Who else loves freebies?! I was so excited to hear that Amazon offered a baby registry, let alone a baby welcome box full of full-size and sample-sized baby items.
Plus, if you have Amazon Prime your registry items will arrive a lot sooner. (One-day shipping, anyone? Yes, please!)
Amazon has a great welcome box full of baby freebies; however, they require that a minimum of $10 is purchased from your registry before they’ll send a baby box to your home.
(Alternatively, you can always purchase the box for $35.)
What’s in the Amazon Welcome Box?
The baby freebies in Amazon’s baby registry box vary more than any of the other welcome boxes I’ve received.
Almost no two people get all of the same items, but that’s part of what makes it so exciting to receive!
Here are some of the items you can expect to receive:
I absolutely LOVE mine, and it’s probably my favorite freebie I’ve received so far.
One Moon and Back Infant Bodysuit. Seriously, how cute is this onesie? It’s made of 100% organic cotton and has an adorable elephant pattern.
I couldn’t find the exact outfit on Amazon, but here’s the outfit in a set with darker lining. (You’ll only receive the jumpsuit alone in the welcome box, not the entire set).
At least one bottle. I was shipped the Philips Avent 4 oz. baby bottle.
Wipes. You can expect to receive one or two sample-sized wipes. I received the Pampers Sensitive and Water Wipes brand.
Diapers. I received a small sample of Size 1 The Honest Company and Pampers Sensitive line of diapers.
Amazon freebies. This is where you’ll receive the most randomized samples. You can expect to get some free shampoo, lotions, creams, and nursing pads to name a few from miscellaneous brands.
Coupons. Depending on what samples and brands you get, you will receive a few manufacturer coupons from those brands. Perfect if you love what you received and want to purchase more!
Setting up your Amazon Baby Registry
You can find this by clicking the “Account and Lists” dropdown menu on the top right, and then under “Your Lists”, click “Baby Registry”
Next, answer a few questions about you and your baby and you’ll be all set to start adding items to your registry.
Note: Your friends and family must add items DIRECTLY from your registry page to their cart in order for it to show as “purchased” on your registry!
You can always go back and mark the item as purchased by clicking edit, and then changing the purchase amount from 0 to 1.
Unlike the other baby welcome boxes from Target, Walmart and Buy Buy Baby which are often ready as soon you finish setting up your registry, Amazon will not ship yours until a $10 purchase has been made.
Now, if you actually plan on using Amazon as a baby shower registry for your friends and family, this shouldn’t be an issue – you would just need to wait for someone to make a purchase first.
However, if you’re impatient like me, you can always add an item you know you will purchase anyways.
I had added some of my favorite inexpensive dry shampoos (yes, you can actually add that to your registry), checked out, and my Amazon Welcome Box shipped immediately!
Mama needs her dry shampoo, and you KNOW you’re going to need it… so why not? (I also highly recommend packing one in your hospital go bag.)
When you’re ready, open your baby registry and click to “Claim Your Welcome Box” at the top of the page. This is also where you can track your order.
Amazon Baby Registry Completion Discount
Similar to Target’s baby registry, Amazon will also offer a completion discount on remaining items on your registry. The discount offer is 10% for non-Prime members, and 15% for Prime members.
The discount will become available 60 days before your due date, as long as that date is at least 14 days after your registry was created.
This sounds confusing essentially means you need to have had your registry active for 74 days before your due date before you can use your coupon.
Changing your due date will not change the date your Amazon completion discount becomes available once your registry is created.
Most people are unaware that you can only use your Amazon baby registry discount on TWO ORDERS at a maximum of $2,000 combined.
This is really important if you’re like me and order items separately as needed instead of all at once.
I recommend that you place one large order for everything leftover on your registry after your baby shower, and then saving the second order for items you forget (and you know you’ll forget some things).
Amazon Baby Registry Sweepstakes
Make sure you check the Amazon Baby Sweepstakes from time to time!
They are very easy to enter, and you may even automatically enter yourself depending on what you’ve added to your registry!
The sweepstakes usually last for 1-2 months at a time and require that you enter a certain value of products from a particular brand to your Amazon baby registry.
And the best part is that no purchase is necessary – you just need to have those specific items added to your registry.
Once you meet all of the minimum requirements you’ll be entered automatically. Winners are always contacted on the 6th of each month.
When I first discovered the Amazon Baby Sweepstakes, they required a minimum of $75 worth of Chicco brand products added to your registry.
And this was great because I had already registered for the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, therefore I was automatically entered without even knowing it!
What do you get in your Amazon Baby Registry Box? And were you happy with your freebies?
What was your favorite item? Let me know in the comments below!