Have questions? We’ve got answers.

The First Years Customer Service department is here to help you with questions relating to shopping in our store, product instructions, and more. If you can’t find the answer on this page, please contact Customer Service directly:

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. , Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
  • 1-800-704-8697 or help@thefirstyears.com



General Product

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring that children's products are safe. Since July 2007, we have employed a Multi-Check Safety System to help assure you that our products are safe. Please click here to learn more about our Multi-Check Safety System.

With a receipt we will replace any item which has a manufacturer’s defect within 90 days of the purchase date. Additionally, while our warranty is excellent, there are other limits to it. We offer NO WARRANTY in cases of damage in transit, inadequate care or neglect, abuse, abnormal use, misuse, accidents, normal wear and tear, damage due to environmental or natural elements, failure to follow product instructions, immersion in water (except for products specifically identified by us in writing as intended for water use), battery leakage or improper installation, improper storage or maintenance of the products, or improper service or causes not arising out of defects in materials and workmanship.

If you are within the warranty, you will be asked to return the product back to us. After the product is received, a replacement will be sent to you.

We’re pleased to support families of multiples and happy to send you a gift package. To participate, please send “proof of birth” to the address below or FAX 563-875-8263 or email help@thefirstyears.com. Proof can include crib cards, newspaper clippings, hospital discharge papers or birth announcements, etc. Please include full name, mailing address with zip code, telephone number and email address with anything you send us.

TOMY
Attn: Multiples Birth Program
2021 9th St SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
Yes, this website has downloadable instructions for many of our products that require assembly or batteries. Simply use the Search field in the upper right-hand corner of this website to search by the product name or model number. Any available instructions are located by clicking on the “Instructions” button. If you are unable to locate the instructions you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
We manufacture our products in a number of different countries as well as the United States. All items undergo testing and meet the applicable standards for baby and juvenile products.
Periodically, we will send out emails requesting product testing and online surveys. If you’d like to sign up, please click here to register. Additionally, The First Years occasionally posts product testing opportunities on our Facebook page. Follow us!
7 years from the date of manufacture. All major manufacturers adhere to a seven year "expiration date" from the date of manufacture to insure that changes by automakers in seat technology, as well as advances in car seat technology, work together to enhance child restraint. Please check your car seat for the date.

Cleaning/Care

Click here to find instructions on use, cleaning and important information regarding your sippy cup.

Click here to find instructions on use, cleaning and important information regarding your straw cup.

Click here to find instructions on use, cleaning and important information regarding your sippy cup.

Click here to find instructions on use, cleaning and important information regarding your Take & Toss sippy or straw cup.

Click here to find instructions on use, cleaning and important information regarding your bottle warmer.

Deluxe Diner Reclining Feeding Seat Cleaning Instructions:

Feeding Tray: This part is top rack dishwasher safe; use normal settings. Do not use high temperature setting (sani-cycle). Or, wash in warm water using a mild liquid soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Seat cushions: Fabric side can be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge using mild liquid soap. Wipe with clean water, and then wipe dry or let air dry. For complete cleaning: machine wash. Remove seat cushions (see “Seat Cushion Removal” on p. 7 of the instruction manual) Machine wash, cold water, gentle cycle. Do not use chlorine-base bleach. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.

Straps and safety harness: Clean with a damp cloth or sponge using a mild liquid soap. Wipe with clean water, and then wipe dry or let air dry. For complete cleaning: Remove straps and safety harness from Seat, Seat Back and Base. Machine wash, warm water, gentle cycle. Do not use chlorine-based bleach. Hang to dry. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.

Seat and base: Wipe surface with a damp cloth or sponge using mild liquid soap. Wipe with clean water. Air dry.

It is important to thoroughly clean all parts of the pump according to the product instructions.

The tubing does not need to be cleaned. Only air passes through the tubes, and if water gets inside the tubing it will ruin the pump motor. To clean the exterior of the tubing use a clean damp cloth and wipe clean.

In addition to cleaning, mom should also gently lift the end of the flapper immediately before every pumping session. This simple step helps ensure that the flapper can move freely for optimum effectiveness.

Please contact customer service directly for more information about your breast pump.


Online Shopping

Customer Service would be happy to answer your question. Just call 1-800-704-8697 Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. , Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT or email help@thefirstyears.com.

All online returns must be sent back to our warehouse located in Dyersville, Iowa at the address below. You will receive a refund issued in the original form of payment. Gifts may be exchanged for merchandise or online credit – sorry, no refunds on gifts.

You have to do a few simple things first! Please include a copy of your invoice and write the Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of your package. You may contact Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number by calling 800-704-8697.

Send your return via US Mail, Priority Mail, UPS or FedEx to:

TOMYSHOP / RETURNS
2021 9th St SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
800-746-7383

To receive a refund, your return must be postmarked no more than 14 days from the date UPS delivers the package to you. All returned merchandise must be unused with original ticketing and tags attached. A few things you should know about returns:

  • Shipping charges are not refundable.
  • We do not pay for return shipping fees.
  • We are not responsible for return packages lost in transit. Be sure to get a tracking number or insurance for your return in the event the package is lost or misdirected.
  • Returns received without an RA # or beyond the allotted time will not be accepted and returned to you at your expense.
  • We Do Not accept returns for used merchandise
We will email you an order acknowledgement once you complete your online checkout. If you do not receive an email acknowledgment, please contact Customer Service.
We use a secure server to protect your ordering information as it comes to us. This means that all information such as name, address and your credit card number entered in the checkout section of our online store is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You are in direct communication with TheFirstYears.com.
When ordering online, we will email you a shipping acknowledgement once we ship. Your shipments will include the tracking number on the email acknowledgement as well as the web address to check the status of the shipment.
We will charge your credit card for the correct amount when your order is released for shipment. Note that this policy also includes Preorder items.
At this time we are only accepting online orders for product available at TheFirstYears.com.
By law we are required to collect sales tax on items being shipped to the states of Iowa and Illinois. Iowa residents must pay 7% and Illinois residents must pay 6.25%. Sales tax for Illinois residents (only) is calculated on both the product and the shipping charges.
Please click here to find all our replacement parts available direct.
Please reach out to customer service for help at 1-800-704-8697 or help@thefirstyears.com.
Please reach out to customer service for help at 1-800-704-8697 or help@thefirstyears.com.

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