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

We're still buying and selling next to new costumes!


Mark your Calendars for these upcoming events:


September 19th:  
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Ahoy all ye land lovers.  Bring in the kiddies and receive a treasure if you talk like a pirate upon checkout.


September 26th, 27th & 28th:  
Football "Kick-Off"!  
    Children dressed in football apparel will receive a prize.  Adults dressed in team gear will earn 3 extra stamps on CAC card!
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.

Double Stamps on you Customer Appreciation Card for all trades!!!

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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