Or maybe you’re looking to change diaper brands to help prevent leakages,
In all these cases you’re probably wondering the same thing – will stores take your diapers back and offer you an exchange or return.
If you have the receipt, then you should have no problem returning or exchanging diapers in most retailers, provided you are within the returns policy timeframe and the diapers are unopened and in good condition.
But what if you don’t have the receipt?
And what if the retailer doesn’t carry the type of diapers you want to return?
Let’s take a look.
Can You Return Unopened Diapers?
If you are looking to return unopened diapers then the good news is that most stores will allow you to exchange unopened (and undamaged) diapers for a different size.
If you’re lucky you may be able to exchange unopened diapers for a different brand or get store credit.
However, it’s important to note that policies vary from store to store, so there is no guarantee you’ll be able to return any unopened diapers unless you have the receipt and you bought it from that store.
Can You Exchange Unopened Diapers Anywhere?
Exchanging unwanted diapers tends to be a little easier than asking for store credit.
So if you’re looking to exchange diapers, and the store you’re trying to exchange them at carries that exact type of diaper, then there’s a good chance they will allow you to carry out an exchange.
It’s important to be aware that just because a store carries the same brand (for example Pampers), that may not be enough for them to accept an exchange.
In most cases you will need the store to carry the exact same type of diaper in order for them to accept an exchange.
Can You Exchange Diapers For A Different Brand?
In most cases, if a store carries your unwanted type of diaper, and also the brand you would like to exchange for, there’s a good chance you can swap the diapers for a different brand if you have the receipt.
The diapers must of course be unopened and in good condition, and the decision will come down to the company’s exchange and return policy and the store manager’s discretion.
Where Can I Exchange Diapers Without A Receipt?
Many parents have said they have successfully exchanged diapers without a receipt at large big box retailers as well as smaller retailers.
Returning diapers without proof of purchase can be difficult, but certainly not impossible.
The thing to remember is that technically this could be against the returns policy of most stores, so it’s not something you can 100% rely on and it will depend on the discretion of the store’s staff.
Having said that, it’s certainly worth a try, especially if you’re seeking an exchange (not a cash refund) and the store carries the exact type of diaper you’re looking to exchange for.
Walmart Diaper Return Policy
Can I Return Diapers To Walmart?
If you can prove your purchase was made at a Walmart store, you should have no problem returning a pack of diapers, provided they are in an unused and undamaged condition.
The same also applies to returning formula to Walmart.
Can You Exchange Diapers For A Different Size At Walmart?
If you have the receipt, then you should face no issues exchanging diapers at Walmart, either for the same brand in a different size, or for a different brand.
If the diapers are unopened and a line stocked by Walmart there is a chance you could still exchange them (see below).
Can I Exchange Diapers At Walmart Without A Receipt?
If we look at Walmart’s official return policy, we can see customers must have proof of purchase in order to complete a return or exchange.
You may have heard stories about people successfully returning diapers to Walmart without a receipt.
In these cases, it’s likely that they were able to prove their purchase some other way, perhaps because the sales rep could verify their purchase using their debit, credit card or Target gift card.
If you want to have any chance of returning diapers to Walmart without a receipt, you will need to ensure Walmart actually carry the diapers you want to return, and ideally the store where you’re attempting the exchange should also carry the line too.
Can You Return Opened Diapers At Walmart?
Unfortunately it’s not possible to return opened diapers at Walmart.
Walmart do not accept returns of opened diapers because they are not resalable, so Walmart would lose money in this case.
Target Diaper Return Policy
Can I Return Diapers To Target?
As with Walmart, if you can prove your purchase was made at a Target store, you should have no problem returning a pack of diapers, provided they are in an unused and undamaged condition and your purchase was no longer than 90 days ago.
Can You Exchange Diapers For A Different Size At Target?
If you have the receipt, then you should face no issues exchanging diapers at Target, either for the same brand but in a different size, or for a different brand completely.
If the diapers are unopened and they are stocked by Target, there may still be a chance you could exchange them (see below).
Can I Exchange Diapers At Target Without A Receipt?
Target’s official return policy states that customers must have proof of purchase in order to complete a return or exchange.
However, some parents have had success in returning diapers to Target without a receipt.
What will certainly help your chances is if you can prove your purchase some other way, perhaps by checking via your debit card, credit card or Target gift card.
To have any chance of returning diapers to Target without a receipt, you will need to ensure the diapers you want to return are actually carried by Target, and ideally the store where you’re attempting the exchange.
Can You Return Opened Diapers At Target?
Unfortunately you cannot return opened diapers at Target.
As you can imagine, Target are not willing to accept returns of opened diapers because they are not able to be resold.
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