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Cash for Kids' Stuff

We are stocking up for Fall! Bring us your gently used kids clothes, shoes, books, toys and equipment!

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Lakeland, FL


Check out our Black Firday event! The day starts at 40% off the entire store then moves to 30% off and 20% off as the day progresses. We open early at 6am. Click here for more details!

Holiday wear is here!!!


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


Here in Florida we are worried about gigantic storms wiping us off the map, but the rest of the country is prepping for cooler weather. So if you are planning a trip up north soon, have out of town plans for the holidays, or you just think we are going to have a cold winter and you want to prepare, then this is for you. Hurry in for the best selection of winter coats, hats. gloves, and snow pants at up to 70% off retail prices. Our Coat Event begins Saturday September 23rd!


Don't let Halloween sneak up on you this year! Costumes you'll love at scary low prices! Saturday August 26th our costumes hit the sales floor so hurry in early for the best selection!

Polk County Schools are back in session. 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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