Babies 'R Us Closure

Babies 'R Us Closure

March 15, 2018

Babies 'R Us Closure

Babies 'R Us Closure
Babies 'R Us Closure

As you may’ve heard, Toys ‘R Us (the parent company of Babies ‘R Us) announced that they’re closing all of their US locations. (If you’re up north, their Canadian stores are remaining open.)

We were all Toys ‘R Us kids once upon a time, too, and we’re feeling nostalgic about those old toy aisles. But if you started a baby registry with Babies ‘R Us or have any outstanding gift cards, this also feels really stressful!

What can you do? You don’t have to let all the time you spent building your registry go to waste. Here’s our guide on how to preserve your baby registry and get the most out of this closure.

How can I move my Babies ‘R Us registry to Babylist?

You can transfer it to a Babylist registry. Our Happiness Heroes have always been here to help you and your guests find all the things you need for your baby. We can provide the most help if you transfer (rather than link) your Babies ‘R Us registry with your Babylist, so we can see everything that is on it.

If you have already linked your Babies ‘R Us registry, please reach out to support@babylist.com so we can help you transfer your items.

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Will you be able to match the items I have on my Babies ‘R Us registry?

At Babylist, we are already able to match the most popular products from Babies ‘R Us to other retailers.

Babies ‘R Us has offered “exclusive” versions of popular baby products. For the most part, the exclusive part was the particular color, pattern or fabric that Babies ‘R Us offered. Many of these products are identical to the other variations sold by other stores, they just don’t have the same colors or fabrics that were exclusive to Babies ‘R Us.

For example, they have the popular Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat exclusively in Regatta or the Chicco Bravo Travel System in Poetic. Most of these products are identical to the other variations in other fabrics, so consider swapping the KeyFit 30 in Regatta for the one in with a similar black color scheme or the travel system in a grayish color scheme.

Consider swapping your exclusive fabrics for similar ones sold by other stores.

If you’re having trouble locating a product, our Happiness Heroes are happy to help you look. They may not be able to find an exact match but can most likely find a comparable product.

Can I still use my Babies ‘R Us gift cards?

Babies ‘R Us has stopped accepting gift cards and store credit. Some stores like Michael’s and Kmart are offering discounts and credit for shoppers with Toys ‘R Us gift cards. Business Insider has more details.

What about my Rewards?

Sadly Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us stopped honoring Rewards coupons effective March 22, 2018.

What about Endless Earnings?

Endless Earnings, in the form of e-gift cards, have stopped being accepted.

Will I be able to make exchanges or returns on purchases made at Babies ‘R Us?

No, all sales are final. Consider buying something you definitely want and don’t need a warranty on. You might also want to encourage your guests to purchase pricey items or electronics through other retailers in case any exchanges need to be made in the future.

What about the sales?

Babies ‘R Us physical stores are liquidating as of March 23. We’ve heard about up to 50% off gear and 20-30% off clothing. There is no guarantee of how long these sales will last.

If you have any additional questions, you can email us at hello@babylist.com or you can reach out to Toy ‘R’ Us by phone directly at 1-800-869-7787 or send them a message here.

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