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Back to School for Less

Look great for school by trading up! We have sizes up through 18/20!

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Lakeland, FL

Final Swimwear Clearance of the summer!

50%-70% off swimwear Friday through Sunday, August 18th-20th. 

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Polk County Schools are starting back up next month. Make sure you are coming in for all your back to school needs. We have sizes all the way up to 18/20!!

Polk County Schools are starting back up next month. Make sure you are coming in for all your back to school needs. We have sizes all the way up to 18/20!!

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A great summer starts with great styles! Look great and stay cool in the summer heat!

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Keep your friends close and share the great deals you get at Once Upon a Child on all your summer styles!


Sell us your gently used baby equipment for $$$ on the spot.

We are looking for walkers, swings, playards, bouncers, jumperoos, outdoor toys, cribs (manufactured after July of 2011), strollers, high chairs, bumbos and more. *All equipment must be clean, have all original parts and pieces, be in good working order and pass a safety inspection. Please call the store if you have any questions. Or click here for further details

Come check out our huge selection of Spring/Summer apparel and shoes!

Our inventory changes daily, so shop often for the best selection.



Don't forget about our gently used toys, books and baby equipment!




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!






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, 2015. 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. 

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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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