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We Buy Gently Used Kids' Stuff

We are always buying, all day every day, and always paying cash!

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Lakeland, FL


The heat is on and it's swimsuit season again in Florida. Be the first to save big on swimsuits and water shoes and all your pool side accessories. 


Come check out all our spring dresswear for boys and girls!

Thank you all so much!!! On Memorial Day we asked you all to vote for your favorite charitable organization that supports veterans. (Click the photo for the full album). Because of your wonderful recommendations, Southeastern Giude Dogs, who provide service dogs to veterans with PTSD and seeing eye dogs to the blind, is the recipient of a $1,000 donation! The wonderful folks at Southeastern Guide Dogs were gracious enough to give us a tour of their incredible facility and we were able to meet the staff, volunteers, and even some of the stars themselves, the pups! This was a truly incredible experience and it would not have been possible without each and every one of you. So, on behalf of all of us at Once Upon A Child Lakeland and Southeastern Guide Dogs, thank you for being our inspiration! Stay awesome!

To learn more about Southeastern Guide Dogs, check out the link below.

Bring us your outdoor toys (and any other gently used items) for cash on the spot, all day every day!

Sell us your gently used shoes for cash on the spot, all day every day!


We want your baby gear! High chairs, playards, jumperoos, bouncers, jumpers, cribs, toddler beds, and more....we want it all!! Bring in your baby gear for cash on the spot, no appointment necessary.


Beach season is back! We have you covered with the best selection of gently used swimwear at up to 70% off retail!

We are now on Instagram! Come follow us at OnceUponAChild_Lakeland for the best way to know about the hottest  items and best deals to come through the store. #onceuponachild_lakeland


We are stocking up!!! Bring us your gently used toys for cash on the spot!!!

Most Wanted Items


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




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. 

Back to school season is here! Shop early and often for great deals! 


We have a huge selection of clothing, including polos and khakis, and shoes.

Has your child outgrown his or her school clothes? No problem, bring in their gently used uniforms (sorry, no specific school logos please) and sell them to us for cash on the spot! Also, Come check out our play clothes, play shoes, and educational books and toys for all of your after school needs! We have an enormous variety of items at amazing prices!

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Our Locations

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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