NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — J.C. Penney is expanding the baby products it sells at stores beyond clothing as the retailer joins the many other chains trying to claim some of the Babies R Us sales up for grabs.

Shoppers walk past signage for a JC Penney department store. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Plano-based chain is opening baby shops in 500 stores that are near now-shuttered Babies R Us locations, now that Babies R Us owner Toys R Us has liquidated. Starting Aug. 30, J.C. Penney will sell in stores items like cribs, high chairs, strollers and car seats that it had formerly sold on its website only.

The parking lot at a Babies “R” Us store sits nearly empty on January 24, 2018. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A number of retailers, like Walmart, Target, BuyBuy Baby and Amazon, are trying to attract former Babies R Us shoppers by adding more baby products, offering subscription baby supply services, enlisting pregnant celebrities for promotions, or helping people recreate their gift registries.

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