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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



Black Friday...
*the earlier you shop, the more you save!
6am-7am...40% off entire store
7am-10am...30% off entire store
10am-8pm...20% off entire store
***This is a great day for shopping, but not the best day for selling.  We will be focusing on our shoppers, and wait times for selling will be very long.***
Saturday andSunday (28th & 29th)
20% off all apparel and shoes!



We will be closed for Thanksgiving in order to enjoy time with family...and to eat lots of yummy food...and to take naps!

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.




Attention Customers,  In an effort to deter the sale of stolen items to our stores, we will be requiring that customers who wish to sell to us present a photo identification starting MONDAY OCTOBER 5th. ID will be required both at the time of drop off and pickup up your items. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and we ask your patience and understanding in implementing this new policy. Should you have any questions regarding this new policy, feel free to contact Chris or Melissa at (863)858-6822. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 



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!




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!






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Once Upon A Child Lakeland

Gold Standard
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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