Can You Exchange Diapers For A Different Size?

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“What do you do when your baby outgrows their current diaper size? Can you exchange it for a different size?”

Sometimes, babies will grow out of the diapers that they are wearing. This can happen quickly or slowly depending on how fast your baby is growing and the type of cloth diapers (or disposable) that you use. When this happens, there are two options: buy an entirely new set of diapers in the next size up or try to trade them in at a store like Target or Babies R Us for new ones.

Can You Exchange Diapers For A Different Size?

The short answer is YES, you can exchange diapers for a different size at most retailers as long as they are unopened and you have a receipt or some sort of proof of purchase.

How To Exchange Diapers without A Receipt?

Most stores would allow you to exchange the diapers with a different size if the tags are still attached, but some stores would require a receipt.

The process is simple as returning any other item, just take the unopened pack of diapers and explain that your child has outgrown them and you would like to exchange this for a different size.

The only difference could be the number of diapers in the packet you want to exchange them for. Diapers come in different sizes so the packet may have a fewer number of diapers if you are exchanging them for a bigger size.

And needless to say, if they are a little bit more expensive than your current pack of diapers then you would have to pay the difference.

Can You Exchange Diapers At Target?

As of writing, this article in 2021 target’s diaper exchange policy allows you to exchange the diapers for a different size within 90 days if you have the receipt or an alternative proof of purchase. You can exchange them at any Target store or through the mail and exchange program for a different size.

Can I Return The Diapers To Target After 90 Days?

You may return diapers to Target after 90 days if the tags are still attached, but you will receive the lowest price of the item within the last 90 days as a merchandise card that can only be used in-store.

Returning Diapers To Target That WerePurchased Elsewhere

Unfortunately, you can’t return diapers purchased elsewhere to target even if they sell the same brand. You would need to provide proof of purchase or a receipt to return the diapers at Target.

Can You Exchange Diapers At Walmart?

Walmart’s diaper exchange policy is similar to Target’s. You can exchange the diapers for a different size within 90 days as long as you have a receipt or proof of purchase and as long as the diaper packet is unopened. If the diaper packet has been opened it is highly unlikely that they will accept the return.

Now if you do not have a receipt you can still exchange them for a different size but unfortunately, you won’t be able to get a refund.

Think Before Buying Diapers In Bulk

Before buying diapers in bulk, or spending a lot of money on multiple packs of diapers, keep in mind that most brands’ sizes tend to differ. Your baby may be different sizes with different brands and if you want to avoid wasting so much of your money on unused ones buy the smaller-sized diapers first.

If you have extra diapers that you can’t use or can’t exchange consider the following before throwing them away:

1) Giving them to expectant parents.

2) Saving them for future children.

3) Donating them to a diaper bank.

4) Giving them to friends or family members who have an infant in diapers.

5) Donating them to your local daycare.

Final Thoughts

So, can you exchange the diapers for a different size?

The answer to this question is yes, you can exchange diapers for a different size. All you have to do is bring in the old box of diapers with the receipt and your new order. You’ll be able to get an even trade-in credit on any unused diaper boxes or packs that are leftover from your initial purchase!

Be wise when purchasing diapers in bulk and remember to exchange the unused ones within 90 days.



This post is written and edited by Sandy who is a clinical pharmacist with over 20 years of experience specializing in pre-natal and post-natal care.