Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How to get removed from baby mailing lists

It is a difficult time- you come home without your child and it seems like everyone around you gets back to their own lives. And then the mail starts. Little diapers in the mail. Samples of formula. Postcards welcoming your child. Milestone checklists of what your child should be doing at this stage. Each trip to the mailbox is a little ticking time bomb.

There is a way to get your name off these lists. Ask a friend or family member to help if you need it.

Contact Direct Marketing Association and request the removal of your name from any baby product mailing list. Provide your name and address. You need to request all variations of your name should be removed such as Mr & Mrs. John Doe, Mary and John Doe, Parents of Baby Doe, etc. It can take up to 90 days to take effect.

Mail inquiries to Direct Marketing Association Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 282, Carmel, NY 10512 or visit to fill out an online form.

This information is provided as a service and I can't guarantee effectiveness, but it is what was provided to me. Good luck- gentle days, emily

1 comment:

Aurora said...

THANK YOU!! A friend sent me your Sand Written blog and I just submitted a request for a photo... Wonderful idea :) Somehow I also ended up on this page and found this post... THANK YOU!! Years later I am still getting things in the mail for kids, and I never got around to figuring out how to make them stop! I'm hoping this will work but either way thanks so much for sharing the info...