I still get a little self conscious feeling, but I came up with a trick. I get a huge gift bag, and put the diapers in it w/the bar code face up. If no one is behind me, I ask the clerk to keep it private, and they should say ok. If someone is behind/by me, I just hand them the bag and they usually aren't dumb enough to pull the diapers out; they will just scan them with a hand scanner, (or whatever it's called). Works like a charm if your in a small local drugstore !!