Getting Free Baby Stuff: Tips for Scoring Free Swag

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Stacey Stapleton on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:26AM

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a Stacey Stapleton on Feb 25, 2011 at 12:27AM

Babies are expensive! (In fact, a recent study reported that new parents spend up to $7,000 before baby turns one!) But here's a little secret -- there are plenty of easy ways to score free baby stuff. You just got to know where to look!

Shake Down Your Doctor

You’re probably on a first name basis with your pediatrician, so why not hit her up for a few samples of diaper rash cream or formula? Baby-care manufacturers know the pediatrician's office is ripe for drumming up new customers, so chances are your doc gets tons of freebies and will be willing to share the wealth. If she doesn’t automatically offer samples and coupons at your child's next visit, just ask at the end of the exam. Need help breaking the ice? Bring up some questions, like “What’s the best way to treat a diaper rash?” or "Which formula supplement do you would recommend?"

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