Freebies for Pregnant and New Mums in Ireland
In my Prenatal Pilates class, we were discussing the freebies available for expecting mums.
A few of the mothers to be signed up for the Lidl, Aldi and Supervalu gifts. So I thought I share those details below and have a look for any other offers out there.
I hope this helps some of you, I always think if you can save money, you should so you can spend on life's little luxuries instead. If there are any missing,let me know and I'll add them on!
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Baby Box University
The Baby Box Co., is inspired by a Finnish tradition, they have partnered with local hospitals to create educational courses for new parents. One of their main goals is educating parents on safe sleep practices in an effort to help reduce SIDS.
You can avail of these baby boxes upon completion of The Baby Box University online eCourse and collect them in Limerick Hospital (might have to be attending there), Fehily's Pharmacy Wexford, Thurles (Anew Support Services) and there is a pick up point in Dublin City Centre in the Anew Support Services Office on Tara Street.
If there isn’t an active free box program in your area, you can still access the educational content for free. Baby Box University also offers tutorials on brain development activities, breastfeeding resources, early father engagement tips and much more.
EuMom Gift Bag
The Eumom free gift bag comes in a red drawstring bag. It contains a lot of mini samples – Sudocrem, Johnson's top-to-toe wash, Johnson's baby oil, one week of Pregnacare vitamins, a Persil sample, a sample of Pampers nappies (4), a pack of Johnsons wipes, a Petit Filous spoon, an Aquafresh toothpaste – 0-2yrs, a pack of Dettol antibacterial surface wipes and information leaflets.
In order to collect your free gift bag, register here on eumom.ie. Once you print out your coupon, just bring it along to your local SuperValu or Centra to collect your Free Gift Bag! If you can’t print it, simply download it to your phone and show it to a Supervalu member of staff.
Unfortunately this is no longer offered. Tweet @Aldi_Ireland to see if they will be offering this or something similar in the future.
The box contains full size products from the Mamia range: a pack of newborn Mamia nappies, a pack of Mamia wipes, a pack of nappy sacks, a bottle of Mamia baby wash, a bottle of Mamia baby shampoo, a bottle of sterilising fluid, a tub of petroleum jelly, a tub of nappy ointment and voucher for €5 off the Aldi Mamia Baby Range and a voucher for a free pack of nappies!
I couldn't find a direct link on the Aldi website for this. But you can sign up here on Her.ie.
This is also no longer offered. Tweet @Lidl_Ireland to see if they will be offering something similar in the future.
The Lidl Baby Box is similar to the Aldi box. It contains a pack of Lidl’s Toujours newborn nappies, a packet of the Toujours wipes, W5 bathroom antibacterial wipes, dentalux kids toothpaste, (for the mammies) hand lotion, a lip balm, body lotion, deodorant and some money off vouchers for the Johnsons range.
This is claimed through maternityandinfant.ie. Simply register your details, download to your phone or print your voucher and present it at your nearest Lidl store.
Healthwise Pharmacy Group Gift Bag
Healthwise Pharmacy Groups are also doing a baby and mother gift bag when you spend €10 in one of their stores. You print off and fill out the form from their website (which is also a Hospital List Checklist) and present it at your nearest Healthwise Pharmacy.
- Tesco Baby Club: You get a welcome pack full of money-off coupons and they will also email you advice throughout your pregnancy and as your baby grows to a toddler!
- Boots Parenting Club: From when you first find out you’re expecting all the way up until you little one is three, you can claim freebies, coupons and advantage points (10 points per €1). You will also receive free gifts and exclusive offers. You just have to join the parenting club.
- Pampers send you some coupons plus they email you as your pregnancy progresses to tell you how your baby is growing!
I was amazed that there are so many free products out there for mums to be! I'll keep checking and post more as I find them.
Please share with your expecting family and friends.