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



Happy Holidays!




No matter how you celebrate the holidays, this time of year is about family and good times.  From our family, to yours, we wish you the very best this holiday season and an outstanding 2015.



Chris, Melissa, Amelia and Phoenix Diaz


Upcoming events:


Dates & Information

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Holiday Apparel 50% off!

December 17th-24th


Ugly Sweater Party

this Friday & Saturday
(19th & 20th)

If you or someone you are with is wearing an ugly sweater, you will receive 1/2 a Customer Appreciation Card stamped.  We will also have juice and cookies both days.


Deal of the Day

December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

Stop in, call, check our Facebook page or our website to find out the great deal for each day.



Christmas Day, December 25th






Don't forget to visit us for those last minute Christmas gifts!  Toys, shoes, clothes, books and more!

Remember, Once Upon a Child gift cards fit everyone (that's just a saying, please don't really try to wear a gift card as clothing).  They can be purchased in any denomination.





Never stop believing...





Bring us your gently used:






(playards, swings, walkers, bouncers, jumperoos, exersaucers,

potty seats, baby gates)



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.


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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