recieve a flyer in the mail. The mailers usually has a 20% one baby item coupon in it which you can use for those real expensive items.

7.  We Find Enfamil Coupons Facbook PageThis is a private group on Facebook where you can share the coupons you’ve found or trade with other mom’s and dad’s looking for specific Enfamil coupons.

8. Mom’s For Similac Coupons Facebook Page:  This is another group on Facebook with thousands of members sharing coupons they’ve found.

9. Free American Baby Subscription: This magazine is a good read with coupons scattered throughout the articles! Another great free baby magazine.

10. Nursery Water Free Offers: When you sign up you’ll receive a free tote bag and a stack of coupons. The tote bag is so cool it folds up into a tiny key chain that can be clipped onto your diaper bag.  If you ever find yourself in need of a extra bag it’s there. I use it all the time!

11. Amazon Mom: If I can use a coupon or get it free I will but sometimes it’s just not possible. A great way to save money without a coupon is to use Amazon Mom program. You get free shipping on any baby products whether big or small from wipes to cribs it’s free and as a member you get 30% off diapers and wipes all the time you can stack these savings up on top of coupons that maybe available from the Amazon Coupons Booklet. Most of the time the extra 30% I save on diapers makes it cheaper then any coupon I’ve ever found and used in a local store and with free shipping why not.

I was only going to mention 10 of my top choices but I just couldn’t stop. Well I hope my list will help you save some money on baby products as it has me. Over the last two years I’ve saved thousands of dollars through the programs I’ve listed above and I hope you can do the same!

Don’t forget leave me a comment with any rewards programs you like!

5 Surprising Facts About Formula Feeding – What every mother should know

Breast or formula is a question that many new mothers ask themselves. Sometimes it comes down to a personal preference. And other time it comes do really to there being no other choice than to go for formula. Baby formula has come a very long way. And while it may still be a little ways off from perfectly replicating natural breast milk. It is certainly better than it has ever been. With that being said there is more to baby formula than its convenience and cost. Here are a few facts about baby formula.facts about baby formula

Every Body Poops, But Formula Fed Babies Do It Different

The lets juts say deposits left inside your babies diaper are a direct result of what you are feeding them. When your baby fills there diaper after a formula feed it is quite different from a baby who is breast fed. Some parents who make the switch from breast to formula are shocked, horrified, and possibly scared for life by what is left in the babies diaper after a formula feed.

Most parents will tell you that a baby who is formula fed will have much more stronger and darker poops than a breast fed baby. The reason for the difference is quite simple and no different from us adults really. The body digests certain foods differently and breast milk and formula milk is no different.

Digestive Rate Is Different

One of the “benefits” of formula fed babies is that they can go longer between feeds. This has actually been proven to be a fact and there is a good reason for it.

Breast milk contains more things that make it digest faster than formula milk. There really is no big and deep scientific reason. Its just all to do with what makes up formula being different than breast milk.

Allergic Reaction

There are some babies out there who will have none of it when it comes to allergic reactionformula milk. Some babies are actually allergic to formula milk. Things that you will need to look out for as rashes, hives and possible the bringing on of eczema.

As well as this like us if they have a allergic reaction to something they eat then you better be prepared for it to come up. There are a ton of different baby formulas on the market and as all babies are different it could take a little while to find that one that really does suit your baby. If you have any concerns if you baby is allergic to the formula then you should certainly consult your doctor.

Why Is My Babies Stomach A Bottomless Pit!

It can be quite alarming when you are sat with other parents and little baby David sitting on his dads knee has just a couple of ounces and he is more than satisfied, but then your baby has downed 7 ounces and would happily have more. Is this a issue with the formula?

No not at all its just another case of all babies being different. So I really would not worry to much if your baby is consuming more or less formula than a friends baby.

Is It All The Same?

Well in a way yes the majority of baby formula will contain the same stuff, but there are subtle differences between some brands that can really help you out if your baby is allergic to ne particular brand. Every one has a diffent opinion I recenlty did a Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Whats the difference article that should clear up the differences.

These baby formula manufacturers are by law required to put certain things into there baby formula, but like I said its sometimes the little extras that can make a difference.  For more information about baby formula check out babycenter.com they’ve got tons of great reviews and information every parent should know about.