How to Get Free and Discounted Diapers for Your Baby

Many parents don't realize that they can get free baby stuff, including free baby magazines, free baby formula, and free samples of baby items. One of the most in-demand baby freebies, of course, is free diapers.

Disposable diapers can cost parents a lot. Fortunately, there are many places to turn to for free diapers (or discounts) to help offset this expense.

Request Free Diaper Samples

Baby girl (2-5 months) lying on bed
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Many diaper manufacturers want to give you free samples of their products or coupons to entice you to buy their diapers. You can call or email companies to request free samples of their products.

Additionally, when you sign up as a member on a diaper company's website, they'll often send you free diapers or coupons for purchasing a pack for less. Signing up usually entails agreeing to receive promotional materials or emails and registering with your baby's birthday and/or due date.

Some major diaper companies you can register with include:

If you don't get any diapers mailed to you when you join, pick up the phone and call the company's customer service number. If you mention that you're thinking about switching diaper brands and you want to try theirs, chances are they will send you some. If not, you can directly ask them to send you samples.

Follow diaper companies on social media. Coupons, promotions, and giveaways are often advertised on posts, and some of these offerings are only available to followers.

Ask at Your Doctor's Office

Your pediatrician and local hospital are great resources to get free diapers. Often they'll have a ton of samples on hand. They can also help you sign up with special clubs that give out baby freebies like free diapers and free baby formula.

They may also know about local community resources that provide diapers to qualifying individuals. You can ask at your next appointment or give them a call to see what the office can offer.

Click Coupons and Look for Sales

You can sometimes find paper diaper coupons in your local newspaper or flyers that come in the mail.

If you've enrolled in a club or loyalty program with a specific company, you'll likely get digital coupons sent to your email or phone. Sometimes, these can be printed off and taken to the store. Other times, you'll get a special code in your email or in an app that can be scanned at the checkout.

Be sure to check grocery store and pharmacy flyers for sale advertisements as well. You may be permitted to use coupons on sale items, offering even greater savings. (Act fast, though—diapers tend to go fast when they're priced well.)

Don't forget to check any money-saving apps you already use for discounts or cashback. These apps usually offer a mix of savings of their own plus those that come directly from the manufacturer.

Join a Loyalty Program

Some diaper brands offer loyalty programs that encourage repeat business by offering discounts and other perks for their frequent customers.

Bamboo Nature

The Bamboo Nature Subscribe and Save program allows you to sign up for regular shipments of diapers on the schedule you need, including weekly, bimonthly, and monthly deliveries. Plus, you get a discount on all orders for signing up.

Pampers

The Pampers Gifts to Grow program gives out free diapers as rewards. Once you've saved up enough rewards points from Pampers diaper packages, you'll be able to redeem your points for free diapers, baby food, toys, baby gear, and more.

Huggies

A popular place to get free diapers is from the Huggies Rewards program. Whenever you buy Huggies diapers (or other baby products by the brand), you simply upload your receipt to your account on the Huggies Rewards website or mobile app.

Once you have enough points, you can request coupons for free diapers, other Huggies products, gift cards, books, or even toys.

The Honest Co.

Sign up for regular deliveries of The Honest Co. diapers (with or without wipes) to get a discount on your orders. You can adjust the quantity and frequency of your shipments as well as pause or cancel at any time.

Create a Baby Registry

Create a wish list with a big-box store, such as Amazon Family, Target, or Walmart, as these programs often come with free samples of baby products, including diapers, along with discounts on purchases made from the registry.

If you have a baby shower, let your guests know you're looking for diapers. You can register for diapers to prompt guests to buy them and/or tell whoever is hosting the shower that diapers would be welcome.

Visit a Diaper Bank

The National Diaper Bank Network provides low-income families with free diapers that can be picked up locally. Check the network's state list for free diapers to find out how to connect with the program where you live.

Speaking of help that's close by, your community can also be a great resource for free or low-cost diapers. Groups and organizations that serve local families often keep a stock of baby supplies like diapers and formula on hand.

Your town or city's religious organizations, food banks, and shelters may offer diaper assistance. You can also call 211 to learn more about resources in your area, or reach out to Head Start programs or the Salvation Army.

If you receive WIC benefits, ask staff if they can point you toward resources in your community that provides free or low-cost diapers.

Consider Cloth Diapers

If you're looking for a sustainable option that sometimes takes a little more work up-front, but that can save you money in the long run, you might want to consider using cloth diapers.

If you don't have the means to invest in what you need to get started, there are diaper banks for cloth diapers (just like there are for disposable ones).

Look for Local Giveaways

Check local resources like parent groups, Freecycle, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist for giveaways. Parents who have a stash of diapers their babies have outgrown may offer them free to others.

Buy Nothing groups on Facebook have become very popular. Members only offer up items they are willing to part, such as diapers, to fellow local members. You can also post to ask for what you need.

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