Toys"R"Us, Inc. Introduces Exclusive Line of Babies"R"Us-Branded Baby Essentials

Company-owned Brand Offers Quality Baby Products, Including Infant Formula, Diapers and Wipes at Up to 50 Percent Less Than Comparable Brands

WAYNE, N.J. // PRNewswire // -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. has introduced an exclusive line of baby essentials marketed under its trusted Babies"R"Us brand name. The Babies"R"Us-labeled assortment offers parents and caregivers a high-quality, lower-cost alternative to comparable brands when shopping for essentials for their children. The collection of Babies"R"Us-branded products began arriving in Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in late 2009 with the introduction of a variety of powdered infant formulas, diapers, wipes, laundry detergent and most recently, purified water.

"Babies"R"Us has long been a destination and trusted resource for new and expectant parents as they navigate through the early stages of parenthood. We are proud to leverage our position as the baby products authority to offer parents a line of must-haves for their babies from a name they rely on and recognize," said Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "The Babies"R"Us line of essentials provides our value-conscious shoppers with a lower-priced alternative that matches the quality of other trusted brands in our stores."

Exclusive Baby Essentials Collection

The Babies"R"Us line of baby essentials includes an assortment of infant formula, diapers, wipes, laundry detergent and purified water, which come in traditional Babies"R"Us eggplant purple, yellow or pastel packaging featuring the Babies"R"Us logo. The company is supporting the assortment through in-store signage and an online presence at Babiesrus.com, as well as through print advertising. In addition, a brochure featuring select items is available in stores. Highlights of the collection include:

Powdered Formula: Presenting customers with nutritious, tailored choices for their little ones, Babies"R"Us offers five unique varieties of powdered infant formulas, right for every stomach, including soy-based, Gentle®, lactose sensitive and two unique milk-based selections. Complete with all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients full-term babies need to support growth and development during their first year, Babies"R"Us infant formulas meet the nutritional levels recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and are packaged in containers free of bisphenol-A (BPA). While Babies"R"Us infant formula is made with all the same nutrients as other well-known infant formula brands, it can be purchased for up to 50 percent less, at prices ranging from $12.99 to $15.99.

Diapers: The Babies"R"Us-branded diapers come in two varieties – Basic and Supreme – available in newborn to size 6, and offer super absorbency. With advanced leak protection, stretchable grip tabs and a comfort stretch waist, Basic Diapers aim to keep babies rash-free, as they contain ingredients from popular rash ointments, including Vitamin E, Aloe and Zinc Oxide, and are perfume- and latex-free. Supreme Diapers provide extra comfort and protection, including comfort leak side guards to maximize leak protection, an extra absorbent core for overnight use, size indicator and a soft moisture-proof cover. Both varieties are available in mega bags and value boxes at prices ranging from $10.99 to $24.99 – up to 40 percent less than brand name equivalents – allowing parents and caregivers to stock up and save.

Baby Wipes: Offering a thicker, textured wipe for superior cleaning, Babies"R"Us Basic and Supreme Baby Wipes are available in scented or fragrance-free varieties. The wipes are hypoallergenic, alcohol-free and moistened with a mild cleansing solution gentle enough for baby's face and hands. Both varieties of wipes are available in soft solo packs that are perfect for on-the-go cleanings, or larger box containers for home. Ranging in price from just over $1 for the travel pack to $12.99 for the value box, the wipes are available at up to 33 percent less than comparable national brands.

Laundry Detergent: Available in 64 or 96 load containers, as well as in a high efficiency offering, Babies"R"Us Baby Laundry Detergent is priced between $14.99 and $18.99 – nearly 33 percent lower than comparable brands. The cleaning agents in the detergents are double concentrated, offering a powerful liquid laundry detergent that is gentle on clothes and sensitive to baby's skin. In addition, the cleansers in Babies"R"Us Baby Laundry Detergent are biodegradable and break down naturally into simpler compounds, making them environmentally friendly.

Purified Water: The most recent addition to the collection is Babies"R"Us Purified Baby Water. Complete with added minerals for optimized flavor, the water is used to mix with powdered infant formula. One gallon is priced at $0.99, nearly 30 percent less than competitor brands.

In 1997, the company entered into the private brand baby essentials business under the Especially for Baby name. With the introduction of this new collection, the Especially for Baby brand consumable products line will transition to the Babies"R"Us brand.

About Toys"R"Us, Inc.

Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in more than 1,550 stores, including 849 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, and more than 700 international stores in 33 countries, consisting of both licensed and franchised stores. In addition, it owns and operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, FAO.com and babyuniverse.com, it provides shoppers with an unparalleled online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. In addition, the company operates ePregnancy.com, an online resource for parents. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.

SOURCE Toys"R"Us, Inc.

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