Target is known for stocking all the essentials you need for your home, including for the littles ones. With babies using a surplus of diapers, you may find yourself needing to stock up!
But what if you no longer need the diapers (or bought the wrong size) and want to return these to Target? Here is what I’ve found out about Target’s diaper return policy!
Target Diaper Return Policy
Target accepts returns on unopened and unused diapers within 90 days of purchase if you have the original receipt or an alternative proof of purchase. Diapers can be returned either in-store or through the mail and exchanged for different sizes within 90 days.
If you want to know more about returning opened diapers, exchanging diapers for different sizes, and the method of returning these in-store and online, keep on reading!
Can I Return Opened Diapers To Target?
If you are within the 90-day window and have the original receipt, you should be able to return opened diapers (including brands such as Huggies, Up&Up, Pampers, Luvs, and Honest) to Target for a full refund or exchange.
Since diapers are sanitary products, they cannot be resold under any circumstances, so Target will be taking a loss by returning opened diapers.
However, you are more likely to get a refund if the diapers are defective or have caused an allergic reaction or another serious issue for you or the baby.
Anecdotal online stories have described people pleading their case often to levels of success, but in the end, the decision is left to the store manager’s discretion.
Can I Return Diapers Without A Receipt To Target?
You can return diapers to Target without a receipt if you can provide alternative proof of purchase.
Target can find your order online if you made the purchase via Target RedCard, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover, personal check, or Target gift card (which you must have retained).
Alternatively, you can access the digital barcode or receipt from your Target.com account to prove your purchase.
If you are unable to provide any proof of purchase, you will be refunded with a ‘merchandise return card’. This is only valid in-store at Target and cannot be redeemed online at Target.com.
For all the above cases, you will need to present a valid form of government-issued photo ID for verification purposes.
Can I Return Diapers To Target After 90 Days?
You can return diapers to Target after 90 days, but you will be given the value of the lowest price of the item within the last 90 days to a merchandise card, which can only be used in-store.
However, if you purchased diapers using your Target RedCard, you will have 120 days to return with a receipt after the purchase.
Moreover, if you purchased a Target-owned brand of diapers such as Up&Up, you will have up to one year to return the unopened diapers with the original receipt.
Can I Exchange My Diapers For A Different Size At Target?
If the diapers are sealed and unopened, you are within the 90-day return window, and you have the original receipt, you should be able to exchange them for a different size or brand at Target.
How Do I Return My Diapers To Target?
Diapers purchased on Target.com or at a Target store can be returned to any store to the Customer Services Desk with the original receipt or the barcode found in the Target app, Target delivery, or shipping confirmation email, and the original form of payment.
You can also return diapers bought at Target.com via mail, but you will have to cover the return shipping fees (unless the shipping error was made by Target).
Here are the typical waiting times you will face based on the mode of payment:
- Target RedCard – 1 to 2 days
- Third-party credit card – 1 to 3 days
- Cash – 1 to 2 days
Requesting a Target refund through an Online Return Center may take up to 5 days to process.
Can I Return Diapers Purchased In A Different Store To Target?
You cannot return diapers purchased at a different store to Target.
Even if Target sells the same brand or type, the diapers must have been purchased in Target and you must have proof of purchase to return the diapers to Target within 90 days.
To learn more, you can also see our related posts on the Target breast pump return policy, the Target car seat return policy, and the Target baby formula return policy.
Conclusion: Target Diaper Return Policy
You can return diapers to Target if you have purchased them within 90 days, they are unopened, and you have the original receipt.
If the diapers are faulty, you can return them even if they are opened. Moreover, you can also exchange diapers for different sizes if you meet the above criteria for returns.