Perhaps the greatest thing about having a baby or two is the free stuff that is available…that is if you know it is out there and where out there it is located. For example, the Heinz baby food division has a program where you sign up and they send you free stuff, stuff like product samples and a reusable shopping bag (who doesn’t need these now that bags cost everywhere) as well as coupons to keep you buying their products.
Once you sign up with Heinz they deliver information to you by mail or email every couple of months starting when your baby is about four months old. Of course seeing as yesterday was the twins seven month birthday, we are a little behind schedule on signing up for the newsletters and coupons but we are excited to now be signed up.
Another one we signed up for was the Nestle Baby program. As soon as we were signed up for their program we received a free backpack that works great as a man-style diaper bag. I am not into carrying the diaper bag that holds two of everything you own baby-related so this backpack came in very handy). We also received a giant book of coupons for a variety of Nestle products. We have been trying out the Nestle product line and have been very pleased with the rice cereal they offer (I personally cannot stand the taste but Annalie LOVES a little bit mixed in the boob milk I feed her).
At this time we are still trying to see who will become the exclusive baby food choice of the twins. It is more up to the twins than it is to me, I will keep you posted though.
At any rate though, if you have new born children, get registered for the freebies. Companies are willing to let you try their products to help you see what your baby likes. Take advantage of the freebies in that research.