We Buy Gently Used Kid’s Stuff

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Lakeland, FL



Tax-Free Weekend.... August 1st-3rd

Shop with us for back-to-school and save BIG!  Get your kiddos ready for school by saving big on items such as apparel, shoes, belts and accessories.  
Click here to visit the Florida tax-free weekend website for more details.

Mystery Bag Sale!

Saturday, July 26th



10-15 clothing items per bag.  Each bag is just $5.

Bags will be organized by size & gender.

Grab a bag and enjoy the mystery!


All marked toys, shoes & books will be 70% off!


*No other deals, discounts, specials or coupons can be applied.

*Valid only at the Lakeland Location.

Reading really is fundamental.


Research has proven that reading together promotes family bonds and significantly increases brain development.  Infants and children who are read to, score higher on aptitude tests, show greater confidence in the classroom and have exceptional reasoning and critical thinking skills.  

All marked books are 60% off!
All other books are 50% off!

Take advantage of these amazing deals & do some family reading.  
Everyone will benefit.

Back to School Bash!

Saturday, June 9th!

*Details to be announced soon!


Remember to bring us your gently used toys, shoes, books and equipment for cash on the spot.
Most Wanted Items:
-play yards
-high chairs
-gently used toddler and youth clothing

Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices when clothes are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.

Save yourself the hassle of garage sales and online listings when you can swing into the nation’s leading buyer and seller of name brand, new and gently used kids stuff. Simply gather up your gently used kids stuff including: clothing, playards, toddler beds, changing tables, strollers highchairs, toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for $$$ on-the-spot for all items accepted.

Because we are buying new and gently used items from our customers all day, every day, our inventory changes, so shop often!





Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Lakeland

4272 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
863-858-6822 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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Sell. Buy. Repeat.

Sell us your gently used kids’ clothing, toys, shoes and baby gear for payment on the spot!

Shop our great selection of kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and equipment and save big!

Keep coming back as your kids continue to grow. We are always buying, so our inventory is always changing.