How to Get Free 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 is diapers.

It's an understatement to say that free diapers can save new parents a lot of money. Fortunately, there are many places where parents can go to get free diapers to help offset the expense of buying disposable diapers.

Here is a list of ways you can get free diapers for your baby. Some might require a few phone calls and a little time spent filling out forms, but the savings makes it worth a little extra work.


Request Free Samples

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One of the easiest and quickest ways to get free diapers is to request free samples.

Sample packages usually only include one or two diapers, but they are given away on a regular enough basis that you can often get quite a few free diapers this way.


Call Diaper Companies

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Diaper manufacturers want to give you free samples of their products to entice you to buy their diapers. 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.

Here are the major diaper companies you can register with:

  • Bambo Nature
  • GoodNites
  • Huggies
  • Luvs
  • Pampers
  • Seven Generation
  • The Honest Co.

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.


Your Doctor's Office

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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 you up with special clubs that give out baby freebies like free diapers and free baby formula.

You can ask at your next appointment or give them a call to see what the office has or can offer.


Combine Coupons and Sales

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You can sometimes find paper diaper coupons in your local newspaper. Also, don't immediately toss those flyers you get in the mail—check them for diaper sales at your local grocery stores and pharmacies.

If you've signed up for clubs or loyalty programs 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.

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.

If you can combine coupons with a great sale, you'll be able to get some cheap —or even free —diapers. Act fast, though. Diapers often go fast when these sales happen.


Huggies Rewards

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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.


Pampers Gifts to Grow

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The Pampers Gifts to Grow program also 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.


National Diaper Bank Network

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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.

Check with your town or city's churches and other religious organizations, food banks, and shelters. You can also call 211 for assistance, ask about diapers at your local food pantry, 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.


Cloth Diapers

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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 also diaper banks for cloth diapers (as for disposable ones).

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