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Toys R Us and Babies R Us offering 20% discount to replace used baby products


Photo: Ben Husmann

Having a baby is a wonderful, but expensive experience.  Most people look for ways to save a few dollars, like taking hand me downs from friends and family or buying gently used items from Craigslist, tag sales or a consignment shop.  Toys R Us and Babies R Us are encouraging parents to make sure used baby items are still safe for use, and offering an incentive to trade them in for newer, safer models.

From August 28 - September 20 Toys R Us/Babies R Us is holding "The Great Trade-In." 

Here's how it works:

  1. Bring in a used baby item from the following list:  used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards and high chairs
  2. Get a 20% savings on the purchase of any new baby item in one of the categories listed above

Some other important details: New purchases must be made on products made by the following participating manufacturers: Baby Cache, Babi Italia, Baby Trend, Bertini, Britax, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Nature's Purest by Summer Infant, Safety 1st and Sorelle

Safety First:   Sometimes newer really is better.

  • Toys R Us points out that most people don't check recall information on used or hand me down products.  To check a product to see if it has been recalled, visit the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission website. 
  • Some items, like car seats, actually expire as a result of material degradation.  For example, the plastic can become brittle over time and the seat will not perform properly in the event of an accident. 
  • Used products are often missing instruction/safety manuals, which include important information on assembly or installation. 
  • Finally, newer products often have the benefit of technology enhancements that improve the safety and performance of an item.

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  • roni 5 years ago

    that is really great information!

  • melissa 5 years ago

    yes it is but just so you know most of the things out hat today are not safty checked for babys and even some of the brand new things that you find in the stores is not safe.. toys r us and baby depo and so on have ben known to sell things after the worning was sent out to pull the idum off the shefs. i would say th best way to know is look before you shop. you only get one shot at your childs life.