Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores nationwide are offering a great program for parents called the “Great Trade-in”. Parents can bring in old baby gear and trade it in for a coupon for 20% off a new baby item.

Out With the Old Baby Gear

Parents can bring in used or worn out car seats, strollers, travel systems, high chairs, play yards, bassinets or even cribs to get the coupon for a new item in any of these categories. There are some restrictions related to manufacturers as not all brands are participating in the event. Participating manufacturers include Eddie Baurer, Evenflo, Graco, Britax, Jeep, Baby Cache, Baby Trend, Bertini, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Nature’s Purest by Summer Infant, Delta, Sorelle and Baby Italia.

Parents should remember that the coupon is only good for items in the allowable categories listed above. Parents should also note that the 20% off coupon is valid only on the day of the trade-in.

Day-Care Centers May Also Benefit From Trade-In Event

Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores may also be willing to allow bulk trade-ins from day-care centers or other child-care organizations. The flyer indicates that daycare centers that are interested in trading in old items for the coupon should contact their local Babies R Us or Toys R Us store for details.


Ensuring Safety for Children

By offering a percentage off of new baby gear, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are attempting to get the unsafe or worn out baby gear out of circulation to ensure safety. Many parents may regularly shop at thrift stores or garage sales for baby gear because of the cost. Most thrift stores and garage sales make no safety guarantees on baby products that are sold. This program can be a great alternative for parents.

In addition to thrift stores and garage sales, many parents obtain car seats or cribs as hand-me-downs, especially in rough economic times. These hand-me-downs may not be in compliance with updated safety features or the parent may have missed a safety recall. Older models may also have some unseen wear and tear on them that may also cause some safety issues.

This is an especially good program for parents who have more than one child and were planning on using older baby items for additional babies or children. Although older baby items may not have been recalled, newer baby gear may have additional safety features. With all of the new baby items out there and the advances in technology, parents have no reason to skip this offer.

If parents have questions related to this program, they should contact their local Babies R Us or Toys R Us store for details.




Baby Diaper Coupons: Huggies, Pampers, Luvs, Seventh Generation—Free Baby Deals

Never buy another package of disposable baby diapers without a coupon. Use the Sunday coupon circulars, coupons through the mail, or online coupons to keep up with your baby’s diapering needs. Like baby formula coupons, these discounts can save new parents plenty.

Log on to diaper company Web sites

All of the major diaper suppliers—Huggies, Pampers, Luvs, Seventh Generation—offer club memberships or online deals that may include coupons or the option of printing coupons from their Web sites.

Join and get coupons mailed to your home in addition to email newsletters, free samples and other promotional offers. Members can also participate in the “Gifts to Grow” program, which rewards customers with points for purchases of Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes. Cash in accumulated points for prizes that range from books to scooters. Check out the Wal-Mart samples Web site to get a free Pampers diaper sample and a free Goodnites Sleep Boxers sample.

The Huggies Baby Network also emails members a newsletter with pregnancy and baby tips and advice. Special offers, samples and coupons come in the mail.

The makers of Luvs brand of diapers are a bit more stingy than their competitors when it comes to offering coupons. According to the Luvs Web site, the company doesn’t want “moms to have to clip coupons in order to save, so we make sure Luvs moms are getting a low price on our diapers every day.” (Don’t dads buy diapers, too?) Luvs does not offer coupons on its Web site, but periodically provides them in Sunday circulars, in Luvs packages, by mail, and in retail stores. Register at to receive special offers and baby-related newsletters.

Eco-friendly Seventh Generation makes chlorine-free diapers and offers free coupon downloads from its Web site. To print coupons, customers first must download a Microsoft Windows Plug-in program, available at the site.

Tap your coworkers, friends and family

Ask your colleagues and family members to clip and save the diaper coupons from their Sunday newspaper circulars. Babies use about 2,000 to 3,000 diapers a year, so you can never have too many coupons. Most people are happy to spend a few seconds cutting out a coupon that would have otherwise ended up in the recycling bin.

Buy coupons on eBay

Enterprising clippers sell their coupons on the auction site, often combining deals to make the offer attractive for buyers. An eBay bidder can get five $2-off Huggies coupons (a $10 value) for about $2.50. If you bid on coupons on eBay, however, watch for the coupon expiration date. You may have only a couple of weeks to use these offers.

Tip: Combine your coupon with a store sale

Increase your savings by using your coupons when your local store advertises a sale on your favorite brand. Stock up, if you have the chance. Diapers have a long shelf life.

Don’t forget to watch expiration dates and organize your diaper and grocery coupons in an organizer. Shop for diapers with your infant hands free with a stylish baby