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

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It's that time of year - party clothes, bows and shoes! 

The Holidays mean cute, Holiday outfits for parties and family photos.  Be the first to choose from our selection of dresses, shoes and party clothes!  Family and friends will be amazed at how fast your lil' one has grown AND how hip and festive they look.  Get to it!  (And, come on, you know there's more than one Holiday party and plenty of photo opportunities this year!) 


Saturday, November 1st 2014

Doors open at 9:30am.  


All Halloween costumes and apparel are 50% through October 31st.


Bring in your monsters, devils, lady bugs, princesses, etc.. on Halooween.  All dressed up kiddos will receive candy.


We will close at 6:00 pm on Halloween evening.



Mark Dainty (President of Safelutions) and Chris Diaz (Co-Owner of Once Upon A Child: Lakeland, FL)

Customers deserve to know when their favorite companies are going above and beyond to ensure their shopping experience is safe and enjoyable. Chris and Melissa Diaz, the owners of the Once Upon A Child store in Lakeland, FL demonstrated their commitment to their customers recently by becoming a Safelutions "Trusted Company".

Chris, Melissa and the rest of the team love their customers and take every precaution possible to protect them and the little people they are buying clothes and toys for. Operating a retail store that is 100% focused on small children requires constant vigilance and trained eye for danger. As a requirement of the Safelutions Trusted Company accreditation, all new staff members at Once Upon A Child will be required to pass a thorough Safelutions Background Investigation and receive training on child safety. The store is also required to pass regular safety and security inspections as well as provide ongoing safety training to all staff members.

If you live, work or travel near Lakeland, be sure to stop by and see for yourself how friendly and attentive the staff is. Ask Chris or Melissa about their commitment to customer safety and get ready to enjoy a wonderful shopping experience.

Congratulations Once Upon A Child: Lakeland, FL!

Check out our huge toy selection.

Trade in your gently used toys for some cool new ones!

*Toys must be in working order with all original parts and pieces.  All toys are checked for recalls.

Fall & Winter Clothing in the Racks


It's never too early to get a jump on the upcoming season.  Even though it is still 4000 degrees outside (that's definitely not an exaggeration), we have what you need for when the chill hits the air.  Don't get stuck buying long sleeves and jeans the first day it gets cold; think ahead for your little one.  High water jeans are not in style.


Most Wanted Items


High Chairs




*All toys and equipment must be brought in next to new condition, in working order with all original parts and pieces.  All items will undergo a full safety inspection and will be checked for recalls.


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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