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what do I do with expired diapers?

My daughter outgrew the diapers we got from her babyshower really quick. That was a year ago. I have 5 boxes of size one diapers that expired in March. babys r us said they wont take them back. What do I do with them?


Asked by gottalovemal at 2:37 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • donate them to a domestic violence agency

    Answer by Nyx7 at 2:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • expired diapers? do diapers expire?

    Answer by CABlonde at 2:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • find someone who needs them. or donate them to a local charity. i dont see why a diaper has an expiration.

    Answer by cassie_m at 2:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Give them to someone who has a little one, ask if they mind beforehand. I know that is certainly not something that would bother me.

    Answer by Melbornj at 2:39 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • wow i didnt even know diapers could expire. Guess you learn something ever day huh? I would just toss them or sell them on craigslist but clearly state they are expired. Or you can give them to your local food bank, they give everything expired out to people

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:39 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I would donate them or see if you know someonre that maybe having a baby soon.

    Answer by raemommy at 2:39 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Just donate them to someone who needs them, or you can call pampers and ask what they recommend

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:41 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • like others suggested donate them or sell them. They don't actually expire and become unusable.

    Pampers Response:
    I'm sorry for any confusion with an expiration date in or on our Pampers diapers and training pants bags. This is the date our new Pampers Gifts To Grow program ends. (To learn more about this new rewards offer, visit… It doesn't mean the product expires. In fact, In general paper products do not have a specific shelf life. However, to ensure the best performance, we recommend our diapers be kept in a shaded, dry storage area where the temperature is 85 degrees or less. Extreme heat or humidity could effect their performance. Also, if diapers are more than 1.5 years old, they may change surface color, but the product's safety and performance will be as great as ever

    Answer by aj23 at 2:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • i just looked it up and it says they expire because the gel begins to break down and the diaper will sag because the gel wont clump up right. in my experience papmers are the worst for sagging anyway and size ones i mean you change every little drop of pee at that point right? i would say they are fine.

    Answer by cassie_m at 2:45 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • wow I didn't know diapers have a date to use them by. Really? What can go bad in diapers if you use them after the printed date?lol. I would still use them anyway, but your DD no longer fits into them then you can give them to a chucrh or food bank

    Answer by mommy5409 at 2:45 PM on Aug. 21, 2010